By Bonnie Erbe, Thomas Jefferson Street blog.
When the nation is in the midst of the Bush-caused recession, the deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression, why do we have to listen to anything else that the person who perpetrated this disaster has to say? I say we don't! Tell the "historian in chief" to go fly a kite (everybody's got to be good at something, right?) and ignore him as he tries to persuade Americans that his tenure's not been as much of a disaster as we all know it to be. He's said in exit interviews with the media that history will have a kinder view of him than the American public does now:
President Bush becomes historian in chief tonight, in a farewell speech designed to frame his presidency as an era of accomplishment amid challenges, contesting his critics' more dour assessments of the "W" years that are reflected in sagging opinion polls.
To me, the most telling point is that Stepford Wife Laura Bush is flooded with agent requests to sell her memoir to publishers, but no one's really interested in what The Legacy has to say. Good riddance to bad rubbish!
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By Bonnie Erbe