Had some family in town recently, doesn't matter which ones, they are all liberals. One of my brothers made a remark about George Bush going into Iraq because his dad didn't get the opportunity to finish the job there so doggone it - he was going to. *crickets* Yes, he really did say that. Today a coworker said she had seen George Bush on TV the other day but "he's just not articulate, I couldn't watch him." Really??
Dubya is all over the TV right now because he's selling his book. My copy came yesterday, I pre-ordered it. I did not agree with everything George Bush did. I did not like the way he did some things. But I liked and I respected him. I cannot say that about his successor. I thought I would illustrate some of the reasons I liked President Bush.
He was real.
He could throw a baseball without looking like a girl.
No offence to the girls out there.
He was a cowboy and a leader when we needed one.
George Bush touched people.
He kissed babies.
President Bush liked people, and I never got the
feeling it was just a photo op.
Also - I'm pretty sure he knew how to use one of these.
He respected and loved the military,
..and they him.
He graciously wished his successor well, and did not flinch when
Obama turned around and blamed everything on him just minutes later.
George Bush had press conferences and actually took questions.
He wasn't too cool for the Easter Bunny.
He wore his heart on his sleeve, loved this country, and was
simply a decent man who deeply respected the office he held.
Also - there were some moments when he
reminded me of Johnny Carson. And I miss him too.