Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Goodbye to Pres. Bush

You have to admire Pres. Bush's upbeatness in tv interviews as his popularity declines. Hardly anyone has anything good to say about him but I believe he did his best in trying to lead our country in the fight against terrorism. I certainly do admire his moral character after the fiasco that was part of the previous administration under Pres. Bill Clinton. I was absolutely ashamed by Clinton's antics in his personal life while serving as President of our country but I have always looked up to Pres. Bush's personal integrity even when I lost confidence in his policies of continuing the war in Iraq. 

I believe he pursued the war there with the best of intentions, maybe time will tell on that front. We do have to admit that during his two terms, America was not attacked internally by terrorists. The focus of the battle was overseas. So as he leaves office, let's not be too critical of him but realize he gave it his best efforts. Read this article for more info. I admire his wife Laura and her work for women's betterment throughout the world. It's not easy to be President of the United States, as our new President Obama will soon find out. May God bless America and our new leaders.

10 comments:

mom/caryn said...

HERE, HERE!!!

aliannetee said...

I agree!!!!

SandyCarlson said...

Just watching all of this unfold on TV. I feel as I do when I am in DC and reading the words of our founders. Such a beautiful moment. Such a gracious transition. I love it. God bless, Lin.

Linda Reeder said...

Well, of course, I can't agree with much of what you are saying here. Moral character means so much more that how you conduct your sex life. War is immoral, especially a war of choice. I could go on, but I won't.

The great thing is that we are free to think, believe and say whatever we want too, and we can still all work together out of love for our cvountry.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Oh dear..I'm sorry, but I don't have anything nice to say about the man, but I respect your right to believe otherwise..This was a very thoughtful post Lin...

Deborah Godin said...

I can't say I was ever a Bush fan, but I appreciate your heartfelt take on the changeover! Here's hoping for better days for all!

Brenda Leyland said...

Enjoyed your thoughtful posting!

mom/caryn said...

I think it's incredibly sad that we've come to the point in our nation that citizens believe that it is appropriate to literally boo an outgoing President, his wife, and members of his administration (and their wives) at the innauguaration of the new President. It's shameful!

To not be able to say anything good about an individual suggests a blanket hatred that is beyond my understanding. War is indeed immoral. But, let's see now... the war for our independeance, the Civil war, the war against Hitler, The French Revolution... there have been many wars that have killed and maimed. Innocents have been lost in all of them. War is an evil. I can hardly breathe when I hear people talk about the glory of it. What glory is there to be found in killing? But, freedom is found it it...or perhaps I should say founded because of it. Don't think for a minute that I am a supporter of the war in Iraq. I'm not! I just don't buy into the media blitz that has led our people to believe that George Bush is the axis of evil and not Al Quida and other terrorist factions. Gads! When will the verbal acid stop being thrown into the faces of leaders we
disagree with?

And I believe that someone's commitment, or lack thereof, to his marital vows and his willingness to purjure himself openly does show a serious lack of moral character. A lie to the American people is just that. A lie to the American people.

If someone disapproved of Bush's presidency, so be it. There was a lot to disapprove of. There was a lot to disapprove of in the Clinton Administration..and in the actions of President Clinton since he's left office. But let's set that aside. No matter what you may think of George W. Bush... booing him on this day of celebration tainted the festivities and was small. It is in direct opposition to the platform that Barrack Obama ran on. That "change" in behavior will not lead us in a positive direction. That type of mindset worries me. I can only hope that President Obama's detractors will not be so vitriolic as time passes and he does things that disappoint us. He will make mistakes. He will make mistakes that will harm us as a people. That does not mean that he's a wicked man, that he's a liar, or that he should be held up to public ridicule. Yes! He will make errors in judgement. There has never been a president who hasn't.

I am weary of the malcontents. I am weary of the finger pointing. I am so ready to move on. I'm climbing off of my soapbox now. I needed to vent a little.

Thank you Lin. For listening, and for being such a gracious woman. I love ya a bushel and a peck.

Kay said...

I can't help feeling sorry for President Bush despite what he and his administration have wrought upon the country. I don't like condemning Clinton however. Despite his pretty stupid moral decisions concerning his own personal and private life, he left office with a budget surplus and a country not so much in disarray. And that's where I'll stop. I want to look forward instead of the past.

Tara said...

I've always thought Bush to be a man of integrity - someone who wouldn't sell out, or do whatever it takes to be popular. He stood up for his beliefs. In this overly tolerant world, we need more people like him, especially as our leaders. I'm no fan of Obama, but I hope he shows personal integrity like Bush did. Unlike Clinton.