My essay is on the effects of George W. Bush’s presidency in the long term. My background on this topic sparked from a joke somebody made to me one day. The joke was something along the lines of “Not even Texas likes George W. Bush”. That made me really curious as to why everybody expresses a dislike for him. Even though he was a president during my lifetime, I never took the time out of my day to educate myself on why he was a bad president. Many people blame him for the conflicts in Iraq and many are quick to point out his excessive amounts of vacation days. Because of this, I want to find out why people perceive him as a bad president and what were the long term effects on America due to his decisions.