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  • The Portrait Art of George W. Bush: Ignore the media. The former president has talent.

    04/15/2014 5:26:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/15/2014 | J R Compton, Art Critic
    Critics have blasted George W. Bush’s portraits as “amateur, very literal-minded” and “like a freshman art student attempting alla prima,” but it is not clear how much of this opinion free-for-all draws on in-person experience of the artworks at the Bush Presidential Library in Dallas and how much is based on mediocre photos and rampant ignorance. Certainly, some of the former president’s freshman efforts are not notable, but more are remarkable, and a few outstanding. Bush’s portrait of Vladimir Putin is stunning, fierce and deeply revealing. It exposes its subject’s realities, as successful portraits do. Other paintings show person...
  • George Bush's Paintings Aren't Funny. (But they are fascinating).

    04/14/2014 12:09:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/14/2014 | By MOLLY CRABAPPLE
    The greatest work of art George W. Bush ever took part in was in 2008, when an Iraqi journalist threw two shoes at his head. “This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog,” screamed the journalist, Muntadhar al-Zaidi, who had been arrested twice by U.S. forces during the occupation.Bush dodged the shoes with the same ease with which he’d had dodged consequences all his life; those for drunk driving, for ruined companies, stolen elections, war crimes, the destruction of Zaidi’s country.After he dodged the shoes, Bush joked about free countries. Meanwhile, guards beat Zaidi bloody. Police tortured him...
  • BOMBSHELL: Afghanistan-Iraq Vets Prefer George W. Bush over Obama by Two to One Ratio

    03/30/2014 7:51:29 AM PDT · by kristinn · 23 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sunday, March 30, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Washington Post released a lengthy article this weekend based on a survey of 819 veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Buried deep in the article by Post reporter Rajiv Chandrasekaran, who spent two years in Iraq as the Post’s bureau chief, is this bombshell: “When it comes to their most-senior commander, the vets decisively prefer George W. Bush to Obama. Only a third approve of the way Obama is handling his job, and 42 percent of them think he has been a good commander in chief despite his decisions to bring troops home from Iraq, wind down...
  • George Bush Honors "The One Percent" Who Keep America Safe

    02/21/2014 6:01:50 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 2/20/2014 | unknown
    George Bush Honors "The One Percent" Who Keep America Safe
  • Armed Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill George W. Bush

    02/01/2014 1:20:15 PM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 1, 2014 | Wynton Hall
    On Friday, the U.S. Secret Service arrested a New York man with a loaded rifle, machete, and gas container on charges of threatening to kill former President George W. Bush over an apparent fixation with Bush's daughter, Barbara. "Bush will get his," yelled Benjamin Smith, 44, while being taken into custody.
  • The public still blames Bush. And it celebrates the Clintons.

    12/19/2013 9:26:32 AM PST · by chessplayer · 48 replies
    Nearly five years after George W. Bush left office, half the public still blames the former president for the nation’s economic woes, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll released this week.
  • George W. Bush to attend Mandela funeral with Obama

    12/07/2013 9:29:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 121 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 12/6/13 | Maria Recio
    <p>"President and Mrs. George W. Bush have gratefully accepted the President and Mrs. Obama’s invitation to accompany them to South Africa on Air Force One and attend President Nelson Mandela’s memorial services next week," said Bush spokesman Freddy Ford by e-mail to McClatchy.</p>
  • George W. Bush on Keystone XL: Just “build the damn thing” already

    11/19/2013 6:45:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    At the last update, I think we were somewhere in “earlyish 2014″ territory (who can even keep up?) for the time frame in which the northern extension of the Keystone pipeline will be either approved or denied by President Obama, but by determinedly delaying on what should have/could have been a simple and bygone decision of his first term, the issue is now a ticking time bomb of highly publicized, faux-environmentalist outrageous outrage. I suppose that the dollars the president has been fundraising from well-monied, self-fancied “green” Democratic donors may have made the delay, delay, delay tactic worth it in...
  • The George Bush You Forgot (The Libertarian George Bush Who Was Against Nation Building)

