Well, now that the GOP presidential race is on, I guess the liberal media has now begun the process of “rehabilitating” George W. Bush.
How else can you explain E.J. Dionne’s latest offering? Dionne writes, “Yet compared with the New Hampshire Seven – and with today’s Republican majority in the House of Representatives – Bush was the reincarnation of Theodore Roosevelt.”
So Bush the Cowboy now walks softly?
Well, Dionne hastens to add that “there are limits to my Bush nostalgia” citing the Bush tax cuts and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. But who knows? In time, he might come around.
After all, these seven Republicans (with possibly more to come) aim to unseat President Obama. Whatever disappointments the liberal media might have with The Anointed One, the thought of his defeat is untenable. So the liberal media must characterize any Republican wishing to replace Obama as so toxic that they are willing to re-cast Bush as a moderate. So don’t be surprised if Dionne isn’t the last liberal columnist to write something along the lines of, “Unlike this crowd of Republicans, Bush acknowledged that the federal government can ease injustices and get useful things done.”
Two and a half years of Obama will do that to a liberal writer.