Someone is very concerned about what sort of legacy President George Bush will leave behind him – and it isn’t himself, whose passion for contemplative retrospection has hitherto gone unremarked upon:
The Associated Press reported last week that a left-wing group, Americans United for Change, plans to spend $8.5 million to ensure that President Bush’s public approval rating doesn’t improve in his final year in office. The group points out that President Reagan recovered politically in 1988. “All of a sudden he became a rallying cry for conservatives and their ideology,” Brad Woodhouse, the group’s president, lamented. “Progressives are still living with that.”
Man, talk about carrying a grudge.
For the record, Bush is constitutionally barred from running for re-election this year, and Ronald Reagan could not be reached for comment.