George H.W. Bush’s Funky Cactus-Themed Socks Up for Auction

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Former President George H.W. Bush, known for sporting socks that are shocking pink and socks with stars-and-stripes, has donated cactus-themed ones to a charity auction. 

On Oct. 26, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland in Maine will be auctioning off the pair, along with a letter of authenticity signed by Bush that jokes, “I absolutely love a crazy pair of socks … Barbara, on the other hand, has had enough.”

Former President Bill Clinton tweeted that he was “envious” of the Republican’s “#sockswag” while lunching with him in Kennebunkport, Maine, last month, so we’ll see if he bids on them.

[AP]

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Clinton Foundation via the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland / AP

Former President Bill Clinton, left, points to western cactus-themed socks worn by former President George H.W. Bush at Bush’s home in Kennebunkport, Maine.

6 comments
JohnMohl
JohnMohl

There is something genuinely satisfying, in the midst of all of the current political bickering, about seeing two former political rivals be such good friends.

dfwenigma
dfwenigma

H. W. was foolish but George H. W. Bush was a sad puppet of very powerful men. I'm now convinced that he was basically a guy who wanted to do some good but who was caught in the snare of some really nasty men.

NaphiSoc
NaphiSoc

HW Bush was a patrician but not a total dufus like his son

Ducksoup67
Ducksoup67

@JohnMohl Bush Sr. and Clinton were never rivals.  Bush Sr. is Clinton's benefactor, just as Barack Obama is as well.