Former President George W. Bush showed up for jury duty in Dallas Wednesday morning, and although he didn’t make it on the panel, his presence incited a virtual storm of photos and appreciation for his willingness to do his civic duty.
"President Bush received his jury summons and reported for service this morning at the George Allen Courts Building in Dallas," Freddy Ford, a Bush spokesperson, told CNN
in a statement. "He sat through the jury selection panel for a case in Judge Eric Moye's court on the 14th civil district but — surprise! — was not picked to serve as a juror. He was there for about three hours and posed for photos with other jury candidates, judges, and court staff."
The former president good-naturedly took the photos, most of which ended up online:
Some also took the opportunity to make Bush’s willingness to serve on the jury an educational message:
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