One individual be it George Bush or another cannot manoeuver the market. Your reasoning is too simplistic. Otherwise, he could have made tons of money by buying puts. Unlike socialist leaders such the German Schroder or the lameduck Chirac (aka "superliar" by his own fellow countrymen), Bush takes positive action.
"His decisive actions are responsible for at least half of the stock market decline since 2001, and all of it last fall."
Why don't you just put a sign around your neck that says "I am an idiot." Please, continue to tell us how little you really know about the capital markets.
The stock market has been criminally, laughably overvalued since at least 1996. It is still MASSIVELY overvalued, even after three down years, and you know what that means, Einstein? It means that 75% or more of the stocks out there will be CUT IN HALF--at least--in the next couple of years. COUNT ON IT. Trust me, anyone who tells you that a "recovery" is "right around the corner" is LYING. The market right now consists exclusively of banks churning and burning cash and shares. Nothing more. IT IS A SCAM.
I didn't vote for George Bush. But I'll tell you one thing right now: The current state of the market isn't George Bush's fault. Ignore that fact at your own peril.