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Bush Impersonator Sends Best Wishes

George W. Bush impersonator John Morgan extends his best wishes to the 43nd U.S. President on the day of the public opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas.

morganbush“As many of us stand today to congratulate George W. Bush on the opening of his Presidential Library, I am proud to say that this man is so much more than just a former president; he is a shining model of what is good about this country,” says Morgan. “He is passionate about his faith, his family and freedom, and he has traveled to the ends of the earth and back to share those principles. I want to be a man like that!”

Morgan, a popular comedian and actor who has made a career as “the face” of President Bush for more than a decade, travels throughout the world speaking at corporate, comedic and faith-based events, bringing joy and inspiration to millions of astonished people who might otherwise never have an audience with America’s former Commander-in-Chief.

Though he is frequently mistaken as the actual former President, Morgan has only met with President Bush once. After chatting for a few minutes several years ago, Morgan took out his camera for a photo of the two of them, only to find his memory card was full, leaving the impersonator on a continuing quest to capture a photo of the two of them.

Last week, Morgan almost fulfilled his quest, when he and President Bush spoke at the Restaurant Leadership Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. Backstage, just as Morgan was set to take the stage for a soundcheck a few minutes after President Bush finished his speech, Morgan chatted with several Secret Service agents. Unbeknown to Morgan, the former President was less than 10 feet away in a cordoned off room. When the Secret Service agents asked Morgan to step aside for a minute, President Bush emerged from the room, walking right past Morgan without seeing him. The moment passed, along with yet another opportunity to get the elusive photograph.

“It was such an honor to share the same stage as President Bush and to see him, however briefly, once again,” Morgan says. “My quest for a photo of the two of us continues, however. In the meantime, I congratulate him on the honor of the opening of his Presidential Library and look forward to the next time our paths cross.”

For more information, visit georgebushimpersonator.com or johncmorgan.com.

CAPTION: John Morgan travels around the world impersonating George W. Bush, the 43rd U.S. President. (McCain & Co. Public Relations photo)

About John Morgan:
When Morgan was discovered at a “Bush for President” rally in 2000, the Orlando, Fla., native went from selling appliances to performing at the President’s Inauguration. By 2007, Morgan was bringing his big- time comedic impersonation to arenas all across America, appearing live before tens of thousands on Sean Hannity’s “Freedom Concerts” and before hundreds of thousands on “The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular,” where he amazed audiences with his guitar playing and singing.

With a small cadre of “Secret Service” agents stationed around him, Morgan nods his head and greets the crowd with the President’s trademark Texas drawl. Morgan’s show combines his hilarious but respectful impression of President Bush with a few famous George W. faux pas, blended with a mix of parody songs and finishes up with an inspiring message about hope and determination. He elicits heartfelt laughter from both sides of the political aisle.

Millions have seen him on America’s Got Talent, The Family Feud, Headline News, Hannity & Colmes, E! Entertainment Network, ABC’s The View, and The 700 Club. Fans even voted him a finalist on ABC TV’s celebrity reality show, The Next Best Thing. Morgan has won two Mirror Image Awards and a 2005 Cloney Award for Best Historical Impersonation. In 2009, he received The Grady Nutt Humor Award from the Gospel Music Association. Morgan has also been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and has been interviewed by dozens of newspapers, including The Sunday London Times.

Morgan and his wife Kathy still reside in sunny Orlando with their four sons, Christopher, Stephen, Daniel and Jonathan, two wonderful daughters-in-law, and three exciting grandkids. Morgan’s inspiring journey is chronicled in print. My Life as a Bush…and My Heart for Imitating Jesus, with forward by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, is filled with laugh-out-loud stories, audacious encounters, and spiritual insights. Each chapter of Morgan’s story encourages readers to become imitators of the greatest Man who ever lived.

For more information on Morgan and My Life as a Bush, visit georgebushimpersonator.com or johncmorgan.com.