Politic’s private face *UPDATED*

As you may recall, Obama simply couldn’t get around to visiting wounded troops during his whirlwind European tour.  Many suspected that his unwillingness to make those visits was the fact that the cameras would have to stay outside the hospital doors.

George Bush is a different kind of politician, that’s all I can say.

Hat tip:  Rocket’s Brain

UPDATE: Blackfive has some back story that you may find interesting.

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  • Danny Lemieux

    I truly believe that history will treat this man very, very well.

  • Deana

    Yes, Danny, I do too.

    The other day, I was watching the news and President Bush was speaking somewhere about something – I don’t remember what. And all I could see was exhaustion. Almost weariness.

    I pray for him. I pray that when he returns home to Texas that he gets time to just spend time relaxing surrounded only by those who love him and respect him.

    I know half of the country honestly believes that he is ignorant – and that is when they are being “polite.” But he isn’t. He’s intelligent and, more importantly, wise. I don’t always agree with him but I admire him, am thankful for him, and wish him and his family many blessings.


  • Huan

    Stupid media and BDS.

    He deserves much better and History will judge him well.

  • Ymarsakar

    History will only judge him well if we put our enemies six feet under, to the point where they will never be able to hold a gun to the heads of historians of the future.

  • McLaren

    Teddy Roosevelt, Truman, Reagan all were derided as failures by the “historians.”

    It will be the same with G.W. Bush. When we are saddled with a CiC who waffles, wiggles and twists himself to public opinion, people will look back with fondness at the man who threw opinion polls into the fireplace. Certainly his administration has made some colossal mistakes, but so does every admin.

    But on the major role of the CiC, Bush has done the right thing.

  • Zhombre

    I was neighbors with a guy who worked the security detail @ Macdill AFB in Tampa for visiting dignitaries and he had very warm, positive things to say about George HW & Barbara Bush and it does not surprise me George W. Bush would cut from the same cloth. I agree that future historians will judge GWB much better than he is judged by contemporary, ideologically-blinkered historians. This is not the time of rational judgments.

  • Oldflyer

    What a wonderful story.

  • Al

    A commander always takes care of his men and their families.