Saturday, November 13, 2010

Bush on Kanye: How About Some Perspective

During a recent interview with Matt Lauer, George W. Bush said:

PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: That's -- "he's a racist." And I didn't appreciate it then. I don't appreciate it now. It's one thing to say, "I don't appreciate the way he's handled his business." It's another thing to say, "This man's a racist." I resent it, it's not true, and it was one of the most disgusting moments in my Presidency.

Mr. Bush is correct, that was a terrible and inaccurate statement made by West.  However, calling it "...one of the most disgusting moments in my Presidency.", is equally insulting and disgusting.  Compared to: failure to listen to 9/11 threats, invading Iraq, thousands of US servicemen killed and wounded, thousands of Iraqi citizens killed, financial deregulation, Katrina response, Abu Grhaib, politicizing Pat Tillman, economic meltdown, Russian emergence, excessive deficit spending, Gitmo, and enabling the petroleum industry all come to mind as significantly more disgusting.

Perspective.

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