Monday, February 16, 2009

Lincoln ranked best president

begin quote from above webpage.

President George W. Bush, who left office last month, was ranked 36th out of the 42 men who had been chief executive by the end of 2008, according to a survey conducted by the cable channel C-SPAN.

Bush scored lowest in international relations, where he was ranked 41st, and in economic management, where he was ranked 40th. His highest ranking, 24th, was in the category of pursuing equal justice for all. He was ranked 25th in crisis leadership and vision and agenda setting.

In contrast, Lincoln was ranked in the top three in each of the 10 categories evaluated by participants.

In C-SPAN's only other ranking of presidents, in 2000, former President Bill Clinton jumped six spots from No. 21 to 15. Other recent presidents moved positions as well: Ronald Reagan advanced from No. 11 to 10, George H.W. Bush rose from No. 20 to 18 and Jimmy Carter fell from No. 22 to 25. end quote from above Web page.

So Bush's highest ranking 24th was in regard to pursuing equal justice for all. Condaleza Rice as Secretary of State demonstrated his attempt at pursuing equal justice.

However. His rankings as 41st in international relations and 40th in economic management demonstrate how the world got into such an international economic mess.

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