August 11, 2010

Glad to See You. Really Glad to See You


Imagine coming home to this: George W. Bush makes surprise visit to U.S. troops

Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, made a surprise visit to U.S. troops this afternoon.

They showed up at the USO in the Dallas-Fort Worth airport. There they mingled with the returning soldiers, thanked them, chatted and posed for photos as proof of the unexpected encounter for folks back home.

The USO just posted an assortment of the photos on its Facebook page, which quickly drew a growing list of appreciative comments.

"What an AWESOME moment," Robert Rowe wrote. "If anyone can't see the President and First Lady's love for our nations troops, they must be dead or blind. May God Bless them ALL !" Richard Cruz wrote: "The look on that kid's face says it all...."


Look for the pretend-commander-in-chief to attempt something similar soon.

Posted by Vanderleun at August 11, 2010 11:10 PM
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Totally cool dude.

Posted by: Ashen at August 12, 2010 12:12 AM

"Miss me yet?"

Oh, hell yes!

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at August 12, 2010 2:49 AM

A class act.

Posted by: Sirius at August 12, 2010 5:17 AM

These are truely good people.

Posted by: David McKinnis at August 12, 2010 5:53 AM

There are some things you cannot fake!

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at August 12, 2010 6:08 AM

Compare this to your Barack's Totally Awesome Birthday Bash post and the contrast is stunning. Add in the Lady of Spain moment and the distance between the Bush's and the Obama's can only be measured in astronomical units.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at August 12, 2010 6:31 AM

W has always backed our troops- not because he has to, because he wants to.

When contacted on the golf course, Obama said "Of course I support the troops, when I don't have a vacation, huge birthday party with NBA stars or a golf outing already scheduled. Now watch this drive."

Posted by: Matt at August 12, 2010 7:12 AM

I miss him so much, it hurts... like a kick in the gut.

Posted by: Western Chauvinist at August 12, 2010 7:45 AM

George and Laura are running the classiest sting operation ever. Not only do they show their own innate compassion and style, but they offer tantalizing glimpses of what the Bambis should and will not do.

Between Bill "Triangulator" Clinton and George "Gentleman" Bush, Obama could learn to save his soul, his presidency and the Democratic Party. Lucky for us he is far too arrogant to do any such thing!

Posted by: raincityjazz at August 12, 2010 8:20 AM

VW has it right. You can't fake that.

Posted by: Eric Blair at August 12, 2010 9:50 AM

"Lucky for us he (The Bambi and Michelle Antoinette) is far too arrogant to do any such thing!"

Have you ruled out stupidity? Affirmative Action babies (Both of them) do not correlate well with any measure of intelligence.

And they're just plain mean to boot...

So there!

Posted by: Good Ole Charlie at August 12, 2010 9:54 AM

Maybe they thought they had woken up from a very bad, very long nightmare and all was still right with the world? Nice to see a friendly face!

Posted by: mark at August 12, 2010 10:24 AM

I miss him. God, how I miss him!

Posted by: Cilla Mitchell, Galveston Texas at August 12, 2010 11:29 AM

I didn't always agree with him, but yeah, I miss him too.

And I agree: I think W is being very clever with his post-presidency. His silence in the face of the unending blame-game that is the Zero presidency speaks simultaneously to his grace and his successor's lack thereof. His action here, as well as his unheralded and concerned visit to the victims at Ft. Hood illustrates what a real President ought to have done himself.

Posted by: azlibertarian at August 12, 2010 11:29 AM

W has always demonstrated a core of decency that makes him an extreme rarity among the political class, especially those that rose to the level of the Presidency. Though I disagreed with many of his policy choices, he got the big ones mostly right. In my more depressed moments I try to imagine how much more hellish our present predicament would be if W had not managed to "steal" the Presidency from Algore. Serious alcohol consumption usually follows.
That Obama has managed to embody almost completely the Hitlerian archetype that the Dumbs spent 8yrs trying to groundlessly paint on W would be massively and sadly ironic if it weren't so tragic

Posted by: djaces at August 12, 2010 12:49 PM

Just looking at George and Laura's faces brings a huge smile to mine. A couple totally comfortable with who they are as opposed to the poseurs that occupy our white house today.

Posted by: heinie1 at August 12, 2010 2:36 PM

The day that I had the privilege of meeting President Bush, being able to look him in the eye, and tell him "Thank You" ranks toward the top among the best of my life experiences.

May God continue to bless George W. and Laura Bush.

Posted by: Aye Chihuahua at August 12, 2010 5:40 PM

He looks damned good.

Posted by: Pappy at August 12, 2010 5:57 PM

The first PRESIDENTIAL photograph I've seen in 570 days that did not make me cringe.

Posted by: M*A at August 13, 2010 6:29 AM

This cheered me up. Honor and decency again. Reminded me of that old saying about how virtue is what you do when nobody's looking. Yes, I do miss them both.

Posted by: retriever at August 13, 2010 4:19 PM

I love how the news media has not made any news about this but will tell everyone how Obama is playing basketball, golf and what he had for lunch. Maybe he will choke on his food we can only hope

Posted by: Brian at August 14, 2010 7:20 AM

for sure we miss you, thanks for being real people who love and care. Thanks for having real class, can't wait till Nov. take out trash day!!

Posted by: nancy lewis at August 14, 2010 1:31 PM

for sure we miss you, thanks for being real people who love and care. Thanks for having real class, can't wait till Nov. take out trash day!!

Posted by: nancy lewis at August 14, 2010 1:32 PM