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At the funeral of Pomp and Sidantryck, Nation Bids Farewell to George Bush

Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Award-winning historian who became close to Bush with his cinema called him "America's last great soldier statesman,…

Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Award-winning historian who became close to Bush with his cinema called him “America’s last great soldier statesman, 20’s founding father.”

He also explained Mr. Bush’s thousand lightning to Mr. Trump, sitting not far away.

“Abraham Lincoln’s better angels of our nature and George HW Bush’s thousands of bright spots are sequel series in America’s national hymn,” says Mr. Meacham. “Because Lincoln and Bush both asked us to choose the right thing about the practical, hope rather than fear and do not listen to our worst impulses without our best instincts. “

By now, Mr. Bush’s life is well known. A son of privilege and product of an elite education at Greenwich Country Day School, Phillips Academy and Yale. The youngest navy fighter aircraft during World War II shot down the Pacific Ocean and were rescued by a submarine. Texas oilman. Congressman Ambassador to the UN Republican Party president. Candidate to China. CIA Director. Vice President. President.

But also 73 year, father to six, grandfather 14 and grandfather eight. tennis player. missing from english language pork chop aficionado. broccoli hater. prolific note writer Practical joker. Avid Speed ​​Boater. Inventors of speed golf. Geriatric sky diver. Lovers of fun socks.

A patriarch with a background, Mr. Bush, however, was in many ways the most human president. Not the high figure that Reagan was, but neither was he distant. His feet were easily parodiated, but his essential humanity was not. Almost all who gathered in Washington in recent days had a story about a personal note or gesture.

Former Senator Alan Simpson, Republican Wyoming and a former friend of the former president said that Bush could only have a letter like his epigraphy, L for loyalty. “It coursed through his blood,” he said, “loyalty to his country, loyalty to his family, loyalty to his friends, loyalty to government institutions and always always always a friend of his friends”.

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