Skip to comments.Bruce Willis in full rant is best show in town
Posted on 03/04/2006 11:46:25 AM PST by La Enchiladita
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"MR. WILLIS: Thank you, Mr. President, for that really wonderful introduction. And thank you for your commitment to children in need of adoption and foster care. I am honored that you have chosen me to be the National Spokesperson for Children in Foster Care.
And thanks to Mrs. Bush, a strong advocate, to serve a cause higher -- I'm sorry, thanks to Mrs. Bush, a strong advocate for children, and a co-star -- my newest co-star -- (laughter) -- in the public service announcement that we're about to see today.
Mr. President, you have asked all Americans to serve a cause higher than themselves, and to recognize that these children are our highest priority. You called on all of us to do what we can to make America better. A few years ago I became aware of the real needs of so many children in our foster care system. When I began to look more closely into this problem, I realized that too many children in foster care are falling through the cracks, and many are leaving the system as young adults without any support to help them reach their full potential. I also learned that there are many, many people in this country who would welcome the chance to help children in foster care, if only someone showed them how they could do it.
As a dad, I know how important it is for children to be raised in a loving home. And as a public figure, I realized that I could lend my time and energy to help raise public awareness of children in foster care. I'm looking forward to helping the thousands of young boys and girls in foster care to find the kind of loving family I know exists in our country.
Last February I met with the White House and expressed my interest in helping these children, in doing this -- and in doing these PSAs. Mr. President, Mrs. Bush, thank you for your focus on this issue. I know that if we help these kids, and help those people in this country who want to help them, we'll be doing our part to make America a much better place. Thank you very much."