Skip to comments.The Bobblehead Project: President Bush gives post-9/11 thumbs up
Posted on 09/11/2013 11:05:30 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Before Game 3, when the Series returned to New York, President George W. Bush had the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch and, upon reaching the mound, held a thumbs-up signal high to the crowd. Politics aside, that moment remains an indelible image in the minds of many Americans. This was our president telling us that we were all in this together, and that everything was going to be alright.
Perhaps the best part is that President Bush spoke with Derek Jeter in the hallway before the game and Jeter told him not to throw the pitch from in front of the mound. If he did, Jeter said, the crowd would boo him. So President Bush got up on the hill and fired a strike -- with good velocity and right down the middle.
This was an outstanding moment and one of the greatest ceremonial first pitches in baseball history, under the circumstances.
So, on 9/11, I don't believe we could have made a better choice than President Bush with his thumbs up. While many of our best ones are funny, this one is meant to remind us of that sense of national pride we had during this moment back in 2001.
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He brought three balls to the mound that night.
I miss having an American loving president.
Say what you want about Bush, I didn’t agree with him on many things, but he said what he thought with honesty and conviction and anyone that wasn’t blind as a bat or as batty as a DU dummy could see that he loved this country and he was sure 100% American a complete mirror opposite to the usurper who now sits in the White Hut.
Amazing time in our country when everyone got behind the President and the country. Today not so much in fact conservatives would not get behind the President at all....which is the President’s fault mostly.
I miss having a president who can throw a first pitch.
There hasn't been one of those in quite a while. The current one and the three before him had the same love and respect for the country that a drunk high school quarterback has for prom date.
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And wearing a massive amount of body armor.
I disagree with your assessment of President George W. Bush...President George W. Bush was at my send off when I last deployed and in this Chief’s humble opinion the man is a man of great character and is great American and still loves this country and our troops. God Bless George W. Bush and God Bless America.
He made me strong.
He was a big government liberal who promised to sign Clinton’s gun ban, saddled us with the biggest expansion of medicare since LBJ, set the precedent that it’s okay to ignore laws against spying on americans because they’re old and handed almost $1 trillion of our money to the banks who made stupid bets and should have been wiped out. To hell with him and everyone who looks like him.
I got to play a couple of hours of softball with W before he became president. He knows how to throw, believe me.
Thanks for your opinion...noted
As a liberal, I voted for Gore in 2000 and was devastated when he lost to Bush.
On 9/11 I had just returned to my faith after years wandering in the desert and I fell in love with George Bush.
Over the next few years, I grew more conservative and somewhat disenchanted with Bush for the very reasons you give here.
Today, remembering the horror we all felt, remembering the unity that tragic day brought and just now, watching Bush at Yankee stadium, I remember why I love him and why I miss him still.
After five tortuous years of the nightmare that is Obama and company, I would take Bush back in a heart beat, warts and all.
I cried today, for the loss of lives 12 years ago and the loss of this country if we don’t stop Obama and his minions.
God bless America, land that I love. Stand beside her and guide her, through the night with the light from above.
I still thank God for raising him up. It would be hard to think of someone who could have done a better job IMO.
I pray that we haven't angered God so much that he won't provide that kind of quality leadership again.