This blog has never engaged in cheer leading for the former President. In fact, we have slammed him on more than one occasion. Nevertheless, it was difficult not to defend him against the malicious lies and unsubstantiated propaganda war that was waged against him. Well, here we are, once again.
The article from Pro Publica,
References to Bush creating "prosperity" through "an ownership society" are stripped in the new version, and praise of the No Child Left Behind Act has been softened.
We contacted the White House for comment, and a spokesman told us that the version of the biography currently on Whitehouse.gov is actually not new, but an old one written at the end of the Bush administration.
Our research says otherwise. The biography preserved in the National Archives is a near-perfect match for the old version, suggesting that the version now on Whitehouse.gov is, indeed, new. (Peter Bray, founder of Versionista, the system that drives ChangeTracker, just wrote a piece in Slate about the changes.)
Is this standard practice or even a big deal? I don't know, but for some reason I found this unsettling because of the sneakiness and denial. There is much truth in the statement, "To the victors go the spoils." But that is usually left to a conqueror, not a publicly elected official. I just wonder how many more "changes" they are going to enact when it comes time to start covering for their failures?
Question: Should we make a big deal out of this, let it go because there are more important fish to fry, or should we just keep calling the administration on its convoluted games and bring it to the attention of the people?