Jim Baker: Bush’s ‘Wish for a Kinder, Gentler Nation Was Not a Cynical Political Slogan’

‘It came honest and unguarded from his soul’


BAKER: “His deeds for his fellow man always spoke for him. Give someone else a hand, he would say, and he did. When a friend is hurting, show that you care, he would say, and he did. Be kind to people, he would say, and he was. To the parents of a young son who lost — of a young son lost to cancer he wrote, I hope you will live the rest of your lives with only happy memories of that wonderful son who is now safely tucked in God’s loving arms around him.”

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