President George HW Bush Dead at 94


Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website

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12 Responses

  1. The last real conservative from the GOP. Managed the end of the Cold War, set us on course for the 90s economy and balanced budget and practice laissez faire economics. RIP.Report

    • Avatar Pinky in reply to Michael Siegel says:

      At the time I respected his unwillingness to spike the ball at the end of the Cold War. Now I’m not sure. Eastern Europe’s experience has been spotty. Russia has been a thug to her neighbors and a tyrant her own people, and never really freed up its economy for its people. Less so in all regards than the Soviets were, sure. And no nuclear explosions is always nice. But the Bear is still a net force for bad in the world. Did we ever make the case for a system of real democracy and economic freedom?Report

  2. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    “Steady, prudent, and able” also describes Eisenhower and no other post-war GOP president.Report

  3. Avatar Doctor Jay says:

    I definitely saw him as steady, prudent and able. I had only one real complaint about him: The nomination of Clarence Thomas to fill Thurgood Marshall’s shoes. I did not then, nor do I now, think Thomas is of the same caliber as Marshall, though he might end up making some kind of contribution.Report

  4. Avatar Christopher Carr says:

    He was the best President of my lifetime, and a badass dude. The world would have been a better place if Bush Sr’s approach to world affairs became the paradigm it was meant to be.Report