Jennifer Rubin’s puff piece heralding the restoration of George W. Bush’s reputation in celebration of the opening of his presidential library brought much mirth, not to mention a fair share of gob-smacking and head-desking.
Scott Lemiuex at LGM:
Shorter Designated Republican Stenographer Jennifer Rubin: “George Bush was the greatest. With notably rare exceptions, there were no terrorist attacks on the American homeland when George W. Bush was president. And hundreds of thousands dead and trillions of dollars spent attacking a country that posed no threat whatsoever to the United States is nothing compared to the horrors of the deficit. And don’t kid yourself, George W. Bush hated deficits. You think there would be unfunded wars or corporate boondoggles* with him in the White House? Please.”
*Verbatim Jen Rubin: “He is responsible for one of the most popular and fiscally sober entitlement plans, Medicare Part D.” I swear. This is performance art, right? Almost every line could be a “verbatim” bit.
To her credit, she did not say, “Well, at least our guy is white.”