Bush remembers 9/11 - will it help Perry?
Nat Geo channel has been promoting the heck out of this and now we have a clip from the interview of George Bush as he recalls the events of September 11. 2001.
Allah's commentary on this is interesting:
A short promo from National Geographic TV to tease their one-hour special about his memories of the attack debuting this Sunday at 10 p.m. ET. As I understand it, there's no narration and you never hear the questions being put to him by the interviewer. It's just him, for the full hour, remembering. The last post has me thinking: If Perry ends up as the nominee, the fact that Bush has conducted himself graciously since leaving office will take some of the sting out of the inevitable "Perry is Bush on steroids" Democratic talking points, which is mighty ironic given the tensions between their two camps. It won't shield Perry completely - most voters still blame Bush for the state of the economy, not Obama, which is why you'll hear his name mentioned frequently next year - but between the commemorations of the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and the fact that Dubya's never complained about the criticism, those attacks won't have the bite that they otherwise might have.
Dubya's post presidency has been the most dignified since his dad's. But I think Allah is being too optimistic. The savaging of Rick Perry will continue apace. They are really going to try and shred the Texas governor because his mere presence is so outsized it makes other candidates - even the president - shrink by comparison.
Watch that video promo of the Bush interview at the link.