Monday, October 09, 2006

USS George HW Bush

Both 41 & 43 and siblings cristend thier Daddy's namesake at Newport News on Friday here.

George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, the most famous father-son act in American politics since the Adamses, saluted one another at a rain-drenched, shore-side ceremony Saturday, as an aircraft carrier was christened in the name of the father, a naval aviator who survived a direct strike by Japanese antiaircraft fire over the Pacific 62 years ago.

Doro Bush Koch, the former president's daughter and the current president's sister, smashed a bottle of sparkling wine against the bow of the vessel, and declared: "I hereby christen thee USS George H.W. Bush. May God bless all who sail her."

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