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Continued: The unlikely art of George W. Bush

  • Article by: KEN HERMAN , Cox Newspapers
  • Last update: April 17, 2014 - 11:33 AM

And in the destructively politically polarized times in which we live, I smiled last week when ex-President George H.W. Bush showed up at the airport to welcome President Barack Obama to Houston, where he spoke at a Democratic fund-raiser.

Why in the world would a Republican show up to welcome a Democrat in town to raise political money to defeat Republicans?

“I just wanted to say hello to the president and the first lady,” the elder Bush explained. “When the president comes to your hometown, you show up and welcome him.”

Older, wiser, kinder, gentler.


Ken Herman is a columnist for the Austin American-Statesman. E-mail: kherman(at)

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