The Legacy of Bush 43

January 17th, 2009

I’ve been reflecting on how history will judge President George W. Bush.  This is a difficult topic.  There are those who actually hate him, viscerally and with no sense of fairness or proportion.  There are also those who like him and strongly support him, despite everything.  I fall somewhere in the middle, and I suspect […]

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The Great Shoe Crisis

December 16th, 2008

Not since Imelda Marcos’ closet was thrown open have shoes been such a hot item in the news.  Some young brain-dead Iraqi journalist (actually, a stringer) throws his shoes at President Bush and calls him a dog–two prime insults in the Arab world.  Fine.  It’s offensive, as it was intended to be, and all Americans ought […]

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Wheelchair, Please

December 14th, 2008

George W. Bush was out jogging one morning when he tripped, fell over a bridge railing, and landed in the creek below. Before the Secret Service guys could get to him, three kids who were fishing pulled him out of the water. He was so grateful he offered the kids whatever they wanted. The first […]

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Becoming Unthawed

December 1st, 2008

In an ABC News report of Charlie Gibson’s just-aired interview with President Bush, the President is quoted as saying in regard to government action on the economy:  Slowly but surely, the system is becoming unthawed, and it’s going to take time for the system to become unthawed.  What the American people have got to know […]

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Policy in the Interregnum

November 22nd, 2008

There are those who believe that President-elect Obama is breaking his promise to bring about change by selecting well-known people to run his administration.  Many of them have been around the Washington–New York circuit for years, and some served in high places during the Clinton administration.  This doesn’t bother me at all.  Who best to run […]

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