It’s Good To Be Ex-President


Former President George H.W. Bush seems to be recovering well from his recent health scare well enough to meet the neighbors:

Former President George H.W. Bush congratulated newly named members of the 2013 Houston Texans cheerleading squad on Wednesday.

A photo shows Bush, surrounded by cheerleaders, smiling and sporting patriotic socks.

“Bachelor” style, the former president gave a red rose to each woman who made cut, according to a report on

Almost makes the travails of the Oval Office worth it.

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. John Peabody says:

    Just about, yeah.

  2. Gustopher says:

    I love the socks.

  3. rudderpedals says:

    Good? A subtle form of torture? Perhaps both….

  4. PJ says:

    Consider the outrage if it was Bill Clinton in the photo and not George H.W. Bush….

    And I’d say it’s the speaker fees that makes it worth it….

  5. rodney dill says:

    @PJ: What outrage? It’d just be, Yep, that’s Bill being Bill.

  6. anjin-san says:

    GHW was flying combat mission when he was a teenager. He deserves a visit in the hospital from some pretty girls.

  7. JWH says:

    I bet Bill Clinton is emailing him right now …

  8. OzarkHillbilly says:

    humph…. where do I sign up????

  9. the Q says:

    You may be told old to cut the mustard, but you’re never too old to lick the jar