Inauguration Day is getting closer and closer. We will find out soon whatever that may inevitably lead to. But in the meantime, a bunch of sad and touching stuff is still coming to pass.
We've seen President Obama's final address in Chicago. We witnessed Michelle Obama's final speech, as well. Yesterday we watched as President Obama surprised Vice President Joe Biden with a medal of freedom.
In other words, this writer has been single-handedly raising the stock numbers of tissue companies since well before the new year.
And not to be outdone, the Bush daughters have now thrown their hats into the fray, insofar as doing touching and sweet things that will probably end up being the last bits of human decency we will witness in politics in the next four or eight years.
The daughters of George W. Bush wrote an open letter to the Obama girls. And that letter has gone viral, as well it should.
The open letter said:
Malia and Sasha, eight years ago on a cold November day, we greeted you on the steps of the White House. We saw both the light and wariness in your eyes as you gazed at your new home. We left our jobs in Baltimore and New York early and traveled to Washington to show you around. To show you the Lincoln Bedroom, and the bedrooms that were once ours, to introduce you to all the people—the florists, the grounds-keepers and the butlers—who dedicate themselves to making this historic house a home. The four of us wandered the majestic halls of the house you had no choice but to move in to. When you slid down the banister of the solarium, just as we had done as 8-year-olds and again as 20-year-olds chasing our youth, your joy and laughter were contagious.
In eight years, you have done so much. Seen so much. You stood at the gates of the Robben Island cell where South Africa’s Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for decades, your arms around your father. You traveled to Liberia and Morocco with your mom to talk with girls about the importance of education—girls who saw themselves in you, saw themselves in your parents, saw who they could become if they continued to study and learn. You attended state dinners, hiked in national parks, met international leaders and managed to laugh at your dad’s jokes during the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon, all while being kids, attending school and making friends. We have watched you grow from girls to impressive young women with grace and ease.
Source: The Daily Beast
And through it all you had each other. Just like we did...