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.
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.
July 5, 2009 |
Former President George W. Bush was greeted by thunderous applause on the Fourth of July as he told thousands of spectators in a rural Oklahoma rodeo arena that the U.S. was "the greatest nation on the face of the earth." Bush was given six standing ovations as he spoke in GOP-friendly Woodward, a town of about 12,000 residents in northwestern Oklahoma. About 9,200 tickets were sold for the event -- the biggest crowd for Bush since he left office in January.
July 7, 2000 |
With the polls showing a tight election, Vice President Al Gore on Thursday said the choice for president will come down to two sides: "the people" and "the powerful." Speaking to voters in Chicago, the presumed Democratic nominee echoed a popular union song from the Depression with the question: "Whose side are you on?" It is a question he asked at Thursday's stops and one that has been on the lips of his campaign staff all week. And it came as he opened fire on his Republican rival, Texas Gov.
July 16, 2000 |
Soon after George W. Bush was first inaugurated as Texas' governor in 1995, he invited Paul Sadler to his office for lunch. Both men had reason to feel wary. Sadler, a shrewd young Democratic state representative from a small town in East Texas, had campaigned actively the previous fall for Democratic Gov. Ann Richards, who Bush unseated in the 1994 election. As an expert on education, Sadler often had made the Democratic case on school reform at events where Bush also appeared.
August 4, 2000
Mr. Chairman, delegates, and my fellow citizens, I proudly accept your nomination. Thank you for this honor. Thank you for this honor. Together, we will renew America's purpose. Our founders first defined that purpose here in Philadelphia. Ben Franklin was here. Thomas Jefferson. And, of course, George Washington--or, as his friends called him, "George W." I am proud to have Dick Cheney by my side.
August 24, 1997 |
Susan Weicht pawed through a pile of campaign buttons, shoving aside Jack Kemp, Dan Quayle and Pat Buchanan for two of Texas Gov. George W. Bush. "I wanted to get some now because they're going to be in high demand some day," said the woman from Angola, Ind., as she pressed a wad of bills into the hand of vendor Jonathan Alcox. "His father should have sold so well," Alcox murmured, pocketing the cash.
March 9, 2010 |
Karl Rove is a true believer, as the subtitle to his memoir suggests, in a fighting faith. Much that vexes our current politics flows from the fact that he is an exemplar rather than a singular case. "Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight" pretty much completes the recollections of those who surrounded George W. Bush during his eight-year presidency. Only former Vice President Dick Cheney's book still is to come from those within the innermost White House circle.
October 18, 1999 |
Elizabeth Hanford Dole brought her fleeting presidential hopes here Sunday to a highly influential GOP audience, one that would seem as sympathetic as any to her goal of making history by becoming America's first female president: the National Federation of Republican Women.