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George W. Bush Tells 'C' Students: 'You, Too, Can Be President'

By    |   Sunday, 17 May 2015 08:41 PM

Former President George W. Bush delivered the commencement address at Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Saturday, encouraging the 'C' students like himself.

"To those of you who are graduating this afternoon with high honors, awards and distinctions, I say, 'Well done,'" Bush said, USA Today reported. "And as I like to tell the C students: You too, can be president."

Bush was referring to his days at Yale where he was indeed a solid C student, according to his transcript.

Bush's speech was a mixture of seriousness and humor, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Bush's presidential library is on SMU's campus, and he talked of his invitation to speak from SMU President Gerald Turner: "I got a call from my landlord … Rather than raising the rent or threatening to withhold our security deposit, I was relieved to hear President Turner ask me if I believed in free speech."

Bush said he told Turner yes, to which Turner replied, "Perfect, here’s your chance to give one."

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Former President George W. Bush delivered the commencement address at Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Saturday, encouraging the 'C' students like himself.
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