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It can’t be all disdain all the time

REUTERS/Larry Downing

REUTERS/Larry Downing

I’ve been blogging about my distaste for George W. Bush as president for nearly six years now — and I had four years of loathing going in. He was a flippin’ disaster both foreign and domestic — something that’s always important to remember when we slag on the current Administration and it’s various failings and disappointments — if nothing else to keep things in perspective.

Nevertheless, you cannot allow every damn thing that happens to turn into a partisan slug-fest or you lose every trace of humanity. Once you are there, except for the fact that you’re factually far more accurate than Rush Limbaugh, you’re just as soulless and craven — and in modern politics that’s quite a dubious achievement.

So good for Obama in bringing Bush on board with Clinton to help in raising money for the victims of Haiti [and yes, even with all the foolish actions taken by the Bush Administration years ago]. And credit to Bush for saying this (in his usual ineloquence) about Limbaugh and Beck’s unrelenting inhumanity.

“I don’t know if — what they’re talking about,” Bush declared during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I’ve been briefed by the President about the response. And as I said in my opening comment, I appreciate the president’s quick response to this disaster.”

Of course, the sad thing is the GOP has become so right-wing that George W. Bush might as well be forced to show his birth-certificate.

But you still have to try.

Here are a number of places to go to give relief aid for Haiti.

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