George W. Bush Kicks Off Patriot Golf Day
Former president encouraging golfers to honor our military
- Duration 10:56
- Date Sep 1, 2011
Former president encouraging golfers to honor our military
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-- -- -- -- Arlington Texas let's get the -- perspective because that Ryan's actually in Dallas Texas for patriot golf today and he's sitting right next to.
President George W.
Bush political aide Karl Rove.
-- don't of the of the monitor out there to the president have a chance to see that lookalike for Karl Rove is that a true depiction.
President did you see the side by side with the that the actor who's gonna play call -- thing goes that is true depiction of the young -- -- that you -- That upstart kid with Libby Karl have been Andy's high -- when.
-- you guys still -- it because I have bags yeah.
I don't know -- -- -- -- Carolina busted out of banks and we do not have an entry and who would play called world.
But it is interesting that we have call rove kicking around in a -- to -- -- around to give insight and to give more insight into President Bush.
He is back again.
With major Dan Rooney and major -- Toledo is joining us now is so wounded and decorated veteran.
Whose children have received some money from patriot golf day and major Dan welcome back officially.
It's great to see you may major.
And of course was to present why it was important -- be here today two years in a -- I want America to continue to pay attention to our vets.
And I also -- to continue to pay attention to our vets and so.
Patriot golf day and ask people to donate a dollar of their Green this.
Have one dollar to raise money for the children of those who have been wounded and door killed and come right so you're here today we're gonna play eighteen holes -- almost injured you.
Three times or is it four times when you're holding the flag and I just had too much on.
-- almost as you yourself with a terrible swing without understanding -- you've taken lessons right.
Yeah I think quality lessons -- that L verify outside and now let me go let the world country know who you war.
Eight years serving in Iraq you're in a a Land Rover.
You're driving to invariably to to read to -- somebody that's -- are Cali and what happened with -- Well on August 17 of 2004 I hit it improvised explosive device roadside bomb.
Which -- subsequently -- to the amputation in my left leg now we say that it's about god country family and all of those that serve I'm here with the commander in chief.
I'm honored to be with the commander in chief and makes me emotional because I tell the American.
-- live in dream.
Freedom and that is why I joined the foundation come honoring Dan Rooney who gave my two girls scholarships -- -- Kinsley.
And my wife Karen and I won't be eternally be grateful for that gift.
Well that's fantastic you shot -- -- -- You've blown up your leg a mess and you still managed to drive and get the get your guys -- to safety.
You awarded the bronze star by David Petraeus the purple -- which is on your lapel and the meritorious service medal this is a special -- To president out got a lot of special people in America particularly those who have volunteered to serve our country and the time of danger and what's even more special about America is that we've got people who -- severely injured are facing.
Heartbreak say look I'm not gonna let that get me down -- I wanna continue to serve and a -- done that.
Not -- that major Dan he's working with him.
Absolutely and you know one of the things that folds of honor were so proud of is being able to bring veterans into the mix like myself like Manger Ed.
And it's an opportunity for for all of us to continue to get back to that 1% that defend our freedoms.
President does I know you you go to Fort Hood you don't do it on the do a lot of things under the -- -- you work with a lot of veterans.
And I wondered at some point we view in mrs.
bush does it everywhere yet we think you -- man the anguish as they see and -- with one leg work a double amputee.
I've -- dead I get inspired.
Just listen to his words and by far the vast majority of people who have served our country.
And in the military say I'm proud of my service and even though I got hurt -- I would do it again and so the story I hear is one.
That is unbelievable inspirational one reason why it's important -- her older vets.
-- -- is -- there's people in America channel my life is terrible -- years ago his wife -- was terrible and because of his courage and determination.
In his case is his answering the column and almighty He said look I'm overcome my difficult.
You know what a lot of people watching right now say well He I didn't serve on that one of the one point four million active right now with a ten million who served over the last ten years but you wanna give back.
In the private sector is gonna help me here right I mean it was -- -- the government's got to help out the VA's got to be better.
