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So he didn't take up that offer of a job working for a hardware store in Texas?

Looking at Bush's comments here, it seems that he is still in denial regarding the host of problems that he left the new administration with. In his defence, however, up until now he has maintained the level of silence and decorum expected of former Presidents. I just will he would call up that lawyer-shooting, wheelchair-riding, chickenhawk ex-VP of his and tell him to keep his piehole shut.

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I just will he would call up that lawyer-shooting, wheelchair-riding, chickenhawk ex-VP of his and tell him to keep his piehole shut.

Similar admonitions for Clinton's ex-vp, who spent 8 years attacking Bush and has since set up a non-profit company ostensibly for the benefit of "the environment" but which will make him and a select group of investors fabulously wealthy off of gov't policy based on very dubious science?

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drawing inspiration from his encounters with U.S. military personnel were among things former President George W Bush missed since leaving office

Well he's got lots of free time now; why doesn't he volunteer to do charity work in Iraq, then he could be near the soldiers he sent there.

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charity work in Iraq

Better still, seeing as now is the season that diplomatic posts are being handed out willy-nilly, why doesn't the new President offer GW the ambassadorship to Iraq in the spirit of bipartisanship?

Imagine the prestige of having a former US President as the ambassador in Bagdhad. I can see thousands of joyous Baghdad citizens coming out on the streets to meet him. GW would also get to see all the US military personnel he wanted. The service people would also have the opportunity to personally thank GW for the opportunity of being deployed to Iraq.

This sounds like a win-win situation all round. It would obviously be more exciting than working at a hardware store in Armpit, Texas.

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Fortunately for the soldiers he's gone, and I doubt too many miss him. As for food, well, bush should be happy that it's an inanimate object (at least prior to ingestion), and probably doesn't miss him when it leaves his presence.

The White House cooks? Hard to say -- but I'm pretty sure frying up burgers is easier than what a president with class might request/demand. Hehehe.

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I'm glad the architect of the current global meltdown didn't bring up the economy.

Bush wasn't very strong on the economy.

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Oawwwww!! Why did GWB have to come back?? He was doing so well keeping his head down and saying nothing....This is like your ugly uncle, the one who you thought had died, coming back and rearing his head over your airspace. :-)

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Imagine the prestige of having a former US President as the ambassador in Bagdhad

Normally it would be, but Bush....? Nah, let him go under his own steam and get out onto the streets, instead of being holed up in the embassy.

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I thought he had left thru the back door. I mean, thru the back door to the afterlife. I wouldn´t miss him, well, actually, I would throw a party.

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I am sure he has cooks working for him on his ranch. He was a total loser. Pathetic waste of 8 years. I hope he invested with Madoff.

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"The audience, which gave Bush a warm welcome at his arrival, cheered when he said he wanted to be remembered as a president who showed up in the office with a set of principles and and he was unwilling to sacrifice his soul for the sake of popularity."

I'll bet that has some people grinding their teeth.

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and he was unwilling to sacrifice his soul

That's not quite true; when he tried to make the deal, he found he didn't have one.

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About eight people protested Bush’s appearance

That's all who could be rounded up to shriek at Mr. Bush? Oh, that's right, I forgot: the monthly welfare checks were deliverd today back in the States.

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Maybe life ain't much differnt down in Crawford.

Big W puts on his sh*tkickers, strolls outside and whistles. The neighbor's little chihuahuas bark in protest. But the poodles in the neighborhood? They come a-runnin'!

Just like they was trained to...

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I can't be too down on former President Bush.

Look at all he did for the Republican Party.

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Big W puts on his sh*tkickers

Judging by which party is now wearing what Bush was kicking, his aim was about as good as Cheney's.

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I have to chuckle at all these comments here. Wasn't this man elected to office and then re-elected (my god) by the citizens of the United States?

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"That's not quite true; when he tried to make the deal, he found he didn't have one"

But tht's not quite true; he found he did indeed have one.

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sarge: hahaha!! bush never had a soul or he would not have done the things he did, particularly after lying to you and yours in order to do it (then stabbing you in the back). Nope, Cleo is right... the man looked in the mirror to search his soul and not only did he not find a soul, he didn't have a reflection.

"Big W puts on his sh*tkickers, strolls outside and whistles."

Sounds like about all he accomplished during his presidency. Problem is, he didn't 'kick' anything, just stepped in a whole lot of it, and couldn't swim when he decided to dive in. Sure at a lot and was full of a lot of s$$t, though, which is perhaps why he misses the food. :)

Anyway, teleprompter, I don't know if you want to brag about being a poodle following a dimwit's every command.

