A recession would be a fitting bookend to the miserably failed presidency of George W. Bush that started with a disputed (read: “stolen”) election. Not surprisingly, his proteges now competing for the Republican nomination are incapable of articulating an economic stimulus plan that benefits anyone but the wealthy; reductions in taxes on capital gains, interest and dividend income. Burger-flippers, teachers and factory workers don’t live in that universe. Tone-deaf from beginning to end, our fearless leader.Post- 9/11, an intelligent and courageous president would have led an impassioned and willing populace towards true energy independence, creating high-value jobs and ending our vulnerability to Middle Eastern oil. Instead, W’s Saudi pals have hijacked the US economy with $100 per barrel oil, and are now busily buying up America’s blue-chip corporate assets at bargain-basement, recession prices (OK, Citigroup is a cow-chip, not a blue-chip, but you get my point!). This will be The Decider’s legacy.