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To my surprise, he responded quickly, agreeing with me that I should have been permitted access on the tarmac that day and invited me to visit him at his office the next time I was in Washington. Regrettably, I never took him up on his offer.

Mr. Bush, you are a first-class gentleman.

Get well.

Greg Sahd
Lancaster, Pa.

I read the Washington Times today and wanted to send over a few quick comments regarding The Times’ collection of stories on President Bush.

I am away from my office at the moment, but I am writing a few comments.

I had the pleasure of working for President George H. W. Bush at the age of 18 during Reagan Bush ‘84 and at 22 started traveling with POTUS as an Advance Representative when he started Fund For Americas Future, his PAC to run for President.

And I went onto various Presidential Appointments and worked in the George H. W. Bush Administration and in the White House as a Presidential Advance Representative.

During that time, I was one of only a few African American on his Advance Team team in the early 80’s but I was always treated as part of the family.

Ironically, I worked for President George W. Bush in the same and other capacities.

Anyway, more direct comments are coming with a few photos and a documentary that show me with President Bush that we just produced and it had been airing on PBS in Florida for several months.

In essence, the Bush family and President George H. W. Bush truly influenced my life at a young age and like most of our family we are still involved in public service.

Today, at 48 I’m truly sadden by his intensive-care condition, but am keeping my spirits high.

Thank you and have a great day.

Derek Boyd Hankerson
Managing Partner and Producer
Freedom Road I, LLC
P.O Box 861143
St. Augustine, Fla. 32086

Dear Mr. President,

I pray for your complete and quick recovery! Your country still needs you Sir. Keep up that great humor and we look forward to your parachuting in celebration of your next birthday!

Loyal fan,
Aaron O.

Mr. President,

I pray you get well soon and return home to your family and thank you for all you have done for this country during your presidency and then mentoring your son to also be an outstanding president for this country.

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