    11/18/2013 11:36:19 AM PST · by Skeez · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | Uploaded on Aug 15, 2008 | merrimac290
    Youtube Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9SOVzMV2bc&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL2A98BEEA82D96E4ESee link. Short video from 2000 campaign. Unbelievable.
  • Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical (Bush one point ahead)

    11/06/2013 7:44:06 AM PST · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    When President Obama first ran for the White House in 2008, it was with the promise to turn the page on the presidency of George W. Bush. But for all their political differences, it turns out the American public pretty much view the two men in the same light, according to new polling data. In the first week of November in the fifth year of their presidencies, Obama and Bush have nearly identical approval numbers, according to the latest Gallup polling. The Gallup daily tracking poll for November 5th 2013 puts Obama’s approval at 39 percent, with 53 percent disapproving...
  • As Bush Settles Into Dallas, Golf Tees and Family Time Now Trump Politics

    11/03/2013 5:45:11 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 190 replies
    NYTs ^ | 11/3/13 | Peter Baker
  • Bush ended financial crisis before Obama took office -- three important truths about 2008

    09/18/2013 6:44:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 16, 2013 | Keith Hennessey, Edward P. Lazear
    Editor's note: This article was adapted from the authors’ Hoover Institution essay, "Observations on the Financial Crisis." It is now five years after the financial shocks of September 2008. The two of us were members of the problem-solving team at the time, serving in the White House as Director of President Bush’s National Economic Council (Hennessey) and Chairman of his Council of Economic Advisers (Lazear). In a booklet that we released last week through the Hoover Institution at Stanford University (“Observations on the Financial Crisis”), we review the crisis, its causes, remedies and implications for the future. A major theme...
  • George W. Bush was right about Syria and Obama, Pelosi, Kerry, and Clinton were all wrong

    09/02/2013 12:10:13 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-02-13 | DrJohn
    <p>Bashar Al-Assad is what he is today thanks to democrats- specifically Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Nancy Pelosi.</p> <p>George W. Bush has never been a fan of Assad. Bush had been trying to isolate Syria since 2005, believing it was up to nefarious activities but democrats knew better. In 2007 then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi undercut Bush's foreign policy by paying a visit to Assad.</p>
  • Barack Obama is proving an embarrassing amateur on the world stage compared to George W. Bush

    08/31/2013 5:29:28 PM PDT · by SMCC1 · 122 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/30/2013 | Nile Gardiner
    In addition, and most importantly, George W. Bush was a conviction president on foreign policy matters, driven by a clear sense of the national interest. President Bush emphatically made his case to the American people and to the world, explaining why he believed the use of force was necessary, and dozens of countries decided to follow him. In the case of Barack Obama, whose foreign policy has been weak-kneed, confused and strategically incoherent, the president hasn’t effectively made the case for military intervention in Syria, and has made no serious effort to cultivate support both at home and abroad. President...
  • Barack Obama is proving an embarrassing amateur on the world stage compared to George W. Bush

    08/31/2013 12:39:22 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 68 replies
    Telegraph ^ | August 30th, 2013 | Nile Gardiner -- World
    President Bush knew how to build a coalitionGeorge W. Bush was widely mocked by the Left during the Iraq War, with liberals jeering at the “coalition of the willing,” which included in its ranks some minnows such as Moldova and Kazkhstan. Michael Moore, in his rather silly documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, went to great lengths to lampoon the Iraq War alliance. But the coalition also contained, as I pointed out in Congressional testimony back in 2007, Great Britain, Australia, Spain, Italy, Poland, and 16 members of the NATO alliance, as well as Japan and South Korea. In Europe, France and...
  • Outgoing Director Robert S. Mueller III tells how 9/11 reshaped FBI mission[Admits Fort Hood terror]

