Ed Driscoll

IDIOT CULTURE: Carl Bernstein quips

IDIOT CULTURE: Carl Bernstein quips that President Bush is “the most radical president of my lifetime and perhaps in the century.”

Err, which century?

Since the 21st century actually began on January 1st, 2001, that means that Bill Clinton served 20 days (and about six hours) as president this century (and spent his last night pardoning everybody short of Osama bin Laden), before George W. Bush was inaugurated on January 21st, 2001. So there aren’t a whole lot other presidents “in the century” for Berstein to compare Bush to.

Unless Bernstein means the 20th century. He does know it’s over, right?