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George W Bush got away with more unconscionable, unethical, and even illegal behavior than any politician in our history. He sold the govt to the very corporations it was supposed to protect us from, ordered our air to be more poisoned, our water more dangerous, our food less protected. His Labor Dept made workers less safe - which he wanted, his FDA spent more time protecting Big Pharma than checking the safety of its products - which he wanted, and his Interior Dept was little more than the logger's best friend - which he wanted.

I'm with you, brother. He privatized Medicare through Part D. Softened the ground for the privatization of SocSec. Got Tort "Reform" passed. Got the Barriers to Bankruptcy Bill passed. Consolidated power in the Executive Branch. Set the stage for some frackin' martial law event whenever he feels like pulling the trigger. Got a war in Iraq that looks like it will be chugging along for at least ten more years w/o a problem. God knows what's on the horizon re: Iran. The list of his successes is impressive. It is only outshone by the list of the failures of the people and institutions which were supposed to protect us from this sort of takeover happening.

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