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Bush the Smarter, whose wife famously called Hillary “something that rhymes with a witch” is decrying the lack of civility in politics.

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While he seems to remember his times as “the good old days”, he is feeling sorry for the Whiner in Chief

President Obama “is entitled to civil treatment and intellectual honesty when it comes to critics.”

Then ironically

While he said he does not believe in personal name-calling, he singled out MSNBC personalities Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow calling them “sick puppies.”

“The way they treat my son and anyone who’s opposed to their point of view is just horrible,” Mr. Bush said.

And then came the best line:

With a chuckle, Mr. Bush said his son’s critics “weren’t singled out as much as they should have been.”

Like the guy who is now the only memorable thing from Obama’s wishy-washy healthcare speech. He got singled out to the tune of 4.4 million! (of course you need to carefully read several paragraphs of the CNN story to find out that Joe Wilson raised 2.7 of it while his Democratic opponent only 1,7! No wonder Michelle Obama is punishing the state with a no show!

While Poppy Bush mentioned he had his differences with Obama which he won’t express, it’s interesting that he was found for this interview, hosting Mr. Obama at a volunteerism event on the Texas A & M campus.

Which is one sighting of the official meme to be executed by Hollywood according to this

“from October 19-25, more than 60 network TV shows [will] spotlight the power and personal benefits of service,” and that this “unprecedented block of TV programming is the first wave of a multi-year ‘I Participate’ campaign.”

I noticed a weird reference in “Flash forward” – when a woman asks a priest for  help to atone for something she didn’t do yet, and is given some information on volunteer groups.

I personally volunteered and support the concept, but the idea of deliberate message peppering from the White House is a creepy deja vu.

Ceausescu was doing it as well – not through memos – but outright through speeches. He would spout some specific slogans, the directive that they be spread, and the next day they were out there – in poems, short stories, movies and books.

Oh, and his critics didn’t get “singled out”. They got – disappeared.

Well, if this election will bring on some change, it will be for Bush the smarter who might have now a POTUS who listens for him.

While I do remember campaign remarks about modeling foreign policy after Poppy’s, I only now found out he actually sought advice from Brent Scowcroft

Democratic sources say that former Bush 41 National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft is one of the people whom Barack Obama has been consulting about how to craft his national security team. Knowledgeable sources say Obama reached out to Scowcroft two days ago to discuss defense and national security issues.

yeah, I know – it’s from Andrea Mitchell, but it’s corroborated and fits what Obama said during the campaign

“The truth is that my foreign policy is actually a return to the traditional bipartisan realistic policy of George Bush‘s father, of John F. Kennedy, of, in some ways, Ronald Reagan, and it is George Bush that’s been naive and it’s people like John McCain and, unfortunately, some Democrats that have facilitated him acting in these naive ways that have caused us so much damage in our reputation around the world,” he said.

Some of Obama’s base is confused. But then again, when were they not? had they chanted less and paid more attention to his words….

Anyway, the fact remains, that Poppy’s back after his own son is allowed to retire with all the accumulated wealth and no accountability as previously agreed.

Hope and change! Change and hope!

Update

Wall Street journal informs us of an entire slew of Sowcroft proteges to come

Many of the Republicans emerging as potential members of the Obama administration have professional and ideological ties to Brent Scowcroft, a former national-security adviser turned public critic of the Bush White House.

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