Yeah, I know — everybody pick your jaws up off the floor.
I just found the following story on the BBC website, and I decided to share it — it proves that Bush is capable of using his powers for good:
Using the 1906 National Antiquities Act, Bush has designated a 140,000 square mile length of reefs, atolls and shallow seas to the northwest of the Hawaiian islands as a US national monument — which immediately confers upon it protected status, and means that all fishing is to be phased out within five years and visitors will need permits to snorkel or dive in the area. The protected area is just slightly larger than the Great Barrier Reef, which was previously the largest marine sanctuary in the world.
You have to admit — that’s pretty cool.