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Newsjock

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Wed Nov 20, 2013, 03:38 PM Nov 2013

It Is Not Time to Re-Evaluate George W. Bush [View all]

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

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