Skip to main content

Class- and sometimes a lack of it- surround the Bush library dedication

Columnist and Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan- herself class personified- holds forth on Obama fatigue and George W. Bush's return from the public opinion doghouse.

Joseph Curl of the Washington Times on how Dubyah outlclassed both Clinton and Obama at the Bush Library dedication the other day "without even trying."

Eugene Robinson exhibits the partisan lack of class we've come to expect from Lefties on the subject of Bush 43.

Not so Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, who tempers her disappointment at Dubyah's rhetoric concerning  the Katrina mess (one of many highly debatable criticisms of the younger Bush which somehow tends to go unrebutted) with high and very classy praise of his commitment to helping the victims and solving the problems  Katrina left in its wake.

And our 43rd president himself- continuing to be the soul of class despite the overwhelming temptation to defend himself in the face of the slander and ridicule which if anything has increased with his departure from office- continues to say of his time in office, "History will judge."

And Charles Krauthammer thinks that history will judge Mr. Bush well.  I especially recommend a look at the Krauthammer column, which does an excellent job of holding Democrats and other leftists accountable for their disingenuous criticism of the man.

And Krauthammer is not alone; Dubyah's closest aides are upbeat about how their former boss will appear in distant retrospect.

The less said about the timing of this item in the Washington Post, the better.

HT: Drudge


Popular posts from this blog

McMullin, Kasich, Hickenlooper, Huntsman, or somebody else sane in 2020!

I don't expect to be disenfranchised in 2020. I'm looking forward to Evan McMullin running against President Trump and whatever left-wing extremist the Democrats nominate. McMullin may or may not run for the Senate next year, and he may or may not run for president as an independent again next time around, but the nation can't afford to lose its most eloquent and intelligent critic of the populist takeover of the Republican party and the Executive Branch. We need the man in public life.

But interesting alternatives have developed. Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been mentioned as a potential primary challenger for Mr. Trump. I hope somebody continues the fight for the soul of my former party, even though I believe it to be a lost cause. Entrepreneur Mark Cuban is reportedly also considering a challenge to Mr. Trump. While I tend to see him at this point as somewhere to the left of where a candidate I would feel comfortable supporting might be, I would wish him well. Still, I see…

A modest proposal for a shocking innovation which is completely within the rules but which would, if adopted, revolutionize college football

I call it defense.

The idea- crazy as it may sound- is to supplement the scoring of points by your offense with an attempt to stop the other team from scoring them. Yeah, I know.  Really "out there," isn't it? But it has a history of winning not only games but championships. Modern college teams should try it more.

I'm a bit bummed about the Rose Bowl outcome but amused by the score. It seems that certain conferences aren't sure whether they're playing college football or high school basketball! I've noticed that in the scores of Sooner games. Last season the nation's college teams set a record by scoring an average of slightly more than 30 points each per game. That's a lot. Historically, that's a REAL lot.

The final score of the Rose Bowl was 54-48, though to be fair that was in double overtime. But to get there, the teams had to be tied 45-45 at the end of regulation! Last year was even worse. Southern Cal beat Penn State 52-49- in regulat…

Reflections on the present and future of my Blackhawks

As this season from hell creeps to its close at an excruciating pace and makes all of us devote more of our attention to spring training for the Cubs than we otherwise might, there are calls for the heads of Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman and even the greatest coach in Blackhawks history, Joel Quenneville.

No general manager or coach could have made Marian Hossa and Corey Crawford healthy or prevented Toews and Keith and Saad from having the worst seasons of their careers or foreseen that a series of trades most of which made perfect sense at the time wouldn't pan out. The Hawks are one season removed from the second-best regular season in their history. This will be the first time in a decade that they haven't made the playoffs.

With the exception of the Pens, maybe the Kings and (for different reasons) the Golden Knights, every other team in the NHL would kill to have won three Stanley Cups in the past decade. In fact, only the Hawks, the Pens, the Kings, the Wings, and the Brui…