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.


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!!!!!