Today's NY Times has an incredible editorial:
It should be required reading.
While Americans eagerly vote for the next president, here’s a sobering reminder: As of Tuesday, George W. Bush still has 77 days left in the White House — and he’s not wasting a minute.
President Bush’s aides have been scrambling to change rules and regulations on the environment, civil liberties and abortion rights, among others — few for the good. Most presidents put on a last-minute policy stamp, but in Mr. Bush’s case it is more like a wrecking ball. We fear it could take months, or years, for the next president to identify and then undo all of the damage.
That's right, Blenders. From civil liberties, to the environment, to the rights women have over their own bodies…from IRS tax breaks for banks to backtracking on closing Guantanamo Bay, “the most shameful symbol of his administration’s disdain for the rule of law,” this piece allows us a glimpse into the true hell that is the Bush Administration. Right down to the last possible opportunity, they continue to stick it to the American people – and to the world.
We suppose there is some good news in all of this. While Mr. Bush leaves office on Jan. 20, 2009, he has only until Nov. 20 to issue “economically significant” rule changes and until Dec. 20 to issue other changes. Anything after that is merely a draft and can be easily withdrawn by the next president.
Unfortunately, the White House is well aware of those deadlines.
Calling this administration criminal is the understatement of the century.