Tuesday, February 21, 2006

A New Hope?


I'm hoping that news like this keeps coming. I know it's just a show and it probably won't happen and even if it does Bush won't take things far enough. Either way though, its encouraging to see Goerge Bush working to build something instead of tearing it down, even if it is just for show.

Is this him worrying about his "legacy?"

When I heard his "addiction to oil" statements in the State of the Union, that's what it sounded like to me.

At the end of the day though, how can I villify Bush for doing what needs to be done here? It's not enough, but it's a step in the right direction. If he can press this issue and drop the Domestic Terror Agenda and maybe clean up the Iraq debacle a little bit, he won't seem so exceedingly terrible in the history books.

But if Bush heads for the environmentalist rhetoric, the Democrats will be up a creek. This is one of the few issues a couple of them had a spine about.

Let's be honest though. This is how he's going down in the history books, no matter how much he might pull his head out of his ass now.

3 comments:

Outside the Box said...

I agree, I want to be optimistic about Bush's new direction, but I think it's fair to be more than a little suspicious of his sincerity. It's going to take quite a bit more for me to get on board.

Joe Vogel said...

Brian,

I'm very impressed with the generally fair and thoughtful nature of your posts. I'm not a fan of Bush either, but I hate when people make him the source of all evil and woe in the world. There's plenty of that to spread around among both parties.

I guess I'm commending you not necessarily for giving Bush the benefit of the doubt on the issue of oil dependence, but because of your refraining to fall conveniently into a box of thought where all of your opinions are decided for you. (oh, you're a democrat, well, your color is blue and here are all of your ideas)

Anyway, keep up the good work on the blog.

Bryan said...

I appreciate that guys.

Thanks