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(CNN)   Don't like George W. Bush? That's okay, he knows you're not capable of judging him fairly within your lifetime. But someday, down the line, history will recognize how much you should have appreciated him   (cnn.com) divider line 310
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2013-07-01 09:48:08 AM
Because if there's one person who I really need to hear talk about Nelson Mandela, it's Shrub.
 
2013-07-01 09:50:27 AM
I'd still rather have The Hague judging him than the historians.
 
2013-07-01 09:56:45 AM
We're still in the "Who? I never voted for him. He was never a True Conservative" era, but it won't take long until we're in the "God bless him for uniting the nation after Bill Clinton was impeached for 9/11 and for saving us all until Obama's depression started in 2007" derpoch.
 
2013-07-01 10:04:37 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_Will_Absolve_Me

He is still using the Castro defense.
 
2013-07-01 10:05:27 AM
Well, there's nothing particularly shiatty about anything he's quoted as saying in TFA. Clearly, we don't share the same definition of "right decisions," but meh.


Asked about an NSA program that tracks people's Internet activity, Bush said, "I put that program in place

Could you remind your friends of this?  Appreciate it.
 
2013-07-01 10:23:23 AM
I heard part of this interview this morning:  "It will take a while for the objective historians to show up."
Translation:  "They're still not saying what I want them to say."
 
2013-07-01 10:24:27 AM
Hopefully I'll be dead by then

/or I'd die laughing
 
2013-07-01 10:24:28 AM
On Obama: "It's a hard job. He's got plenty on his agenda."

Yeah, like cleaning up your shiat while facing republican obstructionism.
 
2013-07-01 10:27:15 AM
You have to admit that the New York City skyline looks cleaner these days without those two massive towers jutting out of it.
 
2013-07-01 10:30:17 AM
yeah, when someone far worse comes along.  maybe someone who murder a box of puppies on live TV before the state of the union.
 
2013-07-01 10:30:23 AM
He really is clueless as to how badly he's farked up this country.
 
2013-07-01 10:33:05 AM
Meh, I have a feeling the corporate sponsored history will spin it in his favor.

/immediate remembered history will still have him in last place
 
2013-07-01 10:33:41 AM

Mugato: He really is clueless as to how badly he's farked up this country.


I think he's working up to the old Alzheimer's defense

/"I don't recall"
 
2013-07-01 10:34:06 AM
Most likely history will remember W as being the perfect example of the Christian Socialist Party.  A suck president, but obviously not as bad as his successor.
 
2013-07-01 10:35:42 AM

LordZorch: A suck president, but obviously not as bad as his successor.


I too hated prosperity and peace.
 
2013-07-01 10:36:17 AM
Wait, I read that as predecessor, not successor. Oops.
 
2013-07-01 10:37:35 AM
Ford and Nixon were both greatly appreciated after they died.
 
2013-07-01 10:37:54 AM
Unlikely tag explodes after reaching critical mass.
 
2013-07-01 10:39:01 AM

Aarontology: Wait, I read that as predecessor, not successor. Oops.


Yes, well I hate economic recovery and ending wars, so...
 
2013-07-01 10:39:37 AM
"There are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, so we're going to war with them."

(Tens of thousands of lives, and trillions of dollars later...)

"Whoopsie! Totally my bad, y'all."

Yeah, I don't think the historians will be tripping over themselves in their efforts to make Shrubya look good.
 
2013-07-01 10:39:42 AM
If the Arab spring never happened maybe years down the road you could look back and say well, Iraq is better off now than it would have been under Uday Hussein so that's nice... But by the way things played out his own people probably would have beaten Saddam and his family to death in the street Gaddafi style.
 
2013-07-01 10:40:41 AM
It's a decent interview and he conducted himself well.  Nice that he's not derping it up like the rest of his party.  That being said; fark you Bush, you were a horrible president and you're a large part of the reason for all the crap we're having to fix in this nation.
 
2013-07-01 10:41:01 AM

Lord_Baull: Ford and Nixon were both greatly appreciated after they died.


In a "remember when the Republican Party wasn't stupid, insane, and dangerous?" way, yes, we remember them fondly.
 
2013-07-01 10:41:12 AM

Mugato: He really is

clueless unconcerned as to how badly he's farked up this country.

FTFY
 
2013-07-01 10:43:45 AM
Hiring a bunch of Vietnam era failures is enough for historians to never give an inch.
 
2013-07-01 10:45:31 AM
He is remembered so well by his own party, they gave him a prime speaking slot at the last presidential convention.
 
2013-07-01 10:45:41 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: We're still in the "Who? I never voted for him. He was never a True Conservative" era, but it won't take long until we're in the "God bless him for uniting the nation after Bill Clinton was impeached for 9/11 and for saving us all until Obama's depression started in 2007" derpoch.


