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All the Best

Jul 28, 2021

In this episode, Sam LeBlond sits down with Peggy Swift White, who served as the Personal Aide to First Lady Barbara Bush from 1989 until 1993. In addition to being responsible for the First Lady’s daily schedule, she also orchestrated domestic and international travel plans for Mrs. Bush to over 30 countries and all 50 states. They talk about Mrs. Bush’s remarkable commencement speech at Wellesley College, the unique relationship between Mrs. Bush and Mrs. Gorbachev, and they remember George H. W. Bush, the man… and the statesman. They also recall the Bush’s transition from the White House to private life and the solid (yet practical) wisdom of Barbara Pierce Bush… as seen from a true insider.