I admit, I haven’t watched any of the Bush/Gibson interview. I understand there are more planned with all the major news outlets. Perhaps, just perhaps somebody will have the chutzpah to ask the tough questions and actually follow up. Gibson can’t or won’t.
Mostly I am so very tired of Chimpy that I find it hard to even listen to him anymore. I pepper his speeches with a vitriolic and constant barrage of responses. And sadly, the fool cannot hear me, and so it’s a waste. So mostly I’ve avoided watching, but for the news bites I see here and there.
Nothing much seems that have changed. Bush is still incapable of putting a sentence together that is grammatically proper. It seems to have gotten worse over the years. It seems as well that he is still a master of saying things then when deconstructed actually make no sense. He was not “prepared for war” he admits, but then, the “modern presidency is now fraught with “unexpected happenings.” So not really his fault that he didn’t do such a good job.
Listening to the tidbits here and there, one sees rather clearly that Dubya still takes no responsibility for anything that went wrong. The Iraq war was the result of bad intelligence, but he takes no responsibility for it at all, and is “sorry I guess, that it was wrong! I guess indeed! He is sorry about the financial crisis, but you know that most of this started before he took the throne.
A quote will suffice to illustrate both his responsibility to the financial crisis and his utter inability to speak normal English:
“You know, I’m the President during this period of time, but I think when the history of this period is written, people will realize a lot of the decisions that were made on Wall Street took place over a decade or so, before I arrived in President, during I arrived in President.”
It should come as great consolation to the rest of us, as we’ve struggled with war dead and financial ruin, not to speak of the actual destruction of our homes through floods and hurricanes, to know that our commander in ineptitude enjoyed himself thoroughly during these long bleak years of darkness:
I think they’d be surprised at how our team has worked so closely together. Some days we’re not so happy, some days happy; every day has been pretty joyous, though — that when you have a purpose in life, that no matter what it may look like from afar, that we’re a highly motivated group of people that are honored to serve.
So glad to know you were joyous so much of the time there Chimpy. We weren’t but then, heck I can understand how much fun it must be riding on Air Force One and seeing them run the sirens as you speed around town oblivious to traffic. And not to mention coming home to endless food choices prepared by world class chefs. Not bad chimpy. I can see why you are so joyous. Laura not the best cook? I’m sure you can hire one with all the riches you guys have accumulated over your years of excess for the rich!
Perhaps the kicker of all time is his response on how he will be judged.
I hope they feel that this is a guy that came, didn’t sell his soul for politics, had to make some tough decisions, and did so in a principled way. . . .
You betcha Chimpy. I shall always remember you as principled. And shockingly, I would have sworn you had no soul, thanks for telling me otherwise. Funny, but I would have sworn you didn’t. I guess I’m just not able to see things as you do, speaking as you do with God on a regular basis and getting his okay.
I must say, many comics are honing their skills in other areas of endeavor now. I mean, all that material now gone! No more chimpy to kick around any more. Nope, just sane intelligent people back at the helm again. How boring is that! Maybe boring Chimpy, but some of us feel a sense of relief. We may live through the next administration. It was always touch and go with you. Good luck, and don’t let the door hit ya in the pants now you Hades bound idiot!
Meanwhile we are told, Bush supporters of the Rovian kind are busily making the rounds of the talk shows and any place else where people might listen, all intend of shoring up the legacy of the soon to be departed Prez in chief. Rewriting history is more like it. As I have said before, I don’t know whom they hope to convince. The scholarly community is not likely to be swayed, and voters don’ t really matter any more. It gives them all something to do I guess, and no doubt they are personally aware that their names will be mentioned in the ugly truth letting that will some begin in earnest.