News

U.S.

George W. Bush Delivers Emotional Eulogy at Father’s Funeral

Former President George W. Bush speaks at the State Funeral for his father, former President George H.W. Bush, at the National Cathedral, Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington. (Alex Brandon/REUTERS )

Former president George W. Bush choked back tears as he delivered the final eulogy at the funeral for his late father, former president George H.W. Bush, Wednesday, calling the elder Bush “a great and noble man.”

“He showed me what it means to be a president who serves with integrity, leads with courage, and acts with love in his heart for the citizens of our country,” Bush said of his father. “When the history books are written, they will say that George H.W. Bush was a great president of the United States.”

The elder President Bush passed away at age 94 in his Houston, Texas home Friday evening. His body lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda from Monday until Wednesday’s funeral, guarded by members from the five branches of the military. His body will now be flown back to Houston, where he will have a second funeral service at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church before being buried at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas, next to his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush, who died in April.

“His epitaph, perhaps just a single letter: The letter ‘L’ for loyalty,” former senator Alan Simpson said in his eulogy for Bush. “It coursed through his blood. Loyalty to his country, loyalty to his family, loyalty to his friends, loyalty to the institutions of government.”

“Your decency, sincerity, and kind soul will stay with us forever,” George W. Bush said, holding back tears. “So through our tears, let us know the blessings of knowing and loving you, a great and noble man, the best father a son or daughter could have.”

Most Popular

Film & TV

The Mob Gets Kevin Hart

This week, shortly after being tapped to host the Oscars, Hollywood star Kevin Hart found himself on the wrong side of the woke social-justice warriors. His great sin: Years ago, he tweeted jokes referencing homosexuality. More egregiously, in 2010, he did a comedy bit in which he discussed not wanting his son, ... Read More
PC Culture

America Is Intolerably Intolerant

When you think of the sheer vindictiveness of what happened to Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, it takes your breath away. On the very night of his greatest career triumph, a reporter dug up his old tweets (composed when he was a young teenager), reported on the most offensive insults, and immediately and ... Read More
White House

Mueller’s Got Nothing

The revelations of the last few days are, though disguised, the crash in ignominy of the Robert Mueller putsch. But they are far from the end of the story. While the sire of the Mueller hit-squad assault, former FBI director James Comey, declared 245 times at last Friday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing that ... Read More
Film & TV

Aquaman Stinks Like Last Month’s Fish

A  major plot point in Aquaman is the tidal wave of garbage with which the undersea folk attack us surface dwellers. These two groups are spoiling for a fight, but I always thought Warner Bros. and I got along pretty well. What did I do to deserve the tidal wave of garbage that is Aquaman itself? I refuse to ... Read More