Yesterday Howie Carr interviewed former New Hampshire Gov. John H. Sununu, who was also the Chief of Staff for former President George H.W. Bush from 1989 to 1993. Sununu was discussing his new book on former President Bush, The Quiet Man: The Indispensable Presidency of George H.W. Bush.
“Indispensable”?!! With such a title, I thought I was going to toss my cookies! Yech!!
Well, although I didn’t hear the entire interview, at least I heard Carr ask Sununu some tough questions, regarding Bush’s breaking his “No new taxes” pledge and some of his domestic spending programs. Unlike the other day when Jim and Margery interviewed Sununu on WGBH, with their gushing over the elder Bush’s Anti-Private Property agenda, such as the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Clean Air Act . (For the libertarian, free market responses to those issues, see Rockwell’s 1999 article on the ADA and Rothbard on Law, Property Rights, and Air Pollution.)
And then there were Jim and Margery saying what “courage” Bush had in breaking his no taxes pledge and then raising taxes. Oh, Bush’s tax hike took so much courage, to steal more from the workers and producers of society. By the way, to get an idea of Margery Eagan’s superior intelligence, when she wrote for the Boston Herald, she non-apologetically supported her hometown Brookline’s ban on styrofoam cups and plastic shopping bags. While the bag-banners have not backed up their claims with actual science, there is scientific evidence to show that paper shopping bags are more harmful to the environment than the plastic ones. But moonbat Margery “stopped listening to the climate change deniers after Hurricane Sandy all but shut down Manhattan.” That’ll do it.
And Bush’s pledge-breaking tax-thieving was to pay for his destructive and murderous war of aggression on Iraq in 1991, that also took a lot of “courage.” It was Bush’s war on Iraq and sanctions and no-fly zones that were an important impetus for the subsequent terrorism including 9/11 and the sham of a “war on terrorism” that isn’t even a war at all but a series of constant criminal acts and provocations committed by the U.S. government against foreigners, and crimes against Americans as well. On January 16, 1991, Bush the Elder famously claimed that “This will not be another Vietnam” (at about 6:50 into the video). But, thanks to his aggressions and those of his son George W. Bush (a.k.a. “Dubya”), it did turn out to be “another Vietnam,” but worse. Not only was there a 9/11 (that others warned would happen), but Iraq had then become a Sharia Law theocracy and there probably wouldn’t be an ISIS now if it weren’t for the elder Bush who got things rolling. “Indispensable”? Yech!
Anyway, at the end of his interview of John Sununu, Howie Carr mentioned the name of the publisher of Sununu’s Bush book, Broadside Books, as “Broadway Books.”
Which is just as well, given that these warmongering, tax-thieving Republicans are nothing but song-and-dance phonies anyway.