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  • Jeb Bush responds to reports his father will vote Clinton

    09/29/2016 8:30:58 PM PDT · by kevcol · 48 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 29, 2016 | Becket Adams
    Jeb Bush appeared Thursday evening to confirm earlier reports that his father plans to vote for Hillary Clinton against GOP nominee Donald Trump. "I thought it was a little inappropriate for a person to overhear a frail, 92-year-old man in a private setting at a reception for the Points of Light Foundation, which focuses on volunteerism, to hear this and then immediately go on Facebook and put it on there, and go on national television and not even show up at the board meeting," Bush told NBC News' Jordan Frasier Thursday evening.
  • Sources: Bush 41 says he will vote for Clinton (CNN)

    09/20/2016 3:43:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | 20, 2016. | Eric Bradner and Jamie Gangel,
    Former President George H.W. Bush said in a room of roughly 40 people Monday that he would vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to sources close to Bush -- an extraordinary rebuke of his own party's nominee. Representatives of the Bush family are declining to publicly acknowledge the former president's decision. But sources close to Bush tell CNN that he shared his plans with board members of the bipartisan Points of Light Foundation during what he believed was a private gathering Monday in Kennebunkport, Maine.
  • Was Donald Trump almost on the George H.W. Bush ticket?

    01/27/2016 3:38:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 9, 2015 | By Marisa Schultz
    <p>WASHINGTON - Donald Trump on Sunday admitted he considered becoming George H.W. Bush's running mate, but denied it was ever his idea.</p> <p>The potential Bush-Trump ticket was first revealed in a new biography by historian Jon Meacham, who writes in "Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush" that the 41st president considered the idea "strange and unbelievable."</p>
  • The Bush Massacre of the Reaganites

    01/23/2015 6:08:23 AM PST · by xzins · 80 replies
    CHQ ^ | 1/23/15 | Richard A. Viguerie
    This week marks the twenty-sixth anniversary of the “massacre of the Reaganites” by newly elected President George H.W. Bush that effectively ended the prospect of institutionalizing Reaganism as the governing principle of the Republican Party and America. We call it the “massacre of the Reaganites” because, in a well-thought-out and carefully crafted purge, on Inauguration Day 1989 practically every conservative who remained in government at the end of President Ronald Reagan’s second term, and certainly any conservative of any political consequence, was fired or forced to resign from their post in the federal government. Even those who had worked tirelessly...
  • Caption This Picture (41 and 42 in 1983)

    12/26/2014 9:53:52 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 26 replies
    Twitter ^ | Michael Beschloss
  • Former President George HW Bush Hospitalized

    12/23/2014 7:26:24 PM PST · by kristinn · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | Tuesday, December 23, 2014
    Former President George H.W. Bush was taken by ambulance to the Houston Methodist Hospital as a precaution after experiencing a shortness of breath earlier this evening, his spokesman said tonight. The former president, age 90, will be held for observation, again as a precaution, Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said. Bush began experiencing health problems in 1991 when, as president, he entered the hospital with an irregular heartbeat.
  • George W. Bush to make several TV appearances as he promotes book about his father

    10/28/2014 4:43:21 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Former President George W. Bush will be back in the public eye as he promotes "41," his upcoming book about his father, former President George H.W. Bush.
  • Bushes host screening of “The Book Thief”

    11/08/2013 3:08:30 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 11-7-13 | Diane Cowen
    It was movie night for President George H.W. and Barbara Bush recently when they packed the Edwards Marq*E Stadium 23 & IMAX with 300 friends and family members for a special screening of “The Book Thief.” “The Book Thief,”which opens in theaters Friday, is based on a best-selling novel by Markus Zusak and tells the story of Liesel (played by Sophie Nelisse), a young girl who is sent to live with a foster family in Germany during World War II. Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson play the foster parents, Hans and Rosa Huberman. As Liesel learns to read, she also...
  • Spokesman: George H.W. Bush in intensive care

