Scandal wound up being a major hit that is still referenced within popular culture to this day — but it wouldn't have been a reality without Judy Smith. Smith, 63, previously served as deputy press secretary in President George H. W. Bush's administration. In 1991, she became the first Black woman to deliver a White House press briefing. She eventually left her position to start the crisis management firm, Smith & Company — and then her real-life work inspired Scandal, which was created by Shonda Rhimes.
There was no household staff. No coffee waiting in the morning. No meals on the table. No schedule. No nuclear treaties to negotiate. No crises to solve. No cabinet meetings. The morning after President George H. W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush left Washington on Jan. 20, 1993, was a rough beginning. In “The Man I Knew,” I write about the 25 years that followed, during which I served as the former president’s chief of staff. In this excerpt, I want to tell you about the Bushes’ love affair with Houston. Hidden in some of these stories is how President Bush taught all of us some valuable life lessons: how to accept defeat with grace, how to lead even when you are out of power, how to live life with joy and purpose.
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Jenna Bush Hager was smiling from ear-to-ear during her Thursday morning skydive jump in honor of her late grandfather, but the Today co-host told PEOPLE she was more than a little nervous. "I mean, I was terrified," Bush Hager told PEOPLE, shortly after she took the 10,000-foot plunge in honor...
Jenna Bush Hager took the plunge in honor of her late grandfather, former President George H. W. Bush. The former first daughter's adventure was chronicled Thursday on Today, during which she said she was "honoring [Bush's] legacy by skydiving with the same team he jumped with: the Army's Golden Knights."
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Much has been written about the presidency of the late George H. W. Bush. But in her new memoir, The Man I Knew, Jean Becker — Bush's chief of staff for a quarter-century — zooms in on the 25 years that came after his time in office. "One of the...
Jean Becker, who was President George H. W. Bush's gatekeeper and chief of staff for the last 25 years of his life, is out today with a memoir, "The Man I Knew: The Amazing Story of George H. W. Bush's Post-Presidency." Becker recalls his first words to her, in 1987:
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - The historic Union Pacific No. 4141 Engine will find a permanent home in the George H. W. Bush Library and Museum this spring. The locomotive, painted to match Air Force One, led the Bush funeral train from Houston to College Station in December 2018, carrying Former President George H. W. Bush to his final resting place.