Dick Cheney got a heart transplant and no one makes a joke about W getting a brain and the Neocons finding courage?
The story gained notoriety in 2001 after U.S. President George W. Bush continued reading the book with an elementary school class for seven minutes after being informed of the September 11 attacks.
In a rare moment of candor last week, the third-ranking Republican in the House admitted the failure of the Bush tax cuts. “You know, I think it’s fair to say, if the current tax rates were enough to create jobs and generate economic growth we’d have a growing economy,” Mike Pence acknowledged, adding, “It’s not working now.” Given that the Bush years produced the worst economic growth in the past 50 years, Pence is sadly correct. But sadder still is the dismal performance of the Bush economy across almost every indicator that counts. From moribund job creation and sinking household incomes to skyrocketing deficits and record income inequality, Republican economic stewardship over the past decade has been a disaster.
So the argument becomes “They haven’t done what we claimed they would do, but that’s no reason to undo the policy. “
The symptoms of Bush Derangement Syndrome, in its fullest version, are that you believed
1. That the Bush tax cuts were sold on false pretenses, and were fiscally irresponsible
2. That the Iraq war was sold on false pretenses, and that invading Iraq was a mistake
3. That for all his posturing, Bush was actually doing a bad job of fighting Al Qaeda
4. That the use of torture was ineffective as well as immoral, and was hurting America
5. That the economic expansion of the middle Bush years, such as it was, was driven by an unsustainable housing bubble
6. That the Bush administration was distorting science to avoid taking action on climate change
Crazy stuff, with one common theme: it was all true.
The new king of Tonga has been sworn in today, 24 hours after the death of 88-year-old King Taufa-ahau Tupou IV in a New Zealand hospital after a long but unspecified illness.New king of Tonga sworn in - Times Online
His successor is noted for his fondness for wearing a monocle and military uniform, and driving around in a London taxi.
As much as I might dislike W, at least he doesn’t wear a monocle. Seriously, any leader wearing a f%ing monocle is just asking for a coop.