President George H.W. Bush was a nice man. In fact, he was much too nice to be a good president.
Bush was no conservative. We knew that before he was elected. However after watching him capitulate to Democrats again and again, I asked someone who knew him well if the Democrats had something on him or did he simply desire to be liked by them. His friend’s voice fell as he confirmed it was the latter.
I do not begrudge the honors our 41st president has received following his death. The office should be respected and these things are befitting anyone who has held the office of head of state of this great country. I also feel for his family as they mourn the loss of a beloved father and grandfather.
I do, however, resent the attempt to reinvent the man as a great president. He was not even adequate. If anything, he torpedoed much of the good that began under Ronald Reagan and is responsible for many terrible things that live on. Continue reading “George W. Bush Too Nice to be a Good President”