JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: THE RECENT CANONIZATION OF GEORGE H W BUSH – A MAN NEITHER THE PRESS NOR THE PUBLIC ESPECIALLY LIKED WHEN HE WAS IN OFFICE – AN UNGRACIOUS MAN TOO AND ONE WITH SOME DARK BACKGROUND   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN BREITBART

 

“Rush Limbaugh: Media Respect For George H.W. Bush Is ‘Phony’ — Never Treated Him Like This When He Was Alive”

 

There’s little with which I can agree with Rush Limbaugh, but on this, he is right, and it likely does have something to do with trying to create an implicit comparison unfavorable to Trump.

When he was President, H W Bush was not treated well in the press. But beyond that, Bush was not even particularly liked by the general public. And other politicians took real exception to some of his acts and words.

And he was, quite simply, often an ungracious man. I can’t forget, during one of his presidential debates with Clinton, Bush made quite a point of scrutinizing his wristwatch while his opponent spoke.

His instant canonization following death makes the living man unrecognizable, much as was the case with the treatment of that truly nasty piece-of-work, John McCain, following his recent death. It seemed, they were ready to sculpt a fifth head onto Mount Rushmore for a man with an incredibly ugly career.

Of course, Bush’s actual career included many murky activities, and readers might enjoy this different take on the man now being feted as the last Cold War statesman:

https://chuckmanwordsincomments.wordpress.com/2018/12/03/john-chuckman-comment-the-death-of-george-h-w-bush-what-his-presidency-really-told-us-about-america-in-the-late-20th-century-and-a-link-to-an-intriguing-video-concerning-the-kennedy-assassinatio/

 

Posted December 7, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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