Saturday, December 09, 2006

"How George W. Bush has ruined the family franchise"

By Michael J.W. Stickings

I apologize for the paucity of posts the past couple of days. I just haven't been feeling very well. But keep checking back for more from me and the co-bloggers.


For your reading pleasure, check out this column by Eleanor Clift at Newsweek. Key passage:

The son who was wrongly launched has made such a mess of things that he has ruined the family franchise. Without getting too Oedipal, it’s fair to say that so many mistakes George W. Bush made are the result of his need to distinguish himself from his father and show that he’s smarter and tougher. His need to outdo his father and at the same time vindicate his father’s failure to get re-elected makes for a complicated stew of emotions. The irony is that the senior Bush, dismissed by Junior’s crowd as a country-club patrician, looks like a giant among presidents compared to his son.

Which is why I asked, the other day, if Bush 41 breaks down in tears over the failures of Bush 43.

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