Was in the final year of undergrad in 2000 when George W. Bush finagled his way past Al Gore in the Presidential election. He is finally getting relieved of his duties so this is a reflection. The last 8 years have felt like a combination of the medieval time, and a dark age. It’s irrelevant though because the man did what he said he was going to do and that is protect his country from Middle Eastern terrorists.
Historically the pivotal events in his leadership overwhelmingly are negative, and his response has been reliable. The United States fights through. They are a tough people and only for the executives will they compromise.
Shortly after his post was confirmed, there was a terrorist attack in the country’s largest metropolis. Blame appeared to be assessed on authoritative action according to re-enacted stories. While the empire was getting struck, the bureaucracy was getting informed and it ended! That was it! It didn’t last long. This kind of strength is intimidating. The enemy noticed. It took a lot of animosity though to keep them pinned in their own corner, and a lot of money, and many lives. There were thousands of people killed in battle during President Bush’s 8 years at the helm. He took Commander and Chief seriously some would say even more so than his Presidency.
At the time of this attack, industrial growth was peaking. Consequently it took a free fall that even $750,000,000,000 of Federal aid could not sustain. The volatility in the economy under President Bush’s leadership obviously is the result of a superior defense strategy. In turn the administration has behaved more like a military outfit than a good business because good businesses don’t spend that much on security. Legal fees yes, but not security. In turn, the period could be described as feudal.
There were some seriously destructive hurricanes tearing apart Southeastern areas of the country most notably one named Katrina ripping through New Orleans, Louisiana. Results of the storm realistically are unfathomable. The town afterwards could have been described as underwater. It was and still is trying to maintain its status as one of the country’s cultural jewels.
There was a major substance abuse issue in Major League Baseball. All time greats were asked to testify before a Congressional committee on their use of illegal substances like human growth hormone. It’s ruining the legacy of some players’ careers, and adding to the popularity of others.
Popular actors and musicians became more known for their troubled personal lives than their talented abilities in the studio. It had something to do with the entertainment industry’s developing concentration on reality, in lieu of the fantastic. Reality shows as opposed to those that were previously scripted and blocked out became those that were most desired. Scandals plagued many of these artists and the industry was diluted. On the upside though there was a lot of new popular talent, the kind of talent that could be showcased regularly on primetime network television. These new talents made the scandals look foolish, but subsequently became even more so because there new found popularity was ultimately mismanaged as well. Suffice to say the business has been Hollywood, but not like The Classic. Surely there were bright stars, but in the end under this administration the industry could probably be most accurately described as just “teen spirit.”
New frontiers in space were explored during George W. Bush’s term at the White House. A satellite landed on Mars! That’s trippy. Cyberspace in general as in the chimerical truly took on new forms. With more and more access into previously undiscovered territory existence has become essential. The country is now a lot smaller, the world at large closer, movement is abused because of its availability but it’s not that original because of its limitations. People haven’t gotten to Mars yet. It was a satellite that they built.
There was a lot of disbelief under the leadership of this nation’s 43rd President. They didn’t believe because they didn’t want to. It was painful to trust this guy. Nonetheless he did what he said he was going to do! The problem is that a lot of people didn’t want him to do what he did, but he did what he did because he thought he knew more about their safety than they did. Did he? Was the threat on this nation that meaningful?
The man was a typical patriot. He worked until he could no longer and then he defended his ability. He doesn’t appear to have made that many friends while in office, but he was there as long as he could have been. The present resident President will soon be history. Please allow him to rest in peace.