Pic of the day: George H.W. Bush wearing Superman socks

The former President got festive for his 89th birthday celebration

Published June 12, 2013 6:40PM (EDT)

     (Office of George H. W. Bush)
(Office of George H. W. Bush)

To mark his 89th birthday, former President George H.W. Bush donned Superman socks while in Kennebunkport, Maine.

CBS News reports:

The library of Former President George H.W. Bush, who's celebrating his 89th birthday Wednesday, solicited pictures from well-wishers of their colorful socks to celebrate Bush's birthday.

"Join us in wishing President Bush a Happy Birthday by wearing your most colorful or outlandish socks," reads a message on The George Bush Library Foundation's website. "All are invited to submit a photo wearing crazy socks to share in the birthday festivities."

"George has taken to wearing the weirdest socks," said his wife Barbara Bush.

Bush's Presidential Library Foundation also posted this picture on its Facebook page, with the question, "Can you guess which one is 41?":


By Jillian Rayfield

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