But the private -- got to help it does and I don't -- -- bigger government.
I think we need as Americans that 99%.
Said it this morning.
The 1% the provides our freedoms.
And I gets up to all of us to repay that debt and folds of honor obviously provides scholarships that the spouses and the kids of the fallen disabled.
And down today this weekend we're honored to have President Bush with us in Manger Ed -- fourteen and up on behalf of all these people that need our help.
And the country can step up this weekend 4000 golf courses with the PGA of America and the US GA.
Donate at least a -- when they play golf that I changed lives that doesn't get anymore.
American pride -- that.
President there's talk -- that every time every.
456 years in America -- to about cutting back defense they're talking about rearranging the health plans.
Of the military given more before 01 K going away from the eighty years set up that we've had prior.
Does that bother you would that be something this bring you back into the limelight to make sure that doesn't.
I'm not going back in the limelight we got plenty of -- cable will be able debating the issues.
I'm gonna spend a lot of my life so honoring the vets and reminding America that.
We're blessed nation and people like in and and stand here -- to serve and that.
Our families our vets need the very best care they can possibly -- -- let the policy guys debate the policy right.
But I'm gonna continue to remind people about what -- blessed nation we are.
Right and I think we do know that and I think they really appreciate you been of that non military base of the last three years all the academies there's a lot of Democrats out there but still they have pretty -- it.
In this -- your behind and I'm just wondering if you've got a big -- candidate this year and you get a possible I'm I'm going to support our party's nominee whoever it is -- yeah in the meantime remained.
Interested observer but still falling.
Yeah yeah I also follow baseball.
But I didn't tell -- ranger games and of course a lot of your guys are in the limelight again Colin Powell Condoleezza Rice talking about Dick Cheney -- this -- like your family does it bother you.
Now I'm I'm glad that members of my family are.
Giving their version.
Of what it was like to serve our country I did the same thing -- put my version that there and eventually objective historians will analyze.
Our administration and -- objective.
We have to be objective here -- and it's time to stand up and -- And unfortunate for America -- gonna have to witness me but they got a few pros and it's fine in this resonate here the most improved -- from the country.
Let's go to -- -- very very generous let that sell whip around.
Put the -- -- behind us.
And I don't think He you know tradition has it you'll go first Mr.
President and I do have to warn you I guess you know -- ready there's a ravine ahead of you now.
-- -- fifth helicopter that a I don't want to intimidate you.
So we're gonna get to play they eighteen holes.
Put it all store tear and I guess we'll follow after this -- and oh absolutely.
You know ready and let's celebrate god -- country today mr.
brown eyes and honor to be here with -- Yeah.
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-- that the president and that was -- Although there.
It's -- -- that you expected it barnyard.
They get in Toledo.
All right -- good -- I -- this data very.
-- doing rather -- you got your pro all right.
-- -- For this is the only live golf event we cover here and -- friends if it then.
Gotta work didn't.
President any final words you've seen my swing you see my practice swing you've seen the a year ago and I would advice my -- -- -- -- it.
Don't look up they'll look I don't -- hard.
Okay deep breath.
-- shot heard -- the world brand.
My other devices and yet I'm still what you wanna do -- call today -- my other devices sometime today hit.
-- He likes to play quick.
That's I have ever hit my -- -- -- day at.
And I don't have a body that's about -- bill got Allan but I want more -- and doing other the president PGA right here absolutely you met a -- two hours ago.
The -- and here's the -- pro.
Obviously that PGA professionals around the country in the 28000 men and women -- -- -- they wouldn't go so -- Lead all the PGA pros across the country.
-- -- -- unbelievable.
Hi and I'm here but this that is that we officially teed -- and -- -- -- -- -- a few holes and you gonna get the seat on Tuesday.
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To me that's the least she could deal and Ryan I'm still really bad -- I energize the car and come home right now stop lawyer had that that was fantastic camera and to your great under pressure good depth and I didn't --