PETER MAER (@petermaercbs) March 12, 2013
Video of the day!
Finishing up what he thought was an orthodox photo op March 1 at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at the College Station, Texas, university, the 88-year-old Bush – joined by his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, and his granddaughter, Bush 43′s daughter Jenna Bush Hager – was besieged by several dozen students spontaneously bursting into a choreographed rendition of Brooks & Dunn’s “Boot Scootin’ Boogie.”
“That’s a flash mob, grandpa,” Bush Hager could be seen explaining to a visibly bewildered Bush, whose mouth hung agape.
Organized by Flash Mob America, the three-minute performance was a classic nod to country: A spirited “yeehaw!” kicked off the ordeal, followed by knee-slapping and mime-lassoing. Students and the dean rewrote the lyrics for the chorus to say, “the Bushwhacker Boogie,” a shout-out to the school body’s nickname.
Flash Mob America posted more about it on its Twitter feed.
Check out some of the photos posted by the student newspaper of the George Bush School of Government and Public Service.
Indeed. Nothing like ending the day with a warm heart and a smile.