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A Statesman Remembered
Houston Chronicle, by Mike Tolson

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/2/2018 4:45:18 AM

Tributes poured in Saturday following the death of George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States who died in Houston late Friday after decades as a public servant that propelled an enduring family legacy. He was 94. "The legacy of George H.W. Bush will be forever etched in the history of America and the world. It is a lifelong record of selfless patriotic service to our nation," Former Secretary of State James Baker said in a statement. "He was the youngest Navy pilot in World War II, a Texas congressman, UN ambassador, America´s first envoy to China, CIA director,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jinx, 12/2/2018 7:15:36 AM     (No. 11850159)

Today´s trashy politicians should take note.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 12/2/2018 8:38:19 AM     (No. 11850225)

There is much to admire in the life of George Herbert Walker Bush. The only piece of the puzzle that I respectfully discount, is the idea that his life in politics was motivated by selfless public service.

George Bush was an ambitious man. He liked to lead. He wanted to run, so he did. He wanted to be president, and he was. That´s enough. We don´t have to attribute altruistic motives to something that required much more than that.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jntsrgn, 12/2/2018 10:55:27 AM     (No. 11850339)

A good man but a very below average President. Just like his son.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 12/2/2018 1:17:45 PM     (No. 11850452)

It would be interesting to see how many endorsements from newspapers Bush 41 got back when he ran for president. Did they consider him a "statesman" then?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MissMolly, 12/2/2018 1:55:50 PM     (No. 11850488)

This is what the Houston Chronicle had to say in 1988, Poster 4:
1988: Dukakis vs. Bush

FOR GEORGE H.W. BUSH: … The nation is peaceful and prosperous — and it has problems. Vice President Bush, in our opinion, is far better equipped by experience, temperament and inclination to retain the peace and prosperity and to struggle with the problems.

The vice president is a political pro. He has been there for more than two decades, seen it all, done it all. He knows how Washington works and how to work with Washington. The nation’s agenda for the next four years is how to retain what has been achieved in the last eight years and build on it. …

There is nothing necessarily charismatic nor chic about George Bush. He is steady, reliable and firm — proven so in hot wars, cold wars and political wars. The Oval Office would be in good hands. …


https://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2008/10/a-half-century-of-chronicle-endorsements-11-r-2-d/

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dvc, 12/2/2018 3:12:55 PM     (No. 11850566)

He was not actually the youngest USN pilot in WW2, there was one guy who was slightly younger.

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