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mneeley490 posted:
thistlintom posted:

Regardless of political views, George HW Bush was the kind of politician that we really need.  Well educated with significant experience, a genuinely nice person who was willing to listen to those from all sides of the political spectrum.  

Yeah, that! 

He was also a man born into great privilege like our current president, yet understood humbleness, public service, community service, civility and never thought the world revolves around himself. 

Bush is so deeply revered at Texas A&M. He was a fine gentleman that will be missed. 

A perfect example of what has gone terribly wrong in DC (and the country)  as he was opposite of the current complete inability for compromise and sacrifice for the country as a whole- while I disagreed strongly on many issues, he was willing to do what he thought was needed for the country even knowing it was going to cost him greatly.   A novelist friend of ours became very close to him and Barbara over the last 10 years or so and has only the best things to say about him.  RIP

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wineart 2 posted:

He was also a man born into great privilege like our current president, yet understood humbleness, public service, community service, civility and never thought the world revolves around himself. 

Bush is so deeply revered at Texas A&M. He was a fine gentleman that will be missed. 

Bill Clinton shared a note that Bush wrote and left in the oval office as one was leaving and the other was entering.  It was another great example of Bush's character which the public, including myself, probably never understood at the time until he left office.  RIP.

doubled posted:
wineart 2 posted:

He was also a man born into great privilege like our current president, yet understood humbleness, public service, community service, civility and never thought the world revolves around himself. 

Bush is so deeply revered at Texas A&M. He was a fine gentleman that will be missed. 

Bill Clinton shared a note that Bush wrote and left in the oval office as one was leaving and the other was entering.  It was another great example of Bush's character which the public, including myself, probably never understood at the time until he left office.  RIP.

Yes, he was a president and a man that brought people together, not a president and man that divided a nation or a community. 

He was also a man comfortable enough in his own skin to laugh at himself. He loved Dana Carvey on SNL mocking himself and laughed out loud. How very refreshing and a glaring contrast to today.

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He led an amazing life, joined the war effort as a pilot instead of going to school, shot down and rescued, played baseball at Yale, many years dedicated as a public servant leading to the presidency.  Had a loving family and a lasting marriage, even parachuted to celebrate his birthday late in life.  Many stories about how decent he was, helping others and having many true friends, even on the other side of the political spectrum.  Having lived in Texas, have heard many stories about how nice he was to others, with very little ego.

Pete Shelley

Lead singer of the Buzzcocks, who were definitely part of the soundtrack of my youth. Ever Fallen in Love is 3 minutes of brilliance and proof of his songwriting abilities. At least I got to see them a couple of years ago at small venue, which while well past their creative days was still a lot of fun.

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