Skip to comments.Former President George W. Bush says ride 'uplifting'(honoring veterans)
Posted on 04/29/2012 12:06:17 PM PDT by fabrizio
Riding with our vets is an uplifting experience, Bush said. It is an awesome feeling and an honor to be here with them.
Bush spent about a half-hour speaking with riders and taking photographs before traveling in his motorcade to the Courtyard by Marriott at the Historic Fisk Building in downtown Amarillo. The three-day event is a 100-kilometer mountain bike ride aimed at honoring veterans seriously wounded in the war on terrorism as well as support groups.
The ex-president pedaled along 13.3 miles of rugged canyon trails with about 20 veterans, many them riding with prosthetic arms or legs, as temperatures hovered near 100.
Mike McNaughton, who served 10 years in the Army and three in the National Guard, lost his right leg and some fingers while clearing land mines during a seven-month tour in Afghanistan.
[...]Like other veterans, McNaughton said he was heartened by Bush manning his bike when he could have been collecting hefty fees from speeches instead.
He is a former president now; he could do a lot of things, McNaughton said. He could make a lot of money just on speaking engagements, but hes always been athletic, he always wanted to do stuff and when you combine it with his love of the military, its really nice.
One of the first things out of Bush’s mouth was, “it wasn’t about him”
Whatever, issues I have had with Mr Bush I believe him to be a good man.
Could you imagine Odumba saying an event wasn’t about himself.
He would likely take credit for it.
Has Clinton ever done anything like this since he left office?
Not even before his bum ticker.
You mean his Big Mac attack..:)
Dang edit... on one small sentence no less:
You mean before his Big Mac attack..:?
Bump. Thanks for posting.
Those troops miss him now.
My fault - I forgot the sarcasm tag.
God Bless Our Warriors..God Bless President Bush
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I was thinking that if I saw some Occupoopers keeping me from getting to work this morning, or going home by blocking my commute...
I’d speed up...;-)