Monday, January 05, 2004

One Difference Between George W. Bush And Abe Lincoln - A Quick Temper
Lincoln was a patient man, and in his later years, was remarkably slow to anger. “Quarrel not at all,” Lincoln wrote. “No man who has resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention.” One of Lincoln’s contemporaries, Albert D. Richardson, who was a journalist for the New York Tribune, later wrote: “He (Lincoln) was too kind for bitterness and too great for vituperation.” (Wilson, p. 213)

Bush has a reputation for a quick temper and never forgetting a slight. “He is impatient and quick to anger; sometimes glib, often dogmatic.” (Frum, p. 272)