Skip to comments.President Bush Honors Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients [Dr. Anthony S. Fauci]
Posted on 08/15/2020 2:34:14 PM PDT by conservative98
Three decades ago, a mysterious and terrifying plague began to take the lives of people across the world. Before this malady even had a name, it had a fierce opponent in Dr. Anthony Fauci. As the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for more than 23 years, Tony Fauci has led the fight against HIV and AIDS. He was also a leading architect and champion of the Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, which over the past five years has reached millions of people -- preventing HIV infections in infants and easing suffering and bringing dying communities back to life.
The man who would lead the fight against this dreaded disease came from an Italian American family in Brooklyn. Even as a boy, Tony was distinguished by his courage. In a neighborhood full of Brooklyn Dodgers fans -- (laughter) -- he rooted for the Yankees. (Laughter.) Tony earned a full scholarship to Regis High School, a Jesuit school in Manhattan. And he still quotes what he learned from Jesuit teaching: "Precision of thought, economy of expression." And now you know why he never ran for public office. (Laughter.)
Those who know Tony do admit one flaw: sometimes he forgets to stop working. He regularly puts in 80-hour weeks. And from time to time, he's even found notes on his windshield left by coworkers that say things like, "Go home. You're making me feel guilty." (Laughter.) A friend once commented that Tony was so obsessed with work that his wife must be a pretty patient woman. The truth of the matter is, she's very busy herself. Christine Grady is a renowned bioethicist. And together they raised three talented daughters: Jennifer, Meghan, and Allison. And I hope each of you know that for all Tony has accomplished, he considers you to be one of his -- not one of his -- his most important achievement. Your love and support have strengthened him as he works to save lives across the world.
For his determined and aggressive efforts to help others live longer and healthier lives, I'm proud to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dr. Anthony S. Fauci. (Applause.)
In 2008, President Bush awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom, our highest civilian honor, to Dr. Anthony Fauci, "for his determined and aggressive efforts to help others live longer and healthier lives." Before HIV had a name, "it had a fierce opponent in Dr. #Fauci." @NIH pic.twitter.com/KRxQGpIvzm— GeorgeWBush Library (@GWBLibrary) March 30, 2020
I wasnt a big Bush fan, but the last three years have changed that a bit.— Myron Bontrager (@myron_bontrager) March 31, 2020
Short memory. Just shows you how bad Trump is that people forget the disaster W was.— Mikeytheloner/Stay Home. When out Wear a Mask (@mbloner75) March 31, 2020
Bush and Cheney are war criminals.— Erik (@Erik_Rogers_) March 31, 2020
Just shows how easily manipulated some people are.
The Swamp lives on.
It’s kind of ironic, we were so busy defending W from the MSM when they were calling him a hapless idiot that we didn’t notice he was a hapless idiot.
So, where is that G.R.I.D. vaccine, Tony?
So true. In fact, people criticizing him here were banned.
Where is Faucis cure for AIDS?
W is the problem
He WAS a hapless idiot, but the alternative is always a far more blithering out and out communist turd loaf. Algore and the Swiftboat Traitor were far worse.
Where is Faucis cure for AIDS?
= = =
Too busy taking in MILLIONS, for Birx’s PepFar to ever come up with a vaccine.
Now, here we are, again.
Rinse and repeat.
Yes right on both counts. The lesser of evils is usually the norm.
Dollars to donuts GWB has off shore investments in lots of pharma that can make his dynasty lots of money like his brother from another mother (AKA Bill Clinton).
I agree. All of these politicians that have such an irrational opposition to Trump, Republicans and Democrats, makes me wonder what they are afraid of. What will the Trump team discover about them that they don’t want anyone to know about. How badly they have been bought off by who knows..?
Yup!!!!..the “SWAMP” is as wide as it is deep!...
Looking back...It makes me sick that I didn't realize how deep and wide it was.....always voted for the lesser of 2 evils....but it's very apparent to me now....I was greasing the skids of the downfall of our Republic....I'm a bit angry..but if history is right...Patriots will rise to the occasion at some point....Hope I live to see it out..... Cav Ho!.......Scouts out!
Yep! We were herded into supporting Bush by faux Opposition from the left.
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