George W Bush, on his recent visit/aid work (in this particlar case, in Zambia):
“I hope you don’t see much of it because I don’t want to be in the news. In other words, I believe that quiet service is the best kind of service,” he said.
We will now pause while somebody bitches and moans about Bush nominating John Roberts as Chief Justice. I figure that I might as well preemptively bring it up, particularly since having to wade through all of said bitching and moaning was probably the triggering mechanism for this mini-vacation in the first place*. Anyway: via Althouse.
*And I was going to be more delicate about putting it that way, until I remembered that it wouldn’t make a darn bit of differnce HOW delicately I put it. Some folks just don’t like being told that there’s a pragmatic limit to carping, and other folks will simply not accept any criticism at all along those lines**. Simple as that.
**Oh, I’m completely intolerant of criticism. Unless it’s right, or coming from my wife.