George Who?

Newsbusters asks:

If a 64-year-old former U.S. president rode 100 kilometers in the desert with more than a dozen wounded military veterans to raise awareness of and money for veterans charities, would it make headlines?

The answer is–with the notable exception of ABC News–not if the former president’s last name is Bush.

From April 25-27th, President George W. Bush will host the Warrior 100 (W100), a 100-kilmometer mountain bike ride in the Big Bend with fourteen United States servicemen and women who were seriously wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“I’ll be riding across the deserts of Texas with wounded warriors to show the unbelievable character of our men and women in uniform,” said President Bush. “It’s a 100-kilometer ride in the desert, and it’s not a leisurely ride; it’s a ride to herald people who were dealt a severe blow and said, ‘I’m not going to let it tear me down.’”

Imagine if the former president’s name had been, say, Carter, or Clinton, or Obama.

Congrats to President Bush for doing this… and to all those who rode along with him!

H/T Roman Words


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One response to “George Who?”

  1. 49erDweet says :

    As much as Bush disappointed me by going so progressive during his last term I have to admit he is much, much classier than slick Willie and the big Nothing. For him to sit on the sidelines, mow weeds and keep his yap closed midst so much temptation to say “I told you so”, he’s earned my kudos for that and for getting involved in this mountain bike project with the vets. More power to him. But I still don’t trust Rove.

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