Your article a couple of weeks ago, “Life is like a flag at half-staff,” was about the late President Bush and others whose lives consisted of up times and down times. And, as you mentioned, so do ours.
Most of Bush’s “up” times happened when he wasn’t in the office of president or vice-president, and you won’t hear them mentioned by most members of his own party. Of course, his party is proud that he apparently served satisfactorily in the Navy during World War II and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (once).
In 1980, during the primary, he invented the term “voodoo economics,” which applied to Ronald Reagan’s plan to borrow and spend our way to prosperity. Of course, that was true since Reagan tripled the national debt in just eight years.
After leaving office, Bush wrote an angry letter to the NRA, resigning his lifetime membership because the organization trashed law enforcement officers, calling them “Nazis” and “jack-booted thugs.”
And, finally, in 2016, he refused to endorse or vote for Donald Trump, called him a “blowhard” and said he (Trump) is only interested in his own ego. What if the “evangelicals” had listened to Bush and dismissed the voices of the “prophets” endorsing Trump?