Someone has lost their mind -- according to a survey conducted by James Lindgren of Northwestern University, "GOP-leaning scholars rated Mr. Bush the 6th-best president of all time, while Democratic ones rated him No. 35, or 6th-worst. Even Bill Clinton--13th among Democrats, 34th among Republicans--isn't as controversial."
Sixth best of all time? Let me note the top five finishers in the Londregan survey: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt. Who seriously thinks Bush belongs in that kind of company?
Update 9/12: John Transue points out that I've been studying for my comprehensive exams too much -- it was Northwestern law prof James Lindgren who conducted the study, not Princeton political scientist (John) Londregan. The mistake has been corrected above.