‘Barbara Bush Superstar’ was ‘a spectacularly popular first lady’

Then-President George W. Bush and late mother, former first lady Barbara Bush, board Air Force One in 2005 (Photo: U.S. Navy/Patrick J. Nichols)

The man who wrote more speeches for President George H.W. Bush than anyone else says Barbara Bush was a “superstar,” who endeared herself to the American people through her approachable demeanor and her fierce loyalty to her family and her nation.

Mrs. Bush died Tuesday at her home in Houston at age 92. Just two days earlier, she announced she was refusing any further treatment beyond comfort care for her congestive heart failure and other ailments.

Prolific author Curt Smith was a speechwriter for President Bush. He says it was clear in the last month that the end was near.

“I was told she was looking forward in the last few weeks to going to heaven because she was in such pain,” Smith told WND and Radio



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