Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bush's final press conference


Or alternate title, if you're W., why change things up now?

W. gave a bizarre final press conference. And I'm not the only one who thinks so. Look at what Ed Rollins, Republican strategist extraordinaire, had to say about W.'s final press conference:


And if you don't believe me or Mr. Rollins, watch it for yourself, here's part 1:



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Is it just me or did he seem happy that this was his last press conference? Did he seem relieved that he's almost out of the White House? Did he seem to already be laying out the case that his presidency wasn't all that bad or that he did pretty well, all things considered; he said as much when he stated in this press conference that he would continue to defend his record. I don't know. That's how I saw the press conference.

As for how history will view George W. Bush's presidency, I do not know. Having watched this press conference (and, by the way, having not seen Oliver Stone's movie, "W.") I come away looking at this president as I think most do when viewing most presidents when they leave office. I look at this president and think that he really did try to do the best he could and that he is a good person. I just sometimes (most times) disagreed with his politics. Perhaps he wasn't up to the challenges he soon faced shortly after taking office. Those would-be challenges weren't on most people's radars after Clinton left office. In this press conference, and for most of his presidency, G.W. Bush seemed awkward, over whelmed by it all, out of his element, beyond his depth, or over his head.

However, he did run and he did serve, and for that he should have all our thanks. Good luck President Bush, and thank you.