Sunday, January 14, 2007

Bush: the Lincoln of our day. Har-dee-har har har.

Crooks and Liars:
After replacing Generals Abizaid and Casey, some in the media have likened President Bush's leadership style to that of Abraham Lincoln. Jon Stewart and John Oliver debate whether or not this is an appropriate comparison.
The top tier of great presidents is reserved for those who saved the union: Washington, Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt. Without the leadership each of those men provided in turn, we wouldn't still have a country.
But if George W. Bush wants to be remembered as a great president, and the only way to achieve that is to save the republic when its very survival is in jeopardy, then there was only one thing he could do: He would have to put the future of the country at risk himself.

I doubt that's what he's thinking. But it would explain a lot.


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