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In Final Months in Office, Bush Is Burdened but Still Confident

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In Final Months in Office, Bush Is Burdened but Still Confident George W. Bush began his presidency with the worst terrorist attack on American soil and he is ending it with the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. In between, he confronted a hurricane that nearly wiped New Orleans off the map as his administration showed ineptitude in its response. Now, as he spends his last months in office trying to avert a global economic collapse, Mr. Bush has been telling people privately that it's a good thing he's in charge.

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CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
It is a good thing that he is in charge, and I will be sad to see him go. He really is a good man.
organicsugr organicsugr 8 years
Anyone who's down on their luck in the big easy needs to look no further than the dazzling veneer of the 1980's. Why not just buy junk bonds on margin, I say. In a few months, you'll be having cookies with Milken.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Why are people still living in trailers? The last time I was in NO (earlier this past spring), it wasn't because the funding wasn't there, it was because the materials weren't. There is a huge shortage still of building materials, and qualified people to build those houses. As for the Iraqi citizens, who is killing them? Do you think we aren't trying to stop the killing? The foreclosures weren't because of Bush, they were because the mortgage companies made loans to people who shouldn't have been, after being pressured by a previous administration to do so. I've got nothing on the economy.
organicsugr organicsugr 8 years
Anyone still living in a FEMA trailer in New Orleans can't blame Bush. They can only blame themselves.
Ginger Ginger 8 years
People still living in trailers in New Orleans, thousands of US soldiers dead, tens of thousands of Iraqi citizens dead, record foreclosures, not to mention the status of the economy, yada, yada, yada.... And still people defend him. :oy:
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
This dude is the true Teflon man. No disaster can stick to him long enough to damage his own self-confidence. Now, the rest of the country's confidence in him...that's another matter.
geebers geebers 8 years
Pop- I serious wonder about people who say that too. It's like they are looking for absolutely anything to defend Bush.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
I read the actual NY Times article that the Huffpo piece was based on. All Bush really says is that he's glad this happened under him because he has a team of really smart people working for him. He also says he hopes to get some of it under control before the next president takes over because it would be awful to start with this on day 1. I guess that's worth a news story... Anyway, UnDave, I already commented on that particular email forward in the blog where I saw it but I will repeat what I said there. I'm a little stunned that people actually think that the Democratic congress caused all this. Do people really believe that? If so I would strongly question their understanding of correlation versus causation.
sexylibrarian sexylibrarian 8 years
Yes Dave I do know that Clinton blames the dems. I think that admitting you are wrong is a great quality to have.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
The key is Bush isn't necessarily the one to blame on the repubs. Did you know that Clinton blames the democratic party? I find that interesting as well.
sexylibrarian sexylibrarian 8 years
All of those things did not happen in less than a year they happened over time. Dems and Repub are all to blame.
sexylibrarian sexylibrarian 8 years
UnDave I seriously question the validity of you information.
Adrenalynn75 Adrenalynn75 8 years
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I said 7 1/2 years ago this man was bad for our country. I hate being right in this instance.
dreamsugar dreamsugar 8 years
Then you should feel happy that McCain is Bush 2.0 the upgrade.
dreamsugar dreamsugar 8 years
So is this a post to protect and justify that you in fact voted for Bush???
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
George Bush has been in office for 7 1/2 years. The first six the economy was fine. A little over one year ago: 1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high; 2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon; 3) the unemployment rate was 4.5%. 4) the DOW JONES hit a record high--14,000 + 5) American's were buying new cars, taking cruises, vacations overseas, living large!... But American's wanted 'CHANGE'! So, in 2006 they voted in a Democratic Congress and yes--we got 'CHANGE' all right. In the PAST YEAR: 1) Consumer confidence has plummeted; 2) Gasoline is now over $4 a gallon & climbing!; 3) Unemployment is up to 5.5% (a 10% increase); 4) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $12 TRILLION DOLLARS and prices still dropping; 5) 1% of American homes are in foreclosure. 6) as I write, THE DOW is probing another low~~ $2.5 TRILLION DOLLARS HAS EVAPORATED FROM THEIR STOCKS, BONDS & MUTUAL FUNDS INVESTMENT PORTFOLIOS! YES, IN 2006 AMERICA VOTED FOR CHANGE...AND WE SURE GOT IT! ...
dreamsugar dreamsugar 8 years
Why doesn't he just leave now.
Adrenalynn75 Adrenalynn75 8 years
Bush Countdown Clock reads: 3 months 11 days 14 hours 39 minutes 5...4...3...2...1 seconds
dreamsugar dreamsugar 8 years
He's confident of course - because he will no longer be leading the country. I'm confident too.
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