Friday, August 27, 2004

I met George Bush at an ASU “Students/Young Professionals for Bush” rally last night. I should probably clarify that a bit: I met George P. Bush last night, son of the Florida Governor, nephew of the President, and (according to some in the media) the Bush family’s version of JFK Jr. He gave a short speech touting the President’s record and urging the faithful to get out the vote in November. Pretty standard stuff, but still very much appreciated.

Chatted with him for a few minutes as he worked his way through the crowd afterwards. Asked him where he went for his recent honeymoon and told him the wife and I were about to embark on ours. He went to Bora Bora, though he wouldn’t recommend it. He said the exchange rate was lousy, and that the experience was a lot like that Expedia commercial where the honeymooners wake up in the middle of night to find the mosquito net surrounding their bed covered with gigantic alien-looking bugs. If he had to do it over again, he would have just gone to Hawaii, and recommended we do the same.

Anyway, the wife and I found him to be quite personable and engaging. He’s got the one-on-one glad-handling skills down cold, but he could use some polish on the stump speech delivery (quick thought: do the last couple of sentences describe every member of the Bush family, or what?). Nonetheless, he’ll certainly be an asset on the campaign trail.

1 Comments:

At 8/27/2004 9:04 AM, Blogger BACdanielle said...

Thanks for coming yesterday! You and your wife are great!

"P" is every bit as good looking as his pictures suggest. He was very gracious and personable as well. What a catch! Amanda is a lucky, lucky gal! He did pretty well himself, she is a doll.

 

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