“Mr. President, thank you for inviting my rowdy friends to my hanging.”
One of the reasons I will never never never ever vote for Mitt Romney is because of George W. Bush. The Great Man is everything Romney is not: Honorable, charming, down to earth, humble, kind, bright, wise, classy, gracious, self-deprecating, humorous, Christian, Republican….Sure, he may not be perfect. Perfection is over-rated, especially when it turns out to be so very fake.
It was so good to see him back where he belongs!
“…“When you are wandering these halls as you wrestle with tough decisions,” Bush said to Obama, “you’ll be able gaze at this portrait and ask, ‘What would George do?’”
Bush’s brief speech drew rolling applause from a crowd of many current and former White House staffers and 14 members of the Bush family, including former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush, whose likenesses already hang in the White House. Ahead of the ceremony, the two families ate lunch together in the Red Room.Bush joked that his wife Laura was “the greatest first lady ever” before quickly adding, “Sorry, mom — would you agree to a tie?”
Obama took a more serious tone. “Few of us are blessed with the tremendous honor to actually live here. I think it’s fair to say that every president is acutely aware that we are just temporary residents; we’re renters here,” Obama said. “But we also leave a piece of ourselves in this place,” Obama said, acknowledging that the portraits were part of that.
Speaking directly to Bush, Obama thanked his predecessor for a smooth transition. “George, you went out of your way to make sure that the transition to the new administration was as seamless as possible. President Bush understood that rescuing our economy was not just a Democratic or Republican issue. It was an American priority. I will always be grateful for that.”
Having The Great Man back, for just a few short hours, proves why Mitt Romney is not fit to even to run as a Republican. Watching this ceremony has shown how Michelle Obama has grown into her position as First Lady. She has become as gracious and charming as Laura Bush.
“…President Barack Obama thanked Bush for his kind words of encouragement and seamless transition period between administrations. “Plus, you left me a really good TV sports package,” Obama joked. “I use it.”
“We are overwhelmed by your hospitality,” said Bush to the Obama administration members.
Bush said that the White House portrait gallery of presidents now “starts and ends with a George W.”
“When the British burned the White House, as Fred mentioned, in 1814, Dolly Madison famously saved this portrait of the first George W.,” said Bush. “Now Michelle, if anything happens there’s your man,” said a laughing Bush pointing to his portrait.
Former First Lady Laura Bush also took the stage and noted, “nothing makes a home like having portraits of its former occupants staring down at you from the walls.”
“This was our family’s home for our eight years. It was our home but it wasn’t our house,” said Laura Bush. “This house belongs to the people whose portraits will never hang here. The ordinary and not so ordinary people whose lives inspired us and whose expectations guided us during the years that we lived here.”
When First Lady Michelle Obama took the stage, she observed that there was not “enough tissue to go around.”
“Jenna and Barbara [Bush] are just a mess,” said Michelle Obama.
She went on to thank the Bush family, and singled out Laura Bush for providing an example of “strength and grace.” She further promised President Bush that his portrait was in good hands….”
So, here’s the thing.
If George W. Bush and Barack Obama can get along, why can’t we? If Laura Bush and Michelle Obama can be gracious and friendly with one another, then I don’t understand why we must hate the Obamas.
I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of all the nastiness. To The Pink Flamingo, the last straw was the uncalled for harassment of David Axelrod by Romney supporters and staff. There is no excuse for such deplorable behavior. It shows a distinct lack of class. I’m beginning to think Mr. & Mrs. Perfect and his followers don’t even know the meaning of the world. If they would like to see what real class is: