Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Bush Megalomania Continues

Earlier this month, I wrote the following on Donkey Path:
Bush's tirades and rambling rhetoric are getting tiresome; his arrogance has simply become a pathetic shield to avoid change as well as responsibility for his failures. Bush has compared himself to Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and now Truman. His strange megalomania is not a pretty sight to behold.

The Huffington Post catches another absurd comparison of Bush to an earlier president:
[Bush:] I'm going to work hard. I'm going to sprint to the finish. And we can get a lot done.

And you're talking about legacy. Here, I - I know - look, everybody's trying to write the history of this administration even before it's over. I'm reading about George Washington still.

My attitude is if they're still analyzing number one, 43 ought not to worry about it, and just do what he think is right, and make the tough choices necessary.

Bush is running out of people to compare himself to. Note also the strange way he talks about himself in the third person. For the record, Washington's legacy hasn't changed in 200 years and was largely recognized in his own time. The legacy of Bush's first six years won't change either. Bush has a chance to repair some of his self-inflicted damage to his reputation in his last two years but only by changing course, by working with the Democrats and actually repairing some of the damage he has done to our nation. One other thing: Bush could help himself by genuinely embracing a dose of humility.

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