Bush’s shortcomings spark nostalgia for his dad

New York, September 17: An upcoming biography of George H. W. Bush reveals that his liking among people has increased with the ratings of his son, President George W. Bush, showing a sharp decline.

Timothy Naftali's ‘George H.W. Bush’, edited by the late Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., has revealed that the 41st US president’s nostalgia has risen not because of his own dramatic stint at the White House, but rather due to the shortcomings of his son.

"When George W. Bush had spoken confidently of how history would revise his father's reputation in 1997, he had no reason to believe that it would be because of his own shortcomings as president," the New York Post quoted the author as writing in the book.

"A decade later, as the younger Bush's own presidency limped to an end, many missed the elder Bush's realism, his diplomacy, his political modesty and, yes, even his prudence," the book said.

Naftali further said: "ironically many (wish) that someone like the elder Bush could come on the scene and clean up his son's mess in Washington as he had once done for Ronald Reagan."

The book is scheduled for release this December. (With Inputs from ANI)