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Opinion

JOAN VENNOCHI

Bush Sr.’s profile of some courage

The no-tax promise wasn’t the worst political sin, but it was a disappointment

In May, former President George H.W. Bush is slated to receive the 2014 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award for choosing to break his own famous promise: “Read my lips: no new taxes.”

Bush, at 89, “relishes the twilight,” reports Time Magazine, and no one should begrudge him that. For backers of the elder Bush, it’s legacy-cementing time. Where better to do it than in the House of Camelot, where myth and reality intermingle?

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