A President Finds His Voice

Bush began to look like a leader when he threw out the script

A man ain't supposed to cry. A hundred movies, books and the bylaws of the Republican Party say so. But the President didn't begin to fill the role of Commander in Chief until he let his eyes well up. Answering a reporter's question Thursday morning in the Oval Office, he teared up and said, "I am a loving guy, and I am also someone, however, who has got a job to do...This country will not relent until we have saved ourselves and others from the terrible tragedy that came upon America."

This transcendent moment erased two days in which Bush blinked...

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