Nation Says Goodbye to Bush: ‘To us, he was close to perfect’
WASHINGTON D.C. -- The hilltop cathedral in Washington filled Wednesday with recollections of George H.W. Bush as a modest but mighty president, a man whose characteristic humility was belied one final time with all the pageantry of a state funeral. "He valued character over pedigree and he was not a cynic. He looked for the good in everybody, and usually he found it," President George W. Bush told 3,000 political leaders and family members who were congregating at the National Cathedral to say goodbye. "To us, he was close to perfect."