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Old 06-12-2012, 06:55 PM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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Happy Birthday! to "41."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/10/op...oppy-chic.html
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Florida
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What a load of propaganda drivel by the NY Times. A read wasting my time.
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:18 PM
 
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What a load of propaganda drivel by the NY Times. A read wasting my time.
I agree.... the best use these days for a dying crap newspaper like the times is either for toilet paper or to start a campfire
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:32 PM
 
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Good article. A snippet:

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One of the best things that ever happened to 41 was having his rowdy son get it together after prodigal decades and join the family business of politics.
And it was one of the worst, because Poppy had to watch W. distance himself, run as the heir to Ronald Reagan and then tar the family name by governing destructively, egged on by Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld (41’s old nemesis).

Poppy was relegated to the sidelines, an ex-president whose advice was not solicited even when his son went to war with the same Iraqi dictator whom 41 had trounced and contained. (It was President Obama who gave Poppy the Medal of Freedom, not W.)

The headstrong W. ruined the chances for the scion who had inspired the highest parental hopes, Jeb. (Adding insult to injury, the Florida governor had to help make his less studious brother president by shoplifting the Sunshine State in 2000.)
Maureen Dowd is such a gifted writer. George H.W. Bush was downright Presidential, everything his idiot spawn was not.
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