Here is what George W. Bush had to say about the impact that William Rehnquist had on our nation in his 33 years of service on the Supreme Court of the United States:
William H. Rehnquist was born and raised in Wisconsin. He was the grandson of Swedish immigrants. Like so many of his generation, he served in the Army during World War II. He went on to college with the help of the G.I. Bill. — President George W. Bush, as replayed on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart 2005-09-08To be fair, Dubya did get someone to ghost-write a somewhat more in-depth eulogy for the memorial service, although it was still fluff like "We remember the integrity and the sense of duty that he brought to every task before him."