The Pet Goat

Time has a must-read on the children who Bush was reading to when 9/11 happened. Money quote:

One thing the students would like to tell Bush’s critics — like liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, whose 2004 documentary Fahrenheit 911 disparaged Bush for lingering almost 10 minutes with the students after getting word that two planes had crashed into the World Trade Center — is that they think the President did the right thing. “I think he was trying to keep everybody calm, starting with us,” says Guerrero. Dubrocq agrees: “I think he was trying to protect us.” Booker Principal Gwendolyn Tose-Rigell, who died in 2007, later insisted, “I don’t think anyone could have handled it better. What would it have served if [Bush] had jumped out of his chair and ran out of the room?”

As much as I loved to criticize Bush, I always thought that point was bullshit. And the endless frame-by-frame psychoanalysis of his facial expressions was beyond ridiculous.

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  1. AlexInCT

    Come on Hal, you know that Bush was damned if he did, and damned if he didn’t because BDS created by the liberal anger at Al Gore not being allowed to steal the election of 2000 was driving the left bonkers. Many others have said Bush did absolutely the only right thing he could considering he didn’t get a lot of information – at the time the first plane hit the WTC tower most people thought it was an accident, and even after the second plane most people other than the murdering terrorists and their victims on the planes had any idea of what was going on – and with the audience he was dealing. If he had stormed off they would have accused him of scaring the children for no good reason. Even more telling to me was how the aids had to overrule Bush for safety reasons and deny him a return to DC – because of fears of attacks there against him – because he felt he had to go there to show the country he was not afraid and to prevent panic. That takes balls.

    Oh yeah, I am certain Obama gets some of that damned if you do, damned if you don’t shit too, but I think that’s awesome. It’s just payback IMO for the crap the elft put us through. They are not going to stop doing their shit, and they deserve to have it shoveled back into their mouths.

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