is that title of an article in the NH Union Leader:
“President George W. Bush was not known for his class. He wore cowboy boots, slapped people on the back and called others by nicknames he made up. Yet tomorrow Americans will see how classy W. can be.
Last week Bush taped an episode of “Oprah” that will air tomorrow. In it, Oprah tries to get Bush to criticize, or at least comment on, President Obama’s performance. Bush refuses.
“I don’t think it’s good for a former President to be out there opining on every darned issue,” Bush said. “He’s got a plenty tough job. Trust me. And there’s gonna be plenty of critics, and he doesn’t need me criticizing him. And I don’t think it’s good for the presidency. Other people have a different point of view.”
That used to be the accepted view. Former Presidents didn’t criticize sitting ones. Jimmy Carter, however, thought himself above such petty traditionalism. In his pursuit of relevance and attention, he publicly thumped Bush early and often. He even wrote an entire column in The New York Times criticizing Bush on the Iraq War.
President Obama is blundering along like a toddler on a sugar high. But Bush keeps his counsel. As he should. Criticizing one’s successors diminishes the office of the President, not to mention the one doing the criticizing.”
Comment: Some people are far more sour than others….and that includes presidents. That Jimmy Carter was an incompetent president besides being sour, is a given……..so , in his fantasy, he continues his presidency decades after he was fired. He stuck his nose into Bill Clinton’s State Department affairs on a couple occasions, so I am not so certain he cares about who he means to bump.
Most Leftists have little sense of propriety when it comes to their politics, anyway. Shouldn’t they be adulated simply by being alive, for such outstanding feelings they possess about helping people they believe are needy……the ones who vote for them.
Sour and disagreeable and totally without personality, that’s our Jimmy.