Oh, you mean the day the Fark Libertarians League dissolves?
 
2013-07-01 10:45:46 AM
I guess Mr. Cheney told him what his talking points were.
 
2013-07-01 10:47:24 AM

HotWingConspiracy: Hiring a bunch of Vietnam era failures is enough for historians to never give an inch.


I don't remember him hiring McCain.

*rimshot*
 
2013-07-01 10:47:31 AM
History will judge him as ushering in the theofascists who crippled our democracy.  History will hopefully put him in assless chaps and a ball-gag because of it.
 
2013-07-01 10:48:54 AM
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2013-07-01 10:50:16 AM
One of the first solid historical assessments of W. was given ,by of all people, his mother, a few months ago, when asked about a Jeb run for POTUS, she stated quite firmly..."America has had enough of the Bush family".  Might not be exact quote, but it's close...and surprisingly unfiltered.
 
2013-07-01 10:53:31 AM

Lord_Baull: Ford and Nixon were both greatly appreciated after they died.


Those of us who lived through that era will not be so easily fooled. Ford was a buffoon (WIN buttons, anyone?), and Nixon was genuinely evil.
 
2013-07-01 10:54:35 AM
Never blame malice when you can blame incompetence.
 
2013-07-01 10:55:02 AM
Not while these pictures are around


upload.wikimedia.org

www.oilempire.us

thinkprogress.org

www.smh.com.au
 
2013-07-01 10:55:07 AM
Bush's interview was very gracious and appropriate. So, have at him, libs.
 
2013-07-01 10:55:21 AM

Rapmaster2000: Never blame malice when you can blame incompetence.


Yeah, he accidentally sold our country to his friends.
 
2013-07-01 10:56:20 AM

Lord_Baull: Ford and Nixon were both greatly appreciated after they died.


Mostly in a "well, at least they weren't as bad as Dubya" sort of way.
 
2013-07-01 10:57:15 AM

DrD'isInfotainment: One of the first solid historical assessments of W. was given ,by of all people, his mother, a few months ago, when asked about a Jeb run for POTUS, she stated quite firmly..."America has had enough of the Bush family".  Might not be exact quote, but it's close...and surprisingly unfiltered.


The details are a little hazy now, and I can't googles at work, but wasn't there a story about how she cried when W  was elected, not from joy, but because she realized immediately that he had destroyed Jeb's shot at the Presidency?  In any case, I seem to recall this isn't the first time she's publicly admitted disappointment in W.

/That's gotta hurt.
 
2013-07-01 10:57:24 AM
Go home, George. You're drunk.
 
2013-07-01 10:57:35 AM
[Unlikely]? Howzat? His approval numbers are on the way up. The Bush rehabilitation is well underway. [Obvious] or [Sad], now that I could see.

/holding on to the hate.
 
2013-07-01 10:59:29 AM
Hey, George! Georgie! Little Georgie-poo, let me pull on your coat for a minute. When one person calls you a jackass, it's an insult. When the entire world calls you a jackass, you might want to shop for a saddle.
 
2013-07-01 11:01:05 AM
Here's  my all-time favorite W. Bush story.

It really puts his presidency into perspective. I'm only half-certain it's satire.
 
2013-07-01 11:01:15 AM
He got elected.

Twice.
 
2013-07-01 11:02:55 AM

craigdamage: He got elected.

Twice.


For certain values of "elected".
 
2013-07-01 11:03:56 AM
Bush doesn't have the PR acolytes of St. Reagan so no.
 
2013-07-01 11:05:00 AM

craigdamage: He got elected.

Twice.


Once by 5 Supreme Court justices, once by the Cuyahoga Republican Party Chairman/Director of Cuyahoga County Elections in Ohio.
 
2013-07-01 11:05:03 AM

craigdamage: He got elected.

Twice.


Appointed once. Elected once.
 
2013-07-01 11:06:48 AM

craigdamage: He got elected.

Twice.


Barely, with a lot of questions about whether is was honest, both times.
 
2013-07-01 11:08:06 AM
It's the phenomenon of Doomsday Cultists after their projected day of the apocalypse comes and goes without event.   Do they say "Oh, I guess that 'end of the world' stuff was a load of crap, boy do I got egg on my face!  Sorry guys."?   No, they almost always double down.  They claim that God stepped in and prevented it at the very last second, or that it's been pushed back to another date.   Why?   Because being obstinately wrong is less hurtful to the ego than admitting to the world that you're a gullible fool.

Thus it is with supply side economics and "American Exceptionalism" in using the military as a nation building force,  despite decades of evidence to the contrary.
 
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