“Crawford” Tells the Story of a Town, and a Nation, Ruined by Bush


Crawford: a documentary from Crawford: The Movie on Vimeo.

Do yourself a huge favor if you have a little over an hour to spend, and watch Crawford on hulu. The documentary tells the story of the town, and the people, that were used, chewed up, and spit out by George W. Bush.

“If Crawford was a product sold at Wal-mart,” said one particularly tragic resident, “I think more than anything that it would be white paint.”

Bush only moved to Crawford when his presidential campaign was well under way, and left the town even before his second term ended. He and Laura returned to Preston Hollow, the pricey Dallas suburb where they lived when he was governor. Their new 8,500-square-foot house was appraised for $2.1 million but was said to be bought by the ex-president for considerably more. The Bushes are also purchasing the McMansion next door.

Crawford, meanwhile, is like the rest of the country in the wake of Bush: bitterly divided, and in many cases, ruined. Hopes (like those held by the minister of one church, that Bush will someday pay a visit) are forever dashed, lives are shattered, and neighbors who were caught up in the Bush frenzy will never trust one another again.

The film was released last fall but overlooked as the country, weary with Bush fatigue, longed only to be rid of him. It’s worth some remedial watching now.

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  • kaybee
    March 10, 2009 - 6:29 pm | Permalink

    Close Gitmo and move it to Crawford. There’s an empty, fake ranch available.

  • nikolai
    March 11, 2009 - 1:28 am | Permalink

    “Repent Treasonous Scum”

    Wonder what they think now?

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