The State of the Bush Legacy

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The day after President Bush's final State of the Union address, it's hard not to think about this man's legacy.

With grinding wars underway and the economy in trouble, the Republicans who would succeed Bush in the White House barely mention his name.

But they do talk about Ronald Reagan — almost ceaselessly. There was a time when George W. Bush was hailed as Reagan's heir. Now, two reporters who know both presidents well compare their leadership and imprints.

This hour, On Point: Lou and Carl Cannon on "Reagan's disciple," and the troubled legacy of George W. Bush.Guests:

Lou and Carl Cannon, co-authors of "Reagan's Disciple: George W. Bush's Troubled Quest for a Presidential Legacy."

This program aired on January 29, 2008.


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