Are we ready yet for George W. Bush nostalgia, while a generation of comedians is still in deep mourning? Although his father may have been born with a silver foot in his mouth, in Ann Richards words, the son practiced a genre of wordsmithing tailored to the times, somewhere between a badly translated electronics manual and text messaging.
Generous historians will also recognize that he served as lookout for perhaps the highest stakes – and certainly the most innovative – floating crap game in financial history.
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ECONOMY-US: This Sucker Could Go Down
Analysis by Peter Costantini
October 7, 2008