The National Republican Congressional Committee is collecting signatures for an e-card and money to send flowers to former President George W. Bush as he recovers from a heart procedure to clear a blocked artery.
Donations are expected to far exceed the costs of a bouquet of Bluebonnets– the Texas state flower–and NRCC did not return calls to CBS on what they will do with the extra cash, though they will likely use it to help elect Republicans to the House.
“We wanted to create an outlet for Americans to show that their thoughts and prayers are with President Bush as he recovers,” NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek said in a statement. “Everyone here is wishing him a speedy recovery.”
The Dallas Morning News first reported the donations.
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