ARTESIA, N.M. -- It was a humbling moment for the former commander in chief: President George W. Bush was walking former first dog Barney in his new Dallas neighborhood when it stopped in a neighbor's yard for relief.
"And there I was, former president of the United States of America, with a plastic bag on my hand," he told a group of graduating high school students in New Mexico on Thursday. "Life is returning back to normal."
Bush, in one of his few public appearances since leaving office in January, told the students that leaving office lifted a heavy burden.
"I no longer feel that great sense of responsibility that I had when I was in the Oval Office. And frankly, it's a liberating feeling," he told seniors from Artesia High School....
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San Jose John, Harding was in bed figuratively with the Oil Industry, which our former President served so well, Much of [URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teapot_Dome_scandal]]]The Teapot Dome Scandal[/URL] was brought to court, I wish the how contracts in Iraq were handled in much the same way.
No, Harding was an incompetent boob, as was Bush, So far, Bush has been the worst President we have had in the 21st century, May God have mercy on us, if he ends up as one of the best.
I remember Harding died while he was still president. Apart from that I know nothing of the man that would enable me to "get" what either of you are talking about. Time for me to visit Wikipedia and get a clue, I guess.