By now, you have probably heard or read about the testy exchange between the Senator-Elect from Virginia and the POTUS. (I actually linked to George Will!)
First of all, shouldn't we be thinking about something less trivial?
But I do have to admit, the incident left me thinking. On one hand, Webb's sincerity and candor is refreshing. On the other hand, he is a Senator- elect and it was the President of the United States he was talking to. There are certain responsibilities one has as a Senator, Webb wasn't just representing himself, he was representing the people of Virginia. And of course Bush is the President of the United States, the Office itself does deserve a modicum of respect.
But does a President deserve respect no-matter-what? Hasn't Bush himself failed to respect the office?