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With a year to go, Bush focuses on his legacy

January 20th, 2008 . by TexasFred

WASHINGTON — Some presidents fret and fuss more than others about how their presidencies end and how history will judge them.

Dwight D. Eisenhower toured the world in his last year in office, promoting himself as a man of peace and denouncing the “military-industrial complex” at home. Harry S. Truman, deeply unpopular in his day for leading the country into a seemingly endless war in Korea, went to Union Station when his term was up and took a train home.

Exactly one year from today, George W. Bush’s second term will end and he will return to Texas, where he is expected to divide time between his Crawford ranch and his presidential library and “freedom foundation,” most likely to be built in Dallas.

But before he heads home to Texas, he’s going to try to burnish his legacy in Washington.

In his final year in office, President Bush hopes to take a page from both Truman and Eisenhower. A Truman admirer, Bush hopes that history will prove him right for taking unpopular foreign policy stands based on deeply held principles. And like Ike, Bush’s final year as president will feature multiple international excursions designed to reinforce his vision for a peaceful, democratic world.

“Look, everybody’s trying to write the history of this administration even before it’s over,” Bush said recently. “I’m reading about George Washington still. My attitude is, if they’re still analyzing No. 1, 43 ought not to worry about it, and just do what he thinks is right.”

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With a year to go, Bush focuses on his legacy

Bush says, “I’m reading about George Washington still.”, did someone publish a book about Washington that’s all pictures??

George W. Bush has set his legacy, he has already written his page, and it’s a short page, not due to his actions but due to his ineffectual presidency…  

It took a lot to ascend to the position of worst U.S. president, the competition was tough, Jimmy Carter was holding a solid lead, and presented a real and serious challenge, but George W. Bush set him down in the shade, George W. Bush has lowered the bar for Republican expectations nation wide, look at the candidates running for POTUS now, the general consensus is, ‘Well, he’s a lot better than Bush’, that is NOT exactly a stellar endorsement…

Bush could improve histories estimation of himself but to do so he would have to betray his father and the Bush family quest to bring about a one world government, Bush could assume a position of AMERICA 1st and he could, in his last year in office, become one of the better presidents the USA has ever had, but he won’t…

I saw it written in a blog recently, and I honestly don’t remember which one, because if I did I’d throw a link up to them for these great words, but they apologized to the Dixie Chicks because they too were ashamed that Bush claimed Texas as his home, and to be honest with you, I am not terribly happy about having him as my neighbor here in the Dallas area either, and after a lot of thought on the matter, yes, the Dixie Chicks did blast him from a stage in London, but I’m blasting him from a stage that plays to the entire world and I refuse to be a hypocrite any longer…

Bush has already written his legacy, he can gallivant all over the globe pandering to our enemies, stuttering and stumbling and generally making a fool of himself if he likes, and obviously he does, but it won’t change the opinion held by 70% of this nation, Bush, and America, would be better served if Bush took care of our problems here at home, restoring the economy, getting us OUT of the Debacle in Iraq, securing the Mexican border and removing the ILLEGAL invaders, those 4 issues alone, if rectified, would put Bush in the plus column and would make him look a lot better on the pages of history…

The hard truth is, all we’re going to get is one more year of George W. Bush and his buffoonery, followed by something similar from the next administration, regardless of which party the next POTUS comes from…

I don’t have a problem with the world being entertained but I hate the idea that the comedy act they are laughing at is the President of the United States of America…

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9 Responses to “With a year to go, Bush focuses on his legacy”

  1. comment number 1 by: Ranando

    George W. Bush Legacy?

    HMMMMMMMM, let me think about that…………………

    I got it!


  2. comment number 2 by: Kate

    I still think Carter has got him beat! Maybe not by much though.

  3. comment number 3 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    Fred: I hate to point this out, at just this point in the progress of the year, but if you wish your BP to hit 210/190 as mine has having finished the post, then cast your eyes to my page. I mean it sincerely when I write that I call for at least one execution.


  4. comment number 4 by: da crack ho

    Amen brudder Fred. Amen !

  5. comment number 5 by: Robocop

    Bush’s legacy will be the fact that he gave ammunition to the Liberal Democrats in future elections.

  6. comment number 6 by: Ranando

    Bush’s legacy will be the fact that he gave ammunition to the Liberal Democrats in future elections.

    No Robocop, he gave amminition to our enemies to kill more Americans, that’s a fact.

    Let me go out on a limb and say, “If you support George W. Bush then you support the killing of Americans.”

    Just look at the border issue, Officer down.

    Future elections?

    Americans are dying right now because of this man’s decisions.

    And that’s a fact Jack!

  7. comment number 7 by: TexasFred

    Kate Says:
    January 20th, 2008 at 12:01 pm
    I still think Carter has got him beat! Maybe not by much though.

    Carter was an ineffectual pussy and he let Iran walk all over him, Bush has bankrupted this nation, mismanaged 2 wars, not so indirectly caused the deaths of over 4,000 troops and allowed the Mexicans to over run this nation…

    And you think Carter was worse?? Are you shitting me??

  8. comment number 8 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    I truly believe that the only reason for President Bush to insist on so-called “peace talks” between Israel and “Palestine” is to help create that “legacy” at the 23rd hour.


  9. comment number 9 by: R Willey

    When George Bush senior cried on television after the “RINO’s” lost control of congress in the last election……He saw the writing on the wall back then. His kid was a major “Screw-ip”.

    The Bush Legacy……”Presiding over the decay and destruction of the greatest country in the history of the world.”