I'm sorry to pick on you, Chris. I actually like you. You're one of the reasons I watch MSNBC. I enjoy your insights and your enthusiasm, even as I cringe each time you say "Amurika." Ok, so I'm picking on you some more. I'm sorry. But honestly, booing former President Bush, as he boarded an aircraft to FINALLY leave Washington was not "bad form." Considering all he's done (and not done), booing is a mild punishment - perhaps the only punishment he'll ever see.
This man came into the White House with a team of buddies who'd already decided they wanted to invade Iraq, even before Bush announced his candidacy. This war almost killed my brother, Chris. And as you know, it killed countless innocents and over 4,000 of our troops.
Bush LIED to get us into this war. After ignoring the memo on 9/11, choosing to take a month long vacation in 2001, he then USED 9/11 to justify Iraq. Though I wasn't fond of the guy and didn't vote for him, he had me, hook, line and sinker. I believed him because ours is not a country that goes to war for no good reason. At least, it never used to be. And then I found out it was "faulty intelligence." From then on, I got into the habit of realizing that whatever he said meant the opposite. "Clear Skies." "No Child Left Behind." "The Patriot Act."
"The decider" embraced torture, ducked press conferences (and couldn't handle off-script questions), "redistributed" wealth from the lowest earner and had the audacity to suggest PERMANENT tax cuts in a time of war. And as you mentioned tonight, he was out to lunch while Katrina victims suffered and died.
From his part in smoke and mirrors baloney legislation, to putting religion before rape victims (see conscience clause), to standing idly by as our jobs were exported and new labor was imported, he was never everybody's president. He represented the most fortunate and the most religious, and lost more and more support the longer he failed.
Oh, and how can we forget the day he said that Osama bin Laden really didn't concern him!? After all the fear tactics he used to get what he wanted, our greatest enemy was no longer an issue???
Chris, people take the stage at open mic nights and get booed. Sports teams are booed just because they're "the other guy." Booing is hardly punishment, and if he can't handle it, that's HIS problem. The people had an opinion. They voiced it. Peacefully.