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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    And still hands down better than Palin. Worse choice than even Dan Quayle.

    Quayle was actually a fairly good choice. One of my college friends-a liberal who went to work for Liz Holzman before she clerked for Justice Blackmun on the USSC told me when we got together a few years after school, that she assumed Dan Quayle was an idiot Until she had to work with him on some house-senate issue. She noted that while she (a nice very liberal Jewish girl from Tenafly) had almost nothing in common with Quayle-political or otherwise-he was one of the best prepared and most knowledgeable senators-on just about any subject

    lots of people think Gerald Ford was a clumsy bumbling guy due to the media depicting him as such. Of course people who actually knew the score also knew that he was the best athlete to ever be president and was an accomplished skier, tennis player as well as a guy who could have played pro football.
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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Quayle was actually a fairly good choice. One of my college friends-a liberal who went to work for Liz Holzman before she clerked for Justice Blackmun on the USSC told me when we got together a few years after school, that she assumed Dan Quayle was an idiot Until she had to work with him on some house-senate issue. She noted that while she (a nice very liberal Jewish girl from Tenafly) had almost nothing in common with Quayle-political or otherwise-he was one of the best prepared and most knowledgeable senators-on just about any subject

    lots of people think Gerald Ford was a clumsy bumbling guy due to the media depicting him as such. Of course people who actually knew the score also knew that he was the best athlete to ever be president and was an accomplished skier, tennis player as well as a guy who could have played pro football.
    And, Ford had the misfortune of being the VP of the President who was condemned in the worst scandal to ever hit that office. There was NO WAY that he was going to win election in his own right because of Nixon, yet he was pretty decent and would have been better than Carter.
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    And, Ford had the misfortune of being the VP of the President who was condemned in the worst scandal to ever hit that office. There was NO WAY that he was going to win election in his own right because of Nixon, yet he was pretty decent and would have been better than Carter.
    One of my late aunt's closest friends was a high ranking member of the Ford administration and he noted that Ford knew that if he pardoned Nixon it would most likely guarantee him losing the election. Ford was a good man even though some of the things he did (the pardon wasn't one of them) I thought was poor judgment
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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    One of my late aunt's closest friends was a high ranking member of the Ford administration and he noted that Ford knew that if he pardoned Nixon it would most likely guarantee him losing the election. Ford was a good man even though some of the things he did (the pardon wasn't one of them) I thought was poor judgment
    Over time, I have grown more and more respect for Ford. I read somewhere that he chose to pardon Nixon so that a trial of the President wouldn't be center-stage for all the world to see... and have other countries look negatively at us because of this. It was a smart move, a fairly selfless one. He knew what it would do to his political career, but he put the country's standing in the world, first.
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    And still hands down better than Palin. Worse choice than even Dan Quayle.
    It seems you don't know much about Palin or Dan Quayle.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Over time, I have grown more and more respect for Ford. I read somewhere that he chose to pardon Nixon so that a trial of the President wouldn't be center-stage for all the world to see... and have other countries look negatively at us because of this. It was a smart move, a fairly selfless one. He knew what it would do to his political career, but he put the country's standing in the world, first.
    Over time we all gain better perspective on these leaders, which is why this poll is a little premature.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Over time we all gain better perspective on these leaders, which is why this poll is a little premature.
    Until a President has been out of office for at least 10 years, it is impossible to truly assess the impact his administration had on the country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Quayle was actually a fairly good choice. One of my college friends-a liberal who went to work for Liz Holzman before she clerked for Justice Blackmun on the USSC told me when we got together a few years after school, that she assumed Dan Quayle was an idiot Until she had to work with him on some house-senate issue. She noted that while she (a nice very liberal Jewish girl from Tenafly) had almost nothing in common with Quayle-political or otherwise-he was one of the best prepared and most knowledgeable senators-on just about any subject

    lots of people think Gerald Ford was a clumsy bumbling guy due to the media depicting him as such. Of course people who actually knew the score also knew that he was the best athlete to ever be president and was an accomplished skier, tennis player as well as a guy who could have played pro football.
    Better than Palin, sure. But that's a low bar. He never did anything impressive I can remember.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It seems you don't know much about Palin or Dan Quayle.
    Quite a bit. Being pretty isn't a qualification.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Was George W Bush a good president?
    I think history will judge President Bush as and outstanding president.
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