Senator Orin Hatch's speech honoring President Bush
we look to a future from a present shaped by the past. Only by understanding where we have been can we have the ability, perspective, and confidence to act today and plan for tomorrow.
Though a presidency has a beginning and an end, it is simply part of the flow of events in the life of America . Presidents inherit situations they did not create and create situations they leave to their successors. They may get credit for successes they did not produce and escape blame for failures that do not materialize until after they leave office. That is the nature of political life in America .
It's a wonderful speech. Read the whole thing. Expanded post over at Flopping Aces
Congressional approval rating? 21%
The Bush Record PDFs:
- The Record of the Bush Presidency
- Highlights of Accomplishments and Results
- 100 Things Americans May Not Know About the Bush Administration Record