Bush 41: ‘I Am Just An Angry Old Man Hurting For My Son’
Former President George H.W. Bush has a memoir coming out and he is tough on critics of Bush 43.
“I see some of his most nasty critics trying to shoot down my beloved son – shoot him down by mean spirited attacks,” the elder Bush wrote in 2005, before alluding to an encounter with Japanese fighter pilots 61 years earlier. “I was a scared kid back then. Now I am just an angry old man hurting for my son.”
He speaks highly of Al Gore.
“I knew he must be hurting,” Bush said of Gore, who served under the man who defeated Bush in 1992, Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton. “He was very gracious. The conversation was over in a flash, but I suddenly felt quite different about Al Gore. The anger was gone, the competitive juices stopped flowing. I thought back to my own feelings of years before when I lost, when I had to go out and accept my defeat. He did it better than I did, and his ordeal had to be tougher because the election was so close.”