Over the last twenty years, I’ve slowly come to realize that George H. W. Bush was a severely under-rated President. He set in motion many of the policies that created the 90’s prosperity, he resisted crony capitalism, he fought an exceptionally well-executed war and he managed foreign policy probably as well as any President in history. He wasn’t perfect but he was pretty damned good.
He also was and is a good man. Dammit, Mr. President. Stop it before you make me smile.