    12/26/2012 4:08:51 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 90 replies
    <p>HOUSTON (AP) — A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush is in the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital.</p> <p>Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath, said late Wednesday that the former president was admitted to the ICU on Sunday at Methodist Hospital, "following a series of setbacks including a persistent fever."</p>
  • JUDGE Temporarily BLOCKS Mississippi LAW That Could Shut Down State’s Only ABORTION Clinic

    07/02/2012 4:00:02 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 9 replies ^ | July 1, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    JUDGE TEMPORARILY BLOCKS MISSISSIPPI LAW THAT COULD SHUT DOWN STATE’S ONLY ABORTION CLINIC By Madeleine Morgenstern Anti-abortion advocates stand outside Mississippi's only abortion clinic. A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked a new law that could see it shut down. (AP) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of a Mississippi law that could shut down the only abortion clinic in the state. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan in Jackson issued a temporary restraining order the day the new law took effect. He set a July 11 hearing to determine whether to block...
  • Breaking: Obama hosts George H.W. and Jeb Bush at White House

    01/27/2012 5:32:36 PM PST · by ColdOne · 235 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/27/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Unbeknownst to the press, President Obama met this evening with former president George H.W. Bush and his son, former Florida governor Jeb Bush in the Oval Office. White House officials did not list the meeting on the president's schedule but released a photo through Flickr and Twitter. According to the date and time stamp on the photo, it was taken shortly after 5 p.m. That's about the time Obama returned to the White House from a fundraiser at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. White House officials did not immediately respond to questions about the subject of the meeting and its exclusion...
  • Bombshell: Prominent establishment Republican endorses establishment Republican favorite

    12/22/2011 2:42:02 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 22,2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Choosing his words carefully, the former president said he knew Gingrich relatively well. “I’m not his biggest advocate,” he said. “I had a conflict with him at one point,” Bush recalled, alluding to the crucial moment in 1990 when a recession drove him to renege on his “no new taxes” pledge. He needed a bipartisan group of party leaders, including then-House Whip Gingrich, to stand with him. “He was there, right outside the Oval Office. I met with all the Republican leaders, all the Democratic leaders,” Bush recalled. “The plan was, we were all going to walk out into the...
  • Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger Dies

    06/04/2011 8:02:49 AM PDT · by library user · 45 replies
    FNC ^ | June 4, 2011
    ~ EXCERPT ~ Friends and former colleagues say Lawrence S. Eagleburger, the only career foreign service officer to rise to the position of secretary of state, has died. Word of Eagleburger's death Saturday came from representatives of former President George H.W. Bush and former Secretary of State James Baker. No other details were immediately available. Eagleburger, who was 80, was a straightforward diplomat whose exuberant style masked a hard-driving commitment to solving foreign policy problems.
  • Carrier George H.W. Bush Heads Out On First Deployment

    05/11/2011 7:07:20 AM PDT · by Strategy · 43 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | May 11, 2011 | By Kate Wiltrout
    NORFOLK EVEN FIGHTER PILOTS need some help carrying their luggage when they're embarking on a six-month cruise. Lt. William Fincher, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 15, had his mother help carry his gear to the aircraft carrier Bush on Tuesday afternoon. The Bush and its sister ships in Carrier Strike Group 2 leave today for an expected six-month deployment to the Mediterranean and Arabian seas.
  • Union Stagehand Fired for Wearing Bush Hat and Shirt (Wore USS Bush attire at Obama set-up)

    10/22/2010 12:11:44 PM PDT · by kristinn · 84 replies · 2+ views
    KTLA via BreitbartTV ^ | Friday, October 22, 2010
    YouTube video.A stagehand working on the stage set up for President Obama's appearance in Los Angeles was told to go home when he refused to remove his hat and shirt honoring the aircraft carrier named USS George H. W. Bush. His son is in the US Navy and serves on the ship.Link to the USS George H.W. Bush website
  • Al Haig's Never-Reported Comments to Fox News' James Rosen

