“stonewall it, let them plead the Fifth Amendment, cover up or anything else…”
Hisfirst last farewell having been a steaming turd of a dud, Shrub’s gonna give it one more college try, which is probably more than he ever tried while actually in college…off-hand that makes me think of a line fromAnimal House–“eight years of college wasted.” Maybe they meant Electoral College.
It’s difficult to conceive of a more paltry set of “accomplishments,” and Bush’s well-known cavalier- attitude-bordering-on-contempt for history is manifest inhis gutting of the presidential records legislation act. Maybe in his mind that’s something to be proud of, and, not entirely by coincidence, sets up a big roadblock for any investigations or inquiries. Mission Accomplished.
I remember thinking in the immediate aftermath of the 2000 election debacle that at least Bush would be little more than a dim bulb caretaker of a president whose primary function would be keeping the seat warm for his successor. Funny enough, if that HAD been his legacy, he’d probably be better off for it.
Instead, he’s truly earned, if not Worst Ever, certainly Worst in Living Memory. Heckuva Job.
Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Actually, what the hell, let it hit you. Nobody really cares.
And finally–it’ll be interesting to watch how quickly he and Big Time fade from political memory. Sadly, you can count on it, given an at-best somnambulant elite press corps and a Democratic Party leadership as utterly incompetent as the Bush Administration itself. They should be tying Bush to the Republican Party as tightly as themuch missed Molly Ivins recommened tying a dead chicken to the neck of the dog that killed it. They should refer to this administration with the same sneering contempt with which the Republican Party STILL uses for Jimmy Carter. Instead, they’ll follow the lead of those who insist we mustn’t “talk about the past” (the Mark McGwire approach, come to think of it.)…that is, until the problems can be blamed on the “Democrat (sic) Party.”
So it goes.
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