Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Bush Tears

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Former President George H.W. Bush came here Monday to talk about leadership and opened his remarks with advice on working with rivals, being patient and building personal relationships.

He then broke down in tears mentioning his son, Gov. Jeb Bush, as an example of leadership and the way he handled losing the 1994 governor's race to popular incumbent Democrat Lawton Chiles. He vaguely referred to dirty tricks in the campaign.

"He didn't whine about it. He didn't complain," the former president said before choking up in front of lawmakers, Gov. Bush's top administrators and state workers gathered in the House chamber for the last of the governor's leadership forums.
You could just take this at face value.

But think about it. What would it do to you to watch your son, the President of the United States, so totally screw up virtually the entire world, and to do so against your own advice?

The pressure has got to be enormous.
Blogger Lynne said...
Ask me if I feel one moment's pity or even empathy for any member of the Bush crime family. You reap what you sow. I'm so angry with all of them I can't even be rational about it.
I hope they hurt. A lot. At least as much as all the mothers who never got the chance to say goodbye to their children in Iraq and Afghanistan.