George W. Bush led this country through some very difficult times. And while I disagreed with him on many counts, I never doubted his sincerity, his desire to do the right thing, and his deep, deep love for this country.
I’ve never credited any of those traits to the current occupant.
Still, George W. Bush received more than his fair share of criticism. Some of it justified. But I always maintained that history would be kinder to him.
A new survey tends to indicate that I was right. Just like I knew I would be.
Newser reports that, “the first time since 2005, more Americans approve of George W. Bush than disapprove, reports Gallup. He now stands at 49-46—up 9 in the “view favorably” category and down 13 in “view unfavorably” since he left office in 2009.”
There will be some who will never like George W. Bush. Some like Vice President Joe Biden who remains the single greatest reason for not seeking the impeachment of Barack Obama. Biden said today, “This man was elected president of the United States of America. But for the good of the nation, when the bad decision, in my view, was made, he did the right thing for the nation.” [Yahoo]
Biden’s right that Gore (finally) stepped aside after the Supreme Court ruling. But he omits the fact that a subsequent recount proved that George Bush did indeed carry Florida and was, in face, elected to the Presidency of the United States.
Something Joe Biden will never experience.