“Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends,” Che said.
Jost added, “President Bush was famously a very warm and gracious man who understood the power in being able to laugh at yourself.”
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Throughout Bush’s presidency, Dana Carvey portrayed him on “SNL,” satirizing the cadence of his speech and his hand gestures.
On Saturday night, the show played a compilation of Carvey’s impressions, along with a rebuttal from Bush.
Check out the video above. Tribute begins at about 1:42.
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