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As Bush Stays Silent, His Reputation Steadily Gains

RedRum Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 1:44 PM
Agreed. This is especially the case with George H.W. Bush - a fine man, and a good President. His son inherited some admirable qualities from his father, and his mother as well.

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...