Comments: MR SMITH

Wow. Very well said! Politics is a game that I am very often uncomfortable watching. I wouldn't survive one minute as a player!

I admire Pres. Bush. I don't agree with everything he says or does but I think his actions and decisions are based on his convictions (not current polls) and I think his intentions are generally good. What I mean by that is that he can look beyond his own personal best interests.

I'm glad I found your blog. I enjoy it very much.

Posted by lou at April 3, 2006 03:16 PM

Very well said. But that said, I cannot imagine sitting through an hour long interview with Al Franken, doing it or watching it. I wish I had seen Russert hold a liberals feet to the fire.
I also admire our president and I really feel that many of the trouble in Iraq have been caused by politicians in the US Congress. Remember I am old enough to remember WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War and all the rest of the military actions taken by us.
Political interference does not make it easy to win a war.

Posted by Ruth H at April 3, 2006 08:06 PM

The whole "Bush should admit his mistakes" canard is just a colossal political gotcha game. Nobody wants a president who second guesses himself in public. Democrats don't give a rat's ass if he admits mistakes or not. They just want to paint him into a corner by leveling that criticism. It's a no win situation, because if he does it, they can call him incompetent and weak, if he doesn't they say he's secretive and arrogant.

You can look back at any presidency in history and point out things that might have been done differently. But that's for historians to do. A sitting president should never ever do it. Not only does it weaken the country in the eyes of the world, it's a great way to lose elections.

Posted by annika at April 4, 2006 06:55 AM

Would anyone sane think that it would have been a good idea for FDR and Churchill to make a 6-hour speech on all the things the Allies had done wrong during WWII (and there were plenty) while the war is going on?

Posted by David Foster at April 4, 2006 04:13 PM

Nice. Very well said,very well written.

Posted by Mary at April 4, 2006 10:27 PM

I'm with Annika. We do want to see our President as strong, especially in times like these and I think he has done a great job of keeping his head up and giving at least some of us something to rely on.

Posted by Nicole at April 4, 2006 10:32 PM


You already know I completely agree with you on this...

But I think everyone wants to see a picture of your very first hand-made quilt.


Posted by Erin at April 5, 2006 08:50 PM

I don't want George Bush to apologize for anything. The kinds of things he would be apologizing for are the kinds of things that can't be apologized for. He should stand or fall by his own words.

Posted by Will at April 6, 2006 05:42 AM

What should have happened, several years ago, is that Rumsfeld should have resigned, and maybe Cheney, too. Even Powell, maybe, should have left before the end of the first term. Someone has to take responsibility for mistakes. And whatever you say about the decision to go to war, Rumsfeld's failure to use more troops was a mistake.

Posted by Pericles at April 10, 2006 11:37 AM