Former President George W. Bush signaled on Thursday that he sees not reforming Social Security as his greatest failure from the eight years he served in the White House, the Chicago Tribune reports. In 2005, the president unsuccessfully tried to partially privatize Social Security.
The unpopular Republican leader made the suggestion while speaking at a trade conference in the Windy City, where he discussed his legacy and also offered a glimpse into what readers can expect from his forthcoming memoir, Decision Points.
"I would like to be remembered as a guy who had a set of priorities, and was willing to live by those priorities," explained Bush. "In terms of accomplishments, my biggest accomplishment is that I kept the country safe amidst a real danger."
I'm literally left speechless by that underlined quote.
I guess, based on the clear reading of that statement, that this minor, insignificant episode apparently doesn't count:
While it's true the average American has the attention span and memory skills of a fruit fly - how anyone can possibly give Bush and Cheney a free pass when it comes to 9/11 is light years beyond my modest human ability to comprehend. And the astonishing fact that Bush appears to be giving himself a free pass with that mind-bogglingly untrue statement simply leaves me tempted to believe that it must be nothing more than a sad, sick and twisted hoax of some sort.