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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:59 AM

NYT article today

source>>https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/us/politics/bush-funeral-national-cathedral.html?login=smartlock&auth=login-smartlock

snips...might not be in sequence, much more at article
..."President Trump joined all four living former presidents as well as more than 3,000 foreign leaders, lawmakers, Supreme Court justices and other mourners at the service, but given his history of rancor with the Bush family, he had no speaking role. As he took his seat in the front row, Mr. Trump awkwardly shook hands with Barack and Michelle Obama but otherwise did not interact with his presidential peers, recite the Apostles’ Creed or sing the hymns."

"Without directly saying so, the speakers pushed back against Mr. Trump’s mockery of the former president’s volunteerism slogan “a thousand points of light” during campaign rallies this year."

"He also essentially explained Mr. Bush’s thousand-lights phrase to Mr. Trump. “Abraham Lincoln’s ‘better angels of our nature’ and George H. W. Bush’s ‘thousand points of light’ are companion verses in America’s national hymn,” Mr. Meacham said. “For Lincoln and Bush both called on us to choose the right over the convenient, to hope rather than to fear and to heed not our worst impulses but our best instincts.”

For Mr. Trump, it was a chilly encounter with his fellow presidents, the first since his inauguration. As he shook hands with the Obamas, they forced polite but palpably strained smiles. Mr. Trump did not reach past them to shake hands with Bill Clinton, who appeared open to it, much less with Hillary Clinton, who avoided looking at him. Sitting on the other side of the Clintons were Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter."


If you are paywalled out, try incognito mode, NYT does give some free articles to read.

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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:05 AM

1. I found the story here, interesting, given the opinion writers general

RW slant. I suspect since Ross Douthats' article yesterday was so roundly criticized, David Brooks said...."hold my buttery chardonnay". Maureen Dowd has weighed in already, but I'm thinking, she'll snip at the Clintons some more.


:: spell check wanted to change Dowd to Dowdy :::

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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:10 AM

2. fitting tweet..

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