Thursday, November 4, 2010

That Was the Worst?

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.