Yesterday, Dubya showed up to speak with business folks in Erie, PA, and defended himself on EITs (enhanced interrogation techniques) and his general policy in the War on Terror… um, sorry, that’s Overseas Contingency Operations (gag!).  Despite the headlines Bush indicated that he wasn’t going to criticize Obama, although he did get in a few jabs on those who don’t understand the nature of the bad guys at Gitmo.

I was very displeased with two major things during the Bush Administration:  all the unnecessary spending and his ducking the public on Iraq for about three years.  However, Bush’s general attitude toward the private sector and his plain understanding of the bad guys makes me wax nostalgic for the days when America had testicular fortitude and when my wallet wasn’t shrinking by the second. 

Here’s a great line from yesterday’s speech:

I know it’s going to be the private sector that leads this country out of the current economic times we’re in.  You can spend your money better than the government can spend your money.

Ah… fresh air!  Here’s more:

Government does not create wealth. The major role for the government is to create an environment where people take risks to expand the job rate in the United States.

While I like what Dubya’s saying, I’d prefer his previously low profile until Obama really mucks things up.  Once the economy is solidly perceived as Obama’s mess and new leaders emerge on the Right, then I think Bush could add a little more to the dialogue.  In the meantime, I say keep Darth Cheney rolling!

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