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If George W. Bush Were President Today

swampcat Wrote: Apr 26, 2013 7:52 PM
I love the ballet. I love the symphony. I love, love plays. I love music concerts...but I hate musicals....going to watch Les Mis with my husband.... bah humbug. See you all later.
Earl29 Wrote: Apr 26, 2013 9:09 PM
Just who is this Les joker anyway? And why is there a musical about him?

As President Obama joined four ex-presidents for the dedication of a facility honoring his immediate predecessor, comparisons were unavoidable.

Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush were teenagers during the depression. The childhoods of Bill Clinton and the honoree, George W. Bush, spanned the 1950s.

Generational and political differences jump out from any perusal of these five presidencies. But on a cool, sun-splashed morning in Dallas, there was harmony all around for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

But as soon as the kind words of the morning were concluded, I dove back into the messy remains of a...