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Bush Revisionism Is Back: Why You Should Not Fall for this Lame and Dangerous Ploy

Don't let the pundits fool you. "W" was just as bad as his rep.

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In the end, I can’t tell you any more than Bai can whether or not Bush is a “good” person. To paraphrase the  former president’s favorite philosopher, that’s above my pay grade. I wouldn’t even know how to pick the right criteria. What I can tell you is that George Wallace, by the time he died, was a born-again Christian who said he believed all forms of racial discrimination were wicked and wrong; and that George W. Bush, today, most likely remains someone many of us would like to have a beer with. The question, then, is this: Who cares and why does it matter?

 

Elias Isquith is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on politics. Follow him on Twitter at @eliasisquith, and email him at eisquith@salon.com.