They didn’t have to head to Ft. Hood. That was not their responsibility.
With no media attention, they very quietly went to Ft. Hood and met personally with the families of the victims of this terrorist attack. FOR HOURS. The Bushes went and met privately with these families for HOURS, hugging them, holding them, comforting them.
My values are not inline with their gay rights platform but the folks at the link below have some interesting things to say about the previous administration.