22 November 2004

An Honest Bush

      Bush the Elder, in his speech at the Clinton Library ceremony, demonstrated something that's been sorely lacking for a while from American politics: good humour. Reading the transcript, it's hard not to think how much kinder (and gentler, one supposes) the man seems now that he's not in office (and his village-idiot son is in). I like these remarks on Clinton:

And seeing him out on the campaign trail, it was plain to see how he fed off the energy and the hopes and the aspirations of the American people. Simply put, he was a natural, and he made it look too easy.

And, oh, how I hated him for that.

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