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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:14 PM
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WSJ: History Will Remember Bush Well
I don't really have to add a "barf alert," do I?

Actually, the title is accurate. We will remember him well, for the destruction he has wrought on our nation and the world. Anyway, here it comes:

By MARC A. THIESSEN
In August 1951, with a little more than a year left to Harry S. Truman's presidency, historian Henry Steele Commager published an essay in Look magazine with this prediction: "By all normal standards, Administration has been one of almost . . . unparalleled success . . . the verdict of history will not be the same as the verdict of contemporary critics."

At the time, Truman's popularity hovered in the low 20s and most Americans considered his presidency a failure. Look's editors even published a note declaring "doubts" about "whether history will accord Harry S. Truman as generous a place as Professor Commager assigns him." History eventually sided with Commager.

Today, President George W. Bush leaves office with approval ratings only slightly higher than Truman's. And I will make this prediction: The verdict of history on the Bush presidency will not be the same as the verdict of contemporary critics.

While Mr. Bush made mistakes during his time in office, like Truman he racked up a record of unparalleled success that will be increasingly appreciated in the years to come.. . .

(OK, maybe a barf alert was warranted.)

The article concludes with this: Mr. Thiessen was chief speechwriter for President George W. Bush. And no doubt Mr. Thiessen is looking to cash in big time with the fat cats for his "public service." Thank you President Obama for today's ethics executive order.
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:19 PM
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1. I'll remember him well, too!
No matter how much I drink to try to forget.
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soupkitchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:32 PM
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2. And this year's Detroit Lions will be remembered
As one of the great teams in NFL history.
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:41 PM
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3. LIfelong Lions' fan here (AAARRRGGGHH). W. is even worse.
Been following the Lions since 1962. They had a great season compared to two terms of Bush.

Worst. President. Ever.
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:55 PM
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4. i'll remember him well. to ensure we don't repeat his disasterous 8 years
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Lautremont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:08 PM
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5. I agree that he racked up a record of unparalleled success.
It won't be paralleled because it was nowhere near "success," unless they mean success at fucking up.
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Prophet 451 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:31 PM
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6. Oh, he'll be well remembered
In the sense that, while never a good example, he was at least an object lesson.
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:07 PM
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7. I love WSJ's satire!!! Fucking hilarious!
This line really cracks me up...


"...he racked up a record of unparalleled success..."

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

The WSJ almost beats The Onion at satire, I tell ya!


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