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We're gonna go right now because -- George W.
Bush new library is going to open there today for eight years of his service to this country and that's refined.
-- promise of the five.
And of course the former white house Press Secretary.
Under George W.
Bush did this must've been a fantastic experience for you and they're gonna have many more memories from today.
But going back there not only to interview -- not only to see your former -- -- to interview him as well.
-- reverse roles a little bit that.
You know we've really kind of had -- mutual admiration society and a wonderful look into the personal relationship and the man that I got to know.
Over eight years in this reunion last night at the -- on a lot of SMU campus the night before this dedication ceremony.
Was wonderful -- lots of people.
Indy -- Josh Bolten Condi Rice and many other friends and people that worked really hard in those eight years that today's a wonderful day of celebration.
And of course the museum behind you is the repository of a lot of the stuff 43000 items.
From the Bush Administration.
-- a lot of it revolves around 9/11.
And also -- portion about the war.
And very famously.
The present United States was there in Iraq and talking with somebody through rush to.
-- him actually to shoes you end up getting now a black guy had a video right.
Yeah I don't know when you got hurt I got to ask him about that and it's that interview is -- -- tonight on the five.
That I think you have a clip of it here right.
We do let's watch.
You had a particular.
Believe in freedom of the press absolutely we didn't get the best press coverage necessarily but you got from racist.
And deceiving number obviously remember that press conference in Iraq and shoe throwing stuff.
I don't know when -- got hurt the whole thing it's a -- but.
You aren't determined.
During that president you are not going to -- it without taking questions from the reporters that where there correct.
Why was not so important to you.
Because I think in order for democracy to function well there has to be a vibrant press and in Iraq when they got -- the issue.
I wanted to.
Did two things one I didn't want to leave -- get him up you know I slight victory.
-- that President Bush had to leave the -- therefore I'm right achieve my objective but I also wanted to say to the young Iraqi press corps.
I want to answer your questions not I'm a big believer in the press and -- and the stuff they -- -- of course you have the you don't have to read it.
You know he can just -- out your Press Secretary not really.
But I know what's in the news -- Most whose opinion pages are pretty predictable to begin with -- These are right I agree -- -- -- -- when you talk to the president do you think he's cognizant of the fact his approval ratings gone from 34 to 47.
And did some polls close to 50%.
Yes I I think he's pretty aware of everything that's going on nine at all times as I learned.
Amazing thing about President Bush that I wish I was more like is he has his ability to let history decide the legacy.
This -- there is a wonderful tribute to freedom all the things that he and -- -- held dear mrs.
bush is prominent throughout.
And there's -- 9/11 exhibit -- that you and the viewers have a chance to come to Dallas.
You see at the beginning at how the library was going to be really focused on education and economic growth.
And you could hear the sirens in the background and I talked to President Bush about that one as well with students at SMU.
I've -- us and.
Does this man made and does -- need an introduction.
Most of the people in this room at this table.
Where what -- -- in first grade when 9/11 happened -- second grade.
You've got -- -- shadow on 9/11 in the decisions that -- put in place afterwards to help keep us safe.
And I thought Mr.
President that you could talk to him about.
What it was like to try to combination.
And to figure out a way to protect the country's national security without intruding on the freedoms that we all enjoy.
First decision -- made after Andy card whispered in my -- America's under attack.
Was to project call.
Because if the leader of an organization.
In any -- shows panic.
Followers of panic the second thing people wanted to know was.
They want to see resolve.
And -- which are resolved.
At that moment do everything within my power and within the law to protect the country act -- there's a lot of other issues that we had to deal with one of which was religious bigotry so I went to a mosque.
Shortly after 9/11 to send a signal that we cannot lose our values.
In the midst of human tragedy Dana's right -- what we were very careful.
Not to -- civil liberties.
Those kids -- -- and so excited and shocked data -- that when -- first like to end they did it may not I was the guest speaker and which I was surprised they showed up just for that I could I brought him in there -- -- young man just sitting at that.
At the head of the table and I sat down I realize he was shaking and now I can understand -- when you need a president and a leader like President Bush.
You can feel that way and those kids that just finished reading decision points -- a -- he was able to come there and explain to them and -- decisions and then.
After I left he stayed for another two hours and now again I loved the.
Article you wrote to about your favorite memories people should should check it out you talk about.
How he used to catch your eye during policy meetings and we get you because you've got Dick Cheney was sleeping but in fact.
He ended up -- recounting every single detail of the meeting back and tell quickly how you treated your dad like the king of England.
When my dad had not had a chance to come and visit me in those eight years of the White House seven and a half years that I was there and there is a state dinner -- my dad.
And I got my ticket to bring it may sound like my husband loves to go out of these things I -- I think they'll wanna invite my dad.
My dad came -- it was his first black tie event and President Bush knew that it was a big deal for me to have my dad there -- When they walked in we saw all these great excite Americans as it at -- for Berlusconi and Naomi Watson to get picture taken President Bush dropped everything -- that.
Real green out -- And waiting for you to birdie eight ears and we are so glad you're here do you want to be kind of nice -- that this is let's miss -- Dick Cheney any.
This took over from me and I'll never forget that in many ways President Bush.
Was like a second -- to me I think he was an excellent president.
And I was honored to write that piece of that foxnews.com.
This about my personal memories everyone else can hash out those that are -- -- that.
Legacy in the decisions I just -- about how I feel about him.
-- -- -- -- -- more of those clips tonight and the whole interview on the five right.
That's right I'm that he there's a replica of the Oval Office so I go in there and it felt like I should greet them but and I captains and -- Well great report it's a really old home week had been -- Dallas -- Dana Perino.
Because of the reunion last night and today as well and thanks for dropping by FOX & Friends and share in some of your thoughts -- -- it -- -- -- -- thanks Dana.
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