Where's the Moral Compass?
A lot of the magic of the Bush Presidency has been wearing off lately. The American public has been getting a more honest peek behind the scenes. The President has been described as petulant, among other not so flattering adjectives. I saw photos of him sitting at the UN this month looking like an angry schoolboy. I was also thinking the other day that maybe Bush is just put out because of all the actual work he is having to do. As he said in his debates with John Kerry last year, “It’s hard work.” But I don’t think he realized how hard.
People with Bush’s education, training, and background don’t have to act the way he does at times, but I’ll just go back to what I’ve said before: I think the job is too big and complex for him. When confronted with a problem of considerable magnitude he just doesn’t know what to do, so he does nothing, until the outcry becomes so loud that he can no longer ignore it. I guess we can be thankful that eventually he does do something, although we could wish he were a little quicker on the uptake.