    08/22/2013 9:35:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Thursday, August 22, 3:30 PM | Billy Kenber
    “You have one metric, and that is preventing all attacks. . . . If there’s one attack, you are unsuccessful,” he said. By that measure, the FBI’s record has been stained in recent years by April’s Boston Marathon bombing and by the deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Tex., in 2009. Asked what he would consider to be his least-proud moment, Mueller cited those two atrocities. “I hate to lose people, and I would say you feel most pain from what happened in some place like Fort Hood or what happened up in Boston,” he said.
  • If G.W. Bush Had a Son, He'd Look Like Christopher Lane

    08/22/2013 4:25:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 22, 2013 | Taleeb Starkes
    Imagine the Left's reaction if the shocking, inter-racial murder of Christopher Lane had occurred when G.W Bush was president and he had stated, "If I had a son, he'd look like Christopher," or "Christopher Lane could've been me 35 years ago." Undoubtedly, the race-peddlers and entire grievance industry would've interpreted his comments as a subtle war declaration against Black America. Yet, when President Obama made these statements about Trayvon Martin, the Lefties claimed that he wasn't being divisive, he was simply "keepin' it real." The racial dynamics of both Christopher Lane and Trayvon Martin's scenarios have many people focusing on...
  • 10 images mocking George W. Bush that were far worse than a harmless rodeo clown

    08/14/2013 9:22:38 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 47 replies
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | 8/14/13 | michelle Malkin
    Over the years, I’ve meticulously chronicled progressive haters and their rank hypocrisy. It’s time for yet another refresher course as the libs go nuts over a rodeo clown. Without further ado, drawn from my blog archives, here are 10 images/signs/agitprop items mocking George W. Bush that were far, far worse than any of the silly Obama gags causing prog conniptions.
  • George W. Bush Undergoes Heart Surgery

    08/06/2013 7:07:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | 08/06/2013 | Greg Janda
    The office of George W. Bush revealed the former president had heart surgery Tuesday morning. According to a press release, doctors discovered a blockage in an artery in Bush's heart during the former president's annual physical examination at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas. Bush agreed to have a stent placed to open the blockage and successfully completed the surgery Tuesday morning without complication at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.
  • George W. Bush Has Stent Implanted for Heart Blockage

    08/06/2013 6:31:28 AM PDT · by kristinn · 36 replies
    The New York Times via Twitter ^ | Tuesday, August 6, 2013 | Peter Baker
    Bush 43 underwent procedure this morning to put in stent to relieve artery blockage. Said to be in good spirits and set to go home Thursday.Correction: Bush 43 will be released from hospital tomorrow and back to normal schedule Thursday.
  • George W. Bush Undergoes Procedure For Stent After Blockage Discovered

    08/06/2013 7:07:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 6, 2013 | FoxNews.Com
    Former President George W. Bush underwent a procedure on Tuesday to have a stent inserted after a blockage was discovered in an artery, his spokesman said.
  • Bush Rising

    07/12/2013 11:27:27 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 64 replies
    AP ^ | Two-Day | Michael J. Mishak
    For decades, the Bushes were a dominant clan of the GOP, starting in the 1980s when patriarch George H.W. Bush became vice president, then president. But the family fell out of favor with the American public as well as with a chunk of the Republican Party in the waning years of his son's wartime presidency, and George W. Bush was deeply unpopular in its aftermath. But that's started to change; a Gallup Poll last month showed nearly half of Americans now view him favorably, a post-presidential high. With their image on the rebound, family members are openly criticizing their own...
  • George W. Bush to speak at Dallas immigration event

    07/07/2013 11:22:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 7/5/13 | DIANNE SOLÍS
    President Barack Obama may be most linked to overhauling immigration policy, but on Wednesday, his predecessor, George W. Bush, will have a chance to weigh in on the issue. Bush will deliver opening remarks at a citizenship ceremony and immigration forum at his Dallas presidential center.
  • Former President George W. Bush hails push for comprehensive immigration reform

