“You may not have agreed with some of the tough decisions I have made, but I hope you can agree that I have been willing to make the tough decisions”
I think that sums up W’s tenure as our president.
I cannot think of another individual who more clearly exemplifies the fallacy of tolerance in our culture. The man was absolutely destroyed by the media on what seemed like a daily basis.
There were many things I disagreed with him on, but it is true that he was willing to make the difficult decisions that were all to easy to criticize because we were not the ones who had to answer the bell.
At the end of it all, you want your leaders to follow their values, listen to their conscience, and make decisions. Criticism is the price of leadership. I think W paid dearly, but I think history will look more kindly on him than our present society.