George W. Bush's Gladney Plug

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I just finished reading President Bush’s book, Decision Points. I can see why it’s received such favorable reviews from his supporters and critics alike. Besides giving the reader a real peek under the tent, it is a balanced account of his presidency, in which he humbly acknowledges things he might have done differently as well as the accomplishments for which he is justifiably proud.

Of course, my favorite part of the book comes early (page 28, to be specific), where he mentions that he and Laura approached Gladney before ultimately giving birth to their twin daughters.

President Bush states: “We were fortunate to know about a wonderful agency called the Edna Gladney Home in Fort Worth. Founded by a Methodist missionary in 1887, Gladney had become one of the premier adoption homes in the world.”

He concludes this episode by noting their trepidation in contacting Ruby Lee Piester with news of their pregnancy and her thoughtful response.

Thank you President Bush for your Gladney endorsement ! Should you ever run for office again, you’ll be relieved to know that you can count on my endorsement as well !

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