November 20, 2007

Great Presidenting

Evidently Francis Townsend thinks George W takes after his namesake:

In 1937, the playwright Maxwell Anderson wrote of President George Washington: There are some men who lift the age they inhabit, til all men walk on higher ground in their lifetime.

Mr. President, you are such a man.

It's not enough that we've had to have Bush comparisons to Winston Churchill. Now he gets to imagine himself as George Washington. The afore mentioned great men must be twisting in their graves.

Posted by Mary at November 20, 2007 01:59 AM | US Politics | Technorati links |

... and then there are men who barely act the age they inhabit, 'til all men wonder where exactly the Constitution provides that a chimpanzee may hold office.

Posted by: Huskarl at November 20, 2007 08:14 AM

Uh, that would be Frances Townsend, Bush's departing National Security Advisor, not Francis Everett Townsend M.D., the originator of the "Townsend Plan" in the Great Depression. Right?

"Fulsome" is the precise adjective for that kind of praise.

Posted by: joel hanes at November 20, 2007 03:30 PM

I am going to vomit.

Posted by: Scott at November 20, 2007 04:55 PM

This isn't the first time that The Deciderist decided to compare himself to that other George W.:

Too bad more people don't read blogs. At least then they wouldn't do the same stupid thing twice.

Posted by: Cujo359 at November 20, 2007 09:15 PM

Be fair, Townsend does have a point. Bush has played a significant role in ignoring global warming, and as a result we *are* all going to have to walk on higher ground to avoid getting our feet wet.

Posted by: felice at November 21, 2007 02:23 PM