Want to read something warm and fuzzy about George H.W. Bush? Then don't read this.

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A view of the "dark side" of GHW Bush.

Want to read something warm and fuzzy about George H.W. Bush? Then don't read this.
The New York Times has devoted the past weekend constructing a hagiography dedicated to George H.W. Bush. The Grey Lady columnists could barely hold back their tears, gushing their heartfelt tributes all over the Times’ pages. The front page of the Times’ site was so sticky with sentimental Bush stuff, it’s positively oozing off the screen and onto my keyboard. We have learned how his service dog sat morosely near his casket.

That’s great. We should all be blessed with such dogs.

But Scott Thrasher of The Nation must have received a different memo, because he is having none of it.

"When I teach AIDS history, I always show a clip of ACT UP’s October 11, 1992, ”ashes action” at the White House, in which brave activists took the cremated bodies of loved ones who had died of AIDS and hurled them onto Bush’s lawn. (If you’ve never seen it, I dare you to watch without crying)."

Here’s George H.W. Bush on AIDS:
 
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