Still Just a Dad

The Bush twins wrote a beautiful letter for the Obama girls filled with wonderful advice on how to make the most of their childhood in the Whitehouse and most of all to always remember who their dad really is. Right now everything is incredibly positive and everyone loves their daddy but there will be rough waters and stormy weather in the years ahead of them. People who once praised their father will criticize him and attack his decisions and mental capabilities and even his character. Still, despite it all, the Bush girls remind Obama’s daughters to never lose sight of their real daddy.

It’s such a amazing message for us all. With all of the hatred aimed toward President Bush as he left office, it seems as if people have forgotten that he is, after all, human and a beloved father. We tend to forget that these public figures have families and friends that feel the sting whenever the media or the public ridicule them. At the end of the day, like him or not, even the President of the United States of America is still just a dad.

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  • http://dannybrown.me Danny Brown

    Great reminder. I’m one of Bush’s biggest critics (although I will always respect him for his signing the developing countries/free drugs/FDA priority mandate).

    But, as you say, while we may see his public side and the errors he made in key areas, he is a father (and possibly a great one). Good to keep these things in mind for everyone we may meet along the way.

  • http://dannybrown.me Danny Brown

    Great reminder. I’m one of Bush’s biggest critics (although I will always respect him for his signing the developing countries/free drugs/FDA priority mandate).

    But, as you say, while we may see his public side and the errors he made in key areas, he is a father (and possibly a great one). Good to keep these things in mind for everyone we may meet along the way.

  • http://www.frankthinking.com Frank Reed

    @Danny – Thanks for your thoughtful response. As soon as I saw this post I was a little concerned that the man would be vilified and not seen as a dad.

    We all are very imperfect in our lives but that doesn’t mean we can’t be good fathers.

    @Paisano – Great post.

  • http://www.frankthinking.com Frank Reed

    @Danny – Thanks for your thoughtful response. As soon as I saw this post I was a little concerned that the man would be vilified and not seen as a dad.

    We all are very imperfect in our lives but that doesn’t mean we can’t be good fathers.

    @Paisano – Great post.

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