Bush pere vs. Bush fils
Posted by aogSaturday, 21 September 2002 at 10:47

Orin Judd writes about the Democrats getting rolled by President Bush. The first comment contrasts Bush 41 with Bush 43. I think that this shows the power of belief in politics. I thought Bush 41 was a bad president (but not terrible) and I attributed it the fact that Bush 41 didn't seem to really believe in anything, just process and procedures. In contrast, although I was quite the doubter early on, Bush 43 seems to have actual, deeply held beliefs. This is what enables him to achieve political victories that eluded his father. An earlier post mentioned how the Democrats were surprised that Bush 43 wouldn't. The most plausible explanation is that to Bush 43, following through on what he believes is more important than making nice with the opposition. Or it could be that 43, having had a elected political career, is a tad bit less naive than 41.

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Drew Saturday, 08 March 2003 at 17:28

less naive but a little bit more unhuman

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