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(11,733 posts)
Wed Nov 20, 2013, 03:38 PM Nov 2013

It Is Not Time to Re-Evaluate George W. Bush

Source: The Stranger
By Paul Constant

In his account of George W. Bush's appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Lloyd Grove calls Bush "perfectly charming," saying that the man everyone hates for destroying the United States was &quot n)owhere to be seen" on the show.

... Every retired president gets rehabilitated in one way or another, but I am not mentally prepared to watch the media frame George W. Bush as America's cool retired neighbor guy. Despite having a searchable record of the first decade of the 21st century available at our fingertips at all time, our short memory as a nation just keeps getting shorter.

Just a week ago, people were comparing the fact that the Obamacare website didn't work to President Bush's inaction during Hurricane Katrina. It took a while, but I finally came to terms with the fact that Bush and Cheney were going to get away with presiding over the collapse of the economy and the destruction of many of America's most important institutions.

Read more: http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2013/11/20/it-is-not-time-to-re-evaluate-george-w-bush

Solly Mack

(90,634 posts)
2. Fuck Bush then. Fuck Bush now. Fuck Bush always.
Wed Nov 20, 2013, 03:44 PM
Nov 2013

And fuck those with short memories and a willingness to overlook torture and other war crimes.


(13,485 posts)
3. Sociopaths and the passive aggressives
Wed Nov 20, 2013, 03:58 PM
Nov 2013

can act like very nice people. It's like the cowboy who smiles before he shoots.


(5,800 posts)
4. Let's Face it---Bush never really wanted the JOB. He wanted the perks and
Wed Nov 20, 2013, 04:17 PM
Nov 2013

and to prove to Daddy and the rest of us that, for once, he could do something without screwing it up or having Daddy come bail him out. He failed miserably and cost the rest of us a bundle. In blood and treasure, we all lost.

He didn't seem too disturbed at all last night during the interview. I saw clips on the news this a.m. I couldn't bring myself to watch The Tonight Show when it aired. I checked and saw who the guest was and just couldn't do it.

His jolly, devil may care attitude about being GLAD he is not President anymore was rather sickening, given the outcome of his term in office. He doesn't seem to have an ounce of remorse or regret. Kind of like his VEEP. They were a pair, eh?


(42,436 posts)
6. Sure. And let's give Ted Bundy and Charlie Manson a break too.
Wed Nov 20, 2013, 04:52 PM
Nov 2013

Leno is a RW shill. I would expect comments like this from Leno without even raising my eyebrows.

Shrublet is a criminal on many levels. The rest of his family is too for that matter.

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