January 21, 2009 |
The choreography was smooth and the smiles were gracious, but all the same, George W. Bush's exit from Washington carried a measure of pain. The now-former president fulfilled his role flawlessly. He extended his hand again and again to his successor -- on the steps of the White House for morning coffee, as they entered a limousine to ride together to the inauguration, on the grandstand in the shadow of the Capitol dome.
June 30, 2011 |
Rick Perry was in Iowa three years ago, talking up a favored candidate, when the subject turned to George W. Bush, the president and a fellow Republican who preceded Perry as Texas governor. Bush, or "George," as Perry called him, was no fiscal conservative — "never was" — and his work on tort reform, a subject dear to Republican hearts, paled next to Perry's achievements, the governor said. "I mean, '95, '97, '99," Perry went on, elaborately ticking the years off on his fingers, "George Bush was spending money!"
December 22, 2011 |
Former President George H.W. Bush is calling Mitt Romney the Republican Party's "best choice" in the 2012 race, the latest and perhaps most prominent statement of support for the former Massachusetts governor from the GOP establishment. Bush, in an interview with the Houston Chronicle , praised Romney's "stability, experience, principles. " "He's a fine person. I just think he's mature and reasonable -- not a bomb-thrower," Bush told his hometown paper. Bush said he liked Rick Perry, who followed his son, George W. Bush, into the governor's mansion in Austin.
September 7, 2000 |
"In Midland, Texas, where I grew up, the town motto was 'The sky is the limit' . . . and we believed it. There was a restless energy, a basic conviction that, with hard work, anybody could succeed, and everybody deserved a chance. . . ." --From Republican presidential nominee George W. Bush's acceptance speech * Folks here are outwardly friendly toward strangers. They tip their hats, open doors and say, "Hello. How ya dewin?"
June 5, 2000 |
It was late in the day and Texas Gov. George W. Bush looked, well, bushed. An hour earlier, he had been sitting on the state Capitol steps in 92-degree heat during tedious, drawn-out opening ceremonies of a U.S.-Mexico border governors conference. Then he'd weathered three live TV interviews. Now, he was being led into a vacant bar on the 16th floor of a Holiday Inn to chat with some state political columnist. He looked at me like, who'n hell are you?; weakly smiled and sprawled in a big chair.
May 25, 1999 |
Gov. George Pataki, flanked Monday by most of the state's Republican leadership, endorsed George W. Bush's bid for the GOP presidential nomination. "I'm going to count on you for the state of New York," the Texas governor told him. That is no easy task. The state, with a 5-3 Democratic advantage in registration, hasn't backed the Republican presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan carried it twice, in 1980 and 1984.
December 13, 2000
Justice Souter, with whom Justice Breyer joins and with whom Justice Stevens and Justice Ginsburg join with regard to all but Part C, dissenting. * The Court should not have reviewed either Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Bd., ante, p. ------ (per curiam), or this case, and should not have stopped Florida's attempt to recount all undervote ballots, see ante at ------, by issuing a stay of the Florida Supreme Court's orders during the period of this review, see Bush v.