Skip to comments.Obama Apologizes for, Defends Bush Presidential Portrait
Posted on 06/03/2012 11:00:35 AM PDT by John Semmens
The unveiling of the official portrait of former President George W. Bush at the White House provided an occasion for current President Barack Obama to say a few words for the media.
As we all know, former President Bush bears the lions share of the responsibility for the countrys current mess, Obama declared. His tax cuts are responsible for the humongous deficits we now face. His failure to kill bin Laden besmirched our nations international reputation for the entire eight years of his tenure in office. We must never forget or forgive the harm Mr. Bush has done to every human being on the planet.
I know there are those out there who question whether it is proper to include a portrait of such a miscreant among his many honored predecessors, the President continued. I share their sense of outrage. However, we must accept that the portrait of every past presidentthe good, the bad, and the uglyis needed to ensure that we have a complete set. If Russia can include a portrait of the murderous Stalin next to the visionary Lenin in its array, we can certainly allow a somewhat less despicable Bush in ours.
In related news, Obama refused to allow Lech Walesa, the Polish hero would stood up to communism and helped free his country from Soviet domination, to accept the Medal of Freedom on behalf of Jan Karski, a member of the Polish Underground during World War II who was being honored posthumously. To allow Mr. Walesa to stand in for Karski would send the wrong message, the President maintained. During World War II the Soviet Union was our ally. Walesa worked against the Soviets, albeit in the 1980s. Permitting him to substitute for Karski would have insulted our Russian friends.
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Good one, John!
Sounds just like him. You could be his speech writer.
“Satire” or “fake” should be in the title.
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