AUSTIN, Texas, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Former President George H.W. Bush is in the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital and is in "guarded condition," family spokesman Jim McGrath said Wednesday.
A bit of this Bush's history in regards to current events:
Bush grew disgusted with the NRA's antics in 1995, and they haven't changed much since then. A prescient fellow in many ways, the world will lose a bit if he goes.What set off the current dust-up was a fund-raising letter the NRA sent out in March calling federal agents "jackbooted government thugs" who wear "Nazi bucket helmets and black storm trooper uniforms" and "harass, intimidate, even murder law-abiding citizens."
The letter had no connection with the Oklahoma City bombing. But the anti-government vitriol echoed the hate-talk and paranoia of some of the militant extremists groups around the country at a time when the public was searching, in grief and in horror, for an explanation of the blast.
An outraged George Bush, a gun enthusiast, blistered the NRA with a scorching letter resigning his lifetime membership. "Your broadside against federal agents deeply offends my own sense of decency and honor," he wrote. But then, he isn't running for office.
The man made the Pharmacutical and the mental health Industry some money. Also did a good job on controlling the CIA and preparing the nation for a New world Order as a loyal ALEC member.
My wish for President Bush is for whatever he wishes. He's 88 and has lived an extraordinary life.
George H. W. Bush is an old school true gentleman.
1) He was a lackluster president who preserved the status-quo. In comparison to Dubya and Reagan, he was pretty good.
2) At age 88, literally anything including flu and cold can be fatal. It is perhaps better that he dies during a short hospitalization than endure a long lingering death.
Compared to the son he was a good President. Compared to Reagan and Clinton a below average President. The revisionist history is due to the screw up his son was.
Gave us Willie Horton, Clarence Thomas and Dan Quayle.
Hope he gets well soon.
The first President Bush was a decent, honorable man who served our nation in many roles. I hope he is able to pull out of this and wish him well.
The concern expressed by most here isn't a Democrat or a Republican thing. It isn't even a political thing. It's an expression of concern and respect thing for someone who many feel truly deserves it on a "person" level.
During the Bush/Gore election.
Daughter comes home from UMCP giggling all over herself and says "Dad, you'll never guess what I saw today on Campus. "Today I past the Eat Sum Pi Sorority and they had a big banner stretching across the front of the building that said "WE LUV BUSH!" She took the camera down the next day to take a picture, but they already removed it. Darn!!!
Best wishes of a speedy recovery for President Bush and the entire family.
I guess we could choose to ignore jrob's rants.
Hope he gets well soon.
Always liked him.
Even dems like Schaefer backed him.
Sadly, we'll be diminished.
It is absolutely true. But politics really isn't relevant on how concerned we should be for his ailing health. I, for one, hope he gets better soon. I think he has a few more years left in him.Originally Posted by jrob
Pres. Bush always was and always will be my guy.
My best wishes go to him.
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