He also said his mother is doing well. Barbara Bush was released from a Houston hospital on Friday, nine days after undergoing heart surgery. "Clearly he can't live without her," Bush said of his father and former President George H W Bush. Bush seemed to enjoy himself even though the event started later than expected because of tight security. "I'll sit here all day," Bush said during a question-and-answer session. "I'm flattered people even want to hear me in the first place."
Image: A protester chants slogans outside the venue where former US President George W Bush was speaking to an invited audience of Calgary businessmen on March 17, 2009.
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