Bush must navigate a treacherous post-presidency

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    Interesting read. I bet he doesn't go the Carter route.

     
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    He'll probably just lie on the bed, stare at the ceiling, and slip slowly into madness.
     
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    Republican Presidents make better former Presidents than Democrat ones. They do not behave as if they are still in the White House as the last two Democrat ones have been doing -particularly Carter. Republican Presidents don't criticize the sitting President even if from the other party in this country, much less go to a foreign country and do it. Personally I never wanted to see or hear from Carter again in my lifetime and consider him an arrogant asshole, anti-semitic puffbag full of himself trotting around as if some kind of great statesman. As if the entire world was constantly CLAMORING for him on behalf of all people everywhere as their only savior. He was absolutely THE worst President in my lifetime with no one even a close second. He always overestimated his intelligence and capabilities when in office and just can't help but continue doing so until he is dead no doubt. No matter who is in office, he believes he is the guy everyone would really prefer to be President at all times. He was and is no statesman of any kind and has only created more problems for the country by sticking his nose where no President wanted him or invited him. He does it whether the current President is a Republican or Democrat, so Obama had better be prepared to have this guy trying to insert himself into the picture one way or another. Arrogant little prick was an embarrassment to the country when he was in office, he continues to be an embarrassment to the country and a thorn in the side of every single President since he got booted out of office. He should have stuck with building houses for Habitat for Humanity and just accepted the fact Americans already told him what they really thought of him when they overwhelmingly decided to boot him out of office.

    Clinton's biggest fear about leaving office has come true -he can't command the spotlight the same way anymore, he isn't considered such a fascinating guy or political personality on the scene and he isn't the one crowds are adoring. But even he hasn't stuck his nose into events where he was never invited like Carter does -although they both seem to think shooting their mouths off and criticizing the current President here and abroad is part of their "job".

    Bush will do what his father did after leaving office. Go live his life as a private citizen, enjoy leaving the stress behind and eventually write his Presidential memoirs. But he will not criticize Obama while he's in office or ever give his opinion on issues Obama is dealing with. When he gives any interviews in the future, he will be willing to discuss issues HE had to deal with -but not how he thinks the guy who has the job should be handling things. But he will undoubtedly enjoy not being the constant target of those who suffer from Bush Derangement Syndrome since they will either have to focus their insanity on someone else or end up institutionalized.


    I think it was Thomas Jefferson who said that although former Presidents often believe otherwise, they serve no useful purpose to our system -and they should either be forced to emigrate to another country or executed. If he had to deal with Carter as a former President - he might not have meant it as a joke though.
     
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    really?
    :lol:


    what world do you live in?



     
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    He lives in this one and he is spot on.
     
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    really?


    so you agree with this idiocy:

    ?????????????
     
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    Hard to argue with that when it seems to be the case.
     
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    does the
    William J. Clinton Foundation or the recent primary season ring any bells for you?

    does cable television reach within your cave?
     
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    Lycurgus Who is Obama, really...??

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    Bush Sr. and Clinton have both expressed publicly that they would welcome GW getting involved in their charity ventures and honestly, Bush Sr. seems to be ready to relax completely.

    On that note, that is a venture I have enjoyed watching transpire and supporting. They have done a pretty fair job of keeping partisan politics and motives out of it and doing some good.

    Then there is always the rumor mill. God there are so many rumors about poor GW. His marriage is over, he has picked up the bottle again, on and on and on.

    Carter is simply off the hook. His charity work I have supported in the past and I have found to be worthy. But, the way he has injected himself into national and world politics has crossed the line IMO. I honestly don't think he is able to rationally control himself.

    Clinton, well ole Bill is having a hard time adjusting to growing old, sharing the ego and I think he is really put out by no longer being the only black president. I don't know the terms of his office space in Harlem, but I would expect him to relocate that puppy when the lease comes up for renewal.

    I would like to see Bill stay focused on his charity work and leave the politics alone. I think it is better for him personally and better for the nation. And most of all, he can do a great deal of good for many needy causes. He still has the charm and people like him around the world. I don't want to see him end up a screwball like Carter. Go, do charity work, enjoy young ladies around the world, enjoy life. Let ole thunder thighs Hillary carry the political ball now.
     
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    Don't forget about the Clinton Global Intiative.
     

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