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Kennebunkport, Maine - George H.W. Bush Becomes 1st US Living President To Turn 94

Published on: June 12, 2018 03:24 PM
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This file photo provided by Office of George H. W. Bush shows a photo of former President George H.W. Bush that was tweeted on Friday, June 1, 2018, from his hospital bed while reading a book about himself and his late wife in Biddeford, Maine. Bush is celebrating his 94th birthday in Maine. He is relaxing at his home in Kennebunkport on Tuesday, June 12, eight days after being released from the hospital where he was treated for low blood pressure. (Paul Morse/Office of George H. W. Bush via AP, File)This file photo provided by Office of George H. W. Bush shows a photo of former President George H.W. Bush that was tweeted on Friday, June 1, 2018, from his hospital bed while reading a book about himself and his late wife in Biddeford, Maine. Bush is celebrating his 94th birthday in Maine. He is relaxing at his home in Kennebunkport on Tuesday, June 12, eight days after being released from the hospital where he was treated for low blood pressure. (Paul Morse/Office of George H. W. Bush via AP, File)

Kennebunkport, Maine - George H.W. Bush enjoyed a relaxing birthday on Tuesday as he became the first former U.S. president to turn 94.

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The nation’s 41st president was receiving calls and taking it easy at his seaside home eight days after being released from a hospital where he was treated for low blood pressure, said Chief of Staff Jean Becker.

Several of his children were in town, including former President George W. Bush. Another son, Neil Bush, called on people in a newspaper opinion piece to volunteer and “to become a point of light.”

As president, Bush encouraged others to be “points of light,” reflecting his belief that people need to help out in their communities.

Bush became the oldest U.S. president months ago and is the first to celebrate a 94th birthday, said spokesman Jim McGrath.

FILE - President Bush addresses the nation on television from the Oval Office in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1989 as he explains his decision to deploy American troops to Panama. Bush said some Americans were among the death and that Panamanian leader Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega was in hiding. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma)FILE - President Bush addresses the nation on television from the Oval Office in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1989 as he explains his decision to deploy American troops to Panama. Bush said some Americans were among the death and that Panamanian leader Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega was in hiding. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma)

Former Democratic President Jimmy Carter isn’t far behind, at age 93, and he’ll celebrate his 94th on Oct. 1. Two other former U.S. presidents made it to 93: deceased Republicans Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford.

The Central Intelligence Agency marked Bush’s birthday by releasing declassified material related to his tenure as the agency’s director from January 1976 to January 1977.

The items include a video about his path to becoming CIA director and another about his farewell visit to the agency employees in January 1993, the final month of his presidency.

Related to that visit is a copy of a schedule for a briefing over lunch to discuss Iraq, Bosnia, Somalia, counter-intelligence, counter-narcotics and “CIS Ops,” an apparent reference to former Soviet states.

After dessert, the briefs included presentations on Russia, North Korea and “Clansig Operations,” an agency acronym for clandestine signals intelligence.



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 Jun 12, 2018 at 05:35 PM Anonymous Says:

While I wish Bush #41 well, on his longevity, it was recently revealed a dark side, which Bush possesses. A number of women have complained that while posing for photos with Bush, he inappropriately touched their back sides. A spokesperson tried to offer some nonsensical excuse for that inappropriate behavior, by implying that it may have occurred because of Bush's immobility. However, it was later revealed that Bush had also acted in the same manner, while he was in the White House, and was much younger. One would have thought that his family would have brought that matter up with him, to have prevented a repeat occurrence. It is absolutely disgusting and reprehensible behavior.

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 Jun 12, 2018 at 07:36 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

While I wish Bush #41 well, on his longevity, it was recently revealed a dark side, which Bush possesses. A number of women have complained that while posing for photos with Bush, he inappropriately touched their back sides. A spokesperson tried to offer some nonsensical excuse for that inappropriate behavior, by implying that it may have occurred because of Bush's immobility. However, it was later revealed that Bush had also acted in the same manner, while he was in the White House, and was much younger. One would have thought that his family would have brought that matter up with him, to have prevented a repeat occurrence. It is absolutely disgusting and reprehensible behavior.

Typical liberal, but not a word about that serial rapist Bill Clinton?

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 Jun 12, 2018 at 09:26 PM Cricket Says:

Remove "living" from the title so that it won't sound silly. Say: George H.W. Bush Becomes 1st US President To Turn 94

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 Jun 12, 2018 at 11:26 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Typical liberal, but not a word about that serial rapist Bill Clinton?

Hmmm... I wonder why he didn't comment about Clinton? Could it be perhaps because this article isn't about him?

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 Jun 13, 2018 at 03:40 PM Anonymous Says:

To #2- If you would check the prescription on your eyeglasses, you would see that the article is about Bush #41, and not about that sexual pervert, William Jefferson Clinton. Hence, that is why I didn't remark about him. Incidentally, I am not a liberal.

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