The Moment

By February 3, 2005Miscellaneous

We’ll hit highlights of the President’s speech from last night over the next few days and weeks, including a pretty darned persuasive case for Social Security reform (i.e., allowing ordinary folks to do what Congress can do with their retirement funds), but this morning, all we can think about is The Moment. Watching live, seeing the spontaneous moment when Safia Taleb al-Suhail turned and hugged Sgt. Byron Norwood’s mom just said it all. The message was clear, i.e., “Your son gave his life to make my people free and we are grateful.” In a city where everything sometimes seems scripted and nothing is left to chance, this was one of those rare, emotional, unscripted moments, and because it was, so unbelievably powerful. Made us proud to be Americans.