Some of the euphoria that accompanied Obama’s win in November is tempered by the realization that President Bush is striving to sustain and enhance his failed policies well into the future. His defenders meanwhile keep trying to make the case that he has been the victim of relentless “Bush bashing” and that he has been a good steward of the nation’s interests. But even a sidelong glance at where the country stands on the eve of his departure belies any attempt to cast his tenure in rosy partisan hues.

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