Letter from Governor William P. Clements, Jr., to Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, June 14, 1988
Letter from Governor William P. Clements, Jr., to Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, June 14, 1988, regarding Clements' endorsement of her as a vice president for Republican presidential candidate George H.W. Bush.
Clements, William P., 1917-2011
Kirkpatrick, Jeane J.
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy ResearchRepublican Party (U.S. : 1854- )Bush, George, 1924-
"Texas Governor Term 2, 1987-1991"
Texas A&M University
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"Governor William P. Clements, Jr. Official State Papers, 2nd Term, 1987-1991"
State Papers Addendum | 2nd term
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Clements Texas Papers
• WILLIAM P. CLEMENTS, JR. GOVERNOR • STATE OF TEXAS OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR AUSTIN, TEXAS 78701 Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick American Enterprise Institute 1150 Seventeenth Street, N. W. Washington, D. C., 20036 Dear Jeane: June 14, 1988 Confirming my telephone conversation with you this morning, I am attaching news clips from THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, THE HOUSTON POST, THE AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN, and THE FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, all of which detail my endorsement of you for Vice President on the Republican Presidential Ticket. I think the stories properly cover my statement of endorse- ment and as I told you this morning I did not make this state- ment lightly. Last Friday I had the opportunity to have a lengthy visit with Vice President Bush and received his approval of my putting forth your name for consideration as Vice President on the ticket. I hope you do not object strenuously to my doing this. I am optimistic that my initiative in this regard will catch fire and you will be the next Vice President of the United States. I cannot think of anyone more deserving and more appropriate for that very responsible position. I am proud to have the opportunity to endorse you for Vice President and Rita joins me with a full sense of enthusiasm and commitment. You will undoubtedly hear more about this possibility and I certainly intend to talk about it at every opportunity. Best wishes and warm regards! Sincerely, William P. Clements, Jr. Governor WPC,Jr.:jh Enclosures