Friday, April 20, 2007

Will History Be Kind To The President?

When the President is engaged in the full tilt process of trying to assuage his own conscience, he bathes himself in the same manure he's been using for a great long while. Have a look:
“Let me put it to you this way,” Mr. Bush said. “When it’s all said and done, when Laura and I head back home — which at this moment will be Crawford, Tex. — I will get there and look in the mirror, and I will say, ‘I came with a set of principles and I didn’t try to change my principles to make me popular.’ ”

He was responding to a question from an audience member who had said he admired the president’s “stay-to-itiveness,” but wondered “when you go to bed at night, and you see these polls — everybody and their brother does a poll now — how does it make you feel?”
Polls are not asked about the President's principles, are they? I don't know about you, but the kinds of history I read, review, and understand is based primarily on fact and actions perpetrated by historical figures, not the principles that drove them to action. Although principles, if you can gather what they were, do add a layer of texture and context to the historical record. It's the actions that count most.

If you look at the W, Rove and Co, currently unraveling at an alarming rate, I think history will judge this administration as one of the worst. Moreover, they will have set the bar lower than ever before on how lame a lame duck can get. This leads me to...drum roll please...

Windspike's Weekend Presidential Query
  • Please answer the following question: Will History be kind to the president? Explain...


Anonymous said...

Bush 43 remembered?

''Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.''
- Anthony Robbins

Slam dunk!

Anonymous said...


NY Times, Letters

To the Editor:

The testimony of Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales reflects the character of this administration, particularly its leader: incompetent, deceptive, arrogant, shallow, agenda driven, unable to explain decisions except in self-referential terms instead of rational ones.

Our release date is down to 21 months. Can we make it?

John E. Colbert

Chicago, April 20, 2007

Anonymous said...

‘I came with a set of principles and I didn’t try to change my principles to make me popular.’

Translated: I came to Washington to forward an agenda not to serve the people.

Anonymous said...

Re Kvatch's cogent observation

The President aspires to be the tree on deadman's curve. He thinks that 'standing firm' is by itself a virtue. In other words, the man's a fool.