    07/07/2013 11:01:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 162 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/7/13 | S.A. MILLER
    Former President George W. Bush today cheered on the “progress” in pushing comprehensive immigration reform through Congress. “The legislative process can be ugly,” Bush said with a chuckle in an interview aired today on ABC’s “This Week.” “But it looks like they're making some progress.”
  • George W. Bush on Gay Marriage, Immigration, and Why Obama Kept His Terrorism Policies

    07/07/2013 9:11:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 163 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/7/2013 | Chris Good
    President George W. Bush cautioned against criticizing gay couples, saying in an interview on “This Week” that you shouldn’t criticize others “until you’ve examined your own heart.” Bush had waded into the revitalized same-sex marriage debate last week - if only barely - in a comment to a reporter in Zambia, who asked whether gay marriage conflicts with Christian values. “I shouldn’t be taking a speck out of someone else’s eye when I have a log in my own,” Bush said last week. In an interview in Tanzania with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, the former president...
  • Bono: George Bush, evangelicals saved 9 million AIDS victims

    06/24/2013 8:39:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Washington Examiner' Washington Secrets ^ | June 24, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    U2 frontman Bono, who moonlights as an activist for the poor and sick in Africa, is crediting evangelical Christians and former President George W. Bush for saving 9 million from the ravages of AIDS, a campaign the musician said is blessed by God. "This should be shouted from the rooftops. This is a heroic American story," Bono said in a remarkable radio interview with Jim Daly, the president of Focus on the Family, to be broadcast by the group Tuesday. Talking freely about God, his marriage, and his relationship with Jesus in the interview provided in advance to Secrets, Bono...
  • Liberals upset plane carrying George W. Bush didn't crash, kill former president

    06/17/2013 9:42:54 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 84 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | june 17, 2013 | joe newby
    On Saturday, a plane carrying former President George W. Bush was diverted to Louisville, Ky., after the pilot smelled smoke, CNN reported. The aircraft landed safely and no one was hurt, but liberals were upset the plane did not crash and kill the former president, Twitchy reported Sunday. "What a shame George Bush's plane landed safely," one Twitter user said. "Dang bush plane made emergency landing. He has good pilots with his stanking a*s (sic)," added another Twitter user. "Too bad it didn't crash," said "Jay." Some readers at CNN also appeared upset that Bush survived the incident. "We need...
  • For First Time in 8 Years, US Likes George W. Bush

    06/12/2013 10:26:05 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Newser ^ | 6/12/13
    It's a milestone any former president would love: For the first time since 2005, more Americans approve of George W. Bush than disapprove, reports Gallup. He now stands at 49-46—up 9 in the "view favorably" category and down 13 in "view unfavorably" since he left office in 2009. (He still registers only a 24% favorable rating among Democrats, 60 points below his score among Republicans.) All the recent former presidents are at 60% favorable or above, including Bush senior at 62%. He turns 89 tomorrow, incidentally, and his foundation wants everyone to wear brights socks (and photograph them) to mark...
  • 'Bush's 4th term' (Got To Blame Bush!)

    06/07/2013 12:52:11 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | June 6, 2013 | Glenn Thrush
    The outrage over President Barack Obama’s authorization of a nearly limitless federal dive into Americans’ phone records obscures a hiding-in-plain-sight truth about the 44th president many of his supporters have overlooked for years: For all his campaign-trail talk of running the “most transparent administration” in U.S history, Obama never promised to reverse the 43rd president’s policies on domestic anti-terrorism surveillance — and he’s been good on his word. Obama’s effort to strike what he’s repeatedly called “a balance” between personal liberty and homeland security has exposed what amounts to a split political personality: Candidate Obama often spoke about personal freedom...
  • Maher Calls Bike Ride with Wounded Warriors ‘Nauseating,’ Compares Bush to Cleveland Kidnaper

