Thursday, November 12, 2009

I'm Quite Impressed

One of my pet peeves is people who don't own up to being wrong or having a change of opinion. If you make a mistake or change your mind, own it. We're all human, we all make mistakes and/or change our minds. There's nothing wrong with that.

Which is why this so impressed me...

If you have been reading us for any length of time, you know that we used to make fun of “Dubya” nearly every day…parroting the same comedic bits we heard in our Democrat circles, where Bush is still, to this day, lampooned as a chimp, a bumbling idiot, and a poor, clumsy public speaker.

Oh, how we RAILED against Bush in 2000…and how we RAILED against the surge in support Bush received post-9/11 when he went to Ground Zero and stood there with his bullhorn in the ruins on that hideous day.

We were convinced that ANYONE who was president would have done what Bush did, and would have set that right tone of leadership in the wake of that disaster. President Gore, President Perot, President Nader, you name it. ANYONE, we assumed, would have filled that role perfectly.

Well, we told you before how much the current president, Dr. Utopia, made us realize just how wrong we were about Bush. We shudder to think that Dr. Utopia would have done post-9/11. He would have not gone there with a bullhorn and struck that right tone. More likely than not, he would have been his usual fey, apologetic self and waxed professorially about how evil America is and how justified Muslims are for attacking us, with a sidebar on how good the attacks were because they would humble us.

Honestly, we don’t think President Gore would have been much better that day. The world needed George W. Bush, his bullhorn, and his indominable spirit that day…and we will forever be grateful to this man for that.

As we will always be grateful for what George and Laura Bush did this week, with no media attention, when they very quietly went to Ft. Hood and met personally with the families of the victims of this terrorist attack.


The Bushes went and met privately with these families for HOURS, hugging them, holding them, comforting them.

If there are any of you out there with any connection at all to the Bushes, we implore you to give them our thanks…you tell them that a bunch of gay Hillary guys in Boystown, Chicago were wrong about the Bushes…and are deeply, deeply sorry for any jokes we told about them in the past, any bad thoughts we had about these good, good people.

You may be as surprised by this as we are ourselves, but from this day forward George W. and Laura Bush are now on the same list for us as the Clintons, Geraldine Ferraro, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, and the other political figures we keep in our hearts and never allow anyone to badmouth.

Criticize their policies academically and intelligently and discuss the Bush presidency in historical and political terms…but you mess with the Bushes personally and, from this day forward, you’ll answer to us.
Read the rest here.

Now, some of you may know that I lean a wee bit to the right of center. I also have a lot of friends who lean (or tip or fall) to the left of center. But...BUT...I revel in good FRIENDLY debate. I'm more than willing to listen to their views as long as they are talking and not preaching. My friends are more than willing to listen to my point of view as long as I am talking and not preaching. Sometimes my mind can be changed on some points. Sometimes theirs can. And I'm okay with that. The point is that we all need to be open to new ideas, opinions, what have you.

Now, the point of this post is NOT that I think that these bloggers are correct in their opinion. My point is I'm quite impressed that these left leaning, former Bush bashing bloggers had the balls to publish the fact they changed thier minds about the former President and First Lady. That took a lot of guts. Regardless of my opinion on the content, I appreciate honesty.

To y'all at HillBuzz I have only one thing to say. Oscar. Foxtrot. Sierra.

H/T James T.


  1. Ah, if only we right-winged folks will have good reason to eat our words about the current leaders and their intent and the devastating result, if only we will get the chance to eat humble pie about where Obama's leading America. If only.