lincoln was a great man who freed the slaves. yeah yeah. check your history. the north wasn't winning the civil war. lincoln needed more soldiers. and what better motivation than emancipation? so he set the slaves free. well, not all of them. just the ones in the confederate states. the slaves in the border states that weren't part of the confederate states were still slaves. yeah, maybe it was just careless wording on his part. from the guy who put together the gettysburg address. heh. not buying it. anywho, pretty soon he corrected this oversight and freed all the slaves. folks compare obama to lincoln. i'd rather compare bush to lincoln. maybe in 150 years some unspecified piece of selfish pragmatic legislation bush signed will end up having fundamentally changed the world for the better. that's the thing about history. you never know what's gonna happen. perhaps when i'm 193 i'll regret being a bush hater in my youth. but i doubt it.