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As Bush Stays Silent, His Reputation Steadily Gains

spectator2 Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 8:11 PM
A small, small man. He was behlind the prosecution of Ramos and Campion. A stain on the presidency and on the country. Just because he didn't get his way. A loser all the 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...