POLITICAL BUZZ: George Bush Snubs Obama, Declines 'Ground Zero' Invitation
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 8:15AM
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Former President George W. Bush declined an invitation from President Barack Obama to be a part of a Thursday ceremony at Ground Zero, the site of 9/11 attacks in New York City, to mark the death of Osama bin Laden.

But why?

According to Bush spokesman, David Sherzer, Bush appreciates the invitation, "but has chosen in his post-presidency to remain largely out of the spotlight."

That might have been easier to believe if the former president had not been on a major publicity tour late last year to promote his memoir, Decision Points. During that time, Bush made high profile appearances on Good Morning America, Oprah, cable news shows, and other major TV platforms with millions of viewers.

It seems like Mr. Bush may have caught a case of "Saul and David Syndrome." Remember when David killed Goliath? The Bible says in 1 Samuel 18:7,  "As they danced, they sang: 'Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands.'"  King Saul couldn't handle all that praise being heaped on David, so he became envious and sought to kill him.

While EEW BUZZ editors are not dancing and throwing a ticker tape parade over war and death, we do suspect a hint of jealousy and envy here.

Even former Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, has been sipping on that "hater-ade." On Monday, when she spoke to a crowd at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colorado, Palin credited President Bush by name for the death of Osama bin Laden, but wouldn't even say the name of President Obama in her remarks.

“Yesterday was a testament to the military’s dedication in relentlessly hunting down an enemy through many years of war,” the former Alaska governor said. “And we thank our president. ... We thank President Bush for having made the right calls to set up this victory.”


 Really? Oh, OK.

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