Even though he has been (unfortunately) out of office for three years, George W. Bush is still being denigrated by both the far right and the far left. Anyone who knows anything about George W. Bush knows he’s the Garbo of former Presidents. He’s a class act who is trying to practice what he has preached all these years, staying out of the way and not making trouble for the current POTUS (no matter what a total screw-up he is).
I fear we shall never see his likes again, unfortunately.
The Pink Flamingo happens to be among those who think that George W. Bush is getting the shaft on this OBL thing.
“...Former First Lady Laura Bush says her husband declined President Obama’s invitation to visit Ground Zero on Thursday because he’s committed to keeping a low profile and staying out of politics. George W. Bush “thinks that’s for President Obama to do at this point,” she told The Associated Press. She made the comments at an elementary school in Dallas, where she was announcing library grants from her foundation.
Meanwhile, Obama laid a wreath at the site of the collapsed World Trade Center, just days after his administration announced that 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden had been killed by U.S. forces. Laura Bush revealed she and her husband were out for dinner when they were notified
President Obama wanted to speak with the former commander in chief.
He left the restaurant and went home to return Obama’s message, learning Bin Laden was killed by Navy SEALs….”
This is pure dodo
“…WASHINGTON – George W. Bush won’t be at Ground Zero with President Obama Thursday in part because he feels his team is getting short shrift in the decade-long manhunt for Osama Bin Laden.
[Bush] viewed this as an Obama victory lap,” a highly-placed source told the Daily News Wednesday.
Bush’s visit to the rubble after the 9/11 attacks was the emotional high point of his presidency, but associates say the invitation to return with his successor was a non-starter.
“He doesn’t feel personally snubbed and appreciates the invitation, but Obama’s claiming all the credit and a lot of other people deserve some of it,” the source added.
“Obama gave no credit whatsoever to the intelligence infrastructure the Bush administration set up that is being hailed from the left and right as setting in motion the operation that got Bin Laden. It rubbed Bush the wrong way.”
Bush spokesman David Sherzer said Bush “appreciated the invite, but has chosen in his post-presidency to remain largely out of the spotlight.”…’
The far right slam has annoyed even liberals.
He almost always keeps a low profile …. unless….