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George H.W. Bush, Twitter User: 41st President Joins Social Network

By Robin Farmer   |   Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 05:55 PM

Former President George H.W. Bush proved Twitter isn't just for youngins when the 89-year-old signed up on the social media site this week.

His first tweet paid tribute to former South African president Nelson Mandela and the citizens of his nation.

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Due to his health, Bush was the only living president who did not travel to Johannesburg for the memorial service.

Jim McGrath, the president's spokesman, verified the account was authentic.

Bush was warmly welcomed to cyberspace.

Bush now has digital bragging rights over his son, Bush 43. The younger Bush has not tweeted at all.

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