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"That's all who could be rounded up to shriek at Mr. Bush?"

Heh, that just goes to show how irrelevant his ass is. DOn't forget when he was at the wheel screwing America over that millions were there to shriek at him, aggie.

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About eight people protested Bush’s appearance outside the venue

Those are some of the first protesters that bush ever had to see. They we're forced inside a fenced in area 5 miles away.

I still look forward to him being charged with war crimes. < :-)

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smith - "bush ( Bush ) never had a soul"

All human beings have souls - even you, smith.

RomeoRamenII- "That's all ( 8 people ) who could be rounded up to shriek at Mr. Bush?

Madverts: "Heh, that just goes to show you how irrelevant his ass is"

Can't win some people, heh heh.

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with. Can't win with some people. Heh heh.

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adaydream: "I still look foward to him ( former President Bush ) being charged with war crimes"

I am sorry, but I for one would be up in arms if a former Commander-in-Chief would ever be brought up on anything.

Bush must never be brought up on any charges. To do that is to blame our nation for what he did.

I do not mind anyone else falling on their sword, but our former President should never be brought before any court.

To me that is too far left.....

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"White House food"

As good as it as, it ain't as good as my cookin'.

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JoeBigs: "To do that ( charging former President Bush with war crimes )would be to blame our nation for what he did"

Lessee, what did he do? He ordered the liberation of two countries... Ys! Definitely grounds for being charged with war crimes! LOL...

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"The audience, which gave Bush a warm welcome at his arrival, cheered when he said he wanted to be remembered as a president who showed up in the office with a set of principles .."

The wrong principles.

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Sushi: "The wrong principles."

He probably meant princiPALS, as in they appealed to him for educational funds, and were immediately ignored despite showing up 'with' him. I don't know... I mean, he certainly couldn't be referring to the 'principles' other human beings use.

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I've got to hand it to Bush, I have never seen him crawl into the mud with any of his critics. Unlike a couple of his predecessors, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, he refuses to criticize the sitting president out of respect for the presidency.

Good for Bush for putting the nation ahead of petty politics and having the discipline to ignore the gutter snipes.

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VOR: When you have an approval rating of 8% or so, and are considered the absolute worst president in US history on more than one issue, and among the top 6 worst on pretty much everything else, coming out and criticizing a very popular man only gives him more strength, and makes you look even worse. bush CAN'T criticize Obama, because the latter is superior to him in so many ways where he himself failed outright, and has been taken down more than one notch for it.

Anyway, what Sushi added is bang on as well.

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I'll take Bush's lead on this one and ignore the gutter snipes. Sorry fellas not joining you in the mud today.

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Bush was dead wrong on Iraq but I sure miss the economic growth of 2005-2007. As for Obama it's still early but I'm waiting for some change that does something other than increase the deficit.

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I've got to hand it to Bush, I have never seen him crawl into the mud with any of his critics. Unlike a couple of his predecessors, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, he refuses to criticize the sitting president out of respect for the presidency. Good for Bush for putting the nation ahead of petty politics and having the discipline to ignore the gutter snipes.

Fact is that bush does not understand the job so does indeed have little to say, other than he misses the food. bush does not need to attack the president when cheney is doing that daily already.

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Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter kept their mouths shut for a long time. I was totally upset when Bill Clinton was ask about george bush's going into Iraq, that he was supportive and said nothing critical. george bush's administration went in on day one accusing the Clinton administration of an orchestrating the sabatoging of computer key board, typewriters and any other childish claims they could make up. (Clinton's administration did nothing inappropriate.)

Given several years into bush's administration they made candid responses to questions from the press, but they didn't go looking at attack bush.

Well, any president who takes office from now on will be compared to the mess that bush created. They will be compared to whether their foreign policies are as bad bush's. < :-)

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When Bush criticizers speak they sound very uneducated, which is odd since Bush can be criticized on a lot of issues.

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Bush says he misses soldiers

Yeah? Well there's a lot of us who miss the soldiers.

RIP

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I don't think there are all that many who miss GWB though. I can't think of a worse presidency.

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"I can't think of a worse presidency"

I can. And, although it's still early, it looks like another one is here.

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SuperLib: "When Bush criticizers speak they sound very uneducated, which is odd since Bush can be criticized on a lot of issues."

You got the latter part right. :)

sarge: " can. And, although it's still early, it looks like another one is here."

All told, bush takes the cake, my friend. A couple of others come close, but never wrought the overall destruction on the nation bush did.

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