The American people spoke loudly on November 4 that it wanted new directions in its national and international policies, but to George Bush, the voice of the people has never impressed him. As newly elected Barack Obama prepares for the new administration, President Bush is issues executive orders to allow drilling for oil, to allow destruction of national forests and other blows to the environment. Obama’s transition chief, John Podesta, made clear the new president will most probably eliminate some of the more notorious Bush executive orders such as preventing embryonic stem cell research and allowing drilling for oil in parts of the national forests. Podesta bluntly stated: “We’re looking at–again, in virtually every agency to see where we can move forward, whether that’s on energy transformation, on improving health care, on stem cell research.”
Bush agreed the Obama election was a “triumph,” but that did not prevent him from issuing new regulations he knows are opposed by Barack Obama. Bipartisanship has never been among the emotional or intellectual strengths of George Bush.