Day By Day

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Dubya Unleashed

With his second term of office coming to an end Dubya seems to be relaxed and energized and his recent rhetoric reflects it.

At the recent G-8 summit he made a memorable exit from a meeting:

The American leader... ended a private meeting with the words: "Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter."

He then punched the air while grinning widely, as the rest of those present including Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy looked on in shock.

Read it here.

What a wonderful and refreshing moment! As Tim Blair put it, George Bush Rocks! He understands the absurdity of and danger implicit in any global arrangement to combat climate change and is not afraid to acknowledge it.

At yesterday's press conference when asked why he had not put forth a comprehensive government plan to enforce energy conservation he replied:
“It would be presumptuous on my part to dictate how Americans live their lives”.... “Americans know how to balance their own checkbooks,” he said, and declining gasoline demand this summer is a sign that “the marketplace works.”
Read it here.

And that is why you gotta love the guy. He alone among the major figures in Washington has a good understanding of what the appropriate role of government should be.

Let Bush be Bush.