Saturday, October 04, 2008

George Bush Gets Favorably Compared to Somebody

Now that Sarah Palin's on the world stage as "George Bush without connections," it's hard to remember an incident where the sitting President was deemed more capable or accomplished in any fashion than anybody else. Rolling Stone rolls forth to fill the gap.
John Sidney McCain III and George Walker Bush both represent the third generation of American dynasties. Both were born into positions of privilege against which they rebelled into mediocrity. Both developed an uncanny social intelligence that allowed them to skate by with a minimum of mental exertion. Both struggled with booze and loutish behavior. At each step, with the aid of their fathers' powerful friends, both failed upward. And both shed their skins as Episcopalian members of the Washington elite to build political careers as self-styled, ranch-inhabiting Westerners who pray to Jesus in their wives' evangelical churches.

In one vital respect, however, the comparison is deeply unfair to the current president: George W. Bush was a much better pilot.
I'll take their word for it.


mark said...

RS' cover smear on McCain is ludicrous...... you know by now (I hope) that I am undecided in this hear election, but if I have to elect one of the Big Two based on the loutish behavior of their supporters, it would have to be the Cain Man. While he's being taken to task for his supporters being mean-spirited and well, evil, the same people leading the charge of the not-bright brigade engage in name-calling, finger-pointing, dubious associations and well, evil.

get this straight: the only thing that would change is the end of one regime and the start of another. Obama's supporters are intolerant and dogmatic.

Thanks God you support McKinney.

Can't we all just get along.

Anonymous said...

It sounds to me like you've adopted undecidedness and the implicit assumption that American will never have worthwhile leadership -- in a word, cynicism -- as your own dogma.

That's not change we can believe in.

I'll hope your karma runs over it.