Class Is a Quality That’s Hard to Fake
One of the many memorable things that President Kennedy said during one of his remarkable press conferences was when a reporter asked him to define the word, “class”. His response was that “class was when a person showed grace under pressure”.
Two pictures placed together perfectly illustrate this point. Middle America long ago concluded that President Bush was a gentleman with class. In the first photo, Bush is escorting and aiding the elderly Senator Byrd, a Democrat and political opponent of President Bush.
In the second photo, President Obama is striding ahead down the steps while Officer Crowley is aiding the man he recently arrested, Professor Gates. Which man showed that elusive and meaningful quality President Kennedy called, “class”?