If you missed (or couldn’t get enough of) the very touching funeral for President George HW Bush, Senator Isakson eulogized the POTUS on the floor of the Senate today.
The two met during Isakson’s run for governor on board Air Force One.
“[Bush] said, ‘Why don’t you fly down to St. Augustine and meet me there, bring your family with you on the airplane? Let’s have some fun and get you elected governor of Georgia.’
“We had a ball. That was not hard. Winning the governorship was more difficult, but a lot easier to try when the president of the United States came out to put his name on the line for me.
“I really didn’t understand how he could risk for his career doing that, until I realized nobody cared who I was anyway. But he cared who I was because I was a potential governor, someone that was liked and admired and somebody he wanted to help and work for…
“But I can still smell the room and recognize the lights that were on the banners we had and the speech he made that night, because he was an overpoweringly impressive guy.