Beyond that, liberals especially hated W. at that moment for his confidence and because he was just plain cool. It was cool that he flew that fighter jet 1/3 of the route to the carrier. It was cool how comfortable he looked in that flight suit. And the expressions of pride on the faces of our midshipmen on that carrier --that was also very, very cool.
If I had been drinking milk when I read that I would have definately spit it out my nose. They let him hold the stick for a few minutes like my Dad used to do for me in his Cessna when I was 8. I have to admit, it was very cool for me then. For a President to do it? Not so much...
It reminds me of the infameous line from the fameous political scientist, Britney Spears:
Honestly, I think we should just trust our president in every decision he makes and should just support that, you know, and be faithful in what happens.
How very deep.