Will Bush Derangement Syndrome vanish in a cloud of hope and change? Don't bet on it.
Noel Sheppard writes a history of BDS ay Newsbusters and posits (correctly, I believe) that it will never go away. Many members of the American left have made Bush demonology a part of their psychological architecture. Hating Bush allows them to explain so many questions that would otherwise cause awkward self-doubts. Politically, any and all Obama failures can be written off as after-effects of the living hell America endured under George W. Bush.
If anything, I expect outbreaks of BDS to become more frequent as the early Obama presidency unfolds. What the sufferers won't realize, of course, is that they will look increasingly ridiculous, especially as I expect W to retreat to a quiet life in Dallas and Crawford, surfacing occasionally to perform acts of public service and ceremonial duties. I believe he is fundamentally a kind and generous man, and that the American public will grasp this reality once the national spotlight is focused elsewhere.
Now that President Bush is out of office in a few minutes, the Bush haters will discover the wisdom of the old saying, "Be careful what you wish for."