The long view

George W. Bush on Leno:
“You have to believe in what you’re doing, first and foremost,” Bush said. “I relied upon my faith, my family helped a lot, and I had a good team around me, and did the best I could do. I’m also very comfortable with the fact that it’s going to take a while for history to judge whether the decisions I made are consequential or not and therefore, I’m not too worried about it, which I read some biographies of Washington, my attitude is if they are still writing about biographies of the first guy, the 43rd guy doesn’t need to worry about it.”


douglas said...

Remember when we had a President that- agree or not- you could believe he meant what he said? Boy, that was nice. Of course, it was nice to have a President with humility also.

Gringo said...

I watched all 4 of the Leno-Bush videos on YouTube. I was impressed with his sense of humor. By contrast, our current POTUS seems rather humorless.

[I also noticed in the Leno interview Bush's tendency to shake his head when laughing- which I had noticed famed Bush imitator Steve Bridges doing.]

J. Sterling Ellison said...

Ummm...okay. I guess what George W. Bush said makes sense. If you're George W. Bush.