    03/01/2010 5:45:42 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 60 replies · 1,596+ views
    FoxNews ^ | February 28, 2010
    The late Alexander Haig blamed George H.W. Bush for the world's dim view of the United States' after the collapse of the Soviet Union, saying the former president misread events and in the world, refused to get rid of Iraq's Saddam Hussein and squandered America's dominance. The late Alexander Haig blamed George H.W. Bush for the world's dim view of the United States' after the collapse of the Soviet Union, saying the former president misread world events, refused to get rid of Iraq's Saddam Hussein and squandered America's dominance. In never-before-published excerpts from a July 2000 interview with Fox News'...
  • Former Secret Service agent opens window into private lives of presidents

    Former Secret Service agent opens window into private lives of presidents October 14th, 2009 Jamie Weinstein In his In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents they Protect, journalist Ronald Kessler gives us a peek inside the intimate lives of our presidents. Through interviews with over 100 secret service agents from the past and present—dating all the way back to John F. Kennedy—Kessler paints a picture of what our presidents are like when no one is looking. They're always watching. We learn from the agents Kessler interviews that John F....
  • Letter from Bush to the Aggie community (Regarding Obama's invitation to the Bush Library 10/16/09)

    10/14/2009 7:45:05 PM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 58 replies · 1,754+ views
    The Eagle ^ | 10/14/09 | George HW Bush
    To My Fellow Members of the Texas A&M Family: Howdy! As you have probably heard, I have invited the 44th President of the United States of America to come visit the Bush Library and Texas A&M, and President Obama has graciously accepted. Along with the administration, faculty, and so many of you, I am honored that The President, our President, is taking the time and making the effort to come to College Station on October 16th to talk about an issue that unites all Americans -- namely, community service and its vast importance to our continued well-being as a Nation....
  • Obama releases Reagan records

    04/10/2009 2:26:14 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies · 2,397+ views
    Obama releases Reagan records By: Josh Gerstein April 10, 2009 04:40 PM EST President Barack Obama is ordering the release of nearly a quarter of a million pages of records from the Reagan White House that were kept from the public during a lengthy review by President George W. Bush. The Reagan documents – which include presidential briefing papers, speechwriting research materials and declassified foreign policy records — are expected to be released Monday. Officials said the Obama administration’s quick verdict on the documents was prompted by an executive order Obama signed in January that gives the incumbent president 30...
  • New carrier won't be done, but commissioning goes on

    12/19/2008 1:03:22 PM PST · by GATOR NAVY · 70 replies · 3,213+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 19 Dec 08 | Kathy Adams and Matthew Jones
    Tugboats will pull the George H.W. Bush, the 10th and final aircraft carrier in the Nimitz class, to its January commissioning, the Navy and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding said Thursday. The big carrier should have sailed under its own power from the Newport News shipyard to Norfolk Naval Station for the Jan. 10 ceremony. It is not ready for delivery, said Margaret Mitchell-Jones, a Northrop Grumman spokeswoman. In the past, the Navy has delayed the ceremony, which marks the ship's official entry into the Navy fleet. But not this time. Navy Secretary Donald Winter set the date earlier this year, and...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush... (Photos and news) 07-21-08

    07/21/2008 6:59:23 PM PDT · by snugs · 64 replies · 234+ views
    The President and the First Lady spent the weekend at their Ranch in Crawford, Texas returning to the White House on Sunday. Today the President met with athletics that will be representing Team USA at the Beijing Olympics and the March of Dimes Ambassador. The President also had a meeting with the Kosovo Prime Minister and President. Pray for President Bush -- Day 2868 Secretarry of State Condeleza Rice is in Abu Dhabi Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and former President George H.W. Bush hold a news conference at the Bush family home in Kennebunkport, Maine
  • ANN COULTER: ONE DOWN, TWO TO GO (Hilliary Out?)

