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I was wondering if you were able to catch the NBC Today interview with President Bush this morning. I think it says quite a lot that President Bush, who made it a point to not comment on the policies and doings of his successor was willing to have some input on your actions thus far.
Now, I didn’t necessarily love Bush and all of his doings, but I really found this interview to be quite reassuring. There is some kind of comfort to be found in the fact that even he who I disagreed on a number of things with, appears to have more clarity and compassion regarding other humans and citizens here now than I think I gave him credit for. What sucks is that, it takes you and your administration to show me that he could have been much worse, and to appreciate that he wasn’t.
Being that he’s served in the same position that you are serving now, he knows that the job has a lot of pressures and that it never quite is what you think it will be heading into it with the statement “One thing is for certain the job is a tough job. Everybody looks at the presidency when they campaign one way then they get in office and find out there is a reality to the job”
Despite the pressures, he recognized the importance of an independent media as being indispensable. “I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. We need an independent media to hold people like me to account. Power can be very addictive. And it can be corrosive. And it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power, whether it be here or elsewhere.” This is a very very different message than what we are seeing from you and your administration today.
Bush also agrees that we need answers to put to rest these Russia allegations once and for all. We aren’t crazy for wanting answers Donald. If you won’t listen to us regular joe Americans, please take a few minutes today and hear it form a former president that once sat in the same seat you do.
A Solicitous Citizen