Longtime readers know that I’ve stuck with my premise that one day, we’ll look back to the time President George W. Bush presided with fondness. These have been a good eight years even with a difficult war in a difficult land.
The Anchoress writes about the President’s humanity (she has good pictures, too):
Obama could take a few lessons from Bush.
It is easy to be loved when you look good, give a great speech and do nothing, and it’s easy to be hated once you’re actually engaged in making decisions and standing by them. A real leader has to – like a parent – be willing to be hated. I’ve always thought Bill Clinton’s greatest weakness as a president was his need to be loved. It kept him beholden to polls instead of possibilities.
I still like President Bush, too. I disagree with him sometimes. I never had a crush on him or felt the blind adoration that the Left feels for Obama. What I liked was this: he seemed like he’d do his best, be a man of his word and stick to his convictions. And, he has done just that. I’m proud to have voted for him twice.