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seVen's avatar

Why didn't George Bush the father help George Bush the son during his presidency so we'd be in a 'better' position in our economy/world/etc?

Asked by seVen (3461points) November 11th, 2008 from iPhone
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mea05key's avatar

because both bushes are equally incapable hi

MrMeltedCrayon's avatar

Who’s to say he didn’t?

fireside's avatar

I remember hearing a vocal George HW Bush saying that his son should put a lid on the talk of War back in 2001 or 2002.

Guess the son didn’t want to listen.

susanc's avatar

No footnotes, but I remember reading over and over that W was determined
to prove to his father that he didn’t need any help. Nevertheless he stuffed his
cabinet full of older men who’d served under his father.

@mea05key: George HW was not really as incapable as W, plus he didn’t choose
Carl Rove and Dick Cheney to tell him what to do.

SoapChef's avatar

If there is any truth to the movie “W”, they often don’t see eye to eye. I have always thought a big motivator for Jr. to get in to this war was to “show Daddy how to do it right”. In the movie Jr. was critical that his father had not done the job right the first time. I have thought many times during the last eight years that George Sr. didn’t look so bad after all.

squirbel's avatar

“There’s no question about it. Wall Street got drunk—that’s one of the reasons I asked you to turn off the TV cameras—it got drunk and now it’s got a hangover. The question is how long will it sober up and not try to do all these fancy financial instruments.”

George W. Bush, speaking at a private fundraiser, Houston, Texas, July 18, 2008 (Watch video clip)

You can’t fix stupid.

AstroChuck's avatar

Because, once when asked a similar question by the press, W said that he answered to a “higher father”.
What a tool!

squirbel's avatar

Btw, I was watching youtube videos…. seems John McCain graduated 5th from the bottom of his class… out of 889 students.

galileogirl's avatar

It was reported that after 9/11 that Jr made it known he wanted Daddy to butt out

Mizuki's avatar

Bush Jr. only listens to “heavenly Father”.
Thus he destroyed America.

tybalt's avatar

Echoing susanc’s comment, the W. presidency was chock-full of mainstays from the Reagan and H.W. Bush administrations. Cheney was H.W.‘s Secretary of Defense.

Mizuki's avatar

tyball——good point——this is why it is so important to hold the Bushies accountable—so we don’t get the same cast of characters fucking us again in 8 years.

proXXi's avatar

If this is a question, I’m the Pope.

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