But on the grounds that even a stopped clock is right twice a day, I have to salute the former prez for a classy thing he did.
As crestfallen supporters watched Auburn run back a missed field goal for a victory that knocked 'Bama out of contention for a third straight national title, they recalled that during the game, place kicker Cade Foster missed two field goal tries and had a third blocked, leading coach Nick Saban to use freshman kicker Adam Griffith to try that 57-yard field goal to win the game, a try that fell short, allowing Auburn's Chris Davis, Jr, to run the ball all the way down my heart.
Unkind fans blamed Foster, who wore uniform #43, and have besieged him with unpleasantness. They apparently missed all the other chances that the Tide had to win the game. But no!
Anyhow, here comes a letter to Foster from none other than old little Bush the other day, saying:
“Dear Cade (#43), life has its setbacks. I know! However, you will be a stronger human with time. I wish you all the best. Sincerely, another 43, George Bush”Bush's father, who also rose to high political office, was known for sending thank-you notes and letters of encouragement such as this. I just think this is great.
I wish he had not had cause to write it, though.