Texas Monthly, in its March issue, polled what it calls “15 of the smartest people in the
room-presidential scholars, best-selling biographers and White House veterans of both
parties,” asking them about the legacy of George W. Bush and if “there is anything he can
still do to change it.”
Joining historian Douglas Brinkley, biographer Robert Caro, former Bush administration
Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans, and former Bill Clinton advisor Paul Begala in the
survey is Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Jamieson believes Bush’s legacy will be his use of signing statements, the written
documents presidents can issue when signing a bill into law.