Yes, of course — George Herbert Walker Bush looks like a very wise and commendable statesman compared to his son, but I don’t know if I can accept a Barry Goldwater-like revisionist view at this stage. HBO is debuting 41. Here’s Maureen Dowd’s chat with the 88 year-old ex-Prez.

“Of course I’m respectable. I’m old. Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable if they last long enough.” – John Huston‘s Noah Cross in Chinatown (’74).