After being picked up at the airport Wednesday morning, former president George H.W. Bush -- in Memphis to speak at a breakfast bash for GOP gubernatorial candidate Van Hilleary -- rode to the Plaza Club venue with the candidate and Hilleary's wife Meredith. Halfway there, Poppy got to fretting and looked over at Mrs. Hilleary. "I usually have Bar to do this, but would you mind straightening my tie," he asked. The surprised Meredith Hilleary, a teacher, complied, deeming it an honor. "I couldn't keep my hand from shaking," she later said.