    06/02/2013 12:18:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 1, 2013 | Brent Baker
    Though he had no idea what it was, the annual “Bush Center Warrior 100K” mountain bike ride, which took place over the Memorial Day weekend, upset Bill Maher. “I guess they walked or ran or something on their prosthetic limbs,” Maher sneered about George W. Bush’s ride around his Texas ranch with 20 servicemen, “and I found this to be nauseating. I mean, first he sends them off to war to get their limbs blown off and then he has them over for a barbecue.” Maher then equated the former President with Ariel Castro, the kidnaper who held captive multiple...
  • George W. Bush Says Obama is "Having a Difficult Go." Jeez, I Wonder Why?

    06/01/2013 10:46:05 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 52 replies
    policymic ^ | June 1, 2013 | T. Chase Meacham
    In a rare break from form, former President George W. Bush expressed an understanding that Obama is "having a difficult go," and offered a few seldom-heard comments on the presidency. "I'm not surprised," Bush said in an interview to the Huffington Post during his annual Warrior 100K three-day mountain bike race, held each year around Memorial Day on his 1,500-acre ranch. There were 75 veterans at the event, 13 of whom had been wounded in the very wars Bush had started. "I think that if you study the modern presidency, two-term presidents have a different set of issues on their...
  • George W. Bush Expresses Thoughts on Immigration Reform, Bushily

    05/30/2013 3:53:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    "I think the atmosphere, unlike when I tried it, is better, maybe for the wrong reason. The right reason is it's important to reform a broken system. I'm not sure a right reason is that in so doing we win votes. I mean when you do the right thing, I think you win votes, as opposed to doing something that's the right thing to win votes. Maybe there's no difference there. It seems like there is to me though." —George W. Bush on immigration reform, according to the Huffington Post.
  • Bush had one White House visit by the IRS commissioner. Why did Obama have 157?

    05/30/2013 3:33:22 PM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 30, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Bush had one White House visit by the IRS commissioner. Why did Obama have 157? If you’re not already familiar with the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups under Obama, you can read all about it at entry #170 in this earlier post of mine: Here are 180 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, government waste, and other misdeedsThere are two new things in this next article, and I’m not sure which of the two is more interesting.First, during Obama’s presidency, the IRS commissioner made more visits to the White House – by a...
  • The George W. Bush Presidential Center opens to the public

    05/01/2013 7:39:33 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 12 replies
    WFAA TV Dallas-Ft.Worth ^ | 5-1-2013 | MARJORIE OWENS and STEVE STOLER
    May 1, 2013 The George W. Bush Presidential Center opens to the public Former President George W. Bush with 43 children from the Dallas-Fort Worth area that were chosen by their superintendents to be the first visitors to the museum.-Credit WFAA by MARJORIE OWENS and STEVE STOLER DALLAS - The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, located on the Southern Methodist University campus, opened to the public at 9 a.m. Wednesday following a brief ceremony. Last week, it was the five living presidents and myriad dignitaries from across the world who packed the center's dedication. On Wednesday, 43 children...
  • George W. Bush: Great President, even finer man

    04/29/2013 7:05:44 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 263 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-28-2013 | Eric Golub - OP/ED
    April 28, 2013 George W. Bush: Great President, even finer man Eric Golub BURLINGTON, Vt., April 29, 2013 — The George W. Bush Presidential Library is now living history. The Southern Methodist University campus will house some of the most important documents spanning one of the most consequential periods in American history. Mr. Bush, affably known by nicknames “43,” “Dubya,” and “The Dub,” entered office after a disputed election. His first few months saw him ram through supply-side tax cuts that turned around a slowing economy he “inherited” from his predecessor. Despite a NASDAQ collapse of over 90 percent, Bush...
  • Why Catholics Are Grateful to George W. Bush

