September 18, 2007

George H.W. Bush backs John McCain

Former President George H.W. Bush backs John McCain's efforts to increase support for the Iraq war in a new video, a telecast that aides to both men say shouldn't be construed as an endorsement of McCain's White House bid. The former president appeared in the video shown at South Carolina's military college, The Citadel, during the final stop of the Arizona senator's "No Surrender" tour. Bush also praised McCain and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who will work in the Senate on turning back Democratic efforts to limit U.S. troops' time in Iraq. McCain traveled to the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina on "No Surrender" tour in which he stressed his strong support for the war and President Bush's increase of some 30,000 troops earlier this year.

1 comment:

I.M.S. said...

SILENCE AFTER DEATH

So it may be you choose to live
Believing "all men lie,"
Better your own self to forgive:
Believe it then--not I.

So you may say, "it´s politics,
And all of them, like George,
Engage in vile and dirty tricks,
Nor none can hope to purge

Such nasty Willie Horton ads
And such from the arena"--
But following the common fads
I´ll not say makes you cleaner.

George Herbert Walker Bush was praised
Because he was a slugger,
Yet mud he slung yet still gets raised,
Uniquely loathsome bugger.

He lives today with that old hag,
An ugly soul´s companion,
And in retirement he may brag
His life as one Grand Canyon.

Elderly now, so you may feel
That he has earned respect
From likes of you--I say let peal
Laughter not genuflect.

Life squandered ignominiously
Although it outward seems
To pass stress, strain and trouble free,
But only in your dreams

Might augur for the health of soul:
So fiercely I dispute it
The world must shake from pole to pole
And heaven would refute it.

When old George is at last laid down
Midst ceremonious pomp,
Then I will neither mourn nor clown,
On grave nor dance nor stomp.

When dead he will be given then
That measure of respect:
Silence--as is befitting men
When death doth souls collect.