So long, Mr. President
The organs and principals of the state gave a respectful farewell this week to George H.W. Bush, our nation’s 41st president, and most of the reflections offered of the man couldn’t help but stand in contrast to the state of the president today. Some of the coverage was more pointed than others, but Bush clearly had two attributes that defined him: Personal courage for a cause larger than himself — he put his own life in extreme peril during World War II as a pilot attacking a heavily fortified radio tower on the island of Chichi Jima — and he demonstrated a willingness to find common cause with others. He had his flaws, but he was presidential and for that he should be commended.