George W. Bush in a nutshell

January 13, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More

Matt Tabbi of Rolling Stone is among the most flamboyant and sharp-edged writers out there. In the January 22, 2009 edition of Rolling Stone, Tabbi fantasized about a farewell interview in which George W. Bush actually apologizes.

It was at the very end this article that Tabbi unleashed this verbal grenade:

You’re the child of two emotionally absent aristocrats who denied you any kind of love and affection from an early age. You grew up resentful and lacking completely in natural gifts or curiosity and by early adulthood found yourself desperate to fulfill the expectations your parents by then mostly had only for your much more competent brother, Jeb. You failed every test you ever faced as a young man and were unable to hold any job at all until the age of 45 or so, at which time you decided to try to win some self respect by going into the family business. You were aided in this quest by a bunch of narrow-minded lackeys and holdovers from your father’s administration who every step of the way manipulated your obvious Oedipal resentments to their advantage, enriching themselves and their friends. All you wanted was a pat on the back and a few accomplishments of your own to hang your hat on, but instead you’re about to spend the rest of eternity pondering your now-official legacy as the worst and most pigheaded leader in the history of Western democracy, a man who almost single-handedly sank the mightiest nation on earth by turning the presidency into a $50 trillion therapy session that ended in two disastrous wars, a financial crisis that threatens the entire system of international capitalism and a legacy of corruption on a scale not seen since the Borgias or maybe Nero.

Matt Tabbi writes quite often for Rolling Stone.   He always has a lot of fun with words and, in the process, gets his points across in memorable ways.


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Category: Corruption, Politics, Psychology Cognition

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    Here's another version of "Bush in a nutshell," a report called "Reining in the Imperial Presidency: Lessons and Recommendations Relating to the Presidency of George W. Bush," Dated January 13, 2009 by a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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