Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Happy Birthday President Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush turns 88 today, and, from all accounts, he remains as sharp as a tack even as age seems to catch up with him.

A World War II veteran who was shot down and rescued in battle, Bush served in a variety of government posts before being elected President in 1988.  His time in office started well, but his handling of the economy eventually gave voice and rise to a young Democrat from Arkansas named Bill Clinton.  Clinton eventually would defeat Bush in a bitter race though the two combatants from 1992 would become the best of friends.

However you feel about him politically, George H.W. Bush is a good man, and he is deserving of the respect he's due.  Happy Birthday Mr. President, and I hope to see him skydiving at 90.

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