George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94. The World War II hero, who also presided during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the final months of the Cold War, died late Friday night, said family spokesman Jim McGrath.

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Where's the pic of 'HW' "Flying Navy" (fighter pilot)? One thing we shared.was ditching in the sea while flying off carriers in two different kinds of 'wars'. Too bad he didn't ask Ross Perot to be his VP and do "no new taxes". Oh yeah, like his son, my pal Dubya, he didn't give the kind of respect our new POTUS deserves, but doesn't hold against him (RIP).

Semper Fortis . . . !

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