Here’s how you can tell just how much George Bush’s political star has fallen.
Keep an eye on the political cartoons. Notice how small the drawings of Bush have become. They get tinier and tinier. Now, he barely occupies an itty-bitty corner of the cartoonists’ panel.
I first noticed this phenomenon during Jimmy Carter’s administration. As Carter seemed more and more overwhelmed by the Presidency, he shrank in the cartoons.
It’s a sure sign of the space a President occupies in the mind of Americans.