The Iraq war couldn’t do it. A global economic crash couldn’t do it. But Kanye West managed it. What is this superhuman feat? Kanye West ruined George W. Bush’s presidency, that’s what! Surely that has to be worth some kind of recognition?
It’s no joke. This week, George W. Bush cited Kanye West’s “Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People” diatribe at the Katrina benefit as his ‘worst moment’ in the White House. Honest? So Bush is more deeply affected by a personal insult than something that changed life for the worse for millions of his citizens? Well, thanks for letting us know, George W. It’s always good to know your President cares, eh?
That’s just one little gem that Bush revealed ahead of the release of his memoirs that are causing people to salivate at the prospect of getting their hands on a copy. He ‘didn’t appreciate’ being branded a racist by West, apparently. And apparently he doesn’t appreciate it now. It still smarts. Oh, OK then. Oopsy!
Bush is unmoved that his comments to Matt Lauer might attract some criticism. When advised that his comments that clearly state a very personal slur was more of a blow to him than decisions which led to detrimental effects for millions of people might be unpopular, he was adamant: “Don’t care,” said he.
What’s your opinion? Did Kanye West derail the Bush presidency? Was that ‘Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People” speech fair? And was it really the lowest point of the whole Bush Jr. presidency?