"I don't like it. The cables (TV) have a lot to do with it."
-- Former President George H.W. Bush on the lack of civility on the Left, particularly toward failed spawn his son, W.

The first President Bush raises the bar of political discourse even as he criticizes it. In an interview with CBS, Dear Leader's avenged daddy spouts out hypocrisy that is so entertaining that one longs for those simple days before his son destroyed the economy and our relations with the rest of the world.

While he said he does not believe in personal name-calling, he singled out MSNBC personalities Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow calling them "sick puppies."

"The way they treat my son and anyone who's opposed to their point of view is just horrible," Mr. Bush said.

When asked about the abuse being heaped by the Right onto the current occupant of the White House, Bush Number One goes flaccid.

Mr. Bush said verbal attacks on Mr. Obama "sometimes crosses the lines of civility." He also said it crosses "party lines and ideological lines."

Mr. Bush does not believe most of the attacks on Mr. Obama are racially motivated. He said, "You might find some racists out there but I don't think the attacks per se have to do that he's an African American."

Was Poppy awake during the 2008 campaign through to the present day? Anyway, Rachel had a response to the elder Bush...