Tuesday, May 4, 2010

How to make a Vulture's head explode

It's easy, really.  Add one part King George the Dim, one part news story like this.
Is George W. Bush about to start a political comeback?

Written off as one of the worst presidents in U.S. history when he left office, the 63-year-old Bush has been keeping a low profile, fading from view as the country turned its attention to his successor, President Barack Obama .

Now, some events might be turning in Bush's favor just as he and his family emerge to tell their side of the story, first with the release this week of Laura Bush's memoir, "Spoken From the Heart," then in November with the release of his book, "Decision Points."

"The rehab's well under way," said Mark McKinnon , a Bush confidant who still bikes with the former president in Texas .

"His loyalists have always believed that history would be much kinder to the president than public opinion was during his term. We also believe that leaders who make tough decisions are rarely popular when they're president, but that history puts things into context."
That loud noise you just heard? That wasn't yet another gift from the Religion of Peace in Times Square. That was my head.  Sorry if I got any brain gook on you.

King George vindicated by history? Not if I have any say in the matter! The man was a disgrace as President! He did more to grease the skids for the loss of our freedoms than any President since Woodrow Wilson. He has ruined the financial future of this nation with his profligate spending, and doomed us to perhaps decades of futile warfare with his foreign wars of aggression. And he made the Presidency of Il Duce possible.

His place in history should be that special cesspool where the memories of Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter, Lyndon Johnson and other horrific Presidents reside.

Let's just say that when he dies, what I'll leave on his grave won't pass for flowers.