The word for the day, children, is squander.
Mr. Bush has managed to squander the budget surplus, our credibility, our competence, the value of the dollar, our military, our moral standing, our ideals, our Constitutional heritage, our childrens' birthright, respect for the law and the economy in 8 short years. Although he had plenty of help, especially with that last one.
We have gone from a democracy to a plutocracy to a kleptocracy, all in a blink.
The cartoon is by the great Pat Oliphant, an Aussie by birth and my favorite political cartoonist since the mid-70's, even when he was skewering my guys.
As much as I hope the grown-ups win in November, I pity whoever it is who inherits the America George W Bush has left us.