So What Does the Times Really Think of Bush?

George Bush, "trampler"-in-chief.

The Times' lead editorial on Bush's State of the Union address Tuesday night summarizes: "Neither broken promises nor failed policies changed Mr. Bush's mind. So the nation has been saddled with tax cuts that have turned a budget surplus into a big deficit, education reform that has been badly managed and underfinanced, far-right judges with scant qualifications, the dismantling of regulations in order to benefit corporations at the expense of workers, and a triumph of ideology over science in policy making on the environment and medical research. All along, Americans' civil liberties and the constitutional balance have been trampled by a president determined to assert ever more power."

Yep, that about sums it up.