Last night as I watched President George W. Bush give his final farewell, I almost felt as if I were watching someone who was half heartedlyaccepting an award. Even with his bad decision making over the past eight years, somehow President Bush didn’t seem apologetic. Even when he mentioned his “few” mistakes the smug look on his face didn’t make that admission very believable. (even though my personal belief is that he is intoxicated the majority of the time so the look isn’t intentional)
In all fairness you don’t expect a President to address each and every shortfall and mistake made during his Presidency, but as citizens of the USA you at least expect him to say more than “You may not agree with some of the tough decisions I have made, but at least agree that I was willing to make the tough decisions”
Even if the tough decisions were the wrong decisions?
Is admitting to a few setbacks enough to make all of his blunders over the past 8 years seem not as big as they really were.
Many Americans lost faith in President Bush long before Barack Obama became a candidate to become the 44thpresident. Bush’s words began to fall on deaf ears long before many gained hope by Barack Obama’s plans for change.
George W. Bush stated last night that he has been honored to serve this country as the 43rd President, but have we been honored to have him?
Many would say no. Their contempt for the exiting president stem from reasons such as his lack of action concerning Hurricane Katrina, turning a blind eye to threats that led to 911, his actions after 911, the ruins once known as the economy, his views on sending our troops to an seemingly endless war and his inability to relate and communicate with the American people. With his “almost” admitting to a few “setbacks” and to the mountain of errors that he may never admit to, somewhere along the way he lost many of the American people. Sadly, after it was all said and done President Bush never tried to regain the faith of the American people, and that sealed the deal for many who wanted to believe in him as Commander In Chief.
George W. Bush says farewell and we gladly say goodbye!
Here is Keith Olbermann on the Commander In Chief’s farewell address.