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George W. Bush talks with his dad's biographer about influence in his own presidency

George W. Bush talks with his dad's biographer about influence in his own presidency

Former President George W. Bush acknowledged Sunday that he may have downplayed how much he sought advice from his father during his presidency, a sign of the influence George H.W. Bush still has over his son.

It was a reminder that the father's legacy could have a powerful impact if another of his sons, Jeb Bush, wins the White House.

George W. Bush made the comments in a public forum Sunday, talking about his father's biography with the book's author, Jon Meacham.

Meacham recalled a conversation with George W. Bush for the book: "I think you downplayed at times how much you talked to your dad." The younger Bush nodded his acknowledgment.

The forum at...

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