There are certain things which tell a lot about a man, how he behaves under stress, how he empathizes with someone’s loss, and how he keeps his word. George W. Bush does a lot that doesn’t get mentioned by major media outlets, possibly because these do not fit their editorial preconceptions.
He kept his promise to a wounded soldier who lost a leg in Afghanistan. Fifteen months ago, when President Bush visited wounded souldiers in Walter Reed hospital, he told Mike McNaughton that when he could run a mile, that they would go on a run together. Earlier this Spring, Mike and the President jogged a mile at the White House..
In a moment largely unnoticed by the throngs of people in Lebanon, Ohio, waiting for autographs, George W. Bush stopped to comfort a teenager.
When the leader of our country can take time to show his humanity, we are not as badly off as some would have you believe. President Bush holds Ashley Faulkner, who lost her mom in the Sept. 11 attacks. The photo was taken by Ashley’s father, Lynn Faulkner
I am proud that we have a President who is also a decent human being. I would not have his job for the world, as he is being second-guessed by almost every would-be leader in the country.
In some ways, our country is like a giant log covered with ants drifting down a mighty river. Almost every damn ant on the log thinks he is steering.
Mass media is busy creating their version of history, even as we watch, but fortunately for history, many of us are keeping an independent record of events. We may not always be right, but our agendas are a matter of public record.
In the spirit of truth and openness, I owe other bloggers credit for pointing me to these heart-warming stories. Unfortunately, I lost their links while creating the post. You know who you are. Just remind me so I can give you credit.