Incredibly, the approval rating of GW Bush is rising. His numbers are up 14 points since he left the Oval Office according to the latest poll. Further, approval for his handling of the economy is 19 points higher. Imagine that.
On a talk show this morning the question was asked, ‘Why?’ Why indeed. My take is America’s perennially plagued short memory. As a society, we resemble more of an adolescent rather than a mature adult. Compared to Western Europe we are inattentive and rash.
Yet how can Americans forget a major economic crash at the end of his presidency and the two wars, one of which still endures? Or don’t we give a damn? Maybe we, as a culture, are stuck in the pioneer stage with a frontiersman ethos? Our lust for guns says so. So does our willingness to engage in military adventures or misadventures.
Today the GW Bush library opens. I wonder how much propaganda is on display. And will the visitors gobble it up as they did during his presidency?