`When I saw the video of Mitt Romney talking about the 47% I thought, "Man I wish I would have done that." You see a few weeks ago I was working at a private function. It was a two day seminar for privately held corporations, mainly owned by rich families. The main speaker on day one was General David Petraeus and on day two Henry Paulson "interviewed" President Bush.
I'd more describe the "interview" as a "reach-around" as Henry Paulson lobbed W some questions and let W ramble on.
George W. Bush is that frat boy. Constantly cracking wise and doing that laugh. "Heh-heh-heh" and pursing and licking his lips. I got the impression that he actually felt like he was in charge during his presidency. An empty suit with a bloated ego. I thought I was watching a comic doing an impression.
For the whole hour as I watched, I was literally shaking my head and getting sick to my stomach. How did we stand 8 years of this and the left over mess? Here are 3 specific points I remember that were particularly heinous.
3. Paulson congratulated him for bailing out the auto industry. No shit. And W went on about how good a job he did.
2. President Bush brought this up on his own. "I believe in calm leadership. This is why I sat in that class room for so long on 9/11. I didn't want to upset anyone."
1. "I personally signed off on enhanced interrogation techniques. They brought me a list with all the techniques and I signed it. Except I made them take off two of them because... well I'm not going to tell you what they were. And by the way, it was legal because the lawyers told me it was."
At the end, everyone got a signed book and a picture with the 2. (It was a fairly small audience).
Than they were gone. Noone in Chicago knew President Bush was in town. In and out without a peep. I'm sure this man still lives in a bubble.
So I wished I would have taped it but my ramblings will have to do.