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OffbeatGeorge W. Bush says he learned from his dad people respect leadership over ‘followership’

22:40  02 december  2018
22:40  02 december  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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George W . Bush on what he learned about politics from his father. Only the second father-son pair in American history to ascend to the presidency, the Bushes created a "But if you defend your policy and stand strong for your policy, people ultimately respect leadership as opposed to followership ."

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Former President George W. Bush said in an interview scheduled to air Sunday evening that his father, the late former President George H.W. Bush, taught him the importance of standing strong for a policy even in the face of political backlash.

"I learned that policy matters more than politics by watching my dad," George W. Bush told "60 Minutes."

"I learned that sometimes to vote your conscience is not going to be politically acceptable... but if you defend your policy and stand strong for your policy people ultimately respect leadership as opposed to followership," he added. "So I learned a lot from him."

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In the same interview, the 43rd president recalled how he gave a speech at the National Cathedral following the Sept. 11 attacks, and was unable to look at his parents or wife in the pews out of worry he would break down.

He recalled walking back to his seat and feeling his dad pat him on the arm.

"It was very, very comforting," George W. Bush said. "It was just a beautiful gesture."

George W. Bush says he learned from his dad people respect leadership over ‘followership’ © Getty Images George W. Bush says he learned from his dad people respect leadership over ‘followership’ George H.W. Bush died Friday at his home in Houston at the age of 94. In addition to his term as president, he also served as vice president, CIA director, ambassador to the United Nations and in the military during World War II.

George H.W. Bush will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda from late Monday through Wednesday morning. President Trump declared a national day of mourning for Wednesday, when a service will be held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

His remains will then be transported back to Houston for a funeral service there. He will be buried next to his late wife, Barbara Bush, and his daughter, Robin.

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