Mitt Romney and George Jr. the night of Feb. 8, 2002, the opening of the Salt Lake City Olympic games: As the Mormon Tabernacle Choirâ€™s rendition of the national anthem echoed off the snow-dusted mountains, the 43rd President turned to the man who now could be the 45th and marveled, â€œThat was a great moment.â€
Some great moments can have horrifying consequences.
As the US thunders toward a presidential vote in about four months, the legacy of George Jr.’s way-too-long in office appears to have never happened — eight years of such great moments seem to have vanished from any kind of serious discussion.
The GOP won’t say his name out loud — Romney won’t have pictures taken of him and George Jr.’s No. 2 (The Dick is a serious history horror) and one wonders why President Obama hasn’t used the record of the last Republican president in campaigning this year.
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George Jr. gave one of them rare interviews this week and continued his being asshole in civilian’s clothes.
â€œEight years was awesome and I was famous and I was powerful,â€ Bush told the Hoover Instituteâ€™s Peter Robinson.
â€œBut I have no desire for fame and power anymore. â€¦ I crawled out of the swamp and Iâ€™m not crawling back in.â€
Bush also explained his reluctance to join the nationâ€™s chorus of political voices.
â€œI think itâ€™s bad for the presidency to have former presidents bloviating, opining, telling people how it ought to be done. â€¦ I donâ€™t want to undermine our president â€” whoeverâ€™s president â€” and a former president can do that. â€¦ Either youâ€™re in or out of politics, Peter, and Iâ€™ve chosen to be out.
You canâ€™t be halfway.â€
Bush did add that he hopes Mitt Romney wins the presidency this November.
The Junior was touting his George W. Bush Institute’s first book — on f*cking economics!
He wrote the forward to the missive, and talk about a gloss-way-over:
“While the causes of the 2008 crisis will be debated by scholars for decades to come, we can all agree that excessive risk-taking by financial institutions, irresponsible decisions by lenders and borrowers, and market-distorting government policies all played a role,” Bush says in the book’s foreword.
“The question now is which policies we should adopt to fix the problems, speed the recovery, and lay the foundation for another long, steady expansion.”
Junior really knows there is no debate — he’s been in near-hiding the last three years so he understands the entire world’s population holds him in way-disregard.
The man caused the death of thousands and thousands, took the US from a heady surplus to a much-much-headier deficit, and made the planet a much-more dangerous place.
Most likely the worse president in US history.
Mr. George Carlin recognized the asshole way early: I call him Governor Bush because that’s the only political office he’s ever held legally in this country. I don’t care where they hang his portrait, I don’t care how big his library is. To me, he’ll always be “Governor Bush.” I don’t even capitalize his name when I type it anymore.
He’s just Junior to me.