I didn’t like George W. Bush. Shocking, right? I disagreed with him politically, and, I have to admit, he annoyed me on a personal level. There was very little redeeming I found in him. He struck me as a ‘nice’ man, but nice isn’t the same as good. I digress.
So, for as much as I don’t like Bush, I suppose I should, on a certain level, be grateful for him. Why? It could be worse (it can always get worse, remember that). There are other ex-presidents out there, who make Bush look positively Churchillian. Namely, Moshe Katsav, former president of Israel, who was just convicted of raping a woman in the 1990s today. An Israeli court found him guilty after prosecutors managed to put the evidence he submitted through a meat grinder and the presiding judge basically called him a liar. How’s that for accountability?
So, while I may not have agreed with Bush’s policies or personally liked the man, at least he never raped anyone. There’s something that we can be glad for. Setting a high bar, aren’t we?
Happy New Year!