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Houston, TX - Former World Leaders: George H.W. Bush, Gorbachev Lunch In Texas

Published on: November 1, 2012 04:14 PM
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Former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev, left, listens as former President George H.W. Bush, center, points to former Secretary of State James Baker, right, before eating lunch Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, in Houston. Gorbachev is in Houston to speak at the Brilliant Lecture Series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev, left, listens as former President George H.W. Bush, center, points to former Secretary of State James Baker, right, before eating lunch Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, in Houston. Gorbachev is in Houston to speak at the Brilliant Lecture Series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Houston, TX - One-time world leaders George H.W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev are renewing their friendship.

The former American president and his former Soviet counterpart had a private lunch Thursday in Houston. Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III and former first lady Barbara Bush joined them, along with Gorbachev’s daughter.

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Gorbachev hugged Bush as he entered a Houston club and presented Bush and Baker with an autographed copy of a Russian-language book with Gorbachev’s photo on the cover.

The then-presidents first met in 1989 in Malta, shortly after the Berlin Wall fell. They had four U.S.-Soviet summits during their time in office.

In 2001, Gorbachev received a public service award from the Bush Presidential Library Foundation at Texas A&M University.



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 Nov 01, 2012 at 04:32 PM brooklyn Says:

white pants and red tube socks? not exactly a preffered match!

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 Nov 01, 2012 at 05:25 PM ShmuelG Says:

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brooklyn Says:

white pants and red tube socks? not exactly a preffered match!

At least Mr. Bush still looks like a mentch. The old communist - like a sack of potatoes.

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 Nov 01, 2012 at 06:11 PM savtat Says:

When you're older and quite rich, you can wear whatever you want!

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 Nov 01, 2012 at 06:56 PM Anonymous Says:

Like the socks. Gift probably. nice.

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 Nov 01, 2012 at 08:40 PM Anonymous Says:

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ShmuelG Says:

At least Mr. Bush still looks like a mentch. The old communist - like a sack of potatoes.

The "mentch," as you put it was one of the most anti-Israel presidencies of recent times.

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 Nov 01, 2012 at 09:29 PM TexasJew Says:

As a Texan for over thirty years, I know that those are fancy cowboy boots that cost well over $5000.
It has the state flag designed on it. This is a man with CLASS.

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 Nov 02, 2012 at 12:28 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

I understand that George Bush (The Greater) has some serious health problems. I hope this is not old friends dropping in to say "goodbye." A fine man, George Bush, his son is not even his shadow.

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