Revisionism is in the air

The Bush lieberry is opening tomorrow in Dallas. It’s perfect that my least favorite recent President’s lieberry/mausoleum is opening in one of my least favorite cities in the known universe. There’s probably a worse town on Trafalmadore or one of the Stans but I doubt it…

The lieberry opening has brought on a wave of W revisionism. The twerpy dullard David Gregory told us on the NBC Nightly News that Bush tweren’t so bad even though he strained to find some positive accomplishments. The main revisionist line is that Bush kept us “safe from terrorism” but there’s always a footnote, AFTER 9/11. That’s a huge shoe they’re dropping y’all; too big even for King Kong or Shaq…

The footnote/caveat reminds me of something that happened when I was a 1L at Tulane Law School way back in the Mesozoic period. I had a very entertaining Torts teacher named Tom Carbonneau who seemed to have stock in Coca-Cola since he drank at least 3 Diet Cokes during every class. Gulp.

Anyway, Torts professors *love* posing convoluted hypothetical questions and encourage their students to do likewise. A conservative student whose name I forget (not David Vitter, he was a year ahead of me but was a notorious asshole even then) posed a hypo involving nuclear power: “Barring Chernobyl, it has a great safety record.” That’s a caveat/footnote that’s just as absurd as “he kept us safe AFTER 9/11.” I wonder if this dude wound up working in the Bush White House or got hitched to Dana Perino who has been revisionisting her ass off this week…

Barring the bank meltdown, the Iraq War, the Katrina response, it goes on and on and on, deep into the long dark night of Bush’s misrule:

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