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If that segment tonight the nation's five living presidents gathered in Dallas Texas yesterday for -- dedication.
All of the George W bush presidential center.
Man all had praise for President Bush the younger and the battery went to become a pep rally.
At least on the surface block.
What was going on behind -- seasons.
Joining -- -- losses taxes Caldwell who is our spy.
On the premises.
Bomb was most interesting thing you saw yesterday in Dallas in the dynamic among the five.
Well look they they are who they are and there's a cordial relationship among all five that they are who they are so I thought it was interesting you saw the photograph of it.
Behind the scenes before they went out on the stage.
There was -- President Bush 41 President Bush 43.
Bill Clinton and Barack Obama all have a nice conversation.
And off to the side sort of be in pensive looking away was Jimmy Carter who is.
He made very gracious comments of surprisingly gracious.
But he is a you know he's a different kind of a cat and he was sort of hanging off on their in the side not really engage with the others together.
-- -- guys age though it may be because of his age and his hearing none of that because I know I just.
Now I just think it's his nature I just think -- season.
He's not fit in with these guys there is a very exclusive club here and he's a member of it.
But he is the least active at least engaged in least communal of the five former -- I mean most of them are gregarious and Clinton two bushes -- gregarious.
Barack Obama I think fakes being gregarious I don't think he's -- naturally gregarious guy.
But you're right corner is very reserved.
I don't know if it's a chip on his shoulder or not.
I don't know and now well.
Nobody did any seeing.
Was out of the ordinary right they all well -- -- actually respectful yes.
Know what they were all dignified respectful but was out of the ordinary Carter who had been a critic of Bush's.
-- very gracious comments President Obama who has heretofore not been able to bring himself to say much nice about.
His predecessor even in in the White House ceremony unveiling President Bush is official portrait.
Since very few things about the president you gave a very expansive and very generous and very gracious -- comments.
I also thought it was interesting at the private lunch that followed the event.
President Obama used have -- throughout -- that was a great line and I suspect who would have been better had -- used to publicly said you know I.
I've learned a lot from my predecessor -- once you get into the job.
That you understand how difficult the job really is and I've learned.
How difficult it is to throw out the ball that the first pitch of the game and I -- how hard it is to ride a bike.
And you know from my predecessor and it was it -- a note of of humility and humor and graciousness that you probably good.
I'm glad he had in his remarks and let him.
I -- to Barney Frank interview in and I wanted to get your opinion on why you think the president doesn't say the words.
Islamic Jihad we now know that was the motivate -- For these two to go up there and kill an eight year old boy three other Americans and Elton 200 but Barack Obama simply will -- He never has said it I think he -- I think he's going to have to say it but why is he -- reluctant to say those war.
Well first a quick comment about Barney Frank -- yes he made -- provocatively political and unnecessary comment.
In -- -- immediately afterwards.
-- of the Boston bombing and he was wrong in his comments to suggest it was morally equivalent to.
Dennis Miller's question about why the president couldn't say Islamic Jihad is of Miller's comment was considered -- the event of the moment.
Barney franks was a reach here we have a -- in Boston and he's saying.
This is -- you don't know tax cut would have prevented that was a stretch that was a ideological spasm.
And and we had nothing to do with the issue and I'm and I would remind you the bush tax cuts.
We're in place you just -- in their entirety through December 31 of this year of last year.
And only the top bracket is now been raised and that's gonna affect people's tax payments next year.
Not last year so you know the bush tax cuts work force would we when we had to deal with this crisis in Boston and we in the Boston Police.
And the federal government dealt with it now.
As to why the president can't bring himself to say this I thought about this a lot and I don't have a good answer.
There are two possible answers.
One is this is all politics and he said they're saying I cannot say Islamic Jihad -- -- I can't say war on terror I can't say Islamic terrorism.
Because I'm a guy ran for office by saying.
I'm happiest guy and I can end this NF I have to admit it's continuing is not good for me politically.
But the other -- even equally troubling which is he's sitting there -- -- I don't believe it is I believe it's a criminal act we had to criminals and NN Boston.
Eldest son who committed an act which it billed -- but either one of those is not a good idea is not probably the latter.
Would really be -- I gotta run mr.
rove it's always good to see you thanks for be in our eyes and it and there yesterday.
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