The Washington Times - November 6, 2009, 02:31PM

Much is being said about President Obama’s odd initial reaction to the shooting at Fort Hood. The president gave priority to giving a shout-out before commenting on the massacre. Perhaps he should have taken a cue from President Bush. Mr. Bush’s statement after the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 was dignified, presidential, and centered solely around the issue of the shooting at the school. Unfortunately, Mr. Obama’s lack of empathy and self-centered nature ruled the day, as he felt the need to give thanks to federal employees and give an odd “shout out” before he even addressed the shooting itself. Compare both presidential statements in the two videos below.