Saturday, June 03, 2006

Fighting against the tide of history

From The Anonymous Liberal:

Bush's most loyal apologists, and lately Bush himself, have taken to invoking the example of Harry Truman, a man who endured similarly dismal approval ratings toward the end of his presidency, but whose historical legacy has steadily improved since then. Just last week, Bush when out of his way to draw this comparison:
"By the actions he took, the institutions he built, the alliances heforged and the doctrines he set down, President Truman laid the foundations for America's victory in the cold war," Mr. Bush told the class of 2006.
Yeah, I get it. And I understand why this is a pleasing analogy for Bush. Presidents want to be judged kindly by history. This is especially true when they stand little chance of being judged kindly in the present. But here's my question: if Bush is hoping that his validation will come from future generations, why on earth is he yet again coming out in support of the Marriage Protection Amendment?
Read the full posting here.

1 comment:

Betsy McKenzie said...

Welcome back, Jim! I love your political postings on OOTJ, and was so sorry when you said you would restrict them to your other blog. I am glad to play outrage tag with you!