Please keep in mind that this post is more than 3 years old. Opinions change. Tastes change. Everything changes. I may still agree with or like this, or I may not. But everything is kept up here for archival purposes.
bad does not equal evil / May 31, 2009
It’s important to remember, when you’re latching on and criticizing the man for the latest unpopular or controversial thing done by the Obama administration, that every president does bad things. No one can lead and be perpetually good and popular. We weren’t ashamed of Bush for doing bad things. We hated him for lying, deceiving, manipulating, obfuscating, and depriving. If the most awful thing we can say some day is that Obama made a decision we don’t agree with, then he’ll still go down on his worst day as a better leader and a better man than Bush ever was.