Reading Kathleen Parker’s May 1 Other Views column, The George W. Bush I knew, reminded me that despite all due controversy, Bush is an honest man, true to his principles and beliefs, which, as all of us honest men know, carries a fair deal of rights and wrongs. Honesty, nevertheless, remains.
It also came back to me that during President Obama’s first term campaign, a particular lengthy ad he ran in Miami, where he spoke — in outstanding Spanish, no less — and it began, Compartimos un sueño.
Knowing that Obama didn’t speak Spanish, as I suppose he still doesn’t, it signaled to me not only what we could expect from his presidency, but what kind of man he is.
Paulo Pereira, Miami