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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Nobody's Perfect

Related Link » Thank you former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush
“We know absolutely no one in Bush family circles and have never met former President George W. Bush or his wife Laura. If you have been reading us for any length of time, you know that we used to make fun of ‘Dubya’ nearly every day … parroting the same comedic bits we heard in our Democrat circles, where Bush is still, to this day, lampooned as a chimp, a bumbling idiot, and a poor, clumsy public speaker. [...] Well, we told you before how much the current president, Dr. Utopia, made us realize just how wrong we were about Bush. We shudder to think what Dr. Utopia would have done post-9/11. He would have not gone there with a bullhorn and struck that right tone. More likely than not, he would have been his usual fey, apologetic self, and waxed professorially about how evil America is and how justified Muslims are for attacking us, with a sidebar on how good the attacks were because they would humble us. Honestly, we don’t think ‘President’ Gore would have been much better that day. The world needed George W. Bush, his bullhorn, and his [indomitable] spirit that day … and we will forever be grateful to this man for that. As we will always be grateful for what George and Laura Bush did this week, with no media attention, when they very quietly went to Ft. Hood and met personally with the families of the victims of this terrorist attack.”
— ‘Posted by HillBuzz, November 10, 2009’
I know absolutely no one in HillBuzz circles, and until today [h/t Theo] have never heard of their website. If you have been reading me for any length of time, you know that I used to make fun of that lot. That will likely not change. But I believe in giving credit where it's due.

Nobody is perfect. Even Big Al made a mistake, though in his case that only enhanced his already enormous intellect:
Einstein's self-proclaimed "biggest blunder" — his postulation of a cosmological constant (a force that opposes gravity and keeps the universe from collapsing) — may not be such a blunder after all, according to the research of an international team of scientists that includes two Texas A&M University researchers.
— ScienceDaily (Nov. 28, 2007)’
My point here is that at least the folks at HillBuzz have the decency, unlike the vast majority of that lot of douche bags, to admit publicly that they had been wrong about their malignant treatment of the former President. I'd like to think that if and when I am convinced that I had been wrong about my very low opinion of our current President, I will have the decency to admit that publicly too.

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