Another Side to Bush

I enjoyed these two articles. The first is from Associated Press, and the second I read on the blog C.Orthodoxy. They describe a President Bush that many of us don’t get to see: Bush the inquisitive and serious thinker.

Analysis: Bush’s personality shapes his legacy
“And you say you don’t have time to read…”

Note: I welcome anti-Bush comments, but I probably won’t respond to them. I’m not in the mood right now to get into a debate on Bush or his policies. Maybe another time! Right now, I just want to share something that I enjoyed.

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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4 Responses to Another Side to Bush

  1. Russell Miller says:

    So why didn’t he show it where it actually counted, if this is true?


  2. James Pate says:

    Oh, I don’t think Bush came across as dumb when he discussed policy. He could handle himself pretty well in an interview–not as well as Cheney and Bill Clinton, mind you, but fairly decently. But his mangling of words didn’t help him that much.


  3. Russell Miller says:

    My coworker had a calendar this year. Its title was “bushisms”.

    Every day he would pull off a date, and we’d all have a laugh at the latest one. Then another coworker would start doing it in the style of Bush… and he wasn’t that bad. And then he’d do it in the style of an asian guy, and then we all sat down and got to work.

    The funny thing is, the calendar went to Jan. 20th.

    “Fool me once…. shame on you. Fool me twice… you… you can’t get fooled again.”


  4. James Pate says:

    The calendar people should’ve added quayle-isms and palin-isms.


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