Nice gesture from First Lady Jill Biden — symbolically small stuff matters

© 2021 Peter Free


23 January 2021



I grant that it could have been pure publicity stunt, but still . . .


To people who understand the disruptions and discomforts that military life often brings, First Lady Jill Biden's gesture was arguably meaningful:



First Lady Jill Biden made a surprise visit Friday to National Guard troops stationed at the U.S. Capitol and passed out baskets of chocolate chip cookies.


“I’m a National Guard mom. ... Thank you from President Biden and from the entire Biden family. I truly appreciate all that you do.”


Biden made the visit the day after hundreds of troops were forced to move from buildings on Capitol Hill to a Washington parking garage for their rest breaks.


The garage smelled like exhaust and gasoline, had few bathrooms, limited internet service and few electrical outlets, and was crowded and uncomfortable, according to Politico, which first reported the news.


While Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) vented on Twitter about the situation, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), a retired Army National Guard lieutenant colonel, took action. She made some insistent phone calls and the troops were moved out of the garage within hours.


© 2021 Mary Papenfuss, Jill Biden Makes Surprise Visit To National Guard Troops — With Cookies, Huffington Post (23 January 2021)



I am also curious to see who the Adam Henry was . . .


. . . who moved the Guard from Capitol to garage.


That's so militarily typical that I would have liked to pummel the shit out of the imbecile.


After more than seven decades, one's patience with malevolent fools ebbs.



The moral? — "Class" is, most often, displayed in the smallest of thoughtful gestures


It is usually day-to-day women, who deliver it.


Thank you, Jill Biden — or publicist — for being aware.