Tuesday, December 01, 2009

A respectful distance - I'm a big fan of former presidents and vice-presidents keeping their yaps shut once a new administration takes office. Except for the quadrennial political conventions, I would prefer if they just played some golf and worked on their memoirs. So I'm with James Fallows with "In praise of George W. Bush." And, yeah, I'm also looking at you Jimmy Carter.


Anonymous said...

I agree to a certain extent, although its also good manners for the current occupant to shut up about the former occupant as well. Thats not to say your people cant attack each other, but presidents, both current and former, should shut up about each other once the elections are over. But once that can of worms is open. Game on.

Anonymous said...

For a guy who's contemptuous of polls and is certain of history's positive verdict, Dick Cheney is awfully chatty.