"His exemplary spirit of service and commitment to country would mark each of his roles - including in Congress, as ambassador to the United Nations, as head of the Central Intelligence Agency, and in the White House", Trudeau said of the former president in a written statement. At the time, the White House said the decision was "to avoid disruptions due to added security, and out of respect for the Bush Family and friends attending the service".
"The president was in the lead vehicle, there was a secret service vehicle and then I was in that next vehicle, and I drove all of the dignitaries who came with the president", Pallamary told FOX 5.
For the country's other political dynasty - the Bushes - it was a summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, and the West Texas oil patch that created a mix of Yale blue-blood and backcountry cowboy, and their own patriarch in George H.W. Bush.
He believes Bush set a great standard for those who followed him: "I just simply admired him".
"That's right, President Bush was famously a very warm and gracious man who always understood the power of being able to laugh at yourself. He embodied the standard of a president and individual".
Clinton said the two men had a respectful friendship during his own presidency, but it was after that they truly got to know each other, when President George W. Bush asked his father and Clinton to be involved in US relief efforts for the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami disaster and Hurricane Karina in 2005. "The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for 41's life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad, and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens".
"Dana, George Bush here". But he was well enough to attend the wedding of his granddaughter, also named Barbara Bush, in ME in October. "Bush drew a line in the sand and said, 'This aggression will not stand'". Fourteen years later, George W. Bush was defeated in his first race, for a West Texas congressional seat, and Jeb Bush was unsuccessful in his first Florida gubernatorial bid in 1994.
Chris Hill now directs Global Engagement for the University of Denver, but served as the USA ambasasdor to Albania during President Bush's term as president. His father's 2016 loss could also alleviate some of the political dynastical pressures that might otherwise have hampered his future career.