“It is legitimate for anyone to criticize the president and his policies, but it is presumptuous for us as scholars to say that we know in advance and with certainty what the legacy of a sitting president will be . . . faculty members are not disconnected from the politics of the moment” (‘The Biggest Man on Campus’ – NY Times).
I think Dr. Hollifield has wisely reserved judgment and has taken the long view. That is precisely what I was arguing in my post “Bush in My Backyard.”