"One thing the students would like to tell Bush's critics - like liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, whose 2004 documentary Fahrenheit 911 disparaged Bush for lingering almost 10 minutes with the students after getting word that two planes had crashed into the World Trade Center - is that they think the President did the right thing. "I think he was trying to keep everybody calm, starting with us," says Guerrero. Dubrocq agrees: "I think he was trying to protect us." Booker Principal Gwendolyn Tose-Rigell, who died in 2007, later insisted, "I don't think anyone could have handled it better. What would it have served if [Bush] had jumped out of his chair and ran out of the room?"I always felt President Bush handled the terrible events well, and was encouraged by his calm and courage. I'll never forget his putting his arm around that firefighter at the wreckage of the World Trade Center, the words he said there, the first pitch he threw out at the World Series, the way he pursued a course of action that was a bold effort to defend liberty and to bring the fight to the enemy.
It's nice to see that the children that sat with the president that morning had the same take away as I.
With a hat tip to Roxeanne de Lucca over at Haemet.