Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Lincoln, Roosevelt, and George W. Bush?

Laura Bush praised her husband at the Republican National Convention last night. She said that presidents don’t want to take the country to war but sometimes it’s necessary. Bush agonized on the war, just like Lincoln and Roosevelt did, according to the first lady. Yet, the list of Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Bush somehow is incongruous. Maybe 100 years from now the three names can be listed one after the other and sound OK, but in the present time Bush does seem to lack gravitas to be in the company of the other two presidents. Interestingly, Mrs. Bush did not include her father-in-law, who also took the country to war in the group. Does it mean that her husband agonized more than his dad?

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