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April 25, 2013 - 4:15 pm

A gathering of former presidents always makes me misty-eyed for several reasons. First, it is a reminder of how members of this exclusive club clawed each other’s eyes out during their respective presidential campaigns and then later bonded together to do good things.

Second, is reminds us that our nation’s orderly transition of presidential power sets such a wonderful example for the rest of the world.

Now, with all the presidential and first lady group photos to choose from as a result of the Bush Library dedication, why did I chose the one above for our caption contest?  The answer is rather simple. After decades of observing  presidential politics, I do not recall that there has ever been a president who has used his predecessor as an excuse for his own failings as often and as long as Obama has used George W. Bush.

So now that you know the reason why this photo was chosen, it is your turn to write the perfect caption. Of course while doing so, you must obey our contest rules which are “be nice and stay classy because the media is watching.” Just follow the example of our last contest winners and you will do fine.

Finally, with all the good feelings and nostalgia that were generated today towards President George W. Bush at his library opening — coupled with Bush’s rising post-presidency approval rating — I can not help but call attention to a piece that I co-authored in 2010 titled “Will Bush Be The Next Truman?” Fifty years after Truman left office, historians revisited his unpopular presidency and, as a result, Truman garnered new respect and soaring post-presidential approval ratings. This was after Truman left office with a lower approval rating than George W. Bush had!  Now it actually appears that Bush has the potential for a similar Truman trajectory of approval and respect.

Now it’s time to start writing contest captions about our 43rd president listening to our current president, who would not have been elected or reelected if it hadn’t been for that deadly media disease known as Bush Derangement Syndrome.

Miraculously, even though Obama has continued many of Bush’s policies, this disease has been completely eradicated!

Myra Adams is a media producer, writer, and political observer who served on the McCain Ad Council during the 2008 McCain campaign, and on the 2004 Bush campaign creative team. Her columns have appeared on PJ Media, The Daily Caller, RedState and The Daily Beast. Myra's web site TheJesusStore.com contributes all profits to Christian charity. Follow Myra on Twitter @MyraKAdams

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Laura,He has not blamed you one time, for anything dear.
Mr Bush thinking,--- Wait until he finds out I didn't issue him a library card.
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I thought this was supposed to be about you dear.
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43: "Laura, why is he looking down and reading?"
Laura: "Because I spray painted his teleprompter, Dear."
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Barney always had a good sense of the ridiculous.....he'd piddle on his pants leg.
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If good old Barney were here, he'd nip him in the fanny.
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GWB: "Laura, the electricity's timed to go off in a minute: no more teleprompter."
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Laura: "Don't you just miss ole' Barney, dear?"
Bush: "Yeah...Barney...and I wish he were here now because he made more sense than this guy."
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"Yes, Laura, a porterhouse tonight would be great, and with a nice Ramos Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon..."
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"Yes, Laura, I miss Barney, too."
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Kaa?
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43: "It's not just that we surprised him by wearing blue, but he's already thinking about whether he collected enough money in Texas to make it worth his while to be surrounded by Bushes and Clintons before he meets up with Rick Perry."
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Bush thinking, I'll bet that's confusing, just when he learns how many
states their really are, someone puts a flag in front of him with twenty four stars on it.
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You have got to admit dear, Mr Obama has got a sense of humor.
The sign on the bathroom door said, Out of order go behind the bushes.
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