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SHOOTING: President’s words were a balm

Letter by Sharon Moffitt, University Place on Jan. 14, 2011 at 11:46 am | 11 Comments »
January 14, 2011 2:08 pm

Not long ago, I wrote a letter in which I said I thought President George Bush was a “class act” on his book tour (11-13). I still think that.

Now I want to commend President Barack Obama for the manner in which he conducted himself at the Tucson memorial and for his speech.

While I was put off a bit by the overall tone of the memorial which did, at times, feel a bit like a pep rally or a promo for the University of Arizona, when the president took the podium, his words were a balm. I thought that he and the first lady both attempted to sustain the appropriate tone for the service.

I think this was his finest hour as both an orator and president, and though I am generally opposed to his policies and methods with regard to the direction he and his cohorts want to take the country, I also want to give him his due.

This has been a tragic hour in our society. May God help us all.

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