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BUSH: Former president is a class act

Letter by Sharon Moffitt, University Place on Nov. 12, 2010 at 11:04 am | 86 Comments »
November 12, 2010 2:43 pm

I just want to publicly affirm our former president for his conduct since leaving office, especially in all the recent interviews he’s done to promote sales of his book.

I find the crisp clarity of his thinking refreshing after all the hemming, hawing and backpedaling we’ve experienced in the last couple of years.

More to the point, he absolutely refuses to take jabs at the current administration, and he’s had ample opportunity to do so. He apparently has no need to justify himself at the expense of someone else.

I commend him for his remarks about opinion polls. Though opponents hated this about him, among many other things of course, he simply refused to attend to popularity polls, ignoring them when they were in his favor after 9/11 and ignoring them when the numbers dropped.

Finally, I find his candor refreshing, including that which led him to express his hurt for being called a racist by Kanye West, and his willingness to openly admit errors and regretful decisions, all the time insisting that he did his very best to serve this country. I believe he did.

In all the TV broadcasts I’ve seen, President Bush has been relaxed, funny, eloquent and remarkably presidential in his conduct. I wish him and his family all the best and thank him for his service.

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