’41 and ’44 Together in Texas

By Gorman Gorman

Oct 16, 2009 10:44am

ABC News' Rachel Martin reports: It's always a big deal when two US presidents get together on the same stage – especially when one is named Bush, the other Obama, and the stage is in Texas. That's what's going down here in the Lone Star State today. George H.W. Bush (known fondly as "41" in these parts) has invited President Obama down to Texas A&M University in College Station and the Bush Library, to be part of a celebration honoring Bush Sr's service organization, "Points of Light." The aforementioned organization is named after that now famous line from President Bush's inaugural address in 1989 when he referred to community organizations around the country as a "thousand points of light." After a heated late summer full of rowdy town halls and conservative "tea party" protests around the country, targeting President Obama and his policies, President Bush is taking steps to make sure the event tonight goes off without a hitch (i.e. no one stands up and calls President Obama a socialist). In an open letter to the campus community posted online earlier this week, President Bush said, "This is not about politics. This is about the importance of service to our communities and our country." He went on to say that he "cannot wait for President Obama to experience the open, decent and welcoming Aggie Spirit for himself."There are some conservative student protests expected to take place outside the event hall this evening.
Check out the full text of Bush 41's letter to Texas A&M HERE – and as the President says, "Gig 'Em!"

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