There are those who still wish to excoriate, condemn and abrade President Bush as if there weren’t greater issues in the world to be dealt with. However, at an amicable appearance with former President Clinton in Toronto, Canada on Friday, President Bush was witty and charming to say the least. His impromptu comments were humorous and enjoyed by thousands. And needless to say, unlike some presidents, he didn’t need a teleprompter to answer questions. The audience roared at his opening remarks. “Welcome to the Bill and George Show.”
From there he and his colleague, President Clinton, went on to answer questions about Obama’s current policies on Cuba. His diplomatic relations with oppressive countries, his policies in regards to world affairs and a plethora of other issues. Topics and comments ranged anywhere from Afghanistan, AIDS, same sex marriage, Darfur and Rwanda. President Clinton openly admitted his regret for letting 800,000 people die in the genocide of Rwanda.
“I have no defense. We did not even have a meeting on it in the White House,” he said. “It was one of the greatest regrets of my presidency.”
All the while President Bush went on to captivate the crowd with witty and charming anecdotes of his post-presidential life. “I’m sitting in Crawford, Texas, I have my feet up on the couch, and I said, ‘free at last.’ My wife, Laura, replied. ‘Free to do the dishes and mow the lawn.’ I said, ‘baby, you’re talking to the former President of the United States. And to that she said, ‘yeah, just consider it your new domestic policy agenda.’” The crowd was hysterical with laughter.
I’m pleased to see all is well for George. Apparently life is good after his tenure as President. I can’t say the same for all past or current presidents however. As I’m pretty sure, and history shall bear it out, President Obama will not enjoy such indulgence. From what we’ve seen so far there doesn’t seem to be much joy in any of our futures, and with the domestic policies of Obama there isn’t much light glistening over the horizon. Yes, some will continually squall how all of Obama’s woes were inherited from his predecessor. How all of our problems have been passed down from the Bush Administration and how the world is doomed because of what he did. Even Joseph Curl, another left-wing nut, wrote in the Washington Times, “Former President George W. Bush, appearing Friday with his predecessor, Bill Clinton, in what turned out to be a collegial conversation rather than a spirited debate, once again said he would not criticize President Obama - then proceeded to do just that.” Read the transcript, listen to the presentation, I didn’t hear any criticism. The left just can’t stand it. Ten years from now they’ll still be blaming Bush for all the world’s ills.
Let’s face it, we’re in a new era. If our current great leader can’t figure how to make it work, well then, don’t we need another? Like I’ve said before and I’ll say again, Obama will be a one term president. His true colors and clandestine agenda is coming to light. The American people aren’t as dumb as he, Hilary and the rest of the democratic elitists think they are.
But again, this article isn’t about Obama, it’s about life after politics. I’m happy to see a President, one that history will prove to be one of our best, doing well in retirement. Since the cessation of his presidency life for all of us hasn’t blossomed much, will it change in years to come?