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  • Khalid Sheik Mohammed: George W. Bush's Shock and Awe Response to 9/11 Prevented Other Attacks

    12/01/2016 9:03:53 PM PST · by Bayou City · 47 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/30/2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Khalid Sheik Mohammed: George W. Bush's Shock and Awe Response to 9/11 Prevented Other Attacks Far from trying to draw us in, KSM said that al-Qaeda expected the United States to respond to 9/11 as we had the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut — when, KSM told Mitchell, the United States ‘turned tail and ran.’ ‘Then he looked at me and said, ‘How was I supposed to know that cowboy George Bush would announce he wanted us ‘dead or alive’ and then invade Afghanistan to hunt us down?’’ Mitchell writes. ‘KSM explained that if the United States...
  • Flashback: Bill Clinton cheered 11th hour indictment that doomed Bush re-election

    10/30/2016 11:17:06 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 16 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Oct 30 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Whispers of "payback" are being directed at Hillary Clinton after she decried as "unprecedented" the surprise FBI revival of its probe of her email scandal. That's because 24 years ago, as former President George H.W. Bush was surging back against challenger Bill Clinton, a special prosecutor raised new charges against Bush in the Iran-Contra probe, prompting Clinton to claim he was running against a "culture of corruption."
  • Bush 41 chief of staff Sununu endorses Trump after debate

    09/27/2016 11:25:14 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Hot air ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 | ED MORRISSEY
    Endorsements may not move the needle with most voters, even when A-listers like Ted Cruz make them. When it comes to John H. Sununu, former governor of New Hampshire and one-time RNC chair, it would normally matter less, except for his ties to the Bush family, who haven’t exactly tripped over themselves to support Donald Trump. Like Cruz, Sununu didn’t hold back his criticism of the Republican nominee, at least until today. The morning after the debate, the Trump campaign released this statement from George H. W. Bush’s former chief of staff: “Donald Trump is the only candidate in this...
  • The Bush Betrayal

    09/26/2016 12:14:40 PM PDT · by libstripper · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sept. 26, 2016 | Jared E. Peterson
    Rumor out of Texas has it that the elder Bush will vote for Hillary Clinton. No word of denial issues from Pater, Dubya or Jeb. Thus, the fair minded conclude that this spectacularly unsuccessful one term President is not content with the mere achievement of failure in office -- scattering the Reagan coalition and handing the country to Bill Clinton in 1992 was a feat of political incompetence that at the time seemed beyond human capacity -- the old man now essays to add betrayal of his voter base to his sorry resume.
  • Flashback: President George HW Bush Oval Office Speech on 1992 LA Riots

    09/22/2016 7:50:30 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 18 replies
    Video via YouTube ^ | May 1, 1992
    "What we saw last night and the night before in Los Angeles is not about civil rights. It's not about the great cause of equality that all Americans must uphold. It's not a message of protest. It's been the brutality of a mob, pure and simple. And let me assure you: I will use whatever force is necessary to restore order. What is going on in L.A. must and will stop. As your President I guarantee you this violence will end... "...In a civilized society, there can be no excuse, no excuse for the murder, arson, theft, and vandalism that...
  • GEORGE H.W. BUSH AND HILLARY’S FAKE CONSERVATIVES

    09/22/2016 2:56:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 22, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ronald Reagan’s worst mistake was named George H.W. Bush. Bush was the price that Reagan paid for the support of fake conservatives. And the price ended up being his legacy. Reagan had never felt good about naming Bush as his second, worrying about “turning the country over to him.” And he was right to worry. Once in office, Bush disavowed Reagan’s economic policies, which he had always hated, got deep into bed with the Saudis with disastrous results, and lost a winnable election to Bill Clinton. Reagan had handed Bush victory and Bush had brought Republicans utter defeat. Bush was...
  • The end stage of world takeover by clear and present evil

    09/21/2016 4:41:47 PM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    Renew America ^ | September 21, 2016 | Sher Zieve
    could go back to President George H.W. Bush's New World Order-UN speech to identify its beginnings in modern times. He told us that we were going to be taken over by it and assured us – strongly – that it would be a successful takeover. I heard his speech when he was giving it...live...and remember feeling cold chills running down my back and a sense of strongly impending malevolence as I heard his words. I knew, then, that something had changed in the world and that this change was going to be to the extreme detriment of humanity. Since just...
  • The Bush family’s lament: They detest the GOP nominee, and now have become his foil.

