Here's Rove's "Long View" which is quite short on reality. Grab the vomit bag.
So how might history view the 43rd president? I can hardly be considered an objective observer, but in this highly polarized period, who is?
You should have stopped right there. But, no...
However, I believe history will provide a more clear-eyed verdict on this president’s leadership than the anger of current critics would suggest.
President Bush will be viewed as a far-sighted leader who confronted the key test of the 21st century.
He will be judged as a man of moral clarity who put America on wartime footing in the dangerous struggle against radical Islamic terrorism.
President Bush will be seen as a compassionate leader who used America’s power for good.
History will see President Bush as a reformer who focused on modernizing important institutions.
He is concerned with fundamental change that will — among other goals — strengthen the ways our children are educated and health care is provided.
In education, “No Child Left Behind” introduced accountability into our public-education system by ensuring every child’s progress is measured.
He will be seen as an innovative conservative thinker with a positive, optimistic agenda for action.
The outcome in Iraq and Afghanistan will color how history views the president.
History’s concern is with final outcomes, not the missteps or advances of the moment. History will render a favorable verdict if the outcome in the Middle East is similar to what America saw after World War II.
History will see President Bush as right, and the opponents of his policy as mistaken — as George McGovern was in his time.
History demands much of America and its leaders and I am confident it will judge the 43rd president as a man more than worthy of the great office the American people twice entrusted to him.
Don't say I didn't warn you.