Thursday, August 19, 2010

Re-thinking W

Who's the leader of the responsible, moderate faction in the GOP when it comes to the controversy over the Cordoba Center in lower Manhattan?

George W. Bush, would you believe? As a number of commentators--most recently NPR on today's' Morning Edition--have noted, Mr. Bush consistently linked his opposition to al Qaeda with respect for Muslims and their institutions, and statements assuring Americans that Islam is a religion of peace.

So, in less than two years we've come to the point where George W. Bush is on the left of the Republican Party.

(I should note that Mr. Bush has refused to take a position on the question gripping the nation: whether the Center can be built in a neighborhood of porn shops, strip clubs and OTB parlors.)

1 comment:

Leanderthal, Lighthouse Keeper said...

That would be the right thing to do, no pun here, but I've not known Bush to do the right thing often. His 9/11 claim at the mosque notwithstanding. He's likely to sit back and watch while Obama gets rolled by the nut jobs. That seems to be what current GOPher leaders are doing.