Hank Paulson: George W. Bush Was ‘Like a Mother’ to Me

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We already know that during the crisis, Henry Paulson counted on the Big Guy to help him make it through. But he also counted on the other Big Guy. Dubya. The president at the time not only opened up the national pocketbook to Paulson, we learned today in the former Treasury secretary's chat with Warren Buffett in Omaha, he also opened his heart: "Sometimes he was almost like my mother to me. He told me I needed to work out, to get more sleep.”

Buffett on Paulson: I Admire Him More After the Job He’s Done [Barrons via Omaha.com via Dealbreaker]