Was George W. Bush Really That Bad?
|May 16, 2013||Posted by Mike Flugennock under Cartoon, Opinion|
If you thought George W. Bush should have stayed in hiding, DC Mic Check Cartoonist in Chief Mike Flugennock is on your side. Only the mainstream media, with some help from President Obama, could rehabilitate the image of this Scottish terrier-painting convicted war criminal.
So we know President Bush the man. And what President Clinton said is absolutely true: to know the man is to like the man, because he’s comfortable in his own skin. He knows who he is. He doesn’t put on any pretenses. He takes his job seriously, but he doesn’t take himself too seriously. He is a good man.
–President Barack Obama at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library, April 25, 2013
Y’know the worst thing about this wretched speech? He’s paraphrasing Bill Clinton, f’cripesake.
The dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library gave the American media a chance to engage in one of its favorite pastimes: rehabilitating the public images of thoroughly loathsome and reprehensible public figures.
They’d hardly had time to catch their breath after canonizing Margaret Thatcher before it was on to their toughest challenge ever–refurbishing George W. “The Decider” Bush.
Yeah, that’s right, it’s Shark Jumping Time.
Here’s a couple of classic op-ed stinkburgers from the Washington Post. Feel their sliminess wash over you.
- George W. Bush, a Principled President by Michael Gerson, op-ed scribbler, author of Heroic Conservatism
- G.W. Bush is a Victim of a Rush to Judgment by Stephen Knott, Professor, U.S. Naval War College
Between this, the Thatcher veneration and Chelsea Clinton interviewing the GEICO Gecko, I’d say this pretty much indicates the death of the U.S. media.