ARCHIVAL VIDEO: George and Barbara Bush, 'Patriarchs of a Political Dynasty'

June 10, 1999: Diane Sawyer catches up with George H.W. and Barbara Bush as they reflect on their parenting.
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Patriarchs of a political dynasty. Does it make them a little uneasy here's more of our conversation with them last weekend and still learn things about each other. Cain (%expletive) up. I don't let sit back going oh absolutely and now we doesn't. We've been on merit 54 years fifty coming up and it won't end. We have a long way to go for a fully understand this month. I am trying my bashed me pleasant people think I'm very tolerant. It. We are different roles. But it me well. When it comes they are sure our kids giving advice to one or two sensory and podium ferocity. I sit there and that's a segment on lying quietly shake my hand they now I don't like it. So we got a different approach to things. But it's kind he was never skull ordered the children warts. How does it do sitting here. Now and thinking of a life spent in government and politics. You know people always ask the question little damage what's it feel like going from being president one dated out of it. And it's not it's not difficult at all if you don't think he's sitting home with Connie for a foreign countries last year for starters. I mean that we can do things on their intentions and if you want to stay out of politics out of it are. Our sons that you really can stay out of giving advice once again it brought some of the skin but. I don't what we talked regularly and George and imminent that I would. Gratuitously offer it dies. And with her heartbeat is and they added through their own thing both MR both amend their own programs one for flowers one for taxes George. Anymore. So. They know what I've tried to do and where I succeeded where I fail I advise from law but the they just. Let it go in one year about the advance sometimes both. Us and then you say again here's I think that'd be nothing worse in the father. We got defeated running for his second term for president. Trying to make something be something through his son. I shouldn't be covering trying to be something. More we've we've done it let historians decide if but do you worry. Fourth and for the boys Xia or they get hurt. But I don't think those are strong. He stood next to me and and had a couple of adolescence and on that and so there there there. And then they announce a cease would you wish the political dynasty if you could've. Chosen. For me.

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