George W. Bush, our greatest living President, was just named Father of the Year. Go ahead, make yourself a liberal tears cocktail and we’ll wait here.
Seriously though, he was honored at the 74th Annual Father of the Year Awards luncheon at the New York, which raised $1.3 million for Save the Children’s U.S. programs.
He spoke of priorities…
“I think the most important priority for a dad is to be a dad. In my case, I might have been slightly self-absorbed at times, but when I became a dad, I only had one real job and that was to provide for these little girls. Was I always successful? I don’t know. They can be the witnesses.”
And how fatherhood helped him get sober…
“You see, what happened to me was alcohol was becoming a love. It was beginning to crowd out my affections for most important love, if you’re a dad, and that’s loving your little girls. And so, fatherhood meant sobriety.”
Three cheers to George W. Bush!