This story has been getting a lot of play in the blogosphere. As I write this entry, the story is ranked at number 11 on What’s Making Blog News and earlier in the week it was ranked highly by Blogdex. In short, when President Bush learned that teenager Ashley Faulkner had lost her mother on 9/11, he asked her how she was doing and gave her a hug. The response? Her father said “[T]his was the real deal. I was really impressed. It was genuine and from the heart.”
What does it say about our president that American citizens are impressed when he does what any feeling human being should do in such a situation?