HLN anchor Robin Meade and former President George H.W. Bush completed their skydive today in Maine, but they also sat down for a lengthy interview before the jump.
According to the transcript, Meade asked the former President what the most important issue in the country was. “Well, I’d have to say as long as people are hurting, the economy, and those who are out of work, can’t find work,” he said. “I think it will get better. I remain optimistic about our recovery.”
He also commented on Judge Sonia Sotomayor, who he initially appointed to the U.S. district court. Although he wouldn’t get into specifics, he said, “She was called by somebody a ‘racist.’ Well, that’s not right. I mean, it’s not fair. It doesn’t help the process to be out there name-calling. So let them decide whether they want to vote for her or not, and get on with it.”
Meade asked him about his son’s legacy. “I’m confident that we had a good administration and good people, and I think the same thing is true of our son,” said Bush. “And you know, he had tough times and all, but he’s doing it right. He’s laying back there and he’s not criticizing the president. And I’m very proud of him.”
(photo by Jeremy Freeman/CNN)