Doing What's Right
Yesterday, George Bush gave a commencement speech at Texas A&M where he focused on always being true to self.
A reflective President George W. Bush told graduates of Texas A&M University on Friday that popularity is capricious and what matters is whether they think they've done what is right.
In the final commencement address of his presidency, Bush commiserated with graduates who don't have a job, spoke wistfully about his affection for Texas and described the "tremendous privilege" of serving as president for two terms. He briefly became emotional when he talked about his 84-year-old father, who introduced his son [...]
"Remember that popularity is as fleeting as the Texas wind. Character and conscience are as sturdy as the oaks on this campus," he told the graduates and their families at Reed Arena. "If you go home at night, look in the mirror and be satisfied that you have done what is right, you will pass the only test that matters."
Here's an example of Bush doing what's right, particularly for children:
No one knows why but when the Obama's asked to stay in Blair House during the transition so that they could get their kids enrolled in school, as is traditional of most incoming presidents, the current White House said "no."
White House officials declined to disclose specifically who is using Blair House during that period, for what purpose or how they could take precedence over the president-elect of the United States when it came to government housing; one White House official would say only that it had been booked for “receptions and gatherings” by members of the departing Bush administration. Those receptions, the official said, “don’t make it suitable for full-time occupancy by the Obamas yet.”
Always do what's right.