George HW Bush might be on his last leg

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    Former President George HW Bush Hospitalized
    Dec 23, 2014, 10:08 PM ET
    By ABC NEWS

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    Former President George H.W. Bush sits on the sidelines before a game between the Houston Texans and Oakland Raiders, in Houston, in this Nov. 17, 2013 photo.
    George Bridges/MCT via Newscom

    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.

    Houston Methodist is the same hospital were Bush spent nearly two months for a bronchitis-related cough and other health issues before he was released in January 2013 after treatment.

    "The President has been made aware that President Bush was admitted to the hospital. President Obama and the First Lady send their good wishes to the former President and the entire Bush family during this holiday season," White House Spokesperson Eric Schultz said in a statement tonight.

    Bush's most recent public appearance was in November at an event in November at Texas A&M University he attended with his son, former President George W. Bush.

    He celebrated his 90th birthday in June by making a tandem parachute jump near his summer home in Maine. He also celebrated his 75th, 80th and 85th birthdays the same way.


    Bush began experiencing health problems in 1991 when, as president, he entered the hospital with an irregular heartbeat.

    Doctors diagnosed him as having Graves Disease, a thyroid condition that, by coincidence, his wife also had.

    Bush experienced a recurrence of the irregular heartbeat in February 2000, when he was attending a reception in Naples, Fla. He spent a night in the hospital, but smiled and joked with reporters the next day.

    In November 2012, he was admitted to a Houston hospital for bronchitis and a chronic cough. He was expected to return home well before Christmas, but remained hospitalized after the holiday, with officials saying he had a high fever and had been placed on a liquids-only diet.

    His family has said publicly the former president was no longer able to walk unassisted, a frustration for a man who enjoyed an active lifestyle of golf, fishing, jogging, and power walks on the beach near his summer home in Maine.
     
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    I hope Jim McGrath has his resume tuned up and is shopping it around.
     
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    Get well soon...:usflag:
     
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    90 is a nice long life. I hope he gets to go home soon. No Xmas ham for him this year.
     
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    Gotta go sometime.
     
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    It is one of those weird things when you think how few living presidents there are left.
     
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    If God in his wisdom should decide he needs to call home a potus, can I make a suggestion? :coffee:
     
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    Awesome book
     
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    Yeah sure. It's no skin off my apple.
    :artiejj:
     
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    Got it. Heard Russ Baker on Coast to Coast AM and ordered the next day.
     
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    Not now- wouldn't be prudent at this juncture.
     
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    That book was exhaustively researched. It's well worth your time.
     
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    The Real GHWB makes an appearance in this monolouge.

     
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    Even Donald Trump is sick of the Bush's.
     
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    that artie laugh always cracks me up, always makes it funnier with a good response.
     
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    Shit. I had his symptoms in October. Still here. No worries.
     
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    I live in Houston and have to say that the Bush family are good neighbors.
    GHW Bush, in years passed, used to routinely attend local restaurants with a small Secret Service detail.
    He was always approachable and took pictures with anyone who asked.

    His ongoing health issues have really sapped his strength in recent years.

    I hate to say it but the symptom are exactly the same as right before my mother passed.
    His heart is failing. There is little they can do at this point except keep him comfortable.

    When he does pass he will be remembered as an honorable man who served his country in uniform and in appointed and elected office.
    He became a much more reflective person after his presidency and more generous with the average person.
    He did a lot to help his fellow man in his later years.

    My sincere best wishes for him and the Bush family at this time.
     
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    In the gulf war, he knew how to win and then get the fuck out. His son should have listened to him.
     
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