…but it looks like only the former knows it. Compare Bush’s use of the first-person singular in his speech about the capture of Saddam Hussein with Obama’s in his speech about the death of Osama bin Laden; the latter comes across as a bit… defensive, doesn’t he? It’s almost as if the President’s subconsciously aware of the fact that his supposedly ‘gutsy call‘ was neither gutsy, nor even possible without the patient and largely unheralded work of his despised predecessor… who was, by the way, not a complete narcissist who visibly wilts in the absence of constant praise*.
But surely that can’t be the case.
*Note that I have not accused anyone of being such a person; merely noting that the 43rd President of the United States was someone who is demonstrably not.