Former Mr. Olympia, Conan, Terminator, and Governor of California. I killed the Predator. I told you I'd be back.
Today, we've lost a great hero. George Bush was an inspiration to all Americans and we will miss him dearly. From the day he first put on his U.S. Navy flight suit and took off into the unknown, he always put his country first. He took on many jobs throughout his long career, and all shared one distinct trait: public service. His greatest legacy is that pure American spirit, that commitment to selflessness that drove him until the very end.
He was born in a time that seemed to produce an endless supply of heroes, but make no mistake: George Bush embodies everything that made the Greatest Generation great.
I will always be grateful to him for his friendship, for embracing me and imparting just a fraction of his wisdom during our time together. Some of my fondest memories are of sledding with him at Camp David and inspiring America to join our fitness crusade by hosting the Great American Workout with him on the White House lawn and listening to his speech advice as we flew between campaign rallies. I will never forget the pride I felt the day he appointed me Chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. I loved to hear him surprise people with his wild side - explaining the pure joy he felt as he flew and jumped out of planes. I also loved to hear him explain his passion for this country - it was a true love that knew no petty boundaries or party lines. He taught me so much, but most of all, he taught me the power of serving a cause greater than yourself. I count myself lucky for many reasons; but for the opportunity to call George Bush a mentor, I can't help but think I'm the luckiest man in America.
President Bush has left us for one last flight but his destination isn’t unknown. He’s flying into the arms of the love of his life, Barbara. This evening, each of us should take a minute to look up and offer him a silent thanks.
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Today in Paradise I saw devastation & I met people who have lost everything. But I also saw the spirit of America. I saw firefighters working 24 hours shifts & I saw volunteers serving food and helping in every way. This Thanksgiving, I thank them for showing what makes us great.
What do you do to give back during the holidays? My Thanksgiving tradition for three decades has been donating and handing out turkeys at the Hollenbeck Center. I want to hear yours!
Congratulations to @kingjames
on passing Wilt for fifth on the all-time scoring list. What a champion. I’m proud of you.
Stan Lee created more legends than any of us can count, but his own life was the greatest story he ever wrote. He inspired billions around the world, including me, and I was honored to know him.
Never forget: our veterans make us great. The @remembered2018 #ThereButNotThere
launched here in the USA a few months ago, to remind us of our important involvement in World War I.
The campaign is also raising money for military charities worldwide – providing support for our veterans who need it after their service. It’s a cause I am proud and happy to support. Find out more and support here: https://www.therebutnotthere.com
I am so proud of you, Christina! I love your writing, I love your modeling, and I love you, my schpatzl. #ProudDad
Go out and vote today. Bring friends. Be a part of the solution. Democracy is not a spectator sport. #GetToThePolls
If you live in Michigan, vote for Prop 2 to #terminategerrymandering
and take the power of district lines from the politicians.
If you live in Colorado, vote Yes on Y and Z to #terminategerrymandering
and put the power where it belongs, in the people’s hands.
If you live in Utah, vote yes on Prop 4 to #terminategerrymandering
. Redistricting reform makes our leaders more accountable and produces better results.
If you live in Missouri, vote yes on Constitutional Amendment 1 to #terminategerrymandering
and create fantastic political reform.
We have a chance to remind our politicians all over the country that the first three words of the Constitution are “We the People,” not “We the Politicians.” Let’s do it.