''I wanted dad to be alive -- to be able to see how much not only I care for him but a lot of people care for him,'' says George W. Bush, while speaking about his personal biography of his father. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Former President George W. Bush says he wanted to publish a book about his father, former President George H.W. Bush because "I wanted dad to be alive -- to be able to see how much not only I care for him but a lot of people care for him." Speaking on Tuesday (November 11) with former Chief of Staff Andy Card about his personal biography of his father at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University, Bush told some stories about his father, including speaking with him on 9/11. "He was very comforting. Mother got on the phone and I said 'where are you?' She said Wisconsin. And I said 'why are you there?' She said, 'you grounded our plane!' Man, did I need to laugh at that moment," said George W. Bush. Former President George W. Bush formally launches his personal biography of his father at a joint appearance with George H.W. Bush at the father's Texas A&M university presidential library.