Words matter. These are the best Dorothy Bush Koch Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
For me, politics is personal because it’s my family, and just being aware of my thoughts – are my thoughts productive?
I just didn’t have the desire to run for political office. There are other things that I like to do, and it just wasn’t my choice. But if it had been my choice, I certainly would have done it.
Without question, my grandfather’s example of public service throughout his life inspired Dad later to run for office himself. Wherever he went, whatever he did, Prescott Bush had plenty of admirers.
What Dad’s taught me is that life doesn’t end when you get to be in your 70s and your 80s, and he has a philosophy of life that just – ‘What more can I do? How can I help?’
When I heard Jeb was running, I first thought, ‘Wow, I’m not sure I could go through another campaign,’ but Jeb is so smart.
Our father never had to yell at us much when we were growing up. No one ever wanted to let Dad down.
My grandfather was a popular senator, known as an advocate for fiscal responsibility, including the line-item veto for the president.
My grandfather Prescott passed down the idea that you would only run for office after you had built a financial base – then it was time to give back and go into public service.
Politics lasts only so long – though today it’s getting harder to tell where the campaigning stops and the governing begins.
I was so fortunate to be raised in a household filled with books and – as you might imagine to be the case in the Bush home – plenty of conversation.
Doing what you thought was right for the country, rather than what was politically expedient, seems almost as quaint now as having civil disagreements with those whose viewpoints differ from your own.
No one knows exactly when I got the nickname Doro, but I’ve been called that as long as anyone can remember.
Life after the White House found Dad enjoying having his grandchildren around and letting go of all the enormous burden he shouldered throughout his public life.
I think my dad’s done a great job of letting others have their turn when his term was over and not being out there grandstanding and trying to say, ‘Well, this is what I think, and I need to get the news and be on the news and’ – he’s not like that.
Reading to babies creates such a special parent-child bond and so strongly influences a child’s language skills that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that doctors and nurses routinely discuss it with parents during pediatric visits.
It’s easy to be popular when you don’t make the decisions a president makes. And it’s easy to be unpopular when you’re the president because you’re making decisions that at the time might seem unpopular; but when historians sort it out, it changes.
Access to a quality education in our country is a civil right for all Americans young and old. But to ensure it for scores of our fellow Americans, we must rethink education.
The traditional path to making a name for yourself in our family is running for elective office, and I couldn’t do that because, for one thing, all the really good offices were taken.
Know thyself. Remain steadfast. Follow your dreams. These are great directives and perfectly fitting for graduates. But reality is that achieving dreams takes a solid education – education that remains elusive for too many Americans.
As more time passes, people see my father for what he is – one of the last of a generation who went into government to answer a call to public service rather than to pursue a career in politics.