I was prepared to get all angry about this headline: George W. Bush's swipes at Obama The former president publicly criticizes his successor for the first time. I am firmly of the belief that former presidents should spend most of their public time nodding and smiling. If they wish, they may do conspicuous acts of public charity, or play golf.
But actually, the "swipes" seem like pretty weak tea. Mostly, he's defending his own policies, not criticizing Obama's. And given that Obama has been blaming everything from his budget deficits to Swine Flu on one George W. Bush, you can hardly blame him.