Silence Is Golden

…..and a former president gets rich.

CALGARY, Alberta – Former President George W. Bush said on Tuesday that he won’t criticize Barack Obama because the new U.S. president “deserves my silence,” and said he plans to write a book about the 12 toughest decisions he made in office.

Bush declined to critique the Obama administration in his first speech since leaving office in January. Former Vice President Dick Cheney has said that Obama’s decisions threatened America’s safety.

Bush said he wants Obama to succeed and said it’s important that he has that support.  —

I knew if I only managed to survive Monkey Boy’s administration intact, he’d finally say something sensible I could agree with.  Even so, he didn’t take it far enough: Yes the new president “deserves his silence,” but so does the rest of the world.  We bleeding earned it!

duct_tapeStill.  I’ll take it.  Compare his remarks to Darth “his actions imperil America” Cheney and Gush “I hope he fails” Limbaughtomy.  He’s being positively diplomatic.  Ex-Presidential, even.  Should’ve happened years ago (like, four!).

I’m also having fun thinking about his 12 toughest decisions.  Paper or plastic?  Scratch ass with left or right hand?  Golf vacation or just hang out on the ranch drinking manly non-alcoholic beer?  All the coloring books in the Bush Presidential Library or just the ones I’ve finished?

Read the “Bin Laden Plans to Fly Airplanes into WTC on September 11” memo or practice reading aloud “My Pet Goat?”  (We know how that one came out.)  Invade Iran or Iraq?  Or iPod?  Take the rest of the term off and let Cheney run things officially, or stay in office until the end and let him do it from the back seat?  (We know how that came out, too.  Now they’re indirectly snipering at each other.  Darth is peeved that Monkey Boy didn’t pardon Rove: first time the spoiled simian brat ever said No to him.)

As for “writing a book,” this is like athletes’ authorial endeavors.  Send in the clowns, and sneak in the ghostwriters.  Remember when Charles Barkley said he’d been misquoted in his own autobiography?  I envision the former president, sitting in Borders at autograph sessions, issuing “signing statements” distancing himself from his own words.

Bah.  Picking on Monkey Boy is so ten minutes ago.  Besides, the current administration with its Who me? shocked-shocked stance on the AIG bonuses, is far more deserving of our contempt these days.  I’ll stop now.

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6 Responses to Silence Is Golden

  1. Lois Terms says:

    Ha! The Decider Rides Again! This book is headed for the Remainder bin upon publication.

  2. Ruh Roh says:

    Did somebody actually pay this man to address them?

  3. Beardsley says:

    I can’t fathom what Bush means when he says he wants Obama to succeed. Obama’s job is to excavate the nation — and lead the world — out of the chaos Bush left us in, with its raging wars, exposure to terrorism, crumbled economy, demoralized leadership, fragile environment, etc. Obama’s success at undoing the Bush era would essentially declare Bush’s a failed presidency. He wishes him success at this? Really?

    Or is that imbecile just flapping his gums again, playing the game.

  4. Living Will says:

    I wish more politicians would take vows of silence, or at least shut their yaps when they have nothing to say. Of course, last Xmas I wished for a fire engine and a horsey, and I didn’t get them, either.

  5. Arnold says:

    I’ll be back.

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