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´Devotedly, Dad´: Special letters from
my father, President George H.W. Bush

Fox News, by Dorothy Doro Bush Koch

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 6/15/2014 9:40:06 AM

This week I nervously watched my 90-year-old father parachute from a plane in Kennebunkport, Maine. I guess I should not have been surprised. He was the youngest pilot in World War II and now he is probably one of the oldest skydivers. He has always been a risk-taker, brave and courageous in my eyes. Throughout his life, he never shied away from taking bold steps. Whether it was serving in the military or as president of the United States, my father wanted to greatly contribute to our nation and to lead effectively. For my father, it was never so much about soaring rhetoric as it was about practicing what you preach.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 6/15/2014 10:44:05 AM     (No. 9886800)

What a beautiful piece. Thanks for posting this, OP.

FOX News aired a beautiful segment Friday evening, "The Bush Family Album", about George H.W. When one looks at the legacy of this family, their devotion to one another, the honoring of parents, the accomplishments of H.W. -- I mean everything-- and then contrast that to our current POTUS´ "legacy", there is absolutely no comparison. It´s shocking, really, and sad. How far we have fallen.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mildred, 6/15/2014 11:18:27 AM     (No. 9886840)

I made the mistake of scrolling through the comments below the article. There are some very sick people on the internet these days. This was a special tribute by a daughter to a father she loves very much. These commenters must have had miserable childhoods and must be abusive parents themselves. Our nation is falling apart day by day.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: fayebeck, 6/15/2014 12:14:43 PM     (No. 9886899)

Yes #2 America is falling apart every day, deliberately, and the Bush´s, classy however, remain silent out of "respect" for the office. I for one have grown tired of the Bush´s and wish they would just disappear. Maybe Bush should take up golf more.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: elonfever, 6/15/2014 1:28:16 PM     (No. 9886968)

doro bush-KOCH, now that´s a surprise
truly good people

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Reply 5 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 6/15/2014 2:20:46 PM     (No. 9887010)

#3 If President Bush goes public and criticizes Barry-
he becomes the story .
The heat will be off Barry and the media focus will switch
to President Bush , WMD, Iraq war , etc, etc.
You know that Obama fervently wishes that President Bush
will speak out so all attention can be trained on Bush
instead of all his catastrophic failures.
I´m sure privately President Bush is apoplectic
because he took every death of US soldiers personally.
The Washington Times had a wonderful article
on December 22 ,2008 " Bush, Cheney comforted troops privately " which described the hidden and private outreach
both men extended to the families of the fallen
and the wounded.
President Bush spent " hundreds of hours " comforting the wounded and the families of the fallen without informing a single member of the media.
Obama spends hundreds of hours on the golf course.
President Bush wrote personal letters of condolence.
Obama uses a form letter
and an auto pen and signs them Barack.
He did however write a personal note to Michael Jackson´s family after he died.
And had it specially delivered.
The Fox special on President GHW Bush , narrated by Brit Hume was revealing in that many of
his accomplishments and decency
were hidden and unpublicized.
I´ll never understand the dripping hatred of President GHW Bush and
President GW Bush by both the far left
and unfortunately, the far right.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Susannah, 6/15/2014 2:45:23 PM     (No. 9887025)

#4, different Koch.

A lovely tribute.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: fayebeck, 6/16/2014 12:01:13 AM     (No. 9887420)

#5 your assumption that I hate Bush is incorrect. Tired of him "respecting" the office of the president while the country is being destroyed by the inhabitant.

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