    09/21/2016 6:04:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | September 21, 2016 | Eli Stokols
    Their distaste for Donald Trump was no secret. But they saw no point in publicizing it. From Miami to Houston, Crawford to Kennebunkport, members of the Republican Party’s first family remained quiet for months, avoiding cameras and questions about presidential politics and focusing their few fundraiser appearances on assisting the GOP candidates who would be forced to share the November ballot with a nominee they detest.
  • George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary

    09/19/2016 8:46:06 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 192 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 19, 2016 | Darren Samuelsohn
    Former President George H.W. Bush is bucking his party's presidential nominee and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a member of another famous political family, the Kennedys. Bush, 92, had intended to stay silent on the White House race between Clinton and Donald Trump, a sign in and of itself of his distaste for the GOP nominee. But his preference for the wife of his own successor, President Bill Clinton, nonetheless became known to a wider audience thanks to Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, the former Maryland lieutenant governor and daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy....
  • Sources: Bush 41 says he will vote for Clinton (CNN)

    09/20/2016 3:43:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | 20, 2016. | Eric Bradner and Jamie Gangel,
    Former President George H.W. Bush said in a room of roughly 40 people Monday that he would vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to sources close to Bush -- an extraordinary rebuke of his own party's nominee. Representatives of the Bush family are declining to publicly acknowledge the former president's decision. But sources close to Bush tell CNN that he shared his plans with board members of the bipartisan Points of Light Foundation during what he believed was a private gathering Monday in Kennebunkport, Maine.
  • George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary

    09/20/2016 5:57:13 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 189 replies
    Drudge link to Politico ^ | 09/20/2016 | Darren Samuelsohn
    DrudgeReport top story: George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary - POLITICO http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/exclusive-george-hw-bush-to-vote-for-hillary-228395 George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary A Kennedy outs a Bush who favors a Clinton. By Darren Samuelsohn 09/19/16 11:20 PM EDT Updated 09/19/16 11:36 PM EDT Former President George H.W. Bush is bucking his party's presidential nominee and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a member of another famous political family, the Kennedys. Bush, 92, had intended to stay silent on the White House race between Clinton and Donald Trump, a sign in and of itself of his distaste for the...
  • The ‘magnanimous, bipartisan and dignified’ letter George H.W. Bush left for Bill Clinton before ...

    06/15/2016 11:39:02 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | June 13, 2016 | Adam Boult
    Full title: The ‘magnanimous, bipartisan and dignified’ letter George H.W. Bush left for Bill Clinton before leaving office When a President of the United States steps down from office, he will traditionally leave behind a note for his successor in the Oval Office. The note penned by George HW Bush to Bill Clinton has gone viral in recent days, after it was shared on social media by Twitter user @CameronJJJ, who described it as “magnanimous, bipartisan & dignified.”The note penned by George HW Bush to Bill Clinton has gone viral in recent days, after it was shared on social media...
  • New Photos Show President Bush's Initial Response to 9/11 Attacks

    05/09/2016 1:17:33 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 100 replies
    The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on Friday released new photos of the president responding to the 9/11 attacks.
  • Bush chief of staff: A Trump presidency scares me

    05/06/2016 7:22:58 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 148 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 6, 2016 | Reena Flores
    Andy Card, who served as chief of staff to President George W. Bush, said on "CBS This Morning" Friday that the idea of Donald Trump as president worries him, citing the billionaire's "emotional" reactions as cause for concern. "Yes, he scared me," Card said. "I will admit, when Donald Trump entered the race, I didn't think he had a chance." "I want him to succeed, but he's gotta make the move to show me that he's worthy of my support, worthy of my vote," he added. "I will vote for a candidate -- right now I will probably write in...
  • With Trump now the GOP nominee, both former presidents Bush plan to sit out presidential race

    05/05/2016 8:55:48 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 71 replies
    Dallas News ^ | May 4, 2016 | Tom Benning
    AUSTIN — With Donald Trump now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, former President George W. Bush “does not plan to participate in or comment on the presidential race,” a spokesman said Wednesday. ... And George W. Bush — whose decision was first reported by The Associated Press – isn’t the only one in his family who will be sitting out the election. A spokesman for George H.W. Bush told The Texas Tribune that the former president is “retired from politics.” “He came out of retirement to do a few things for Jeb,” Bush 41 spokesman Jim McGrath told the media...
  • Bush 41, 43 Won’t Be Endorsing Trump

