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With 26% approval, W is giving interviews to his sister. His sense of proportion doesn’t seem to have been diminished by months of being ignored

“I came to Washington with a set of values, and I’m leaving with the same set of values.  And I darn sure wasn’t going to sacrifice those values.”

“I’d like to be a president (known) as somebody who liberated 50 million people and helped achieve peace; that focused on individuals rather than process; that rallied people to serve their neighbor,”

Considering what those values are, the fact that he is still giving interviews, even to his sister, is proof of what is wrong with this country. One of the photos accompanying the article is this

Which is way too kind for the “fearless leader. On mine, I shall put this:

And if any of the hopey changey people would have the attention of a fly, they’d ask for it. But I am afraid that the bright shiny object waved in their face made them forget all about it.

Because, for all his ineptitude, W did one thing better than Clinton: he picked and installed  his successor. Even if no one knows it yet.


This bit of history from the suddenly reluctant-to-be-churlish Bill Kristol

Amid the cold gusts of winter, Republicans will soon be ushered out of power after controlling Congress, the White House, or both for 14 years. Here’s a further chilling thought: Since 1896, with only one exception, when a party has taken over the White House, it has held it for at least eight years. The exception is the Jimmy Carter Democrats, retired after a single term in 1981. And it would be churlish to hope that Barack Obama will recapitulate the ineptitude and foolishness of the Nobel laureate from Plains.

Not Your Sweetie

November 2008