    05/07/2008 3:10:34 PM PDT · by Syncro · 108 replies · 179+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | May 7, 2008 | Ann Coulter
    ONE DOWN, TWO TO GOMay 7, 2008 Well, it looks like it's the end of the road for Hillary. Time for her to pack up her pantsuits and go back to ... wherever it is she's pretending to be living these days. Now we just have to get rid of the other two. Perhaps if I endorse Obama ... This week, Bill Clinton lost his second presidential election for a protege. Ronald Reagan was so popular, he not only won a 49-state landslide re-election for himself, but he also won a symbolic third term for his boob of a vice...
  • Day in the Life of President Bush (with photos): 12-01-07

    12/01/2007 4:17:50 PM PST · by STARWISE · 98 replies · 159+ views
    A Day in the Life of President Bush (with photos): 12-01-07 Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island PHOTO (s) OF THE DAY ~~Cardboard cutouts of President Bush are represented on both sides of the field at the annual Army/Navy Football Game today. Army cadet Andrew Batule from Honolulu, Hawaii, cheers while standing along side a cardboard cut out of President George W. Bush during the first half of Army's NCAA college football game against Navy in Baltimore, Maryland December 1, 2007. A group of Midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy hold a cardboard cut-out of U.S. President George...
  • Among Recent Presidents, Clinton is Tops With Historians

    03/11/2007 11:20:43 AM PDT · by mcvey · 81 replies · 1,858+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 09, 2007 | Tim Blessing and Anne Skleder
    In a recent poll, more than 250 college and university history professors placed former President Bill Clinton as the best president of the last quarter entury, Ronald Reagan as the second best, followed by Jimmy Carter and then the first President Bush. (The current president was excluded since his term of office had not yet ended.) The survey also asked the historians to rank the recent Secretaries of State and Supreme Court justices as well as the relative threat to constitutional liberties posed by presidential actions. Dr. Tim H. Blessing, Professor of History and Political Science at Alvernia College, Reading,...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos and news) 12-18-06

    12/18/2006 6:24:02 PM PST · by snugs · 198 replies · 2,731+ views
    Today the President signed the United States-India Peaceful Atomic Energy Cooperation Act The President also spoke at the swearing-in ceremony at the Pentagon for the new Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, the Vice President did the ceremonial swearing in of Secretary Gates. The President and the first take part in a Menorah lighting during a Hanukkah celebration at the White House today The AP is reporting that the First Lady had an operation on her shin in November for skin cancer - looks like our speculation on the dose was correct a few weeks ago. Click here for more details...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 8.24.06

    08/24/2006 5:05:49 PM PDT · by snugs · 392 replies · 12,950+ views
    The President departed the White House today for a 4 day visit to his parents home in Maine during which he will attend a family wedding. After arriving at Kennebunkport he went fishing with his father and daughter Jenna. Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • Former President (GHW) Bush campaigns for Schwarzenegger (BOTH Clintons campaign for Angelides)

    07/19/2006 7:48:46 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 79 replies · 558+ views
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | July 19, 2006 | Kate Folmar
    Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will receive some high-profile help raising cash Thursday as former President George H.W. Bush headlines fundraisers for him in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. The former president will be the "special guest" at both fetes, where a $100,000 platinum sponsorship entitles a donor to head-table seating for two, premiere seating for 10 and six photos with the governor and former president - "two people per photo." "The governor is very much looking forward to welcoming former President Bush back to California," said Schwarzenegger campaign spokeswoman Katie Levinson, "and he's grateful for his support." Democrat Phil Angelides,...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush - (photos) - 4.11.06

