As the long goodbye for our two dear presiding leaders continues ad infinitum, it remains to be seen if they have any understanding of what has happened to their country and the consequences of their policies, although Cheney said Bush will be remembered as 'consquential'.
Thanks, you would think with their abysmal low approval rates- Bush at 27%, and Cheney at 29%, respectively- they would have gained some self-insight, some self-knowledge almost anything other than than a resolute incapacity to have learned anything about the consequences of their policies.
Here are two examples of what Cheney and Bush said this week about what they enjoyed the most, and will miss when they leave office.
First, Cheney, the 'Vice-President of Torture" in what one wag called his "Go F__k Yourself Tour", has been giving retrospective interviews. When asked..
Q Highest moment in the last eight years?
THE VICE PRESIDENT: Highest moment in the last eight years? Well, I think the most important, the most compelling, was 9/11 itself, and what that entailed, what we had to deal with, the way in which that changed the nation and set the agenda for what we've had to deal with as an administration.
Q And I assume that's also your lowest moment.
THE VICE PRESIDENT: Sure, yes.
mnnnn... good thing, the deferential Fox News interviewer almost... saved Cheney from revealing his true self.
And later, it was President Bush who seemed to be enjoying himself , as always, when he tours Walter Reed Hospital and shakes the hands of those, who still have hands, at the wounded veterans hospital. Bush had a final reminder of what he will miss the most when he leaves Washington.
The PRESIDENT: And so this will probably be my last time coming here as the Commander-in-Chief. It gave me a great pleasure to thank all those who serve here, and all those who serve throughout our military, military medical facilities. You know, I often times say being the Commander-in-Chief of the military is the thing I'll miss the most, and coming here to Walter Reed is a reminder of why I'll miss it.
Thank you very much.
Q How is your shoulder, Mr. President?
THE PRESIDENT: Yes, good shape -- it's about an 80 mile-an-hour fastball.
And we elected these two to preside over us for eight years, and these were their own personally chosen best moments. Maybe a psychiatrist could give me an explanation, but I can't imagine Obama or even Biden feeling, thinking or talking like that..Thank God!
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