Gizzi Remembers Scott

Earlier: “In Memoriam: Ivan Scott” and “Funeral Arrangements Set For Scott

From Human Events:

    As his friends gathered around Ivan Scott’s bed at George Washington Hospital on Sunday, the wife in the best-known husband-wife team of White House correspondents (Puerto Rico-born Sarah broadcast for a Spanish-language station, Ivan for WTOP-Radio in Washington) recalled how so many who knew the reporter had written him upon learning the news that late last year, shortly after the Scotts’ 50th wedding anniversary, Ivan had undergone surgery for a brain tumor.

    “President and Mrs. Bush wrote him, [White House Press Secretary] Dana Perino, and General [David] Petraeus,” Sarah told us, pointing out that Petraeus and others in uniform recalled how much time Korean War veteran Scott had spent interviewing troops abroad and how he told them that no matter how unpopular the mission became at home — from Vietnam to Iraq — never to give up. “And now,” she said, “They’re writing Ivan and telling him not to give up.”

    Like the tenacious reporter he had always been, Ivan Scott was hanging in there and on Sunday (March 9), some of his many friends — veteran business reporter Paula Cruickshank, Lois Cassano of the White House Press Office, her fiance Bill, and me –were there to see him.

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