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George W. Bush Credited As Father Of The Year

Former President George W. Bush was named Father of the Year at an event sponsored by the National Father’s Day Committee in New York City Thursday.

After struggling with alcoholism for years, Bush chose sobriety following the birth of his twins, Barbara and Jenna, reports Reuters:

“As a matter of fact, I don’t think I would’ve quit drinking had it not been for being a dad. You see what happened to me was alcohol was becoming a love and it was beginning to crowd out my affections for the most important love if you’re a dad and that’s loving your little girls. So for me, fatherhood meant sobriety from 1986 on,” he said.

Bush said his father, former President George H.W. Bush, taught him about unconditional love. Then, he read an excerpt from the book he wrote about him, titled, 41: A Portrait Of My Father.

The 43rd U.S. president’s daughter, Barbara, presented the award. Jenna Bush Hager didn’t attend the event.

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