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What The Hell Is This!? Obama Heaps PRAISE On WAR CRIMINAL GHW Bush!?
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In Texas, Obama honors George H.W. Bush for public service

Obama gives a glowing tribute to the former president at the Points of Light Institute, which Bush founded 20 years ago.



President George H.W. Bush invited President Obama to the 20th anniversary celebration of the Points of Light Institute, a volunteer organization Bush founded. Each spoke of their admiration for the other. (Bob Pearson / European Pressphoto Agency / October 17, 2009)

Reporting from College Station, Texas - In a glowing tribute to a Republican predecessor, President Obama on Friday praised President George H.W. Bush as an example of someone who eschewed "a life of comfort and privilege" and instead devoted himself to public service -- inside government and out.

During an evening speech to honor the public service institute that Bush founded two decades ago, Obama called for cooperation between Republicans and Democrats. The former president, he said, proved that "the R or D next to your name is irrelevant" in challenging times.

"You might not always know it from watching the cable news shows or listening to folks on the radio," Obama said, but "I think we're standing in one of those moments."

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"He didn't call for one blinding light shining from Washington," Obama said. "He didn't just call for a few bright lights from the biggest nonprofits. . . . He called for a vast galaxy of people and institutions working to solve problems in their own backyard."

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-ob...

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