Sunday, November 30, 2008

Bush: I Want The Country To Be Delusional has a story, that I think is serious, but it sounds like something that should have been in the Onion. The story is about how Bush wishes he is remembered.
George W. Bush hopes history will see him as a president who liberated millions of Iraqis and Afghans, who worked towards peace and who never sold his soul for political ends.

"I'd like to be a president (known) as somebody who liberated 50 million people and helped achieve peace," Bush said in excerpts of a recent interview released by the White House Friday.

Unless he means that when he says liberated, he means dead, and by peace he means war, he apparently has been paying too much attention to what has been happening over there. That would explain why Osama bin Laden is still on the loose.

And that does not mention the rights and freedoms he has taken away from us as he systematically tore apart the Constitution.

"I would like to be a person remembered as a person who, first and foremost, did not sell his soul in order to accommodate the political process. I came to Washington with a set of values, and I'm leaving with the same set of values."
Makes one wonder exactly what those values are. And does that soul comment mean that he didn't have one, or that he just gave it away instead of selling it?

He also said he wanted to be seen as a president who helped individuals, "that rallied people to serve their neighbor; that led an effort to help relieve HIV/AIDS and malaria on places like the continent of Africa; that helped elderly people get prescription drugs and Medicare as a part of the basic package."

I will give Bush some credit for the aid that he sent to places like Africa and to Indonesia after the typhoon. Unfortunately, that pales compared to the absolutely horrendous way he mishandled the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

And the whole Medicare Part D business is a bunch of bullsh*t. All it was was a gift to Big Pharma and to Big Insurance. This year alone, the insurance companies are raising their premiums exponentially. He also set it up to be anything but a free market system by not allowing people to get cheaper medicine from Canada.

Bush added that every day during his eight-year presidency he had consulted the Bible and drawn comfort from his faith.

Perhaps he should've read it, instead of talking to it. If he had, he would have probably made some decisions very differently. Then again, maybe not.

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