May 21st, 2007 06:12 EST
Should George W. Bush Resign? Or Should He Retire?
Nearly one year ago, a major figure in American politics said the following about Bush 43:
"If you had a European Prime Minister who experienced what we've experienced it would be expected that he would retire or resign."
What irresponsible, whacked-out liberal said that about our president and commander-in-chief?
Nancy Pelosi? Harry Reid? Jimmy Carter?
Actually, that is a direct quote from the Father of the modern conservative movement. None other than William F. Buckley, Jr. himself.
There he was, with those upper class, intellectual eyebrows jumping damn near off his head. Caustic tongue, darting in and out of his puckered mouth like a cobra in heat.
As usual, Buckley used long, complex words not spoken in decades. In some cases, never before, at least not on CBS.
And this icon of right-wing thinking took W to the shed and gave the president a frightful good whipping.
Ten lashes to the president's bum for presiding over out of control spending. Deserved!
But Buckley's belt was stretched to the limit in meting out punishment for Bush's greatest failure: Foreign Policy!
Specifically, Bush's policy in Iraq earned the ire of WFB.
Asked what Dubya's foreign policy legacy will be to his successor, Buckley said "There will be no legacy for Mr. Bush. I don't believe his successor would re-enunciate the words he used in his second inaugural address because they were too ambitious. So therefore I think his legacy is indecipherable"
Seems an accurate description of the Bush agenda concerning illegal aliens and amnesty as well.
Buckley even went so far as to suggest that George Bush is not a true conservative.
Blasphemy, you say?
Buckley may be 82, but he is right on the money!
And Buckely's message from a year ago is still spot on: George W. Bush, like his New World Order father, is no conservative.
John Lillpop is a recovering liberal.