In September 2000, a peek into the future.
During a Labor Day campaign stop in Illinois, George Jr., oblivious of a mic just inches from his mouth, blubbered an aside to The Dick, which eventually revealed a nasty, two-faced-lying politician.
“There’s Adam Clymer — major league asshole — from the New York Times,” Bush said.
“Yeah, big time,” returned Cheney.
Hence, no one should be taken aback from the horror the next near-decade would produce because these two arrogant incompetents ran the show.
In searching for answers why there ever was a George Jr. presidency, there’s no real conclusion, other than US and world history was apparently already en route to a mega-major disaster.
Maybe it was the odd, worse-than-realized 2000 election, in which The Junior became embroiled in the most screwed-up process since reportedly the more-than-usual corrupt one in 1876, where one vote made all the difference.
In 2000, though, none of the voters made any difference.
Despite Al Gore snagging the popular vote by a fairly decent margin — more than three times the amount between JFK and Dick Nixon in 1960 –Â the US Supreme Court without any thought of history or how voters voted, it was just too convoluted: Our consideration is limited to the present circumstances, for the problem of equal protection in election processes generally presents many complexities.
(Illustration found here).
Now near-11 years later, George Jr. wants out of the limelight and wants to “regain anonymity” — but still a two-faced obvious liar (though in a shocking self-caricature sort of way) as he postured during a C-Span interview set to run on Sunday:
“[I]n spite of the fact that I’m now on TV, I don’t want to be on TV,” he said.
(See the video of that portion of the interview here).
He did, however, show that natural revenge/mean streak as he reasoned away why former Press Secretary Scott McClellan, a very-long time aide, wasn’t included in ‘Decision Points,’ George Jr.’s so-called memoir.
(Of course, McClellan did scribe a critical review of his years with Junior Boy, aptly titled, ‘What Happened.’
“He was not a part of a major decision. This is a book about decisions,” Bush told CSPAN. “This isn’t a book about, you know, personalities or gossip or settling scores.”
“I didn’t think he was relevant,” added Bush.
George Jr.’s still got it.