So I head to The Huffington Post to see what the Hollywood crazies are up to. What I found was shocking, completely unexpected. It was a level headed, balanced analysis of President Bush and his treatment of our soldiers.
The Consoling President
When the White House called my wife, they said she wasn't allowed to tell even my other son or daughter that we were invited to meet the President. They didn't want the press to know, and said the President didn't want the press to know. If it would have leaked out, we would not have had the meeting."
Which is telling. It belies the complaints of those who think the President has somehow politicized the situation regarding those who have died in Iraq.
It may be 'telling' to a liberal elitist but to those of us who rely on the new media and milblogs for information about this war, the fact the President Bush truly cares about the troops is anything but news. WE HAVE KNOWN THIS FOR YEARS. Liberals like to repeat cute slogans, regardless of their veracity, until they become a mantra.
"He lied us into war"
"It's a war for oil"
"He uses the troops as props"
There are dozens of these lazy, intellectually dishonest slogans that are treated as gospel by the left. So a few are waking up slowly to the fact that one of their core beliefs about this president is demonstrably false. I suppose that is progress, but it is still quite pathetic.
Most certainly, the author doesn't read milblogs like Blackfive. Otherwise, he would have known about this.
Obviously, he has never seen this picture or heard this story,
While recuperating at Walter Reed, Sgt. McNaughton was honored to receive a
visit from President Bush. One of the subjects of common interest they discussed
was running, and the President extended an invitation to Sgt. McNaughton to come
running with him once he was up and about. The President's invitation posed
something of a dilemma for Sgt. McNaughton: "He said give him a call and we'll
go running. How are you supposed to just call the president?" Fortunately, Sgt.
McNaughton's doctor at Walter Reed was also a doctor for the President, and the
two men were able to keep in touch through her. In April 2004, Sgt. McNaughton
and his family made the trip to Washington, and — true to his word — the
President went for a run with him.
And he most certainy never saw this story,
Lynn Faulkner, his daughter, Ashley, and their neighbor, Linda Prince, eagerly waited to shake the president's hand Tuesday at the Golden Lamb Inn. He worked the line at a steady campaign pace, smiling, nodding and signing autographs until Prince spoke:
"This girl lost her mom in the World Trade Center on 9-11." Bush stopped and turned back.
"He changed from being the leader of the free world to being a father, a husband and a man," Faulkner said. "He looked right at her and said, 'How are you doing?' He reached out with his hand and pulled her into his chest."
"I could hear her say, 'I'm OK,' " he said. "That's more emotion than she has shown in 21/2 years. Then he said, 'I can see you have a father who loves you very much.' "
"And I said, 'I do, Mr. President, but I miss her mother every day.' It was a special moment."
Click here to see an amazing photo of this special moment.
Maybe this elitist still reads Newsweak, even they have begun to 'get it'
It is too bad that these liberal know it alls are so ignorant of the facts, relating to President Bush, his genuine concern for the troops and the overall situation in Iraq. It makes me angry, even if they are starting to see the truth.