    05/05/2016 8:25:57 AM PDT · by detective · 81 replies
    Outside the Beltway ^ | May 5, 2016 | Doug Mataconis
    The only two living Republican former Presidents have no plan to endorse Donald Trump: For the first time since his own presidency, George H.W. Bush is planning to stay silent in the race for the Oval Office — and the younger former president Bush plans to stay silent as well. Bush 41, who enthusiastically endorsed every Republican nominee for the last five election cycles, will stay out of the campaign process this time. He does not have plans to endorse presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, spokesman Jim McGrath told The Texas Tribune.
  • Bush 41 and 43 REFUSE to endorse Trump

    05/05/2016 6:40:51 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 219 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 5, 2016 | Ollie Gillman
    Bush 41 and 43 REFUSE to endorse Trump: Former Presidents join a growing list of top Republicans who will not back their party's presumptive nominee Both George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush will not back Donald Trump A number of Republicans say they will not back the presumptive nominee Trump has all but secured the nomination after Cruz & Kasich dropped out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump has the 'opportunity and the obligation' to unite the GOP Former Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush will not endorse Donald Trump, their spokesmen have announced....
  • George W. and George H. W. Bush to skip convention

    05/04/2016 4:54:19 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 123 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05.04.2016 | Ben Kasimar
    Both Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush will not attend this summer's Republican convention, spokesmen confirmed to The Hill.
  • Dark Legacy: George [H.] Bush And The Murder Of John Kennedy

    01/02/2016 8:34:57 AM PST · by amorphous · 189 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 25, 2009 | John Hankey
    A thorough, documented, criminal indictment of George Herbert Walker Bush, establishing beyond a reasonable doubt his guilt as a supervisor in the conspiracy to assassinate John F. Kennedy. You must see it to believe that former president George Herbert Walker Bush was connected to the assassination of JFK. Once you see this documentary though there should be no doubt in your mind that it's true. The evidence is overwhelming and as the author of this documentary, John Hankey says, "If we could present this evidence to a jury in Texas, he would pay with his life". Did you know that...
  • Bill Clinton, George Bush, George Wallace At Some Get Together 1955

    Casual get together in 1955. Mountain Dew on the table before Pepsi ruined it.
  • Trump says Bush 41 adviser approached him about becoming VP

    11/09/2015 3:27:29 PM PST · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    cnn ^ | 11:03 AM ET, Sun November 8, 2015 | Eric Bradner
    Donald Trump says he first got the taste of presidential politics in 1988. ... Trump explained in a Sunday interview with CNN's Jake Tapper... Trump said Atwater was "a great guy and an absolute friend, and he did ask me about it and say, 'Would you at all consider it?'" ... But that was the last time the two talked about it, Trump said. "I said, 'I don't know, Lee. Check it out, take a look at it,
  • George H.W. Bush Settles Old Scores With Cheney and Rumsfeld

    11/05/2015 6:58:58 PM PST · by lbryce · 51 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 5, 2015 | David Graham
    One of the benefits of being 91 is you don’t have to hold back anymore—you can say what you want. And in a new biography, former President George H.W. Bush tells Jon Meacham just what he thinks about Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld’s work in his son’s administration, as reported by Fox News and The New York Times. “He just became very hard-line and very different from the Dick Cheney I knew and worked with,” the elder Bush said of the man who served as his secretary of defense. “Just iron-ass. His seeming knuckling under to the real hard-charging guys...
  • George HW Bush slams Rumsfeld and Cheney in new biography

    11/05/2015 10:39:56 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 59 replies
    BBC World News ^ | Nov 5 , 2015 | BBC
    Former American President George HW Bush has publicly criticized Dick Cheney and Donald H Rumsfeld, key members of his son's administration, in a biography due out next week. Mr Cheney, Mr Bush said, built "his own empire" and Mr Rumsfeld "served the president badly," US media report. Mr Bush also called Mr Rumsfeld "an arrogant fellow" with "swagger".
  • EXCLUSIVE: HW Bush jabs at Cheney, Rumsfeld in new book

    11/04/2015 5:23:49 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 04, 2015
    As an ex-president, George H.W. Bush has generally maintained a respectful silence regarding later administrations. But now he's speaking out, criticizing some big names, and not in ways you might expect. As revealed in the new Jon Meacham biography, "Destiny And Power: The American Odyssey Of George Herbert Walker Bush," the 41st president has some harsh words for the actions of his son's administration. In particular, he objects to how Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld reacted to 9/11. He feels they were too hawkish, taking a harsh, inflexible stance that tarnished America's reputation around the...
  • Former President George H.W. Bush released from the hospital

