George W – what a guy!

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George W – what a guy!

Just ask him, he’ll tell you. The two-termer who spent much of his tenure avoiding any media scrutiny, now is collaring reporters for farewell interviews, while also making introspective speeches – all to reveal himself as a profound president. “An old sage,” he called himself in a December speech.

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But George is not the only one who says he’s been terrific. Top-ranking administration officials are also vouching for his overall excellence. To help guide them, the White House has rolled out a two-page memo of talking points for their speeches and media appearances. Titled “Speech Topper on the Bush Record,” the memo mentions not a single flaw in the marvelous man’s eight-year term. Amazing!

But if you don’t believe those memo followers, you can turn to the fair and balanced findings of Karl Rove. Yes, Bush’s right-wing political hatchet man is now teamed up with the president’s longtime image buffer-upper, Karen Hughes, to head up a “Bush Legacy Project.” Guess what? The project also finds no flaws in The Great Man’s record. What a Legacy!

But, to add to it, here are some additional bullet points they might consider:

Stealing the 2000 election The Patriot Act Preemptive war Weapons of mass destruction “Bring ‘em on” Troops with no body armor “Mission Accomplished” Osama bin Forgotten Donnie Rumsfeld Abu Ghraib Gitmo Secret renditions Torture memos Walter Reed Hospital “I’m the decider” “Heck of a job, Brownie” Valerie Plame  Halliburton Blackwater Harriet Miers Alberto Gonzales Scooter Libby Jack Abramoff Executive privileges Illegal domestic spying Signing statements Fake news releases Tax cuts for the rich National debt Minneapolis bridge collapse Global warming Deregulate Wall Street Bailout Wall Street 29 percent public approval rating.

What a guy!

“The legacy of Bush,” Austin American Statesman, December 21, 2008.

“’Headed Out of Town,’ Bush Turns Reflective,” , December 19, 2008.

“For Bush’s staff, upbeat talking points on his tenure,”, December 9, 2008.

“Outrageous Talking Points About Bush’s ‘Many Successes’ Sent to Officials,”, December 9, 2008.

“White House sends memo to Cabinet officials with talking points on Bush’s successful presidency.”, December 9, 2008.

“Cheney Defends Bush on President’s Role,”, December 22, 2008.

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