figured that title was enough to grab anyone’s attention.
Now, before my readers completely freak out and think
that I have joined the ranks of the millions of Americans who
were utterly duped by the so-called irresistible charm of our
former President, let me assure you that this is simply an entry
into my latest idea on how President Bush can gain some serious
ground this week.
is the most important issue that President Bush is facing right
now? It’s not the
situation with the Chinese.
It’s not campaign finance reform.
Give up? It’s
passing his tax cut! He
ran on it, he came right out of the gates with it, the American
people want it (that’s right Dan Rather, we want it!), and if
he doesn’t get it passed then the lib’s will say “I told
you so” and the Republicans could get annoyed enough to not
turn out in the mid-term elections. What, you may ask yourself,
does any of this have to do with Bill Clinton?
Well, here goes.
standoff with China is really just a horsefly in Bush’s stall
right now, but he could really turn it into to the political
play of the week. I
believe he is quickly gaining the respect of many around the
world for standing his ground and not caving on the apology for
doing nothing wrong. If
Clinton were still President not only would he have apologized
but he probably would have had the American taxpayers buy them a
new plane. After all, if memory serves me correctly the Japanese bombed
Pearl Harbor and a little over 50 years later Bill Clinton was
over in Japan apologizing for dropping the A-bomb!
What’s that all about?
Anyway, I could go on about Bill Clinton all day, but
back to Bush’s spin of the century
suggestion is that President Bush commissions President Clinton
as a special envoy to China to try and negotiate and hopefully
bring our serviceman and women home (we all know Clinton can
make deals with the Chinese pretty successfully!).
This will show that Bush can reach out across party lines
for the good of the country as well as give old Bill some badly
missed limelight. I
believe the gesture would go a long way with Congressional
Democrats and could smooth out the roadblocks on Bush’s tax
may sound a little crazy at first, especially since the absence
of Clinton lately has been a welcome one for most of us, but
consider the bottom line. Clinton
would be hard pressed to criticize Bush for awhile, Bush will
probably pick up a few allies in Congress for his tax cut, and
most importantly our members of the military in China would more
than likely come home without us having to apologize. And
the American people would end up with more take home pay until
the Democrats take over Congress or the White House again.
Hey -- stranger things have happened!
“Kingfish” is a political analyst from Louisiana and is an
expert commentator on National and Louisiana politics. He is a
graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Political
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