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What Cheney and Bush Enjoyed the Most, and Will Miss the Most.

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.


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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Comments (5)


Cheney answered a different question than the one the reporter posed; instead of answering what was his happiest moment or most successful achievement, Cheney told the reporter what he believed to be "the most important, the most compelling" event of the last eight years. Unless you are an unrepentant narcissist like Bill Clinton, the most important moment, and the one from which you benefited the most personally, are unlikely to be the same thing.

And I suppose you missed the incredible story of President Bush's personal commitment to the troops wounded and killed in the defense of liberty. It's doubtful that many armchair liberals will ever understand what it takes to stake your life in order to defend something that you believe in. Fortunately, George W. Bush understands, and he relishes the opportunity to be with such heroes. When his days as COC are over, he will no longer have that opportunity.

I only hope that the peanut gallery of spoiled brats and over-educated idiots surrounding the Obama administration understands what truly matters.


Mike, as a disabled vet, I unlike you, really understand what matters. I also know and understand that under the Bush administration, the disabled vets got screwed.

President Bush made sure my VA benefits were CUT. But what do you expect from someone who never served in harms way? Have you MIKE served in harms way? Or are you one of the yellow elephants?

Neither Bush or Cheney served on actual military duty, so don't spout off about their dedication to us vets. Quit spouting the GOP lies, as it us really unpatriotic for the GOP to BS everybody who is a vet!

I have two thoughts here. Most important, it's great to have you back, Steve. You're a great guy and great writer and I miss terribly.

Two. There are rumors that Bush will offer a blanket pardon on his way out of office for major figures of his administration to avoid some like Cheney possibly being indicted later on crimes by congress if they should open investigations during the Obama years.

The pathetic thing about this is that an honest regime wouldn't need pardons if they behaved lawfully. The Bush Administration disgraced both themselves and the nation, and no wonder according to a new CNN poll, 75% of the public are glad to see them go.

Steve Crickmore:

Thanks Paul, I will try and write more often, now that I may have more time.

Mike, as far as a narcisst goes, it seems that whenever Bush goes to meet wounded vets he has a pattern of talking about... his injuries. Maybe, he is just incredibly self-conscious in front of so many who are missing limbs because of a war he authorized. It can't be easy.

For example, three years ago January 1, 2006 when Bush visited the Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas.

I'm just overwhelmed by the great strength of character of not only those who have been wounded, but of their loved ones, as well. And so, thank you all for bringing great credit to our country.

As you can possibly see, I have an injury myself -- not here at the hospital, but in combat with a cedar. I eventually won. The cedar gave me a little scratch. As a matter of fact, the Colonel asked if I needed first aid when she first saw me. I was able to avoid any major surgical operations here, but thanks for your compassion, Colonel.


Both r out of touch with everyday people.Simple life as we once knew was out 4 them


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