Wednesday, June 3, 2009
This Is Priceless. The Bush Administration Knew GM Was Headed Into Bankruptcy But Bush Decided To Dump The Problem On Obama
Nice job George W. Bush.
You knew General Motors was failing. But, in the waning hours of your administration you decided to do nothing about it. You made a decision to let President Obama have to grapple with the issue.
How do I know this? Well, it was publicly revealed last night during a Fox News Channel interview. Not by some disillusion Democratic lackey. Nope. This was revealed by none other than Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney.
Cheney told Fox's Greta Van Susteren that he could see that bankruptcy was the only remaining option for GM. But that Bush didn't want to be the one to "pull the plug" before he left office. That he would leave it to be one of the first crises the new administration would have to deal with.
I don't really know whether, in the long run, this makes any bit of difference one way or the other. But I do know that anyone who aspires to be president of the United States needs to be prepared to make some tough decisions if elected. And, clearly, this falls into the category of difficult.
When he was president-elect, President Obama said, there can only be one president at a time and that President Bush was still the man in charge until Inauguration Day. Too bad Bush didn't feel the same way.