Comforting words from the president | Editorial


It was good to see President Obama at the Oso mudslide and even better to hear him praise the first responders and residents there for the effort — and agony — that they are going through.  The federal government can offer money — and it has. But equally, if not more, important is the comfort that the president gave.

He met privately with family members who have lost so many and so much. He then met with officials and first responders to rightly praise them for their efforts.

As the president said: “We’ve all been inspired by the incredible way that the community has come together and shown the love and support that they have for each other in ways large and small. And to see the strength in adversity of this community I think should inspire all of us, because this is also what America is all about”

So true.

– Craig Groshart, Bellevue Reporter

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