    04/11/2006 5:19:17 PM PDT · by ohioWfan · 160 replies · 2,509+ views,; Reuters | 4.11.06 | ohioWfan
    President Bush traveled today to Jefferson City, Missouri, where he participated in a conversation with seniors about the Medicare prescription drug benefit program at the Etta and Joseph Miller Performing Arts Center. He also visited the Lutheran Senior Services Community at Heisinger Bluffs Senior Center in Jefferson City, before traveling to Des Moines, Iowa to visit the Wesley Acres Senior Center in Des Moines, Iowa with Senator Chuck Grassle, and to attend a reception for gubernatorial candidate Rep. Jim Nussle . First Lady Laura was in Midland, Texas for the official dedication of the childhood home of the President, along...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush -(photos) - 3.02.06

    03/02/2006 5:58:56 PM PST · by snugs · 242 replies · 4,491+ views ^ | 2nd March 2006 | Snugs
    The President and the first lady continue their far east tour, today they attended several events in India There was an article that referred to the First Lady as the "Queen of America" showing that she has the ability to win hearts all over the world. Ohio pinged me to the thread about this article earlier and also the dose ping, in case you missed the ping here is a link to that thread. 'The queen of America had come' and Laura Bush debuts on Indian telly: PICTURES The Vice President gave a speech at the National Summit on Retirement...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) - 1.17.06

    01/17/2006 6:04:55 PM PST · by ohioWfan · 224 replies · 2,765+ views, | 1.17.06 | ohioWfan
    Today President Bush met with Tom Bock, the national commander of the American Legion in the Oval Office, as well as John Sommer, executive director of the American Legion's Washington office and Jim Nicholson, Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He also met in the Oval Office with Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt to discuss key elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. First Lady, Laura and daughter Barbara were in Ghana today, where Mrs. Bush addressed an audience at the Accra Teacher Training College in Accra, Ghana, to launch the African Education Initiative Textbooks Program. They also visited with patients at...
  • A Day in the Life of President and Mrs. Bush, Abroad (photos): 4.6.05

    04/06/2005 5:52:15 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 417 replies · 6,635+ views
    Fox News,, WhiteHouse.Gov ^ | Wednesday April 6, 2005 | GretchenM
    The Iraqi Transitional National Assembly chose its President, the Kurd leader Jalal Talibani, and two Vice Presidents, in its sequential effort to set up a democratic government, drawing congratulations from President Bush. The National Assembly's activities today were watched via television by Saddam Hussein. President Bush traveled to Rome with Mrs. Bush, Secretary of State Rice, and the former Presidents Bush and Clinton. Thirty Members of Congress are also invited to attend Pope John Paul II's funeral Friday. Tomorrow President Bush will meet privately with the US delegation of Cardinals, and both the Italian Prime Minister and President. Ukraine's President...
  • Jeb Bush unlikely to run for president in 2008: father

    03/06/2005 4:56:09 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 49 replies · 1,504+ views
    AFP ^ | March 6, 2005
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Former US President George H.W. Bush said in an interview he was convinced his younger son, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, will not run for president in 2008 to replace elder brother President George W. Bush (news - web sites). AFP/File Photo Slideshow: State of the Union Address Speculation about Jeb Bush's 2008 ambitions were fueled by his high-profile trip to South Asia in the wake of the December tsunami at the head of a US government delegation, whose task was to assess damage and draft US relief plans. Some saw the trip as a White House attempt...
  • Caption this photo: (Bush Sr and Clinton greeted by children in Tsunami land)

    02/22/2005 9:21:31 PM PST · by Nascardude · 3 replies · 614+ views
  • (((Caption PIC))) George H.W Bush & Bill Clintoon

    02/06/2005 9:37:07 PM PST · by Echo Talon · 55 replies · 1,704+ views
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 1.3.05

