He was also, incidentally, the fool that talked Bush into putting Souter on the court over Ken Starr and Edith Jones....
Let’s don’t excuse either Bush president for their policies and the damage they did to the Republic. The advisors they were listening to they appointed. It was their job to sift through the advice and make the right decision. They must held accountable for their decisions.
Pappy Bush turned his back on conservatives and did what he could to undermine what Reagan accomplished. Higher taxes, bailout of the S&L’s, loose border enforcement, NAFTA, Souter Supreme Court appointment, and putting China on the path to gutting the US manufacturing base were some of his accomplishments. Boy George the son couldn’t find his veto pen, blinked when China downed and captured a US spy plane early in his administration, tried to appoint Harriet Myers to the Supreme Court (Souter II), irresponsibly allowed the national debt to double after inheriting a balanced budget, set us on the road to a police state by establishing the Department of Homeland security and getting the Patriot Act passed, continued loose immigration and supported amnesty, added an unfunded, Medicare prescription drug program, exploded education spending at the federal level, turned over management of the finacial crisis of 2008 to ex Goldman CEO Paulson who bailed out the banks at the expense of the middle class taxpayer, began the federal auto bailout Obama finished, passed TARP, and never defend himself when attacked by the Dems.
Pappy set the stage for Clinton and Boy George paved the road for Obama. Now we are hearing noises about running Jeb in 2016. When future historians write about the fall of the American Republic, the Bush family should figure prominently.