    07/19/2015 1:46:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/19/15 | Kevin Bohn
    President George H.W. Bush, who broke a bone in his neck after falling last week, was released Sunday from a Maine hospital. "A very grateful President GeorgeHWBush was discharged from @MaineMed after four days of treatment for a fractured vertebrae," his spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted Sunday. The 91-year-old Bush, the oldest living former president, went into the hospital on Wednesday after breaking his C2 vertebrae while at his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. He was never disoriented and the injury did not result in any neurological problems, McGrath said Thursday. Doctors treating him had called it "a significant injury" but...
  • Former President George H.W. Bush in the hospital after fall

    07/15/2015 7:29:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/15/15 | Kevin Bohn and Peter Morris
    Former President George H.W. Bush fell Wednesday while at his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, breaking a vertebrae in his neck, but "it was not life threatening," his spokesman Jim McGrath told CNN. Bush was taken to a hospital in nearby Portland where he is "very stable," McGrath said. The former president was never disoriented. "We are not expecting a long stay," McGrath said, though he added Bush would be treated with a neck brace.
  • Ted Cruz and Karl Rove spar over a passage in Cruz’s book

    06/28/2015 8:31:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | June 28, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Karl Rove are at odds -- over a description of what happened when former president George H.W. Bush donated to Cruz's campaign for attorney general of Texas in 2009. Rove is lashing out against assertions Cruz makes in his book, "A Time for Truth." Cruz writes that he went to see Bush in Maine and the meeting went well -- so well that Bush let Cruz borrow clothes and a belt buckle that said "President of the United States," and handed him a campaign donation check for $1,000. Cruz was invited to Maine by the...
  • Exclusive — Cruz’s New Book: Rove Thought Bush ’41 ‘Too Old to Have Good Judgment’

    06/27/2015 6:58:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 27, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    An exclusive excerpt from a new book by 2016 GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), obtained by Breitbart News, shows that Cruz detailed how GOP establishment operative Karl Rove told him he thought former President George H.W. Bush was “too old” to have good enough judgment to make endorsements on his own. Cruz’s new book, A Time For Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America, goes on sale this coming Tuesday, June 30. In it, according to a summary document also obtained by Breitbart News, Cruz doesn’t disappoint—breaking tons of news and walking through his backstory and how he got...
  • Happy 90th Barbara Bush!

    06/08/2015 10:56:33 AM PDT · by Borges · 17 replies
    George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara are the first Presidential couple to live into their 90s at the same time.
  • Alarm at George H.W. Bush's Houston home broken for 13 months, report says

    04/23/2015 12:57:07 PM PDT · by bgill · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 23, 2015 | Michael Muskal
    The alarm system at the Texas home of the former President George H.W. Bush was broken for at least 13 months before the Secret Service fixed it, according to a federal report released on Thursday. The disclosure is in a report by Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth who said that Secret Service personnel protecting the first President Bush noticed a failure in the alarm system at Bush's Houston home in September 2013. The alarm had outlived its recommended period of operation, the report found. The Roth report also found security equipment problems at the homes of other former presidents....
  • The Bush Massacre of the Reaganites

    01/23/2015 6:08:23 AM PST · by xzins · 80 replies
    CHQ ^ | 1/23/15 | Richard A. Viguerie
    This week marks the twenty-sixth anniversary of the “massacre of the Reaganites” by newly elected President George H.W. Bush that effectively ended the prospect of institutionalizing Reaganism as the governing principle of the Republican Party and America. We call it the “massacre of the Reaganites” because, in a well-thought-out and carefully crafted purge, on Inauguration Day 1989 practically every conservative who remained in government at the end of President Ronald Reagan’s second term, and certainly any conservative of any political consequence, was fired or forced to resign from their post in the federal government. Even those who had worked tirelessly...
  • Former President George HW Bush Hospitalized

    12/23/2014 7:26:24 PM PST · by kristinn · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | Tuesday, December 23, 2014
    Former President George H.W. Bush was taken by ambulance to the Houston Methodist Hospital as a precaution after experiencing a shortness of breath earlier this evening, his spokesman said tonight. The former president, age 90, will be held for observation, again as a precaution, Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said. Bush began experiencing health problems in 1991 when, as president, he entered the hospital with an irregular heartbeat.
  • WaPo: Four Pinocchios for Obama on Bush 41 amnesty claim

