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    "41"...HBO documentary

    Regardless of what you think of his politics, it's pretty hard to not realize what a good man he is and has been throughout his life.

    Looking forward to seeing this piece.

    http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/41/index.html

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505270_1...ocumentary-41/
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    I was a huge fan of the Bush the elder's presidency. His presidency was one of pragmatic statesmanship, and he guided the country and the world through a potentially very unstable time after the collapse of the Soviet Union. He also handled Desert Storm masterfully.
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    "This aggression will not stand."

    Steadfast foreign policy.

    Amazing theme in The Big Lebowski, too.

    I was a fan of both he and 43... who I think history will serve much better than his successor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cm husker View Post
    "This aggression will not stand."

    Steadfast foreign policy.

    Amazing theme in The Big Lebowski, too.

    I was a fan of both he and 43... who I think history will serve much better than his successor.
    Kuwait really tied the region together, man

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    Class act, Even former president Bill Clinton loves the guy!



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    His involvement with the CIA, VP, and President guy did a lot....and being the parent of a special needs child is no breeze either

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    Now this was cool. The old dude has stones.


    George H.W. Bush has celebrated his 85th birthday by skydiving over the coast of Maine.


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    Bush 1 was A-OK. Torpedoed by the economy.

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    Bush 1 has always seemed like a great guy. The dude had a stellar resume. Perhaps the most "qualified" president ever?
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    I've always liked Bush I. Respect.

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    He lied to us and paid the price; as it should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cm husker View Post
    "This aggression will not stand."

    Steadfast foreign policy.

    Amazing theme in The Big Lebowski, too.

    I was a fan of both he and 43... who I think history will serve much better than his successor.
    You were a fan of W, and think he will be remembered by history better than Obama? I wouldn't have guessed that (and personally don't agree.) Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChitownHusker View Post
    I was a huge fan of the Bush the elder's presidency. His presidency was one of pragmatic statesmanship, and he guided the country and the world through a potentially very unstable time after the collapse of the Soviet Union. He also handled Desert Storm masterfully.
    Me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CombatTargeteer View Post
    He lied to us and paid the price; as it should be.
    If you are referring to "Read my lips, no new taxes," we'll never know what was in his heart but I think this was a broken promise, not a lie. The difference is that one may argue the promise had to be broken out of necessity.

    Clinton lied and was reelected. Americans really don't mind when politicians lie unless they're members of the opposing party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OmaHusker View Post
    If you are referring to "Read my lips, no new taxes," we'll never know what was in his heart but I think this was a broken promise, not a lie. The difference is that one may argue the promise had to be broken out of necessity.

    Clinton lied and was reelected. Americans really don't mind when politicians lie unless they're members of the opposing party.
    Translation: my guy tried to do right and couldn't make it happen but those other guys are lying, scheming bastards who are trying to ruin America.
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