Skip to comments.Disarming Dubya
Posted on 02/09/2002 3:08:47 PM PST by The Right Stuff
by Jennifer King, Senior Editor
February 8, 2002
"The Heretical Housewife"
Although never a big TV watcher, Ill confess that since September 11th, Ive had FOX News (logo, right) on just about 24/7. Primarily for two reasons. One, so I never miss the delightful Rummy doling out verbal spankings to the uninformed media hacks. Two, so that I can catch the wonderful speeches that Dubya has been making at a variety of venues across the nation.
These speeches follow virtually the same gameplan, and yes, Dubya does still mangle his syntax on a fairly regular basis. However, what shines through at every speech is the true sincerity and humility of George W. Bush. Dubya surrounds himself with locally important pols, business owners or whoever happens to fit into the theme of the day. He invariably points them out, and thanks them for coming. He graciously gives them the spotlight. He appears modest and self-effacing.
Having once met George W. Bush, and having seen him speak recently in Daytona Beach (last week, pictured right), I think this humble attitude is really a part of the mans character. Humility truly has to be one of the more difficult attributes to attain, especially in our success driven society. Surely, it must be even more difficult to remain humble while surrounded by hordes of wildly cheering, flag waving fans. Yet, at one lull in Bushs recent speech, a lady shouted out, We love you! And Dubya looked genuinely touched. He sheepishly smiled, and said, Well, I dont know what to say. Thank you.
This humility, and the plain speaking honesty of this President have endeared him to the American people. Bushs popularity is puzzling to the media elites, who are scratching their collective pointy heads over his continuing high approval rate numbers, but I believe the answer is simple.
George W. Bush himself really seems like a nice guy, an average Joe, someone who you could have over for dinner and a movie. Also, Bush is very pro-American in a way that we havent seen since Ronald Reagan. He is proud of our country, continually calling it the greatest nation - and he is proud of his fellow Americans, understanding that Americas strength and power stem from the determination of her people.
For far too long, we have been force-fed a diet of anti-Americanism from those on the Left. From the media outlets to Hollywood to the universities, weary Americans have been beaten over the head with the leftist caricature of the evil, bigoted American. Bill Clinton, the archetypical Left-winger, is still giving speeches to the faithful blaming the 9/11 attacks on American greed.
George W. Bush, who has actually held down a job outside of the public sector, understands that the world terrorist problem is much more complex. Unlike Madeleine Albright, Bush understands that you cannot rely on meaningless treaties signed by dishonorable people. He understands that you must enforce peace through unwavering use of force.
President Bush has rightly seen that it is up to America to wage this war for freedom and liberty over tyranny and terrorism, and that it is our job to win it. He has told us repeatedly that we can, and we will.
The American people believe him. Dubya has given us back our national pride, and he has strengthened our faith in the basic righteousness of our country and her place in history. For that, Americans revere him. And he accepts that adulation, with grace. And, with humility. ***
© 2002 Jennifer King COPYRIGHT © 2002 BY THE AMERICAN PARTISAN. All writers retain rights to their work.
All cheerleading fluff, no substance.
Thats funny,I never see any articles saying things like this about our former President.......
If we all lived two hundred years we would never ever hear such an attack on this country coming from either Presidents Bush.
And so do 80 some percent of the American people.
Don't worry. You'll need more than that tripe to do it.
And how many did the Taliban kill for sport or starve to death?
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