    11/24/2014 7:07:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    Actually, Glenn Kessler gives Peak Pinocchio to both Barack Obama and his press secretary Josh Earnest for disseminating a dishonest argument intended to bolster the notion that Obama’s predecessors used executive power for amnesty. The argument actually began on Wednesday afternoon as Earnest laid out the structure of the defense: Q What executive actions that were taken in the past regarding immigration would involve millions of people like this upcoming one?MR. EARNEST: There are a couple of them. President George H.W. Bush — I believe this was -— I think this would have been– I’m not sure what year this...
  • George W. Bush writes book about father

    07/30/2014 8:22:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 6:27 PM EDT | Hillel Italie
    His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush. Crown Publishers told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the book, currently untitled, will be released November 11. In 2010, Crown published the younger Bush’s million-selling memoir, “Decision Points.” […] According to Crown, the book will cover the elder Bush’s whole life and his influence on his son, from George W.’s “childhood in West Texas to his early...
  • Vladimir Putin Gave George H.W. Bush A Very Special Birthday Gift

    06/13/2014 4:21:19 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 58 replies
    <p>A helicopter jump might not have been the most special part of Former President George H.W. Bush's birthday on  Thursday.</p>
  • George H.W. Bush honored for courage with 1990 tax hikes

    05/05/2014 5:51:43 AM PDT · by Rio · 36 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 5/4/2014 | Elizabeth Barber
    Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush showed courage in breaking his "read my lips: no new taxes" campaign pledge to broker a 1990 budget compromise that may have cost him re-election two years later, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation said on Sunday.
  • GEORGE H.W. BUSH TO RECEIVE JFK 'PROFILE IN COURAGE' AWARD FOR BREAKING 'NO NEW TAXES' PLEDGE

    03/30/2014 6:22:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    Brietbart Big Government ^ | March 30 | Tony Lee
    For breaking his "no new taxes" campaign pledge and raising taxes before the 1992 presidential election, former President George H. W. Bush was named a recipient of this year’s John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation honored Bush for the "courage he demonstrated as President when he agreed to a 1990 budget compromise which reversed his 1988 campaign pledge not to raise taxes and put his re-election prospects at risk." Paul W. Bridges, a former mayor of Uvalda, Georgia, will also receive a Profile in Courage Award for opposing stricter immigration laws in Georgia....
  • Kennedys honor George H.W. Bush's ‘read my lips’ flip-flop with Profile of Courage award

    03/29/2014 4:42:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Friday, March 28, 2014 | Leslie Larson
    Kennedys honor George H.W. Bush's ‘read my lips’ flip-flop with Profile of Courage award The Kennedy foundation is praising George H.W. Bush for risking “his reputation and ultimately his political career by forging an important compromise on the budget in 1990.” Jack Schlossberg, President Kennedy’s grandson and a Yale University student, will present the award to Bush at a ceremony in May. George H.W. Bush’s epic “read my lips: no new taxes” promise cost him a second White House term, but it’s earning him a 2014 Profile in Courage award from the Kennedy clan. Despite his fervent pledge against a...
  • Former First Lady Barbara Bush hospitalized in Houston: report

    12/31/2013 6:13:44 PM PST · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    New York daily News ^ | 12-31-13 | Nina Golgowski
    Former First Lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston, according to a local report.
  • Former HHS Secretary Under Bush Sees Need for Obamacare Health Insurace, Despite Problems

    11/10/2013 9:23:14 AM PST · by kristinn · 45 replies
    MedCity News ^ | Sunday, November 10, 2013 | Patrick McCreless
    A former secretary of Health and Human Services under a Republican president supports President Obama's health care reform law, saying it is similar to a Republican-backed plan he helped develop 20 years ago. Dr. Louis Sullivan, the HHS secretary under President George H.W. Bush from 1989 to 1993, said Friday during a visit to Anniston that despite its flaws, the Affordable Care Act will benefit millions of uninsured, low-income Americans. Sullivan visited Anniston to tour the Sarrell Dental Center to learn how the facility provides affordable care to low-income children. Sullivan is CEO and chairman of the Sullivan Alliance, a...
  • George and Barbara Witness a Wedding—When a Private Act Sends a Public Message

