September 23, 2013
TRUE PATRIOT LOVE:
George W. Bush talks about 'our president' (Jonathan Capehart, September 23, 2013, Washington Post)
Posted by Orrin Judd at September 23, 2013 6:18 PMNot one Republican showed up for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington last month. But Bush, recovering from a surgical procedure on his heart, issued a pitch-perfect statement. "Just to the East of the Lincoln Memorial, where President Obama will speak on Wednesday, stands the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial," Bush said. "There on the National Mall our President, whose story reflects the promise of America, will help us honor the man who inspired millions to redeem that promise.""Our president." To those of us tired of the disrespect shown the sitting president by people perpetually offended that he holds the office, those two words are music to our ears. Bush and Obama agree on very little. But when it comes to showing respect for the office and the man who must bear the burdens that go with it, Bush is a model statesman.