Couldn’t be funnier if I made it up myself. Yesterday while addressing a gathering of members of Congress, President Bush told them that entering the political arena is “the ultimate sacrifice.” No word on what the families of the 1,500 soldiers who have died in Iraq think about that statement.
I want to welcome you all here; Laura and I are so thrilled you’re here. We want to welcome your spouses. I particularly want to say a thanks to your spouse for having supported your run for the Congress or the Senate. Laura and I know how hard it is on a family to be in the political arena. It’s the ultimate sacrifice, really: sacrifice your privacy; it’s a sacrifice of time with your kids. But you’re going to find it’s worthwhile — serving this great country is an unbelievable honor, and both the elected official and the spouse are serving our great country.