Last night Matt Lauer interviewed President George W. Bush. I relished this interview so much that I actually skipped the first hour of Monday Night Football. During the interview President Bush was candid, open and honest about his life, his family and his presidency. I have always been a fan of the Bush family, regardless of politics, and this interview has simply served to reinforce that admiration.
A president is always in the spotlight, for everything. Being the constant target of critics makes it exceptionally difficult to do the job at hand, but they do. It is no mystery to me why a president looks 20 years older after a 4 to 8 year term. They are human beings who are passionate about their country and the people who live in it. It is not the glamorous job that many think it is, but it is the most difficult job in our country.
I am currently reading the book, “Decision Points”, and I look forward to more insight into the mind of a president, especially one I admire. but no matter what your political stance, or your opinion of George W. Bush, it is important to note that the position demands a level of respect for what they do, have done, and the decisions they are forced to make. There will always be critics, there will always be decisions we don’t agree with, but they are elected by us, all of us who vote. Their decisions, are our decisions.
I encourage you to read “Decision Points” by George W. Bush. I encourage you to consider the job that these men (and someday women) are responsible for. Some of us may or may not agree with the decisions our current president makes, but we respect him for the office that he holds. And we hold the ultimate power in our ability to vote and decide who will be the next person to make the decisions that will move our country in one direction or another.
Thank you mister president, all of you presidents, God Bless America.