George W. Bush - Lone Star Texan

GOP Lone Star George W. Bush

Keynote Address Deep in the Heart of Texas

San Antonio, Texas – George W. Bush, the former Lone Star Governor and 43rd President of the United States of America, made his appearance at a corporate event held in San Antonio, Texas; addressing a crowd of 2,000+ attendees to promote his book and discuss his life after the White House.

During his “conversational-style” keynote address, President Bush managed to steer clear of political discussions and whether or not he was going to publicly endorse either of the candidates running for office. Instead, “Dubya” chose to connect with the audience through humorous anecdotes and personal reflections on his presidency. President Bush’s story about Vladimir Putin’s dog, Koni, and Putin’s dissing of Bush’s Scottish terrier, Barney, had the audience cracking up. The former-president also shared how he was –and still is– inspired by the spirit and resolve of the American people during the tragedy of 9/11 and the disaster of Hurricane Katrina.

“As president, I had the privilege to see that character up close. I saw it in the first responders who charged up the stairs, into the flames to save people’s lives from the burning towers. I saw it in the Virginia Tech professor who barricaded his classroom door with his body until his students escaped to safety.

I saw it in the people of New Orleans who made homemade boats to rescue their neighbors during the floods. I saw it in the service members who laid down their lives to keep our country safe.”

Photo-ops with “George W. Bush”

After the former-president’s keynote address, we had a meet-and-greet photo-op session backstage for the execs and VIPs – even us humble photographers were able to have their photo-op with the former POTUS!  Though the line was long, Mr Bush stayed true to form of the Lone Star GOP politician: greeting everyone with a firm hand-shake; a big smile and a friendly slap on the back, some witty banter plus a personality as big as Texas! The consummate GOP Lone Star…  George W. Bush.

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