Bush Supports Obama
In fact, W. says “it’s essential” to support O., in his first public appearance since leaving office, ironically, outside the US in Calgary, Alberta. Unlike GOP leader Limbaugh and his deputy Dick Cheney, the former president says the new president has enough critics and “deserves my silence.”
Former Vice President Dick Cheney has said that Obama’s decisions threatened America’s safety. Conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has said he hoped Obama would fail.
“I love my country a lot more than I love politics,” Bush said. “I think it is essential that he be helped in office.”
While Bush is more popular in conservative Calgary than elsewhere in Canada, he still attracted detractors.
About 200 protested outside the event; four of them were arrested. Some protesters threw shoes at an effigy of Bush, a reference to the Iraqi journalist who tossed his shoes at the former president during a December news conference in Baghdad.
“He shouldn’t be able to go anywhere in the world and just present himself as a private citizen,” protest organizer Peggy Askin said. “We do not have any use for bringing war criminals into this country. It’s an affront.”
But at least the former president wasn’t warning us how dire things are under Obama and rooting for America to fail.Click here for reuse options!
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