For all that people threw hissies about Bush staying in the classroom and reading instead of standing up and running out of the room, has anyone wondered what the kids in the room thought? 10 years later, someone has gone to the trouble of tracking them down due to OBL's demise, and it turns out they think he handled it right:
All sorts of similar kid fears started running through Mariah Williams' head. "I don't remember the story we were reading — was it about pigs?" says Williams, 16. "But I'll always remember watching his face turn red. He got really serious all of a sudden. But I was clueless. I was just seven. I'm just glad he didn't get up and leave because then I would have been more scared and confused." Chantal Guerrero, 16, agrees: even today she's grateful that Bush regained his composure and stayed with the students until The Pet Goat was finished. "I think the President was trying to keep us from finding out," says Guerrero, "so we all wouldn't freak out."
Much more in the full article at the link, including where some of the kids have ended up now.Answer Question
Answer by dullscissors at 11:19 PM on May. 3, 2011
Answer by m-avi at 11:45 PM on May. 3, 2011
Answer by DusterMommy at 11:47 PM on May. 3, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 11:51 PM on May. 3, 2011
"The Pet Goat" was the name of the book he was reading.
As for people dogging Bush, here's a site that claims his reaction proved that he was, more or less, involved in the wrecking of the twin towers.
Answer by DusterMommy at 12:06 AM on May. 4, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 12:13 AM on May. 4, 2011
Answer by May-20 at 12:20 AM on May. 4, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 3:55 AM on May. 4, 2011