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As Bush Stays Silent, His Reputation Steadily Gains

christiancon Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 12:16 PM
You are absolutely correct. You point out very accurately the difference between liberals and conservatives. The libs see mainly in stark progressive terms and then worship at the cult of personalities. Conservatives are much more likely to have a jaundiced eye and evaluate based upon policy and adherence to conservative values. Conservatives are not surprised to see fluctuations in even their own as they view with a skepticism the influence of DC insider political games. Liberals get their man and worship him/her and even if off course on progressive policy seem extremely reluctant to judge on principle and need maintain a cult of personality. In essence conservatism is less prone to worship of man, whereas liberalism fails much on that .

Tomorrow, the George W. Bush Presidential Center will be dedicated at Southern Methodist University in Texas. It's a good time to look back on the performance of the 43rd president, who has been almost entirely missing from the public stage these past four years.

It's widely assumed that Bush is generally despised by the public. The perceptive American Interest blogger Walter Russell Mead stirred the ire of some former Bush aides when he recommended that Republicans avoid any defense of his record and move on to new issues.

But perhaps Bush's name is not mud any more. The Washington...