George W. Bush thinks that the worst thing that happened to him during his presidency was Kanye West said on TV that Mr. Bush didn’t care about black people.
I faced a lot of criticism as President. I didn’t like hearing people claim that I lied about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction or cut taxes to benefit the rich. But the suggestion that I was racist because of the response to Katrina represented an all time low.
That was the worst? So September 11, 2001 or sending thousands of soldiers off to die in a needless war or the most devastating natural disaster to hit the country pale in comparison to some rapper going off-script?
I think the memoirs of Mr. Bush are going to reveal — as if we already didn’t know it — that here was a man who was consumed by only one thing: himself. It was all about him and getting what he wanted. Period. And remember, this is also the guy who said that the best moment of his presidency was catching a big fish. Seriously.
The fact that the country and the world was able to survive those eight years basically intact is more a testimony to our resilience and strength than anything else.