A short promo from National Geographic TV to tease their one-hour special about his memories of the attack debuting this Sunday at 10 p.m. ET. As I understand it, there’s no narration and you never hear the questions being put to him by the interviewer. It’s just him, for the full hour, remembering. The last post has me thinking: If Perry ends up as the nominee, the fact that Bush has conducted himself graciously since leaving office will take some of the sting out of the inevitable “Perry is Bush on steroids” Democratic talking points, which is mighty ironic given the tensions between their two camps. It won’t shield Perry completely — most voters still blame Bush for the state of the economy, not Obama, which is why you’ll hear his name mentioned frequently next year — but between the commemorations of the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and the fact that Dubya’s never complained about the criticism, those attacks won’t have the bite that they otherwise might have.
Speaking of politicians and their reactions to 9/11, go read Treacher’s post about NYC mayor-in-training Alec Baldwin and his just-asking-questions approach to what happened that day. If we’re very, very lucky, Mayor Baldwin will share his unique inquisitiveness from the podium at Ground Zero on the 20th anniversary of the attacks. Remember a few weeks ago when he told the Times he was thinking of getting a master’s degree in politics so that he’d better understand how to run New York? Here’s your first lesson, Alec: Try not to sound like a Truther on your Twitter feed.