Bush vs. Perry?

Jeb Bush had been adamant about not running in 2012. Now, “You never say never.” Could it have something to do with Rick Perry, who seems likely to seek the GOP nomination? One longtime observer of Lone Star politics described the Bushes’ disdain of Perry as ‘visceral,’ and it is not too terribly hard to … Continue reading Bush vs. Perry?

George W. Bush speaks in favor of WTC mosque

(via Andrew Sullivan, excerpted from a speech delivered on Sept. 17, 2001) America counts millions of Muslims amongst our citizens, and Muslims make an incredibly valuable contribution to our country. Muslims are doctors, lawyers, law professors, members of the military, entrepreneurs, shopkeepers, moms and dads. And they need to be treated with respect. In our … Continue reading George W. Bush speaks in favor of WTC mosque

Bush 2012?

The GOP field for 2012 is pretty weak. Mitt Romney is as phony as they come, having reversed himself on everything from health care to gay rights. Newt Gingrich, like John Edwards, cheated on his cancer-stricken wife. Tim Pawlenty? Meh. Then there’s the idiot Palin. I’m not endorsing Jeb Bush, but of the names mentioned … Continue reading Bush 2012?


Significant ammo for those who think Bush, while in charge and ultimately responsible, was a useful dupe: [Donald Rumsfeld] gave President George Bush secret intelligence briefs headlined with biblical quotations, in a bid to boost his standing with the deeply religious president but one that risked sparking a conflagration in the Muslim world if the … Continue reading sacrelicious

“what a waste it is to lose one’s mind. or not to have a mind is being very wasteful”

Dan Quayle has nothing on George W. Bush: “Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.” — Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004 “Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?”— Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000 “Too … Continue reading “what a waste it is to lose one’s mind. or not to have a mind is being very wasteful”

the bizarro president

At his last formal news conference, Bush at one point said: “Don’t tell me the federal response was slow when there was 30,000 people pulled off roofs” not long after the hurricane passed over the Gulf Coast. I guess he still believes Brownie did a heckuva job.

where’s w?

Some conservatives are criticizing Obama for vacationing in Hawaii while the Middle East teeters on the brink of war. But what about the current president? He’s in Crawford on what must be the 1,000th vacation of his presidency. Apparently he couldn’t wait another three weeks to clear brush. And what of his pledge to broker … Continue reading where’s w?

sunday reading

Yep, we were biased, writes the Washington Post ombudsman: The Post provided a lot of good campaign coverage, but readers have been consistently critical of the lack of probing issues coverage and what they saw as a tilt toward Democrat Barack Obama. My surveys, which ended on Election Day, show that they are right on … Continue reading sunday reading