I've been writing a book for the past year or so on the Bush years called "Fear & Fraud: A Reconciliation of the Bush Years." Since I've been blogging since before Bush became president, I have a journal of my thoughts over that time.
So far, my theme is that the original sin was the non-Constitutional way in which the so called "Constitutional Crisis" of the 2000 election was resolved. It showed there were no limits, no fetters.
I want to know from you where you thought the turning points were. The election, 9/11, Katrina are important, but there are other events like the plane crash that took Paul Wellstone's life, the passage of the Medicare prescription benefit, and so on had subtle effects that still play out today. What about the New York Times's decision to hold one of its first stories about NSA surveillance until after the 2004 election?
What were your key moments of the dreadful Bush years?