July 24, 2012

Popularity is a "poof of air... Principles are enduring..."

Said George Bush, who is trying to "reclaim anonymity."

23 comments:

edutcher said...

Dubya may have to answer to history for some of his domestic policy decisions, but he may be on the verge of being vindicated about those WMDs in a way none of the Lefty Newspeakers can deny or ignore.

Brent said...

Loved him when he was President, love him now.

Elton John just saluted W at the AIDS conference for Bush's leader ship in Africa.

Imagine that - A President that understands and makes a difference in Africa . . .

Sorun said...
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Sorun said...

Being reminded that Bush wrote a book, it cracks me up to think Obama will write a book abput his presidency someday. The title will be "It wasn't my fault."

rcocean said...

Maybe Bush could tell us what principles are "enduring"? Bailing out AIG? Invading Iraq? Pushing Amnesty? Open Borders? The Bush family?

Oh well, enjoy your privacy George. The old bush-bots are now Rom-bots, always ready to fall-in-line and betray any conservative principle because our leader said so.

Titus said...

He was in Boston.

tits.

wef said...

Bush's principles depend on OPM.

Other people's money.

tiger said...

The haters here - rcoean and wef - are gonna hate no matter what.

Bush is a class act.

Which is a whole lot more than can be said for you two clowns.

Amy said...

I miss him.

JohnBoy said...

Mediocre President, fine man.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

This is what "being comfortable in your own skin" looks like.

The Godfather said...

Bush 43 was a mixed bag as president (as was his father), but when I think back to the aftermath of 9/11, I thank God for George Bush.

EDH said...

"Popularity is a "poof of air..."

Kind of the opposite of the old saying, "Popular as beans on a bus ride."

creeley23 said...

I didn't vote for Bush in 2000 and I figured that he was way out of his depth as POTUS. His speech mannerisms drove me crazy. I could barely hear him speak. Everything about him seemed second-rate -- just a frat boy riding into power on his father's cred.

He sure surprised me.

Leaving politics aside, I was impressed by his leadership after 9-11 and how he bore up to some of the most astonishing vilification of an American president in my lifetime without ever losing his graciousness. Bush wasn't perfect but he was a class act in his way.

These lyrics from "Pippin" are in the vicinity of my feelings for Bush.

Some men are heroes
Some men outshine the sun
Some men are simple, good men

This man wasn't one

And I won't miss his moods
His gloomy solitudes
His blunt abrasive style

But please don't get me wrong
He was the best to come along
In a long, long while....


I miss him too.

rcocean said...

Bush I and Bush II both want to "fade away" for one simple reason - Romney doesn't want them speaking at the convention or campaigning for him. It'll cost him votes. The only people who like them are the old bush-bots who are now Rom-bots.

Here's my idea of a great Republican convention. First we start off with Bush I, then Dole, then Bush II, the McCain and then Romney. The gang that got us where we are today. That would win Mitt some votes!

jr565 said...

Is rcocean a Paulian? Do such people still exist?

Michael said...

Bush is a fine man and was a very good president. He wanted too much to please the left, compromised in the way they liked, and opened the debt floodgates. I still miss him. No grace about the present occupant. None at all. A crass and shallow man.

shiloh said...

9/11 lol as Bush was caught w/his pants down on 9/11 ie preserve, protect and defend the constitution ...

Freedom fries! :-P

leslyn said...

"Popularity is a "poof of air..."

Is this the same GB who loved being President because he was famous?

So much for anonymity.

shiloh said...

I would never do W.

But I would let Barack do me anyway he wants!

Oh, Ohhh . . . Mr President!

Ken said...

Dubya may have to answer to history for some of his domestic policy decisions

Who is history?

His speech mannerisms drove me crazy.

This is definitely the best way to decide who should become president. Who cares about policy issues, character, etc., right?

9/11 lol.... But I would let Barack do me anyway he wants!

What kind of dumbshit writes something like that?

creeley23 said...

Ken: Did you not read my post all the way through?

I said that I started with a negative impression of Bush because he seemed to be a lightweight and I found him personally grating. Later I changed my mind and now I admire him.

GWB was a lightweight compared to most candidates who reach the presidency ... at least until Obama who has the thinnest resume for any president in our history.

The Crack Emcee said...

creeley23,

I said that I started with a negative impression of Bush because he seemed to be a lightweight and I found him personally grating. Later I changed my mind and now I admire him.

Gee, let's look at that quote again:

Popularity is a "poof of air... Principles are enduring..."

Can you think of anyone else you have "a negative impression of" for being "lightweight" and "personally grating," but who also spoke of being "principled"?

Think hard.

As you can see, NewAge is my game and I'm playing "long ball" - and I always win.

You'll admire my stance, too, one day,...