    04/26/2013 5:06:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 4/26/2013 | Tom Hoopes
    After yesterday’s opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, many in the media are taking a look back at the presidency of George W. Bush after a little time to put it in perspective, and the results do a Catholic heart good: Former fierce critics are acknowledging the kindness and accomplishments of the man. When millions of Catholics see Bush standing in between Presidents Clinton and Obama in those pictures, surely we remember him more fondly than ever. Because of the abortion extremism of Bill Clinton, pro-life Catholics were rooting for Bush to win. When he did,...
  • W. TO JEB: RUN! (Drudge Report)

    04/24/2013 6:08:30 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 120 replies
    The Drudge Report ^ | Wednesday, April 24, 2013
    W. TO JEB: RUN!
  • George Bush has saved more lives than any other President

    04/25/2013 1:48:20 PM PDT · by mom4melody · 16 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 04/25/2013 | Ellen Ratner
    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/04/25/george-w-bush-has-saved-more-lives-than-any-american-president/ George W. Bush, not Barack Obama, is the real American hero in Africa. Take it from me, a liberal Democrat who voted for Obama twice. I know a little about Africa: I have been to the continent 17 times over the last 32 years. In particular, I have a great interest in South Sudan; I first traveled there in March 2008, and I have been back 13 since. South Sudan is the mostly Christian nation that won its independence from Sudan after a half-century of civil war; in 2011, South Sudan was admitted into the United Nations as a...
  • Caption GW Bush Library Dedication

    04/25/2013 10:42:54 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 80 replies
    U.S. President Barack Obama embraces former president George W. Bush following remarks at the dedication ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, April 25, 2013. Obama is in Texas to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Bush in what could serve as a powerful reminder of the ongoing struggle against terrorism, from the Sept. 11 attacks to the Boston Marathon bombings.
  • The Obamas Do Dallas: Return of the Boob Belt & That Unfortunate "Itch"

    04/25/2013 10:33:11 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 37 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-25-2013 | MOTUS
    It’s official. After 3 sightings within the past week, just like the swallows returning to Capistrano each spring, the boob belt is back. I knew you’d want to be the first to know. Here we see several sightings, each one accenting Lady M’s arrow straight profile ever so handsomely. My favorite, hands down, is this fuchsia draped neck frock with the standard issue black mini-me and eyelet boob belt that MO wore yesterday. Demonstrating yet again that we know how to keep our priorities straight following unspeakable tragedies, Big Guy and Lady M boarded Air Force Won bound for an...
  • George W. Bush: ‘I’m Not That Friendly to Washington’

    04/25/2013 11:12:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 25, 2013 | Melanie Hunter
    Former President George W. Bush said Wednesday in an interview with C-SPAN that while he and former first lady Laura Bush have friends in Washington, he doesn’t miss Washington. “I really don’t miss Washington. It was an unbelievably exciting experience to be up there for eight years, but I think I told you before that when your time’s up, you exit the stage and let the next man in this case give it his best shot, and so while we’ve got friends in Washington, I’m not all that friendly to Washington,” Bush said. …
  • LIVE THREAD: George W. Bush Presidential Library Dedication Ceremony

    04/25/2013 7:57:49 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 219 replies
    C-SPAN3 ^ | April 25 | Staff
    The George W. Presidential Center is a state-of-the-art facility located on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Opening to the public on May 1, 2013, the Center will house the George W. Bush Institute and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The Library and Museum is the 13th Presidential Library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, a Federal agency. I hope I am doing this right, and not stepping on toes, but did not see thread. http://www.georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu/
  • Bush 43: 'History will ultimately judge ... I'm a content man'

    04/24/2013 7:44:18 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed April 24, 2013 | John King
    Dallas (CNN) -- George W. Bush is a proud new grandfather and fascinated by his unlikely new hobby: painting. But some things haven't changed a bit: the trademark smirk when he is amused, a squinty glare when he doesn't appreciate the question -- and a quick turn to humor when the conversation turns to "legacy," including the scars of Iraq or the cloud of Katrina. "History will ultimately judge the decisions that were made for Iraq and I'm just not going to be around to see the final verdict," the two-term president told CNN in a wide-ranging interview. "In other...
  • Salon’s Joan Walsh: Bush’s Poll Numbers Are Up Because…Obama’s Doing a Good Job?

