Statement by Reagan biographer Craig Shirley on the passing of President George H.W. Bush

Craig Shirley today said, “George HW Bush’s stately ship of state has now sailed into a new life, there to be met by his devoted soulmate Barbara and daughter Robin and his ever loving Lord.”

“When I think of him, I am reminded of Jimmy Stewart’s “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Every step of his life was well lived, was a new adventure, was a new challenge. He never shirked or turned down a difficult assignment but met them all, faced them all and made the most of them, always with grace and courage.”

“George Herbert Walker Bush was a hero for our time and for all time.”