On The Situation Room, while discussing some "implied criticism" (in Wolf's words) of the Bush administration from Barack Obama about his choice for AG Eric Holder -- who Obama says might actually adhere to the Constitution and that Hillary Clinton will restore America's diplomacy around the world -- panel members Dana Milbank and Gloria Borger let Wolf know the criticism wasn't so much "implied" but pretty straightforward.
The conversation then moved to discussing the series of exit interviews that George Bush is giving, and Bush's admission that he was not "ready for war". Stephen Hayes then fills us in with this little tidbit:
Yeah it's pretty, it's pretty amazing stuff. I mean, I think that in his discussion about immigration and regretting the tone of the debate, I mean clearly I think that was a criticism of his own party. We're going to be seeing a lot more of this and there's an ongoing Bush legacy project that's been meeting in the White House, really, with senior advisers, Karl Rove, Karen Hughes has been involved, current senior Bush administration advisers and they are looking at how to sort of roll out the President's legacy.
Milbank counters with a bit of reality:
The whole country has been on a Bush legacy project and it's not looking very good for him. I think the extraordinary thing is how does he fix from among the various things to choose from? Now he looks at immigration. Something that certainly helped to torpedo John McCain and of all things now he tells us categories to say that to say that uh....
Blitzer interrupts him before he gets to finish his point and Borger finishes by saying that how Iraq goes will determine how Bush goes down in history. Ya think?
Gloria, don't you suppose there's already enough evidence now of how that debacle, and its accompanying theft of our tax dollars, has gone to make that assessment? Just how much more proof of the Iraq war being one of the worst foreign policy decisions in the history of our country do you need, exactly, to make a call on that one?
And Bush is working on a "legacy project", with the help of Karl Rove?? Excuse me while I lay on the floor laughing about this one for awhile. Who do they think they're fooling? I guess the twenty-some percent who still to this day think Bush was a good President, but I truly hope the history books are not so kind no matter what sort of "project" they have in mind, and no matter how many soft-shoe interviews Bush decides to give before he finally does us the favor of leaving.
Legacy project? Spare me. I wonder how much they'll be paying Hayes and his buddies to help work on it along with those Bush advisers?