Having had the occasion once or twice to criticize the Beloved Leader’s manifold moral failings, I feel I owe it to my readers, and to the reality principle, to speak up when he is unfairly attacked. It has been repeatedly said that the Shrub has been disrespectful to the elder Bush. And maybe that’s true, on the surface.
But think more deeply. If there’s one thing GWB’s Presidency has done, it’s making his old man’s Presidency look good.
That sort of self-sacrificing and unspectacular gift from a son to his father merits the highest praise.
But it’s important for anyone, and especially a President, to practice moderation in all things. So can we all agree now that Junior has bungled as much as he needed to bungle in order to burnish his father’s reputation? Maybe if he wants to do something more for his aged parent, he ought to consider giving him a nice, comfortable pair of slippers.