Bush Unlike Cheney Bites His Tongue

March 18, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Former President Bush appeared in Calgary, Canada on Tuesday before a packed house of business folks, to give a private invitation-only talk, during which he refused to criticize President Obama and is quoted as saying “he deserves my silence.” Bush went on to say that he believes Obama should be given support and …” it is essential that he be helped in office.” This is a class move on Bush’s part, especially considering that his former Vice President Dick Cheney came out publicly criticizing President Obama, accusing him of threatening the safety of the United States.

Bush also said, “I love my country a lot more than I love politics.” Many former Bush administration officials and others have criticized President Obama within days of his inauguration. Conservative radio talk show host, Rush Limbaugh said he hopes Obama fails. On Sunday, Dick Cheney appeared on John King’s “State of the Union” show, where he spent an hour criticizing President Obama, who has been president for less than two months. Cheney also said Rush Limbaugh was a good friend of his.

There is an unspoken tradition in government, which frowns on former presidents from criticizing a sitting president. Bush with his silence is behaving as a dignified and respectful former leader of our country. Bush said he plans to write a book talking about the 12 hardest decisions he made as president and seemed genuinely pleased and surprised that he drew such a large crowd and a standing ovation after his speech.


2 Responses to “Bush Unlike Cheney Bites His Tongue”

  1. Michael on March 19th, 2009 12:40 pm

    I think his Presidency was a disaster for this country, but I apprecaiate his showing some class here. Cheney, of course, is the same pig he has always been.

  2. Sue on March 19th, 2009 1:38 pm

    Hi Michael:

    Thank you for the comment. Yes, I agree it was a class move on Bush’s part. However, it does not make up for the mess he made of our country, but I had to give him credit for his respect of Obama as the sitting president.

    Cheney is in a whole different league of his own, with his extreme Neocon views, responsible for dismantling many of our constitutional protections. Why John KIng and others in the media give him a platform to spread his own brand of hate speech is beyond me. Cheney needs to go back to duck hunting and shut up.

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