The dollar's 41 percent drop against the euro during Bush's term writes the economic epitaph of an administration that set out to restore American preeminence. Instead, Bush heads to Japan next week for his final international summit with diminished leverage as Russian and Chinese influence grows.41 percent! 41 percent! I'll never be able to afford new lederhosen if this continues.
Maybe, he'll make it 43 percent by the end of his term, just for self-referential irony.