Capital Region community remembers President George H. W. Bush
December 02, 2018 10:20 AM
As people around the world begin to pay their respects to President George H. W. Bush, many in the Capital Region are remembering President Bush this Saturday.
"He was one of the most civil presidents we had, there was not doubt about it and he was during our interview even though I asked him some tough questions" said Republican, Albany County Legislator Mark Grimm, from Guilderland.
Mark Grimm was a former television anchor and reporter in Maine when he had the opportunity to interview President George H. W. Bush during his campaign for president in 1992.
"I thought he was very genuine in his responses and what strikes me about George Bush is that he was a genuine man who really felt public service was an obligation" said Grimm.
President Bush was a victorious commander in chief in the first gulf war, the last U.S. President to have served in World War ii, and only the second U.S. President ever to see his own son elected to that office.
He was often described as having "the best resume in America". His strengths include: loyalty, energy, a gregarious personality, and most of all, experience.
"What it all comes down to, after all the shouting and the tears, is the man at the desk. And who should sit at that desk? My friends, I am that man" said President George H.W. Bush.
As people around the capital region begin to pay their respects to President Bush, they join many in his hometown of Houston, TX who are remembering his softer side this Saturday.
"I think he's just a part of Houston and he gave back and he was a really great president. and he was a kinder, gentler Republican" said Susie Loucks of Houston, Texas.
Guilderland raised Grimm, feels similar to those in Houston, he says he remembers his time with the late Bush vividly.
"I could tell he was a little uncomfortable in this whole political lets shake everyone's hand thing" said Grimm.
He says more than anything he will remember President George Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush's love of family.
"He definitely cared a lot about family and they once asked him what was your greatest accomplishment and he said that my kids still come home for the holidays, I think that pretty much sums up George Bush" said Grimm.
Updated: December 02, 2018 10:20 AM
Created: December 02, 2018 12:19 AM
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