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The Miller family went to a minor-league baseball game last night, so we missed the president’s speech. Saw a few clips on the late-night news, though. My wife had a great comment about Bush flying the plane: “Bill Clinton never could have done that.” She’s right, of course. (You’re always right, honey.) With Clinton, it would have been one of those Dukakis-in-a-tank moments. GWB in a flight suit? Looked perfectly natural.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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