    10/03/2013 4:44:25 PM PDT · by rhema · 38 replies
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | 10/1/13 | Albert Mohler
    Former President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara attended a wedding a few days ago, and it made national news. According to The Washington Post, the elder Bushes attended the wedding of Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen, held at Kennebunkport, Maine. The two lesbians, co-owners of a general store in neighboring Kennebunk, were married in an outdoor celebration attended by family and friends. The 41st President of the United States was present, along with the former First Lady. Bonnie Clement told The Washington Post, “Who would be best to acknowledge the importance of our wedding as our friends...
  • George H.W. Bush is witness at same-sex marriage in Maine

    09/25/2013 5:52:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/25/2013
    <p>Another prominent Republican has come out in support of same-sex marriage — or at least, in support of one particular same-sex marriage.</p> <p>Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara served as an official witnesses Saturday at the Maine wedding of Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen, co-owners of a Kennebunk general store. Thorgalsen posted a photo on Facebook of the 41st commander-in-chief signing a set of documents for them at an outdoor celebration: “Getting our marriage license witnessed!”</p>
  • George H.W. Bush shaves head for young leukemia patient

    07/24/2013 2:39:58 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 53 replies
    FOXdfw News ^ | 7/24/2013 | Mark Norris
    Former President George H.W. Bush shaved his head earlier this week to show support for the son of a member of his security detail who is battling cancer. (snip) Bush's entire security detail has also shaven their heads to show support for Patrick. Read more: http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/22924102/george-hw-bush-shaves-head-for-young-leukemia-patient#ixzz2a08qAIGr
  • Obama To Bush 41: We Are A "Gentler Nation" Because Of You

    07/16/2013 9:26:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    CNN.com ^ | July 16, 2013 | Chloe Sommers
    (CNN) – It was a homecoming for former President George H.W. and former first lady Barbara Bush at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on Monday where they joined President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, in presenting the Points of Light honor for extraordinary work in community service.
  • Obama to host George H.W. Bush at the White House [Happens on Monday, July 15]

    07/14/2013 8:34:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/10/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Former President George H.W. Bush will return to the White House next Monday as President Obama’s guest to honor the Points of Light Foundation, the nonprofit organization Bush founded in 1990 to promote volunteerism...
  • Socks celebration planned for George H.W. Bush's 89th birthday

    06/11/2013 9:28:00 AM PDT · by I still care · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 11.3013 | AP via Foxnews
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas – A socks celebration has been planned in Texas for the 89th birthday of former President George H.W. Bush of Houston. Visitors to Bush's presidential library in College Station are urged to wear "exuberant socks" Wednesday on his birthday. Bush in recent years has taken to wearing colorful socks in public. Officials with the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation also want people with outlandish socks to post photos online. Select pictures will be sent to the 41st president.
  • Presidents Bush to Skip Obama Inaugural

    01/18/2013 4:13:23 PM PST · by traumer · 49 replies
    Former President George W. Bush does not plan to attend President Obama’s second inauguration on Monday, joining his father, former President George H.W. Bush, among the living former presidents who are sending regrets, according to several officials with knowledge of inaugural planning. The decisions mean Obama’s second oath of office will occur with only Democratic former presidents sharing the stage. Both former President Bill Clinton and former President Jimmy Carter plan on attending. The younger President Bush is citing his father’s health in declining the invitation to attend, according to the officials. The older Bush, who is 88, was just...
  • Former President George H.W. Bush released from hospital

    01/14/2013 12:02:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2013 | Douglas Ernst
    Former President George H.W. Bush was released from Methodist Hospital in Houston on Monday after being admitted in November. An illness and complications stemming from a bronchitis-related cough extended his stay. The 88-year-old spent a week in intensive care.
  • 'Stubborn' fever that kept George H.W. Bush, 88, in the hospital over Christmas

    12/26/2012 10:02:17 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 56 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 26 December 2012
    <p>A persistent fever that kept former President George H.W. Bush in a hospital over Christmas has gotten worse, and doctors have put him on a liquids-only diet, his spokesman said Wednesday.</p> <p>Jim McGrath, Bush's spokesman in Houston, had said earlier in the day that the fever had gone away, but he later corrected himself.</p>
  • Bush 41 in 'guarded condition' in ICU [posted for article comments]

    12/26/2012 8:53:12 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 7 replies
    www.sfgate.com ^ | Wednesday, December 26, 2012 | Erin Mulvaney
    Former President George H.W. Bush was in the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital Wednesday night after battling a persistent fever all week, his spokesman said.