During these dark days of lackluster approval ratings, Iraq turning into the very definition of “quagmire,” and gleeful Democrats dancing on the grave of the Republican party, I thought I’d relate a little story to y’all about 43 that is explicative of why he won re-election, and why voters (at least a few of us) continue to like and trust this man.


At yesterday’s town hall meeting in Ohio, a young girl got up to ask President Bush a question, and was so nervous, she began to cry. After he had begun his answer to her question with a sarcastic “Yeah, thanks,” the President realized she was crying, and immediately tried to reassure her that her question was a good one. Seeing his efforts were having no effect, he sent his detail over to her and invited her and her family backstage to meet with him. During the meeting, Bush apparently told the girl that “it was really brave of me to do that and he said he probably wouldn’t have been able to do that.”

I’m sorry, but I just don’t see Pelosi, Kerry, Hillary, or Reid being that down to Earth and taking the time to comfort a nervous little girl.

Thx to FishWrap