what President Bush told you at West Point?
President Bush? You
mean his father?
Bush 41, when he was President he went to West Point and talked to the students?
The students at West Point.
They are called cadets.
Remember? You thought what he said to the cadets was unusual?
Well, yeah, I don’t think the cadets of West Point
have a reputation for “brow beating people.” I think they have a
reputation for saying, ‘Sir, yes sir.”
it was good advise. What he said was pretty good advise to anyone. He said, “You will not get very far brow beating people.” And you thought he was talking to you. You imagined the cadets
going back to their dorms ---
to their barracks. And you imagined them changing into their casual clothes ---
Counselor: Yes, and you imagined them talking about what
their Commander in Chief had just said to them in his speech . . .
It was pretty unusual.
I thought they might have said something like, ‘Why did the old man come up here and tell us off . . . what did
we do? Who have we been brow beating?
Has someone been complaining . . .’ something like that.
you thought that part of the speech probably wasn’t meant for them.
I had just written a,
ah, . . . a harsh letter to some Senator or other. Maybe a little too
. . . harsh.
still, it was pretty good advise no matter who it was directed towards wasn’t it?
What is it with you?
You always take everyone’s side against me! Now you are siding with
George H. W. Bush? The Republican? You
. . . you . . . you are Green!
just saying it was good advise, no?
Counselor: Oh? So you are a Savonarola?
Don’t start calling me foreign names.