Thursday, October 26, 2006

George Dubbya Bush and Flannery O'Connor

Dubbya Bush, talking about Iraq in the National Review Online:

“If we can’t win, I’ll pull us out,” the president said.” “If I didn’t think it was noble and just and we can win, we’re gone. I can’t — I’m not going to keep those kids in there and have to deal with their loved ones.

You know, every time I hear the "new, reasonable" quotes from Bush--you know the "we never said 'stay the course', "we're setting benchmarks," etc. I think of a line from Flannery O'Connor's short story "A Good Man Is Hard to Find":

"She would of been a good woman," The Misfit said, "if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life."

Bush might have been a better President, if he'd been facing the possibility of losing his rubber-stamp majority in Congress every day of his life.

3 comments:

David Terrenoire said...

Nice quote, Dusty. Very nice.

Jim Winter said...

Well GRETA AND HER GOAT be in the Bush Presidential Library?

Kim Mizar-Stem said...

Love it!!!!!