Member of “Lucky Sperm Club” gives George Bush a big thumbs up. Laughs all the way to the bank.
Magazine publisher and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes, in town to sell ads to Texas businesses, said Monday that his unflattering portrayal of George W. Bush during the 2000 primary season turned out to be inaccurate.
“He’s done extremely well,” Forbes said. “We got a good tax cut through. The Federal Reserve is behaving. I think the foreign policy situation will clear up by year end as we root out those terrorists in Iraq. And the economy is starting to show signs of a new life.”
And Bush, whom he blasted in 2000 as a tool of lobbyists, gets the credit, according to Forbes.
“He inherited a bad situation and is turning it around,” Forbes said. “I will be backing him enthusiastically” for re-election.
Forbes, in town to promote a Forbes magazine advertising section about Texas planned for November, praised the Bush economic package, which has included reductions in income tax rates as well as cuts in taxes on dividends and capital gains.
“It’s a good package, and I have high hopes for the second term,” he said.
Let’s see: Forbes comes from old money, went to an exclusive prep school and an Ivy League college, got his only job through his dad, ducked the Viet Nam war by joining the National Guard, and got engaged to the future Mrs. Forbes within weeks after having met her.
Yeah, combined with the Bush tax cuts and drop in dividend and capital gains taxes, I can see where he and George might have a few things in common.