I was in 3rd grade when Bush Sr ran and won. I remember the mock election we had in class in the fall of 1988 and "voted" for Bush. Then, a few months later, going to another teacher's classroom to watch the inauguration. We sat on the floor, Indian style, looking up at the tv screen.
I was just a kid during his presidency but, even then, I liked the guy. I have Barbara's bio (the first one she wrote, soon after her husband's presidency) and really liked it.
Though I didn't vote for Bush Jr., I very much respect him and feel that he was the guy we needed during 9/11. I also love former first lady, Laura, (I'm a huge reader too so that helps
) and love the relationship they have. Those Bush men married some great, strong women (well, most Bush men....Billy is a different story!