“Sen. John McCain`s Washington, D.C. funeral was a bipartisan affair, bringing together politicians on both sides of the aisle – including McCain`s previous presidential opponents, former President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush who both gave a touching eulogies.
But among the emotional words shared and the tears shed was one sweet moment between Bush and former First Lady Michelle Obama.
During former Sen. Joe Lieberman`s eulogy to his longtime friend, cameras caught the 43rd president grabbing a piece of candy (or a mint) from his wife, former First Lady Laura Bush, and passing it to Ms. Obama.”
A hooker can always be counted on to have a condom or two in her hoe bag, and a senior citizen will always have peppermint candy in her purse.
As a child, and even as a young adult, old ladies never failed to discretely give me hard candy when I was in church. The old hags always had a glint in their eye when they handed me the candy. I don`t know if it was because the sadistic fiends knew I hated the menthol sweets, or if they genuinely derived pleasure from giving a small child a candy that they treasured.
An elderly person giving a mint to a younger person happens countless times every day in our houses of worship, and it doesn`t merit any commentary or conversation.
But in our toxic partisanship atmosphere when a former Republican president hands a piece of candy to a former Democratic First Lady, it goes viral.
Laura Bush and Barack Obama both smiled when they witnessed the sweet moment, indeed all of America is smiling.
Let`s spread some love and give a stranger candy, I`d recommend chocolate instead of peppermint.
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