President George W. Bush led our nation through some of the most challenging moments of our nation’s history — and we miss him and his leadership. In honor of President George W. Bush’s birthday, we’re offering a blue, special-edition “I Miss W.” t-shirt.He did indeed. And who wouldn't be nostalgic for the days of 9/11, anthrax, Colin Powell at the U.N., two wars because one war by itself is boring, skyward-soaring deficits, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, scandal in the Justice Department, endemic market corruptions, a good old-fashioned financial collapse, and there's probably at least a few failed ABC sitcoms during that time that he had a role in. George W. Bush had the reverse Midas touch: there was no aspect of the United States government or economy that he couldn't wreck through his unique managerial blend of apathy and vacation time.
Curiously, a few days ago the T-shirt had a picture of W's grinning mug plastered on it—the version advertised now seems only to have the "I Miss W." logo/statement/cryforhelp. Perhaps the original version was frightening to small children.
Who would buy such a thing? Is there really anyone out there, minus a few overt racists or the like, who look back on the Bush presidency and say "man, I wish we had some more of that"? Then again, the other front-page offers of gop.com include a petition to abolish the IRS, an offer to share your ideas for brilliant government with those legendary geniuses of all things budget-related Rand Paul, Paul Ryan and Reince Priebus, and your own pair of George Herbert Walker Bush rainbow socks. At $35, the socks cost considerably more than the Dubya shirt, but are also less likely to get you cursed at by random passersby. The free market in action!