We never met a man as remarkable as George H.W. Bush — and we never will again
This obituary, written by Jeb Bush (son of George H.W. Bush and former Florida Governor), and James A Baker III (White House Chief of Staff and Secretary of State during the Bush administration) makes these kinds of points:
- George H.W. Bush was "remarkable" human being, and as "both a public figure and private individual, he set a standard of excellence astonishing in its scope."
- On top of his numerous foreign policy achievements, Bush passed some hugely important pieces of legislation by bridging partisan divides. "The Americans With Disabilities Act and legislation that largely ended acid rain are just two examples."
- Most importantly, Bush"reached the pinnacle of power by living the virtues that make for a good Boy Scout: loyalty, trustworthiness, humility, reverence." These virtues are sorely needed in "today's cynical world."
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