2001-01-20

On this date some 25,000 protesters gathered in Washington, DC for the inauguration of President George W. Bush along with some 7,000 police. George Bush, the so called “1st President with an MBA,” was inaugurated as the nation’s 43rd President in Washington DC. The “compassionate conservative” vowed to lead “through civility, courage, compassion and character.”
 
Four years later on this date in 2005 the inauguration ceremony for Bush was held in Washington DC. Anti-Bush demonstrators jeered the president’s motorcade during the inaugural parade. The event was expected to cost $40 million the administration asked DC to use $11.9 million of its own federal homeland security funds to help pay costs. Pres. Bush pledged to spread democracy and support democratic movements worldwide.
 
In case anyone has forgotten in the current atmosphere of rehabilitation for Dubyah by comparison to Trump, after eight years involving two wars, three attacks in the country, near economic collapse that dwarfed the Great Depression Black Monday Crash, massive hurricane damage with little response from the Feds, and more than can be enumerated on this list (like his being the first president to call for the codification of anti-Gay legislation into the constitution), Bush left office with the lowest approval rating of any U.S. President in history (22%, beating the former record holder — Truman who had 32%). But wait! There’s more!…