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As Bush Stays Silent, His Reputation Steadily Gains

hboring Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 10:04 AM
All these initiatives, most of which I wish had not happened, were passed by Congress. There is plenty of blame to go around, especially as the last two years of Bush's second term were under a Democratic Congress. And he spent less in eight years than Obama has in four. And he is a lot more honest than Obama.
spectator2 Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 8:42 PM
But Bush really, really, really, really wanted amnesty. And isn't that what we're all so upset about now. He was just another spineless politician who preferred illegal aliens to Americans, and he showed it numerous times.

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...