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As Bush Stays Silent, His Reputation Steadily Gains

christiancon Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 12:22 PM
Bush was only a mildly better president than Obama---Wow, I wouldn't go that far. I certainly agree that 2008 was a horrible year for Bush and the lack of seeing the need for the surge earlier a huge mistake. Bush wasn't Reagan and conservatism is something he played around with in most respects. However Obama is an overt Marxist-socialist-progressive ideologue and a man who is extremely dangerous to the continuance of this republic. So yea Bush failed on numerous accounts- but a little better than Obama-NO WAY.

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...