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After Bush the Smarter lost the election to Clinton, he became officially a bad joke to the GOP. The CPAC that year jeered his name out loud and he was the subject to ridicule.

As I read this right after his son stole the election for Gore, I wished him an even more pathetic memorialization by his own. So, when I saw this title

Bush a four-letter word at CPAC

I certainly celebrated my wish coming true so precisely.

I savored several details:

if there’s one thing those attending the annual Conservative Political Action Conference this week agree on, it is this: They don’t want another George W. Bush.

There’s no nostalgia for the past eight years, no tributes to Bush and no sessions dedicated to exploring his presidency.

Indeed, for a president who publicly embraced conservative principles, there is little evidence that the movement returns the sentiment.

But while enjoying morsels like this one, I was troubled by my second time agreement with New Gingrich (the first time was over Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy). Someone on that side notce the Jr.Jr reality – even if they zoom on all the wrong things:

Conservative icon Newt Gingrich, the former House Speaker, railed against the “Bush-Obama continuity in economic policy” and the “Bush-Obama big spending program” in a speech Friday.

“We had big spending under Bush and now we have big spending under Obama,” Gingrich said. “And so now we have two failures.

What he said.

Not Your Sweetie

August 2020