What kind of fiddle tunes did former President George Bush have playing in his head during the ceremony in Dallas for the five police officers killed last week? Bush, wearing a blue suit, can be seen smirking and just smiling away while the choir sings “Battle Hymn of Republic.” Laura Bush seems less than pleased. Guess they don’t get out much anymore.
I remember back to 2009 when President Obama first took office, Andrew Card, George W. Bush’s White House chief of staff, complained about what he thought was the new president’s lack of respect for the Office of the Presidency.
And yes, I’m disappointed to see the casual, laissez faire, short sleeves, no shirt and tie, no jacket, kind of locker room experience that seems to be taking place in this White House and the Oval Office.
I wonder what Andrew Card would make of his old boss, George W.’s little happy dance at a solemn memorial service in Dallas this week.