From Katrina to 9-11, Bush 41 opens up about his presidential son
March 4th, 2013
02:32 PM ET
2 years ago

From Katrina to 9-11, Bush 41 opens up about his presidential son

Washington (CNN) – After leaving office, President George H.W. Bush certainly had opinions about the challenges facing the nation and the politics that affected the public's perception of the White House. As a father, Bush kept his thoughts in check even when he believed the attacks were overtly personal and painted his son, President George W. Bush, in a wrong light.

"I am really down about the way the President has been attacked," Bush writes in a 2005 letter to journalist and long-time friend Hugh Sidey about the criticism directed at his son for the government's response to Hurricane Katrina. "Over and over again the networks attack him. First for being late in moving. Then for over flying Louisiana on the way back to Washington. Then on the snail like pace of relief."
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Former President George H.W. Bush might leave hospital this week
January 13th, 2013
07:48 AM ET
2 years ago

Former President George H.W. Bush might leave hospital this week

Washington (CNN) - After spending more than a month in a Houston hospital, former President George H.W. Bush might get to leave this week.

"We are hopeful that he can be discharged this coming week, but we're still taking everything one day at a time," spokesman Jim McGrath said Saturday night.

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Bush family confident ex-president will be released soon
December 27th, 2012
11:01 AM ET
2 years ago

Bush family confident ex-president will be released soon

Houston (CNN) - The family of George H.W. Bush expressed confidence Thursday that the former president will be released shortly from an intensive care unit at a Houston hospital, where he is being treated for an elevated fever.

Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath said Bush was moved into the ICU so hospital personnel could more easily keep tabs on his condition, and that his family members were fully confident in the medical staff treating him. But while Bush's family hopes he is able to leave the hospital soon, they and Bush's doctors are in no hurry to rush him out, according to McGrath.
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George H.W. Bush remains in hospital
December 11th, 2012
11:40 AM ET
2 years ago

George H.W. Bush remains in hospital

(CNN) – Former President George H.W. Bush remains in a Houston hospital in stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday.

The 41st president has been in Methodist Hospital since November 23. He was being treated for bronchitis, his office said in a November statement.

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Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized
November 29th, 2012
11:02 AM ET
4 months ago

Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

(CNN) – Former President George H.W. Bush remains in a Houston hospital Thursday after being treated for bronchitis, his spokesman said. His office said he was in stable condition.

Bush, 88, has been hospitalized at Houston's Methodist Hospital for six days and has a "lingering cough," spokesman Jim McGrath told CNN.
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Bush 41 on tax pledges: 'Who the hell is Grover Norquist, anyway?'
July 13th, 2012
01:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Bush 41 on tax pledges: 'Who the hell is Grover Norquist, anyway?'

(CNN) – Former President George H. W. Bush said politicians can't be "wedded to some formula by Grover Norquist" when asked about his own experience breaking the now infamous "no new taxes" pledge during his presidency.

Discussing Norquist's no new taxes "Taxpayer Protection Pledge" in a Parade Magazine cover story to be published Sunday, Bush responded with his detestation for the "rigidity of those pledges." Many Republicans have signed on to Norquist's pledge not to raise taxes, including presumptive GOP nominee, Mitt Romney. Norquist is head of the Americans for Tax Reform group and a long-time fixture in Washington as a conservative anti-tax advocate.
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