A Tale of Two Men
Well, actually one man and one narcissistic man-child. I read this article today at Red State. It brought me to tears; tears of sadness and outrage.
President Bush would come into the room, make a few short remarks and then meet with families. In every instance he would talk to individual family members about anything they wanted to talk about, he never rushed them and he stayed until the families suggested he should talk to someone else. There was always a White House photographer present to take pictures that were made available ONLY to the families. Repeat, O.N.L.Y. the families. The press was NEVER present. There was NEVER an announcement from the White House that the President was meeting with the families of the fallen nor were they ever recognized publicly at the event. Their privacy, and their loss, was always respected.
Which brings me to the self-serving bastard who occupies the White House today. He went to Dover. One might think it was to pay respect to the fallen coming home. Wrong. It was for a G*d damn photo op. He took the White House Press Corps with him and made his visit about him.<snip>
Remember when we had a President who cared more about the troops and other people than himself? That was cool. Evidently, that is not something Obama “inherited” from Bush. I feel so totally old school, believing in silly stuff, like the President should be the Commander in Chief and should make that more of a priority than his own ego and popularity. This is Hopeandchange, baby! Progress! Read Full Story Here