Yeah, you read that right. The Republican and remarkably infrequent tweeter brushed off the dusty ol’ microblogging app to say he wasn’t “sure” he would have ever even been president if not for Ailes. Ailes, of course, shaped the landscape of conservative media, and thus, American media, But Bush should probably offer a greater debt to his hapless 1988 competitor, Michael Dukakis. [image: United States government] Lindsey: Twitter. Facebook.
He wasn’t perfect, but Roger Ailes was my friend & I loved him. Not sure I would have been President w/o his great talent, loyal help. RIP.— George Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) May 18, 2017
Plenty of people have spent the day memorializing Roger Ailes in the few hours since his death was announced. Some have even been crediting him with getting them their first — or best — jobs in media! That’s nothing, however, compared to what our 41st president, George H. W. Bush credited him with earlier today.