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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 with 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.

Leave a comment Comments → 11
  1. hansgruber says:

    “I think this was his finest hour as both an orator and president”

    Sad to think our President’s finest hour was speaking at a memorial service for people whose name will be forgotten by the time he leaves office.

  2. blakeshouse says:

    The memorial service was a memorial circus and the speach a kickoff of his 2012 campaign, nothing more

  3. And the Obamaphobes chine in to negate anything that even some of the president’s biggest critics have stated as his finest hour.

  4. ItalianSpring says:

    Obomba is the best the left has ever produced.

  5. Blakeshouse has it so right!The Democrats believe the old saying,never let a good crises go to waste, so the snake oil salesman, takes the opportunity to make hay while the sun shines.Our president after 2012, will again be the same one we are stuck with now.

  6. sorry,should have been (CRISIS).Should have used spellcheck.

  7. BlaineCGarver says:

    A good speaker would have asked a rowdy memorial crowd to not interupt such an august occasion while he was speaking. This was just another campaign speech, albeit a good one. I thought the ‘Crats had more class than to take advantage of such a sad affair.

  8. Roncella says:

    Sharon, I can’t blame President Obama for the way the crowd acted during his speech, the President of the college could have quieted the crowd down in a few seconds, but did not.

    I was wondering how poor Chris Mathews from MSNBC was get along from all the tingling up and down his legs, he must have been feeling as he listened to the President give his speech.

  9. BCG, don’t you remember the Wellstone “memorial”? It was turned into a political rally. When GWB entered the room to pay his respects, he was booed. Now that was class from the ‘Crats as you like to call them.

  10. Nice letter. The short walk across the isle has many benefits.

  11. And the Right believes if there is no crisis we will create one.

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