RIP to a man who exemplified public service to our nation for decades.
(CNN)George H.W. Bush, the 41st President, whose steady hand and foreign policy vision led the nation through a period of sweeping global change, has died at the age of 94.
Bush’s death, late Friday at his home in Houston, was announced by his son and fellow Republican, former President George W. Bush, who praised his father as “a man of the highest character.”Born into privilege and a tradition of service, Bush was a son of a senator, celebrated World War II combat pilot, student athlete, Texas oilman, Republican congressman, national party chairman, pioneering diplomat and spy chief. After his own 1980 presidential campaign came up short, he served two terms as Ronald Reagan’s vice president before reaching the pinnacle of political power by winning the 1988 presidential election, soundly defeating Democrat Michael Dukakis.After losing the White House in 1992, Bush became a widely admired political elder who leapt out of airplanes to mark birthday milestones. Emphasizing the generosity of his soul, he forged a close — and unlikely — friendship with Democrat Bill Clinton, the man who ended his presidency. When Parkinson’s disease mostly silenced him in public, Bush flashed his sense of humor by sporting colorful striped socks.
And of course, the leftist media continues to lie about him even in death.
He was a thoughtful gentle man, who’s only failure, IMO, was that he took too many at face value.
And he was the last R to give any value to the environment and our natural resources, coining the policy of “no net loss” of wetlands. I voted for him, twice.
Like everyone he had flaws, but he was head and shoulders above the rest when it came to foreign policy. He’ll be forever remembered for the removal of the Berlin Wall and ending the Cold War. He displayed intelligence, integrity, empathy, and humility. All things I wish the current executive had.