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22 July 2008 @ 06:08 pm
"When George W. Bush became president in 2001, his main goals included restoring 'honor and dignity to the White House' after the Monica Lewinsky scandal, raising school-test scores and figuring out how to spend a record budget surplus. The next White House occupant will inherit the deepest housing recession in a generation, growing fears of bank failures, a sinking dollar, $4 gasoline and an economy bleeding jobs. He'll confront wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, mounting tensions with Iran and the U.S.'s flagging international reputation. Historians say the economic and foreign policy crises in Bush's wake will present either Democrat Barack Obama or Republican John McCain with the biggest challenges to a new president since Herbert Hoover left office during the Great Depression."

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rshacklefordrshackleford on July 23rd, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
figuring out how to spend a record budget surplus

I think he managed that bit.

Big, big ouch, indeed.
Selkiselki on July 23rd, 2008 12:48 am (UTC)
"Undercover Maryland State Police officers repeatedly spied on peace activists and anti-death penalty groups in recent years and entered the names of some in a law-enforcement database of people thought to be terrorists or drug traffickers, newly released documents show."
PMMJ: Marylandcheetahmaster on July 23rd, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)
Indeed! So not cool.
Selkiselki on July 23rd, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
Man, I even re-read your journal back a few days to make sure I hadn't missed it (or so I thought)! Clearly in need of more sleep.

More importantly, I hope O'Malley has/will soon put a stop to that.