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Bush famously refuses to attend GIs’ funerals. But couldn’t he send something more personal to grieving families?
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They point out that Bush is "writing" letters to each of the soldiers’ families instead of going to the services. So I asked some families about the sympathy letters they had received. I assumed that they were in the Bush family style. Both his father and his mother come from a generation of note writers. His mother’s Christmas list is notoriously long and his father is
This Bush has followed suit, often using his thick Sharpie to pen short notes to friends, foes and fund-raisers. But those are not the letters Bush is "writing." They are form letters.
With the exception of the salutation and a reference to the fallen soldier in the text, the letters the families shared with me are all the same. Now some one has gone to the trouble of finding out if the given name of the solider and the name he or she used were different.
And Bush does sign them all personally.
Originally posted by RELDDIR
reply to post by Elton
BTW, Obama has already played his 100th round of golf. LOL
President Obama plays 100th round of golf, draws fire from critics By Mark Knoller