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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Two Presidents

Yesterday I heard that on Friday night, President and Laura Bush secretly visited and consoled those wounded in the Fort Hood massacre. They wanted no publicity and spent considerable time with the wounded personnel at the Post. I'm sure that if you watch any other channel except Fox News, you will not hear about this visit.

Contrast this with President Obama who addressed the nation the day of the massacre. Instead of directly addressing this attack, he spent two minutes recalling the conference he just attended, he thanked members of his staff for setting it up, he greeted members of his audience and relished the applause of those attending. Oh, by the way, he mentioned the massacre and offered his condolences to those wounded and the families of those killed.

It will not be until Tuesday when there will be a memorial service that he and Michelle Obama will travel to Fort Hood and have numerous photo ops. I guess he's too busy shoving the health care bill down the throats of 85% of the population who are happy with their care to make the trip to Texas without benefit of cameras.

My thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this massacre.

Can you tell me which president has more class.


threecollie said...

Good post. Thanks for calling my attention to the Bush visit. I hadn't heard of it. I don't know if you have seen those pics of George with the caption, "Miss me yet?"
Yeah, I do.

BetteJo said...

What the president did with those "shout outs" before addressing the shooting - was despicable.