I just took a moment to watch a bit of the inauguration coverage on CNN's site. I read some of President Obama's (jeepers) comments, but the videos I watched were of the Bushes greeting the Obamas, and the Bushes leaving the White House for the last time.
And I just cried and cried.
How sad... how hard must it be to be George Bush right now? No one likes him. Few are talking about how much he did accomplish. And everyone makes fun of him.
Sure, he may deserve much of that. But the point is - he tried. He may not have succeeded well in all ways at all times, but he tried really, really hard.
And now it's all over.
I think... I mean... Well, my secret fear for my children is that they will go off to school and nobody will play with them, because I as the parent am totally powerless to do anything about that. If someone were to make fun of my child, insult my child? I would simultaneously be murderously outraged and also shrivel like a shrivelfig, because... how can I fight that!?
And so my heart went out to old George W, who nobody wants to play with anymore.
Sure wish he had pardoned Jonathan Pollard, though. Boogerhead.