Adios Mr. Shrub
Original post made by A Boomer, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jan 16, 2009
"Bush is uniting the country by getting outta town."
I am disgusted by the press conferences, interviews and farewell speech of this failure of a President, in which he is delusional about the awful stewardship that ocurred under his non-watch. He is so out of touch, it is just appalling.
The gratuitous comments by Shrub and Cheney as they exit the scene about making the tough decisions, not paying attention to the polls, having few regrets, and leaving the judgement to history are to be expected bravado, but they choose Harry Truman as their reference point, when they should be choosing Harding/Coolidge/Hoover.
I am feeling like those times, in which my grandparents were in the age cohort that I am now, we are in for some extremely difficult years ahead, a great deal of which can be attibuted to lazy thinking by those in leadership in Washington these last 8 years.
The man who becomes President next Tuesday has thus far exhibited a demeanor and choice of talent that makes me hopeful. I am sad to say that they are cleaning up a mess that can be attributed to poor judgemeents, lack of bi-partinsanship, cronyism, and mis-guided ideology.
By contrast, there seems to be a pragmatism about those who are about to take office.
Good riddance, Mr. Shrub, and may God bless our new President Obama.