George Bush, our former Commander in Chief, made a low profile visit to Fort Hood last night:
Former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura visited wounded soldiers and family members of those involved in the Fort Hood shootings. The former Commander and Chief thanked army and hospital personnel for their service and the “amazing care they’re providing”. What? No cameras, no photo-op?
Admonition assures us it’s simply a difference in style:
I’m sure the current Commander and Chief will get around to visiting Fort Hood and the families; just as soon as he’s finished wrangling enough votes to ram healthcare through. You know, priorities and all. And of course he’s busy trying to reassure the Muslim world that radical Islam had nothing to do with the attacks yesterday, he’s a busy guy.
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Just a contrast in styles I’m sure, but remember the President’s famous “photo-op” with dead soldiers the other day? Bush used to pay his respects without cameras present, I’m just saying.
Well, Bush just did that because all those deaths were his fault, but Cap’n Hopen’change, he’s not responsible for Afghanistan. After all, he just inherited the situation so his random, few visitations, lugging all those cameras to Andrews Air Force base…well, they’re simply the unjust burden of having to clean up after the other guy.
Meanwhile, Dan Riehl is reporting on our current Commander in Chief’s busy Saturday schedule:
November 7, 2009
President Obama’s Saturday Schedule
11:25AM THE PRESIDENT addresses the House Democratic Caucus – Cannon House Office Building
2:30PM THE PRESIDENT makes a statement to the press on Health Care – Rose Garden
2:45PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart The White House en route Camp David – South Lawn
Hmm, Dan got that information from Fox News, so we know it’s probably biased.
Besides, those are crucial moments in Obama’s presidency. Meeting with the Democratic Caucus? Well, he has to be fair, after all. He promised a bi-partisan presidency and all those meetings he’s been having with the Republican Caucus gives people the wrong message.
And the weekend at Camp David? Extremely important that our CiC be well-rested. I mean, he doesn’t have to go to Fort Hood. He visited Walter Reed Hospital the other day, isn’t that enough?
As for skipping the launch of the USS New York, the new ship fabricated from some of the steel of the Twin Towers…gosh, he can’t do everything and still play golf. Besides, a fly-by of an empty Air Force One to grab some pictures would do just as well.
That would remind people he’s still around and yet he’d have enough time to get in a few round of golf. First, though, he has to set up the fall guy to take the blame just in case jittery New Yorkers get all wee wee’d up about a low-flying plane.