March 10, 2005

OVERWHELMING:

President Makes Another Call To Columbus Friend (nbc4i.com, March 10, 2005)

Bush first met Karry Ellis in September during a campaign visit in Columbus. That was when the president learned that Ellis' wife, Martha, was battling cancer. The president called her on the phone.

Martha Ellis passed away in October, so Bush called her husband the day before the election to offer his condolences.

On Wednesday, Bush visited Columbus to tout his energy plan. While in town, he made another phone call.

"I answer, it's on my Blackberry, my phone," Karry Ellis said. "I said, 'Chief Ellis.' And immediately, you know, 'Karry, this is George Bush!' "

Bush asked Karry Ellis how he and the couple's children were coping.

"His next words were, 'I think about you every day, and I pray for you every day,' " Karry Ellis said. "I mean, it just overwhelmed me. I said, 'Mr. President, I can't tell you ... I mean, that just overwhelms me. I don't know what to say.' "

The president invited Karry Ellis and his children to the White House for the annual Easter egg hunt, which will be held later this month.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 10, 2005 7:37 PM
Comments

This President is one in a million.

Wasn't it Columbus where he hugged the young girl whose mother was killed on 9/11?

Posted by: jim hamlen at March 10, 2005 9:57 PM

OJ:

Won't Someone please put him on Rushmore?

Posted by: Matt Murphy at March 11, 2005 2:09 AM

All my wife has to say is, "Why can't he be king?"

Posted by: Randall Voth at March 11, 2005 6:33 AM
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