Something in Bronze for the Bush Library


Charles Pierce nails it —The Great Mulligan — and while at first I was going to bronze The Pet Goat event (when Dubya was actually holding a book), Katrina Guitar Hero seemed a little more fitting. If nothing else, he’d been presidentin’ for a full term, and that kind of shallow callousness is something you’d expect all but the dimmest of bulbs to at least kind of, sort of, grow out of. But not George W. Bush, who didn’t just have The Great Mulligan, but was given all sorts of second chances, right up to today when clods like Jennifer Rubin insist that it wasn’t so bad.

September 11th, Operation Gulf Coast Stumblebum, the Iraq debacle, the Great Recession…and elevating one Dick. Cheney. To the highest office he could conceivable slither into…Those are somehow good old days?

Sure, the present occupant of the Oval Office isn’t perfect, as liberals will regularly note. But when the alternative is a political faction that literally can’t see what was wrong with the previous guy…well, to quote another Bush, I’m not questioning [their] patriotism, I’m questioning [their] judgment. Because you’ve got to be seriously whacked…

4 thoughts on “Something in Bronze for the Bush Library

  1. Like the choice of Bush in bronze. Until we have a photo of him behind bars, it will serve as a monument to lethal incompetence and utter corruption. And for the guitar players out there, the fact that he’s misplaying a G chord (his fingers are a fret too high) is the maraschino cherry on the shit sundae of the Bush presidency.

  2. i have been having this arguement w/ a rmoderate publikan, tho a fan of grandpa reagan. look at what presidents do after. bush has failed during + AFTER.

  3. Well, a fair amount of “what ex-presidents do” is determined by health issues, not just their sense of purpose.
    For Reagan, it was mostly “mumble incoherently and drool”, thanks to the Alzheimer’s.
    Dubya *could* be an effective advocate for physical fitness, but I hope that instead he’s a poster-boy for the reform of War Crimes prosecutions.

  4. I’ve always wondered how much it cost to put the presidential sticker on that guitar. Was that guitar saved for the Bush library?

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