Wednesday, September 22, 2010
In Gary Hofmeister’s column (“Clueless in DC,” Sept. 12 Steamboat Pilot & Today), he mentions President Barack Obama’s lack of business experience. Let’s talk business experience and presidents. Hofmeister mentioned that it’s not unusual for lacking such experience in the executive office. But our past president did have some. Before governing Texas and after his stellar career in the Texas Air National Guard, George W. Bush owned two oil companies that went bankrupt. He then bought the Texas Rangers baseball team and nearly ran that aground. He was rescued from that by a buyout from a Texas businessman who miraculously and coincidentally received several state construction contracts when Bush later became governor. Now, how you can fail at oil and baseball in the state of Texas is a question for the ages. But then, when Bush was president, he, with help, ran America nearly into the ground. At least Bush was consistent.