George Bush Sr. was interviewed by Chris Wallace this weekend. Pretty pedestrian as interviews go, but that's a Chris Wallace specialty, at least when interviewing Republicans. But what had my jaw dropping was when Papa declared that he would love to see another Bush in the White House, this time another son, former Florida governor Jeb Bush.
You've got to be kidding me.
Poppa Bush, have you been paying attention to what your current son has done to the country and to the world? With a deadly combination of incompetence, disengagement, stupidity and bullheadedness your son is leaving Washington with nothing but disaster in his wake. He smirked his way through eight miserable years as the U.S. economy was driven into the ground, and thousands of American lost their lives in an unnecessary war which acted as an extra bonus to our enemies by providing a shot of adrenaline to their rhetoric.
The world is a more dangerous place than it was when your son took office, and now it teeters on the abyss of an economic disaster of unprecedented proportions. Pops, your son took an economy that was healthy and robust and drove it into the ground; he took a foreign policy that had garnered respect and even admiration from leaders around the world and turned us into the bully in the playground.
Pops, have you been paying attention? Have you been watching your son's End Game as it plays itself out? In interview after interview, it's becoming quite clear that W has no problem sleeping at night. He doesn't think any of this was his fault. He didn't even do it His Way, because at least that song admitted to a few regrets. Not W. Blameless as a babe. He's not just in denial. Your son's delusional.
In this video, Mr. Bush the Elder, you talked about service -- how the idea of doing good for your country is the reason you made politics the family business. But if you really were the patriot you claim to be you would have warned the world that your son was not capable of being president. You knew his history; using your connections you got the boy into one good deal after another only to watch him screw each one of them up.
Your son is the Anti-Midas, Poppa Bush; everything he touches turns from gold into dust.
And now you have the audacity to suggest that another Bush son would make a great president? Really? Mr. Bush, with all due respect, you're as delusional as your son. Spare us another attempt to salvage the Bush family name. I don't think this country could take it.