**Posted by Phineas
I knew the guy was a narcissist, but declaring himself the fourth-best president in our history?
From his 60 Minutes interview with Steve Croft:
The issue here is not gonna be a list of accomplishments. As you said yourself, Steve, you know, I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln — just in terms of what we’ve gotten done in modern history. But, you know, but when it comes to the economy, we’ve got a lot more work to do. And we’re gonna keep on at it.
Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Jackson, Polk? Pikers! Teddy Roosevelt? Bah! Ronald Reagan? Don’t make me laugh. They and all the others are but nothing before The O-Man!’
I mean, what did Warren G. Harding ever do but end a massive economic depression in less than three years?
I’m sure Our Munificent Sun King could have done it in two, if it were worthy of his talents.
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)