This photo was taken during an interview with former President George W. Bush at the Bush Center “Baseball: America’s Presidents, America’s Pastime” exhibit. I first met President Bush when he was the newly elected Governor of Texas and father of two elementary school girls. He was decorating the family Christmas tree at their Dallas home and ever since we’ve shared a joke that he’s “the light man”.
I learned about humility and grace from former President Bush. He is a man of faith who quietly made the transition from the most powerful position in the world in the Oval Office to a quiet yet fulfilling life outside the public eye.
I prepared for this interview by reading everything I could about the former President and about his father, former President George H.W. Bush, who shared his passion for baseball. It gave me an interview that wove together America’s favorite pastime and the lives of two men who helped guide the paths of America for more than a quarter century.