Editor:

Ann Coulter, who writes a periodic column for this newspaper, makes no secret for her hatred of immigrants and denies numerous studies that show they are less likely than Americans to commit crimes and to be on welfare. She says that journalists are citing phony statistics, phony polls or that every statement in the mainstream media is a lie.

She mirrors the president in his description of immigrants as animals and uses terms such as infest and vermin. He accuses Mexicans of bringing drugs, bringing crime and being rapists. He cites phony polls, he lies, remember how he described the crowd at his inauguration and the revealing picture. I could go on, but you know the rest.

A short time ago she accused the 41st President, George H. W. Bush of being a wimp.

I thought that it might be worthwhile to look at the facts; facts are true and are never false.

He was born on June 12, 1924 and died on Nov. 30, 2018 at age 94.

In the intervening years he:

Joined the U.S. Navy with the rank of Lieutenant J.G. he became the youngest pilot in the Navy at that time. He flew 58 combat missions during World War II and was awarded three air medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was shot down in the South Pacific and rescued by a submarine.

In the late 1940’s, he was captain of the Yale baseball team and played in the first two College World Series in 1947 and 1948.

1951 he establishes the Bush Overby Oil Development Co.

1953 forms Zapata Petroleum.

1964 ran unsuccessfully for US Senate

1967-1971 served as US Representative from Texas 7th District

1971-1972 US Ambassador to the United Nations

1973-1974 Chairman of the Republican National Committee

1974-1975 Chief of the United States Liaison Office in China

1976-1977 Director of the CIA

1980 Ran for President but lost to Ronald Reagan

1981 Sworn in as Vice President

1988 Elected as 41st President

1992 Loses Presidential election to Bill Clinton

Oh, l almost forgot to mention the USS George H W Bush aircraft carrier commissioned in 2009, and the awarding of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011 and the John F Kennedy Library Foundation, Profiles in Courage Award 2014.

In response to Ann Coulter, let us recall Joseph N Welch’s question to Senator Joe McCarthy at the Army-McCarthy hearings, “Have you no sense of decency?”

Or as Joe Friday of Dragnet said, “Just the facts ma’am.”

David A Fortune,

Athens

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