INdiana Systemic Thinking

February 2, 2008

Andrew Card Speaks at Purdue

Former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card spoke at Purdue University today.  From WTHR:

The University held it’s annual Agricultural Alumni Fish Fry, featuring former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card serving as keynote speaker.

Card also served during the first Bush administration and held several positions under President Ronald Reagan. He was the man who delivered the news of the September 11 terrorist attacks to President Bush as he read to elementary school children in Florida.

“I went up to the president and whispered into his right ear, ‘A second plane hit the second tower. America is under attack’,” Card said Saturday.

He says it was that moment that showed how a president should handle crisis. His speech Saturday at Purdue was titled, “Managing Amidst Crisis.”

Yeah, don’t know if that was the best anecdote Mr. Card:



December 6, 2007

Glimpse: Family Life of President Bush

Here is a link to a funny and touching video.  Here is the background;  Jenna Bush was on the Ellen Degeneres show.  Ellen asked how easy it was for Jenna to call home and talk to her parents.  This video is the result.  The Blogmeister was struck by just how much it was like any other adult child calling home.  Check it out!

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