He IS the bee’s knees.

That’s what the Anchoress, I believe it was, said about President Bush. And The Washington Times makes clear one of the reasons why:

Mr. Bush, for instance, has sent personal letters to the families of every one of the more than 4,000 troops who have died in the two wars, an enormous personal effort that consumed hours of his time and escaped public notice.

In an age when people don’t write actual letters at all, when protests against soldiers who are walking in the hall are considered “patriotic,” when all things Bush are despised, this is amazing. And an indication of the greatness of the man who has been president the last eight years.