When G. Dubs left office, he said that he was going to keep his opinions on the new Administration to himself. In fact he said the new Administration “Deserves my silence.” He kept his word up to June 17, 2009. See, G. Dubs was in Erie, Pennsylvania last night to give a speech and had these gems of ultimate wisdom to share:
"I told you I'm not going to criticize my successor," he said. "I'll just tell you that there are people at Gitmo that will kill American people at a drop of a hat and I don't believe that persuasion isn't going to work. Therapy isn't going to cause terrorists to change their mind."
Nice double negative. So, do you mean that persuasion is going to work? Knowing W.’s penchant for butchering the English language, I am going to assume that he’s afraid that we’re going to coddle the terrorists into seeing things our way, because, you know, waterboarding worked so well. Yes, there are people at Gitmo that will kill at the drop of a hat. That’s why we’re going to give them restitution. Brand new homes in gated communities and $1 million to blow on whatever bombs and weapons they need to “thin the herd.” Whatever! Therapy? Yeah, right. How about due process instead? This line of BS is so thick I need a chainsaw to get through it. For the last time, there is no need to fear the inmates at Guantanamo Bay! They are in prison and will be moved to other prisons! In case you didn’t know, there were other prisons on this planet before Guantanamo that could handle dangerous people and there will be Prisons that can handle dangerous people after Guantanamo. Next!
"Government does not create wealth," Bush said. "The major role for the government is to create an environment where people take risks to expand the job rate in the United States."
Take risks to expand the job rate? Aren’t we taking risks by doing things that you didn’t do? Hey, MBA President, you understand the concept of spending money to make money. You should. All of your friends made money sucking off the government’s tit. Your risks in the form of tax cuts and deregulation put us into the situation we’re in now! Therefore, we need to do the opposite of what you did to fix it! Instead of dropping billions down the endless hole that is the “War on Terror” maybe we should drop billions on things that matter here! It wouldn’t be an issue if you hadn’t blown the surplus you inherited! Frankly, I find it ironic that the man that made so many corporations and individuals even more wealthy than they were when he started feels that “Government does not create wealth.”
I liked it better when you didn’t speak.
Fuck! I need to get some drywall over the weekend. I just made a nice dent in this wall with my head. Christ.