Bush honors Lincoln.

Tuesday, Feb. 12, marks the 199th anniversary of President Lincoln’s birthday. But President Bush is already commemorating the occasion, today speaking about the former president:

”It’s fitting that we honor Abe Lincoln,” Bush said in the ornate East Room of the White House. ”Of all the successors to George Washington, none had a bigger impact on the presidency and the country.”

In a recent interview with Fox News, Bush tried to “equate himself” with Lincoln. Karl Rove also compared Bush to Lincoln in his ability to “get to the nub of the thing.”