Sunday, January 27, 2008

Pre-Historical Back to the Future Whitewash

In the Washington Post today a pair of wingnut apologists in general and Bush apologist in particular, attempt to warn us that although Bush is a disaster now, things could change in the distant future.

Reaching for a Place in History

Sunday, January 27, 2008; Page B01

As President Bush prepares to deliver his last State of the Union address tomorrow night, a legion of pundits, politicians and, yes, historians is already assigning the 43rd president his final place in history. These commentators, and especially those who confidently assert that Bush is the "worst president in history," would do well to remember the British historian C.V. Wedgwood's observation: "History is written backward but lived forward. Those who know the end of the story can never know what it was like at the time." We all know -- or think we do -- what things are like in our union now, with an economy hitting a rough patch and a foreign war grinding on with no end in sight. But we don't know how the story will turn out.
Well, gentlemen, it's gonna take a whole lot 'a spinnin indeed to turn Bush and his turdblossum [El Rove] into a say, Abe Lincoln, or that guy who chopped down the Cherry tree. Who was he now? oh yea, another George. But anyway, it is comforting to ponder future generations coming to understand and look back in wonderment of George Walker Bush; and they'll have the above video to study, admire and hopefully decipher what it all means.

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