'Civility, grace': What Washington could learn from Barbara Bush

'Civility, grace': What Washington could learn from Barbara BushIn an era of hyper-partisan feuding and noxious personal attacks, the life and lengthy marriage of former first lady Barbara Bush serve as poignant reminders in power-obsessed Washington that decency and grace can win out. Bush’s death Tuesday at age 92 triggered an outpouring of affection for the snowy-haired matriarch of one of America’s storied political dynasties. Smart, tough and quick-witted, Bush had a no-frills style, a focus on family, and a willingness to engage across the political aisle that endeared her to millions.



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