BOSTON (CBS) – If you didn’t catch any of yesterday’s dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, you missed a rare sight in our political life – bitter political adversaries celebrating the good in each other instead of targeting the bad.
President Obama, who to this day keeps President Bush handy as his favorite scapegoat, said: “To know the man is to like the man…He knows who he is…He takes his job seriously but he doesn’t take himself too seriously. He is a good man.”
Former President Carter, who has never hesitated to share his distaste for most of the Bush-era policies, effusively praised his work fighting AIDS in Africa and said: “I’m filled with admiration for you and deep gratitude for you about the great contributions you’ve made to the most needy people on earth.”
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