Fox News' Bill Kristol told Chris Wallace that it was "smart politics" for the Obama administration to place the blame on Bush for current problems with the economy and foreign policy. "It's probably smart politics and they'll keep doing it as long as it seems to be working," said Kristol.
Juan Williams agreed. "This is just politics. That's what you do. You blame your predecessor," he said.
No word on whether such blaming might actually be accurate.
Kristol and crew are trying to make the case that attacking the Bush administration has no merit at all except that it's part of the machinations of politics. It's all part of the game. "We all do it." say the right wing of TV land. William the bloody needs to wash his hands of the blind support he gave the Bush administration that has destroyed almost every aspect of government and not take responsibility for his role in supporting the worst administration this country has ever witnessed and which has wrecked the entire conservative movement. You'll hear more and more right wing pundits tell us that they all criticized Bush over the years and they were indeed, not suck ups.
Kristol: ...Jeb Bush and Karl Rove defending the Bush administration and making the choice between Obama's new policies versus the "allegedly failed policies" of Bush.
Wallace: You think this is smart, it works?
Williams: Yea, this is just politics, that's what you do, you blame your predecessor and you do it for as long a possible because it buys you time.
Juan Williams steps up to the plate and plays the good FOX soldier as he agrees with Kristol and says: "It's just politics" as usual. Sorry Charlie, pointing out that being President Obama has been forced to try and save Wall Street which has led to a housing and employment crisis while being lied into war with Iraq is not "politics as usual."
If the American people weren't reminded of the incompetence that flourished under Bush, then that would be almost criminal.
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