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A Modicum of Respect

Last night, as I was lying on my couch watching Sex and the City and munching on chocolate, my roommate looked over at me from her couch and said, "You know, there was a moment today where I had a … Read More

By / April 18, 2007

Last night, as I was lying on my couch watching Sex and the City and munching on chocolate, my roommate looked over at me from her couch and said, "You know, there was a moment today where I had a modicum of respect for President Bush." I laughed, though she had said it with great sincerity and seriousness. The reason Bush had earned her modicum of respect was the way he handled himself in his interview with NBC's Brian Williams.

When Williams pressed Bush on the issue of gun control and other policies, Bush insisted: "This is not the time." Instead of using the moment of trauma and tragedy as a platform for a political agenda, he focused on the importance of community, building relationships with one another, and learning to heal.

Now, I don't know what Bush will say tomorrow, or next week, or next month, but for tonight, he has earned a modicum of my and my roommate's respect.

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