95. The Plane Waits For No One
In this episode of All the Best, Sam LeBlond is joined by Tom Frechette, the former personal aide to George H. W. Bush during his post-presidency years. Frechette discusses his early years working for George and Barbara Bush in Kennebunkport, recalls the logistical challenges of traveling with the president, and fondly looks back and laughs about one of his early gaffes as an aide to Bush 41.
94. In Memory of Robert J. Dole, Former Senator of the United States
This episode was originally released on May 5, 2021. In this encore presentation, Sam LeBlond is joined by former Kansas Senator Bob Dole. Listen as they discuss how Dole and George H. W. Bush transformed a political rivalry into a friendship, legislation that they crafted together, the importance of service, and his salute that captured the nation. To read the full transcript of this episode visit https://www.georgeandbarbarabush.org/podcast-transcript/.
93. One of the Best Jobs in the World
In this episode of All the Best, Sam LeBlond is joined by Jim Appleby, the former personal aide to George H. W. Bush during his post-presidency years. They discuss Jim’s introduction to George and Barbara Bush as a teenage ‘yard lad’ and reminisce about the various international trips he embarked on with the former President. Jim also reflects on the “41” legacy documentary, boat trips with the former president, and the iconic picture of George H. W. Bush with the U.S. Women’s water polo team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
92. Would You Look at That Tie?
In this episode, Sam LeBlond is joined by the Honorable Sigmund Rogich, Las Vegas businessman, former Ambassador to Iceland, and close friend of George H. W. and Barbara Bush. They discuss Rogich’s work on Bush 41’s 1988 presidential campaign (including his famous “Revolving Door” ad), explore his passion for business and education, and laugh over a story involving a necktie.
91. To Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Required
This week, Sam LeBlond sits down with former White House nurse Paula Trivette. They discuss her journey from being one of 18 siblings to her time in the military and eventually serving as nurse to Presidents Reagan and Bush 41. Paula also talks about George H. W. Bush’s fateful trip to Japan and a secret fan club spotlighting the fun President Bush loved to have and share.