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Monday, January 19, 2009

You're a good man, George W.

He's funny. President George W. Bush, that it. No doubt about it. Just Google him or run a search on him at YouTube and you will find clip after clip of his presidential bloopers. I just love it, to be honest.

He's been criticized for many things in the last 8 years. As imperfect as he is, as we all are, I still believe in my heart that he's a good man. Certainly I am learning in my own life that quite often, when a person tries to do the right thing, especially when the right thing is difficult, he will attract much criticism....

President Bush stuttered and stumbled through many speeches, but at least once, I remember when he spoke most clearly with a spark in his eye....you likely will not find this on YouTube...

"I recognize that in the eyes of [the] Almighty, I am a lowly sinner, and I ask for strength and wisdom and I pray for calmness when the seas are storming, and I pray for others. I pray a lot for families who have lost a life. I went to Walter Reed [Army Medical Center], was struck by the braveness--bravery of our soldiers, and kind of got a quiet moment afterwards and prayed for them and their families.

The other thing about America that is amazing is a lot of people pray for me. Little old me. Seriously. And it's a powerful thought when you think about it. I'm not so sure how you translate that into would I behave differently or not, but it gives me strength and humility, to think others would take time to pray for me.

You know, my faith is an integral part of being who I am, and I'm not going to change." --George W. Bush [September 2003 in a FOX news interview with Brit Hume]


You've done a good job, President Bush, in an era like no other. Be proud of yourself. Enjoy your retirement. Enjoy your family. I will miss you....probably more than I even know right now...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree! A good man! yes, He made mistakes and doesnt really admit to them but we must remember he is a human being. I will always believe from the bottom of my heart he felt he was doing the right thing and maybe he did.. history will tell us that.. We also should remember we have been safe in the US for 8 years! Thank you for your time Mr. Bush! Good Luck and God Bless! Shay

aunt kathy said...

yes I'm gonna miss him too.