Archive for November 9th, 2009

PRESIDENTIAL: Befitting a president, especially the office of the President of the United States: criticized the candidate for not looking presidential.

PETULANT:  Contemptuous in speech or behavior.

Former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura secretly visited Fort Hood last night and spent “considerable time” consoling those who were wounded in Thursday’s shooting spree, Fox News has learned.

The Bushes entered and departed the sprawling military facility in secret, having told the base commander they did not want press coverage of their visit, a source told Fox News. 

The couple was described as “deeply concerned” about military families on Fort Hood after Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly opened fire on soldiers and civilians, killing 13 and wounding 38.

Contrast with the pre-heathcare takeover vote pep talk given by the Great Uniter:

Mr. Obama, during his private pep talk to Democrats, recognized Mr. Owens election and then posed a question to the other lawmakers. According to Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, who supports the health care bill, the president asked, “Does anybody think that the teabag, anti-government people are going to support them if they bring down health care? All it will do is confuse and dispirit” Democratic voters “and it will encourage the extremists.”

Bonus word:

Character:  moral or ethical quality: a man of fine, honorable character;  qualities of honesty, courage, or the like; integrity: It takes character to face up to a bully.

Feel free to use them in a sentence today.


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