    01/03/2005 3:07:17 PM PST · by GretchenM · 274 replies · 4,018+ views, ^ | Monday January 3, 2005 | GretchenM for TruthNTegrity
    President and Mrs. Bush, former Presidents Bush and Clinton visited the embassies of the nations hardest hit by the Asian quake and tsunami: Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand. He asked both (interestingly, Carter didn't make the list) to lead a nationwide charitable fund-raising effort for victims of the Asian tsunamis, through private contributions, non-governmental and international organizations. The White House's Freedom Corps, which helps facilitate volunteer efforts around the country, will assist the two former presidents in soliciting private contributions. The president hosted a reception for new members elected to Congress and their spouses in the East Room; the...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) - 7.15.04

    07/15/2004 12:56:04 PM PDT · by ohioWfan · 220 replies · 3,682+ views, | 7.15.04 | ohioWfan
    This morning in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, President Bush signed the Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act, which stiffens penalties for identity theft, including imposing a mandatory 5 year prison sentence for anyone using ID theft in a terrorist related crime. Later, in the Oval Office, he met with Mongolian President, Natsagiyn Bagabandi to discuss regional security and diplomatic issues. Mongolia is part of the Coalition fighting for the freedom of Iraq.President Bush also designated his father, former President George H.W. Bush to lead the U.S. delegation to the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Enjoy your trip to...
  • Bush parachutes for 80th birthday [CNN gets it right; AP, NYT and Drudge get it wrong]

    06/13/2004 11:12:52 AM PDT · by summer · 35 replies · 290+ views
    CNN ^ | June 13, 2004 | CNN's Elaine Quijano and Jen Yuille
    Bush parachutes for 80th birthday Former president plans two jumps Sunday Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, at the start of his 80th birthday celebration at Minute Maid Park in Houston. CRAWFORD, Texas (CNN) -- Former President George H.W. Bush plans to jump from a plane -- again. It's all part of this weekend's events celebrating his 80th birthday. The nation's 41st president will make two parachute jumps in the skies over his presidential library in College Station, Texas, marking the fifth and sixth times the former president has jumped out of a plane. The first time...
  • GHW Bush getting ready to jump; Brit Hume safely down.

    06/13/2004 10:34:14 AM PDT · by TXnMA · 29 replies · 239+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6-13-04 | Fox News
    Former President Bush is about to skydive (for the second time today) on his 80th birthday.
  • Ex-president Bush backs war on terrorism

    09/14/2003 11:47:21 AM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 2 replies · 242+ views
    UPI via ^ | September 14, 2003 | staff?
    Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush says the war against terrorism launched by his son, President George W. Bush, must go continue. In a BBC interview Sunday, the former president said the United States and its allies are in for "the long haul." Two years after the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington, the ex-president said his country is in better shape to avoid and withstand terrorism. But, he admitted the war on terror will never be ended, and said this is now being seen inside Iraq. The continuing impact of Sept. 11, 2001, on every U.S. citizen...
  • Two more star Republicans to visit area [Louisiana]

    11/22/2002 5:35:50 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 190+ views
    Monroe (LA) News-Star ^ | 11-22-02 | Hilburn, Greg
    <p>U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and former President George Bush will continue the cavalcade of Republican stars campaigning in northern Louisiana for 5th Congressional District candidate Lee Fletcher.</p> <p>Fletcher said Hastert would speak during a fund-raiser in Shreveport on Monday, while the former president will come to northern Louisiana for Fletcher on Dec. 2.</p>
  • Court: Student may be tried for heckling

    05/30/2002 7:05:09 AM PDT · by wkcoop · 47 replies · 324+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Thursday, May 30, 2002 | David Pasztor
    State Constitution prohibits people from disrupting public speeches, Travis County attorney will argue By David Pasztor AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, May 30, 2002 Precisely what former President Bush said that day in November 1998 is lost to memory. But whatever it was roused University of Texas student Thomas Markovich from his seat in the upper gallery of the Texas House. "At some point, I think Bush made a reference to Nicaragua," said Kenneth Houp, one of Markovich's attorneys. "That's when Markovich stood up and yelled (an expletive) and was hauled off by the gendarmes." The 'gendarmes' were officers from the Texas...