Lost both times because of my debility and he said to me once - he, as you know, is an extremely gracious person and he said to me, 'Goldarn
it.' It's about the harshest expletive that the older George Bush would ever use.
Two days ago, I was talking to Roy as he lay in bed, eyes closed, and I asked him if he would do anything different if he could do it over, and he mumbled out, in his midwestern way, "Well, sure!" I said, "Well, Dad, what would you do different?" He thought a minute and said, "Goldarn
, you ask too many damn hard questions!" I smiled and backed off a little.
After first assuring readers of his letter to The New York Times that no goldarn
flag-burner would ever dine at his table, he proposed that flag-burning in a political context should be made criminal when it threatens to provoke violence against the protester.