Steve Sack cartoon: Bush Library

  • Article by: Steve Sack , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 25, 2013 - 8:15 PM
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trvollmersApr. 26, 1312:06 AM

Today's dedication of the Bush 43 library was a rare and refreshing example of bipartisan civility, with all of the living US Presidents speaking. On the other hand, Sack's cartoon is the kind of stale, unimaginative, overdone partisan monotony that adds little and makes many thoroughly disgusted with politics.

Willy53Apr. 26, 13 5:50 AM

The Bush legacy of torture, retention without due cause, illegal holding of prisoners at Guantanamo deligitimized America's democratic standing and severley limited our ability to conduct effective foreign policy without the threat of force or invasion. It was without a doubt one of the ugliest moments in American history. The Bush Library will attempt to change that as his speech at the dedication revealed. Glorifying the "surge" as a great military victory, after two of the biggest foreign policy blunders in history is really more than the truth can take.

windigolakeApr. 26, 13 7:16 AM

trvollmers: "....makes many thoroughly disgusted with politics." Sack is not a politician. His freedom of speech is just as protected as yours. If you're disgusted with politics, it should be the politicians themselves who are the target of your ire.

elmore1Apr. 26, 13 7:27 AM

Sack, Bush is old news. Still waiting to see your Ted Mondale paying one third on his loans cartoon. That is the kind of witty satire that is timely and relevent.

hankmeadowsApr. 26, 13 7:27 AM

On 9/11/2001 most of the planet was with us. By the end of the Bush 2nd term we were the most hated country in the world. Somehow I doubt the Bush library will have any displays showing this fact. I would suggest going to one of our public libraries to get the real truth on the Bush legacy.

fishanhunt2Apr. 26, 13 7:40 AM

I suspect that with the passage of time history will be much kinder to former President George Bush Jr. than the present bunch of Libs. and one MR. Steve Sack currently attempt to portray him...

barbjensApr. 26, 13 7:45 AM

elmore1, Bush MAY have been old news but him opening up his library makes hime NEW news again. I doubt that the library will be a true "coverage" of his time in politics.

palsarApr. 26, 13 7:49 AM

I wonder when it comes to Obama's library you will remember illegally detaining people (GITMO), killing Americans w/o due process with drones, escalating the war in Afghanistan, Fast & Furious, etc. I bet Stack was just giddy over a new GWB story.

thes517Apr. 26, 13 8:23 AM

Just goes to show that winning a Pulitzer is right up there with winning the Carver County Quilting contest.

bizsmithApr. 26, 13 9:50 AM

I bend a little left but Sack's cartoon is in bad taste. Even I can cut George W a little slack on his special day.


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