    04/24/2013 7:18:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 24, 2013 | Noel Shepard
    There are times when I’d really like to see a liberal brain next to a conservative brain to see if there really is a physiological difference. Consider Salon’s Joan Walsh who on MSNBC’s The Cycle Wednesday actually said the reason former President George Bush’s poll numbers are up is because President Obama is doing such a good job (video follows with transcript and commentary): Salon’s Joan Walsh: Bush’s Poll Numbers Are Up Because…Obama’s Doing a Good Job? JOAN WALSH: Part of what I think the poll numbers tell us though is that President Obama improved the economy. The stimulus worked....
  • Bush, like past presidents, faces scrutiny over his library’s version of history

    04/24/2013 11:35:37 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 24, 2013 | Holly Bailey
    DALLAS—As former President George W. Bush prepares to officially open his presidential library on Thursday, a question arises as it has for his predecessors: How objective will it be about his time in the White House? Bush left office five years ago as one of the most unpopular presidents in history, his poll numbers weighed down by public discontent over his handling of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and worries about the economy. But the former president wanted to take the controversies about his presidency head-on, say several former aides who worked closely with him on the library.
  • Bush is back

    04/23/2013 5:17:04 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 118 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    It took less than 4 1/2 years of the Obama presidency for President George W. Bush to mount his comeback. While doing absolutely nothing on his own behalf (he’s been the most silent ex-president in my lifetime), his approval is up to 47 percent according to The Post/ABC poll. That’s up 14 points from his final poll in office. For comparison’s sake President Obama’s RCP average is a tad over 49 percent. Why the shift? Aside from the “memories fade” point, many of his supposed failures are mild compared to the current president (e.g. spending, debt). Unlike Obama’s tenure, there...
  • Cataloguing the Bush Years (Reviewing the legacy of our 43rd President)

    04/23/2013 6:35:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/23/2013 | By Ed Gillespie
    Last week’s tragic terrorist attack on the Boston marathon was a grim reminder that, while our homeland is safer today than it was before the attacks of September 11, 2001, Americans cannot take that safety for granted. The fact that we have not suffered such an attack in nearly eleven and a half years reflects the skill of our counterintelligence agencies, the FBI, and the brave men and women who are on the front lines of keeping their fellow Americans safe. But it reflects, too, the policies put in place by the administration of President George W. Bush, whose presidential...
  • George W. Bush's Approval Rating Hits A Surprising 7-Year High As His Library Opens In Texas

    04/23/2013 7:07:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/23/2013 | Walter Hickey
    Former President George W. Bush's approval rating is up to 47%, a seven-year high for the former president, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. The mark stands as Bush's highest approval rating since December 2005, one year through his second term in office. By October 2008, Bush's approval rating had sunk to an abysmal 23% before inching up to 33% as he left the White House. One possible cause for the bump — besides the former Commander in Chief's time out of the spotlight — could be the upcoming dedication of his presidential library. On Thursday, the $250 million...
  • George W. Bush: ‘No need to defend myself’

    04/22/2013 6:32:25 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 144 replies
    George W. Bush: ‘No need to defend myself’ By Jonathan Easley - 04/22/13 07:51 AM ET Former President George W. Bush said he feels “no need to defend himself” over the high-profile decisions that marked his two terms in office, saying he will leave those judgments to history. “There's no need to defend myself,” Bush said in an interview with USA Today. “I did what I did and ultimately history will judge.” Bush, along with President Obama and former Presidents Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter, will be on hand to open the George W. Bush Presidential Center...
  • George W Bush in his own words

    04/18/2013 8:22:16 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 117 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 15 Apr 2013 | Chris Irvine
    George W Bush: I'm comfortable with my legacy