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This was the headline that woke me up with a start

Bush job approval rating higher than Obama’s

At first, I thought they compared them at the same point in the presidency, but no. This is today. After all the “Bush tax cuts” in the news, the unprecedented, historical Jr.jr finally accomplished his mission of restoring the Bush  name. Now the donors can finally start Jeb’s campaign!

W scored a 47 to Obama’s relatively high 46. Politico is gleeful and makes pronouncements such as

Bush’s 47 percent approval rating also raises serious questions about the wisdom of the White House’s decision to relentlessly attack him in the months before the Democrats’ historic losses in the midterm elections. The president had kept warning a House Republican majority would return to Bush-era policies. But Obama’s message did little to galvanize the liberal base, and independents flocked to the GOP on Election Day.

Bush’s rebound gives some credence to what he has long said — that history will eventually judge his presidency.

Indeed, if Obama had made one mistake  these 2 years, was not to praise W enough. The Newspeak is already in place

So, it took Obama 2 years to go from Messiah, to historical and unprecedented, to “at least he’s not McPalin” to “not quite W” to “remember the good old W days?”. His handlers ought to be proud of him!

In other former presidents news

John F. Kennedy remains the most popular modern president, with 85 percent of those surveyed saying they approved of his job performance. Ronald Reagan’s job approval was 74 percent. And Bill Clinton’s was 69 percent, up from 61 percent in 2006.
Take heart Obama! After 8 years of Jeb, your numbers will go up too. Slightly.

A few days ago I posted Babs beautiful mind’s farts in Sarah’s general direction

“I sat next to her once. Thought she was beautiful,” Barbara Bush said. “And she’s very happy in Alaska, and I hope she’ll stay there.”

Now, it’s Palin’s turn and I must say I like her answer. I think Al Gore and John Kerry can also appreciate it:

Said Palin: “I think the majority of Americans don’t want to put up with the blue bloods. And I say it with all due respect because I love the Bushes. The blue bloods who want to pick and choose their winners instead of allowing competition to pick and choose the winners.”

I would have used democracy instead of competition, but the gist is right on the money.

In related news, Obama gives an answer that reminded me of W and Bin Laden

President Obama to Barbara Walters: ‘I Don’t Think About Sarah Palin’

That’s a relief.

Now I can go to bed.

I eventually figured out the source of all the rancor against Palin on the right.

It’s not some quaint notion of “elitism” vs “populism” as David Brooks would have tried to make us believe when calling Palin a fatal cancer on the GOP – because if intellectualism was important to Rs, Brooks, what about this?

So, if anyone had any doubt of the real reasons, enter Babs.

Here’s the delicious account from the right

Barbara Bush Should Shut-Up

Apparently the woman who called Hillary a “bitch” (before the entire media got to it), is now bothering her beautiful mind with Palin

“I sat next to her once. Thought she was beautiful,” Barbara Bush said. “And she’s very happy in Alaska, and I hope she’ll stay there.”

That’s way mild by Babs’ standards, but the Rs who had enough of the Bushes are incensed.

This rant is so good it almost gets it right:

Crap like this from Barbara Bush leaves one no alternative but to respond to it. What, does she have another son, or a grand kid lined up for the job of President? Reagan handed your husband his, despite some misgivings, and he blew it, Barbara. And as much as I supported her husband and her son while they were in office, they’ve hardly gotten us to a great place. Guess what? If not for 9/11, GW may well have been a one-term-er, just like his father. He barely escaped losing to John freaking Kerry. In fact, he barely defeated Gore in 2000.

Close,but no cigar.

W barely escaped nothing: the truth is he didn’t win any election. Not in 2000 and not in 2004 either. Glad to see a R going at least near that.

Who knows? In 100 years or so, some Ds will wonder out loud why Obama got delegates instates he didn’t run or why California was skipped in the alphabetical roll call at the convention.

Yeah, this is schadenfreude.

And in 2012, if I want to cast a protest vote against Obama, I might possibly conceive a vote for Palin. Theoretically.

But never in a million years will I pull the lever for anyone called Bush.

It’s Sunday. I am allowed to doze off and get startled awake yet again.

This comes from a tweet by David Axes of Evil Frum

and it’s a little teaser from the promising revisionism W is trying so hard to sell

The short tidbit at the link gives us the “scoop” about W almost rebelling against Cheney by replacing Rumsfield. Obviously Unca Dick set him straight.

The conclusion that this would have “lost” the war in Iraq belongs to Frum.

My tweet to him:
What did we win?

And the fun doesn’t stop here! The enterprising Frum who has been fired by W for bragging about putting words in his mouth, finds more news in his book: not only didn’t W stand up to Cheney, but apparently he didn’t really rebelled against Poppy either by going to war.

Privately, Poppy gave his blessing

Not enough people noticed this in my tabloid listing so I dedicated it a whole entry.

Remember when W’s recession which started November 2001 was written out by newspapers, WH flunkies as having started in November 2000?

It’s only fair that, having kicked his recession back to Clinton, W would want something back.

Remember the Millenium terrorist plot on New years 1999 that Clinton’s FBI foiled? It involved the Sears Towers.

Somehow, W incorporated it in his memoir and moved it 2 years later

Bush: Sears Tower was ‘a genuine target’

“People forget that the Sears Tower was a target — a genuine target, and the mayor responded, and his people responded, brilliantly to the threats,” Bush said, calling Chicago the “best-run city in America.”

Daley received the compliment responding with another bold lie

Daley returned the favor, praising Bush for the calm he exuded on the day the mayor called “Pearl Harbor for another generation.”

Which W eagerly grabbed and enhanced, teaching others to do what he did

“It was a stark reminder that I was not to create panic,” Bush said. “If you’re the head of an organization in a crisis, you’ve got to understand that the people who follow you will feed off your reaction. My recommendation to anybody who is confronting a crisis is to project calm—and that’s what I did.”

THIS calm

But who’s going to give us our copy of My pet Goat to read for 9 minutes?

And let’s not forget the “getting out of harm’s way” by “calmly running to a bunker.

The interview you gave may be scrubbed, but the words are indelible in people’s minds, oh, great wise teacher.

MSLeader

Jane Crow

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