09/09/2007

What do Bush and Clinton worry about?

Just look at what Presidents worry about. In their twilight, they are bothered about their place in History.

 

All presidents worry about their place in history. How could they not? Every one since Herbert Hoover has built his own library, a living monument where scholars may ponder the leader's stewardship of the country. An ex-president's standing can go up and down as new evidence and new historical vogues emerge. And all presidents suffer the pain of withdrawal that goes with the high office. The great cold-war Secretary of State Dean Acheson once compared leaving office to the end of a love affair.

 

Lucky devils, they do not have to worry about family, health and money like us ordinary mortals.