A billboard went up in Wyoming, Minnesota. It features a photo of ex-prez George W. Bush, with a goofy smile and one of his off-kilter, clumsy poses, with the large caption “Miss Me Yet?”
Some dispute the intent of the message. The anonymous businessmen who paid for it aren’t talking. But it seems pretty clear to me. To ask the question is to challenge the current man in the hot seat.
For my part, I never hated George W. Bush the way some did — but I never admired him as did many others. In my mind, Bush didn’t do much for limited government and the rule of law. He mostly moved things in the other direction.
Sadly, that “other direction” is not exactly a new direction. It’s old hat. More government. More regulation. More spending. More debt.
And, even sadder, the current president likes George W. Bush’s direction. He’s taken Bush’s Keynesian stimulus ideas, and upped the ante. He took the bailouts, and bailed out more businesses. And he took Bush’s two wars, and he’s put more money and men and women into them.
Miss Mr. Bush? There are days when it looks like we’re experiencing his third term. And enough was enough already, long ago.
How long ago?
Picture good ol’ Grover Cleveland, and picture that picture with the caption, “Miss Me Yet?”
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.