Bush Legacy Project

The George Washington Talking Point

Condoleezza Rice yesterday:

"I mean, for goodness' sakes, good historians are still writing books about George Washington."

President Bush has been grappled onto this delusional line for some time now. Too bad it's ridiculous. No-one is debating the popularity or overall success of the Washington presidency. There are certainly new historical details and insights that are discussed and swapped by historians, but I'm not aware of any great debate over Washington's presidential legacy.