Dubya’s Africa Efforts Ongoing

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Photo: George W. Bush InstituteDallas Morning News: Bringing Africa Back to Life:LUSAKA, Zambia — On a beautiful Saturday morning, Delfi Nyankombe stood among her bracelets and necklaces at a churchyard bazaar and pondered a question: What do you think of George W. Bush?“George Bush is a great man,” she answered. “He tried to help poor countries like Zambia when we were really hurting from AIDS. He empowered us, especially women, when the number of people dying was frightening. Now w … [Read more...]

Matt Damon gives Props to George W. Bush?

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Well that is a surprising headline. Here's an even more surprising one: Matt Damon wants to kiss George Bush on the mouth:Matt Damon, known for his liberal politics, gave credit where credit was due to former President George W. Bush.And he said he’d do it with more than just thanks.“I would kiss George W. Bush on the mouth for what he did on PEPFAR,” he told The Atlantic in an extensive interview about his charity work.From that piece:MD: I would kiss George W. Bush on the … [Read more...]

Mercy in the White House

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Over at First Things, Gayle Trotter has a nice interview with Timothy S. Goeglein, the disgraced "middleman" in the last Bush administration who writes of some very poignant and personal moments with the man in his book The Man in the Middle: An Inside Account of Faith and Politics in the George W. Bush Era:When I resigned from my position and I drove home, I felt my world had caved in, and I was certain that that was the end of the end. When I came back to the White House on Monday to begin … [Read more...]

The Toxicity of Idolatry – UPDATED

My Tuesday column at First Things is up, and today we're talking about the strange gods we put before us and the toxic effect it has had on our politics:[In Barack Obama] . . . chattering classes, largely indifferent-to-agnostic-to-hostile toward religion, had suddenly found themselves a god, and to speak his name in vain could not be countenanced. Heretics sinning against the speak-not commandment were speedily feathered with the gooiest tar available and then ostracized from polite … [Read more...]

That felt good! UPDATED

Really goodMy favorite part, though, was watching Barbara Bush take her own pictures with her little camera, and scoring the game.I respect anyone who loves baseball enough to score it.UPDATE: I am looking forward to reading Bush's upcoming book, for may reasons, including this one … [Read more...]

"Bush tax cuts created deficit" Not.

I'm tired of hearing the Democrats and my hate-mailers stupidly try to pin our historic deficit spending on the "evil, immoral" Bush tax cuts, so let's just put this narrative down for good, shall we?NY TIMES, JULY 9, 2006: Surprising Jump in Tax Revenues Is Curbing DeficitAn unexpectedly steep rise in tax revenues from corporations and the wealthy is driving down the projected budget deficit this year, even though spending has climbed sharply because of the war in Iraq and the cost of … [Read more...]

Obama: "Hand to hand combat"

Just what kind of divisive, non-unifying, non-post-partisan, ego-riding fool is in our White House?A Republican majority in Congress would mean "hand-to-hand combat" on Capitol Hill for the next two years, threatening policies Democrats have enacted to stabilize the economy, President Obama warned Wednesday.Speaking on Michael Baisden's syndicated radio show, Obama also made a direct appeal to African Americans about the importance of the November vote, even though he's not on the ballot … [Read more...]

Why We Miss Bush – UPDATED

Ed Morrissey notes that many who spent 8+ years detesting Bush as the worst moron-nazi-terrorist ever born of woman are now looking for him to break his post-presidential silence in the cause of aiding President Obama and the unpopular dont-call-it-a-Ground-Zero-mosque construction planned in New York City.It's certainly a delicious irony to savor. Of course all of those pundits clamoring for Bush's assistance are careful to point out that he is still an idiotchimp on every other issue but … [Read more...]

Dubya & Laura Surprise Troops

Cool. Classy.Kim Priestap has quotes, and links to more pictures of a surprised visit Mr. & Mrs. made to the Dallas USO, where they greeted returning troops.The pictures are great. Troops look both surprised and delighted. Bushes just look delighted. … [Read more...]

Speaking of Nino & Other Things

Playing with the ongoing non-story of SCOTUS Nominee Elena Kagan's sexual orientation, Michael Kinsley has written a rather amusing satire about the sex lives of Supreme Court Justices:Why does Justice Antonin Scalia, by common consent the leading intellectual force on the Court, have nine children? Is this normal? Or should I say "normal," as some people choose to define it? Can he represent the views of ordinary Americans when he practices such a minority lifestyle? After all, having nine … [Read more...]


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