From where I am ("Europe") People did not have a very favourable view of the Bush Government
(note that I said "Government"!!)
But we also knew that he was severely hampered by senatorial-bickering, unpleasant pressure from ruthless lobbyists, tons of huge ego`s and moreso the
ego`s of Wallstreet, the arms-industry and their cronies.
I bet, if one had the chance to ask where he would put the $700bln. dollars of the rescue package if it were really up to him, he would`ve said: The
People of the USA, not the filthy rich bankers, mortgage executives etc. etc. But the Reagan years and their "de-regulation" had done so much
damage to the governmental power to keep a watchful eye, that he was caught "between a rock and a hard place", pressured(read:blackmailed) by
wallstreet with threats of Global Meltdown etc. etc. .. I do not envy the man, and indeed, the booing was véry rude to say the least.
Buuuut..... I will not be ble to forgive his government the widening they instignated towards the rest of the world, the local deafness to real
problems (medical security, insurance for everyone, even the poor...to name some). The unwillingness to force the auto-industry to quit making
gas-guzzlers(making The USA even more dependant on oil from semi-corrupt Arab kingdoms) European cars, even luxury cars, stayed well around 1 litre to
10 km, standard cars even around 1:17..Why could American cars not?
GM develops a revolutionary Li-Po battery..... suddenly all rights get claimed right away, and the patent lands in a closed vault, not to be used(shut
out of the loop by execs in GM..)
Bloody Hell!! You put people on the friggin` móon. Making economic, eco-friendly cars must not be thát hard by comparison... until greed jumps in
on the game, that is..
Just one example. It looked as if the innovative side of America was gagged and bound...
Greed is also what defined the USA in the last 8 years, al least that is how it is seen from here. Bush múst have seen this, being a devout
Christian, it mùst have displeased him. But I guess it had already gotten out of hand....
Well , just my 0,5 cents (not even 2 cents. )