Am I the only one sick of seeing former Bush Administration officials on television trying to rewrite their sordid history and taint recent history or put more precisely, create their own reality? I just read this piece at The Washington Monthly by Steve Benen, here is a chunk of it…
As near as I can tell, former Bush White House Chief of Staff Andy Card’s most notably contribution to the public discourse came a couple of years ago. Card complained publicly about President Obama appearing in the Oval Office without a suit jacket. Card insisted Obama was failing to show “respect” for his office — never mind the photos of Reagan and Bush doing the same thing.
This week, Card is at it again, bringing his shallow pettiness to the bin Laden story.
“President Obama has ‘pounded his chest’ too much and taken too much pride in the success of the mission to take out Osama bin Laden, according to, of all people, George W. Bush’s former Chief of Staff, Andrew Card.”
The irony, of course, is rich. Card helped run Bush’s White House when the former president needlessly donned a flight suit, landed on an aircraft carrier, and strutted his stuff under a “Mission: Accomplished” banner.
Former Bush minions are infiltrating all of our media and trying to continue their neocon con of America. It’s pretty amazing how brazen they are sometimes and Andy Card seems to be one of the worst. Thankfully we have some real media still left to call them out on their bullshit. Steve Benen should be on everyone’s must read list.