One cannot deny, and must honor GHW Bush’s impressive resume, nor for his dedication and service to the nation through his military service, and in various capacities in civilian positions.
But among his many talents and accomplishments, a reputation for graciousness, character, and kindness served him well throughout his life.
To me, however, it is a pity that late in his life, much of that reputation was tarnished by his associations (with the Clintons especially) and a pettiness which was stark when compared with all of his personal qualities he has been known for.
I was profoundly disappointed in the man as patriarch of a family which turned out to be something different than I had supported through much of their careers.
Most of all, GHWB was the first former president I am aware of, certainly in modern times, to publicly announce he did not vote for the presidential candidate of his own political party, and, in effect, thus denounced many of the very same voters who had supported him, his son, and the current president.
Nevertheless, RIP Mr. President.
“Bush lied, people died.” Don’t worry about it, it’s just politics.
In the 2008 campaign, McCain was harder on GWB than he was on BHO. Just politics.
For the first two years of his presidency, Obama blamed “W” for the worlds ills. Politics.
“Jeb’s ‘Low Energy’…” How could anyone say such an unforgivable thing?