Heading back to Texas with George W.

Advisor files candid photos from aboard Bush's final flight

Former Bush advisor Mark McKinnon joins the outgoing administration on the final flight back to Texas. He files a series of candid photos from the trip and writes wistfully of the end. “While I expected the president’s mood to be defiant, bitter, defensive, or vengeful toward his critics, he was anything but,” McKinnon writes. “As he toured the cabin of the airplane throughout the flight, visiting with old friends, family, and staffers, he was filled with equanimity, grace, and a generosity of spirit.”

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