Not to be outdone by Rolling Stone, the Washington Post has convened a panel to investigate the possibility of George W. Bush being the worst president ever. Not as pithy or witty as the Stone's piece, WAPO does have some gems, including this nugget from Columbia professor Eric Foner:
Bush has taken [Nixon's] disdain for law even further. He has sought to strip people accused of crimes of rights that date as far back as the Magna Carta in Anglo-American jurisprudence: trial by impartial jury, access to lawyers and knowledge of evidence against them. In dozens of statements when signing legislation, he has asserted the right to ignore the parts of laws with which he disagrees. His administration has adopted policies regarding the treatment of prisoners of war that have disgraced the nation and alienated virtually the entire world ... I think there is no alternative but to rank him as the worst president in U.S. history."