The Anchoress has an amazing, and well-thought-out piece on our President:
'...I thought of a line from Pride and Prejudice, in which Elizabeth Bennett says in new appreciation of Mr. Darcy, “In essentials, I believe, he is very much what he ever was.”
Perhaps I am a dim bulb, but President Bush has never surprised me, and that is probably why I have never felt let down or “betrayed” by him. He is, in essentials, precisely who he has ever been. He did not surprise me when he managed, in August of 2001, to find a morally workable solution in the matter of Embryonic Stem Cells. He did not surprise me when, a month later, he stood on a pile of rubble and lifted a broken city from its knees. When my NYFD friends told me of the enormous consolation and strength he brought to his meetings with grieving families, I was not surprised. When the World Series opened in New York City and the President was invited to throw the first pitch, there was no surprise in his throwing (while wearing body armor) a perfect strike.'
You simply have to read the entire, thought-provoking piece. This one is one to keep in your favorites folder, print out, bind, and put on your bookshelf, email to your liberal friends. Y'know, The Anchoress just keeps on writing interesting stuff, deep stuff, good stuff until I'm stuffed!
And all this after she gave up on political blogging for the time being. Why? 'Cause she was burned out with it. LOL
If you thought you knew what George W. Bush was all about, if you thought you remembered what's gone on with GW since the 2000 elections, if you thought you were a supportive member of the President's base, then I challenge you to read this enthralling trip down Memory Lane, and see how many of these things you'd forgotten ... just as I had.
Go on! Click on that link and go read! You won't be sorry!