Office of the president deserves respect

first_imgIn about 1993, I attended a graduation where President Clinton spoke. As my wife and I were walking to the stadium, his motorcade passed within arms reach of me and I was awed by how I felt at being so close to the president as he waved to us. I hadn’t voted for him and wasn’t especially fond of him. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion At the end of the graduation, President Clinton walked around the crowd shaking hands with people in the stands and I took a picture of him shaking hands with my wife and daughter as he reached into the crowd. Again, I was very awed at being that close to the president of the United States.I have had similar feelings at being at the White House, not in it, and being so close to this powerful office.So when I continue to read about people who despise the president, or refuse invitations to visit the White House, I suggest that perhaps “they know not what they are doing.”Bottom line, you don’t have to like the person in the office, but you need to respect the office.GERARD F. HAVASYClifton ParkMore from The Daily Gazette:Controversial solar project goes before Clifton Park Planning BoardFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsGame 7: Shenendehowa grad and Braves rookie Ian Anderson gets start with World Series spot on the li…last_img