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Justin Hamilton is a Texan public servant in DC. He likes reading and writing (and spinning records), but not arithmetic. From what looks like a warm indoor perch, he captured the helicopter ride in motion:
[Justin Hamilton / Flickr]
Knitter Imbrium (aka Marisa) has seen Sesame Street live and lives in mortal terror of bugs. She readily admits 98 other interesting things about herself. She’s also a “bleeding-heart liberal” who voted for Obama; but on inauguration day, she felt bad for President Bush.
I will be the first to say that George W. Bush was a bad President. He may even be a bad man.
But on a human-to-human level, I have a lot of empathy for the guy today. […]
I think - and this is based on scant information, since I don’t know the guy - that for all Bush’s terrible decisions, he didn’t act out of malice. I think he did what he thought was best. I think what he thought was best was wrong, but I think that he really does love his country. I think he had bad advice, I think he was ignorant about a lot of things that a President cannot be ignorant about, I think he was self righteous and petty…but I think he had good intentions. […]
Farewell, President Bush. I’m not sad to see you step down from the office of the President of the United States of America, but as one human being to another, I hope you find peace.
Imbrium says she is “perfectly comfortable holding two seemingly mutually exclusive opinions at the same time, without any sort of logical or psychological difficulty.”tags 2009 ballotvoxregular DC georgewbush inauguration postelection