Bush Sr. Has Twittersphere Buzzing

Thursday, 02 Jan 2014 07:05 PM

By Cathy Burke

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Social media neophyte and 41st President George H.W. Bush had the Twittersphere buzzing Thursday, appearing to post a gossipy "subtweet" while passing along wife Barbara's thanks for get-well messages from presidents Clinton and Obama.

The 88-year-old former first lady was admitted Monday to Methodist Hospital at Texas Medical Center for treatment of respiratory problems.

The ex-president tweeted:



The 89-year-old Bush just joined Twitter last month, and has only posted three tweets, Business Insider noted.
 
But the reaction to his latest post had users guessing about the gossip possibilities, including the omission from the tweet of the couple's son and 43rd president George W. Bush.



And Twitter user Andy Cobb marveled:



User Aiden Pink suggested, however, the sly 'diss' might have been aimed at Jimmy Carter.



None of the above, The Wire commented. "H.W. was probably referring to the fact that Barbara isn't always keen on listening to advice from her husband," it noted. "But she took the advice of Clinton and Obama, which was to get well. ... Joke (probably!) explained..."

Spokesman Jim McGrath told the Los Angeles Times Barbara Bush was "still doing great, still in great spirits. We have not heard any plans for discharge just yet — we're still in a wait-and-see mode."

"She's keen to get home to her dogs and her husband — and not in that order," he said.
"When I talk to her, she sounds like she's 100 percent."

McGrath said the former first lady appreciates the good wishes, but "doesn't want anybody to make a fuss — that's Barbara Bush."



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Sarah Palin: Tina Fey Owes Me Big for Career Success

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 17:19 PM

Sarah Palin says former Saturday Night Live cast member Tina Fey owes her big – for helping to catapult the actress' car . . .

Supreme Court Halts Gay Marriage in Virginia

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 16:13 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court blocked the start of same-sex marriage in Virginia, putting a lower court ruling on hold while th . . .

'House of Cards' Actress to Star in Burnett's CBS Mini 'Dovekeepers'

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 15:48 PM

House of Cards and Manhattan alum Rachel Brosnahan is set to take flight as the star of The Dovekeepers, the four-h . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved