WASHINGTON | Bush remembered for enjoying a joke, even aimed at himself
WASHINGTON — Memories of George H.W. Bush’s underappreciated sense of humor drew laughter and brought smiles to the sorrowful mourning of the death of America’s 41st president.
Presidential historian Jon Meacham recounted how comedian Dana Carvey once said that the key to doing his iconic impersonation of Bush was to mimic “Mr. Rogers trying to be John Wayne.”
That prompted chuckles that rang from the vaulted arches inside the Washington National Cathedral.