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Summer reading book: “Decision Points”

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President George W. Bush had a very consequential presidency.    He made huge decisions and did so with class and dignity.   I think that this is why he gets better with age.    Historians will look back very favorably at his presidency.   “Decision points” is an excellent presentation of his consequential presidency.    

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July 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm

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Happy birthday President Bush!

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We wish President George W Bush a happy birthday.

President & Mrs Bush have lived in Dallas since he left the presidency in 2009.  You can see him at sporting events around town, such as the Rangers’ games.  

A few weeks ago, he spoke at our son’s SMU graduation.  He was great.  

Have a nice day Mr President!

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July 6, 2015 at 7:00 am

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Bush’s class plus the Obama disaster equals Bush more popular than Obama

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about President Bush speaking at the SMU graduation ceremony.   He got a great reception from the students and parents.

To be fair, President and Mrs Bush are very popular at the SMU campus and Texas.   In other words, it was probably not a cross-section of the country.

Yesterday, a new poll came out and it brought President Bush a bit of good news:

“According to the poll, 52% of adults had a favorable impression of George W. Bush, 43% unfavorable. When Bush left office in 2009, only about one-third of Americans said they had a positive opinion of him. This new poll presents a notable shift as Bush’s overall favorability has remained well below 50% for much of his time as a presidential alum.

Overall, 47% say things in the country are going well, 52% that they’re going badly. That’s a reversal from March, when 53% said things were going well, the highest share to say so during Obama’s presidency. The shift comes across partisan and demographic lines, with no one group’s opinions driving the overall change.”

Polls come and go.   However, I think that this poll is correct for a couple of reasons:

1) President Bush has remained silent and away from politics.  He’s been active in non-partisan activities and shown a lot of class.    

2) President Obama’s foreign policy is a disaster and the domestic situation is not much better.  He has shown very little leadership or willingness to work with the GOP in Congress.   The real Obama legacy is that Democrats like Governor O’Malley and Senator Sanders are now running against his economic record.

Cheers for President Bush.   Glad to see that he’s getting some of the credit that he deserves.

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June 4, 2015 at 4:30 am