Former President George H.W. Bush Shaves Head In Solidarity With Cancer Patient

2 year-old Patrick is the son of a member of Bush's Secret Service detail.

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Former President George H.W. Bush shaved his head this week in solidarity with 2 year-old Patrick, the son of a member of his Secret Service detail, who is undergoing treatment for leukemia.

Bush’s office released photos of Bush with a bare head Wednesday holding Patrick while sitting in his wheelchair. The 89 year-old former Commander-in-Chief also posed with members of his security detail, known as the Bush Protective Division, who  shaved their heads in solidarity with their colleague’s son. Agents have organized a motorcycle benefit run next month to assist Patrick and his family with his medical bills, a cause to which President and Mrs. Bush have already donated, according to a spokesman.

The Bushes lost their first daughter, Robin, to leukemia at the age of four 59 years ago.

George H. W. Bush and Patrick

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16 comments
HelenLevy
HelenLevy

I have a question about their need for help with medical bills. How can a member of the Secret Service not have good health insurance?


KrisJoyner
KrisJoyner

Mr. President looks like Anakin Skywalker with his helmet off in Return of the Jedi... but good for him.

UnCoverUp
UnCoverUp

Do Tealiban partiers "think" it is fiscally responsible for taxpayers to be employing the pictured 26-man Secret Service detail and their support staff to protect crooked politicians like the Bushes while systematically decelerating federal funding for basic medical research--as was done by the Reagan-Bush, Bush-Quayle and Bush-Cheney administrations? Like Alphonse "Al" Capone, Kenneth "Ken" Lay and, more recently and locally, Lisa A. Blue-Baron, the Bush clan uses their celebrity and photo ops like this one to keep a celebrity-doting  corporate media from doing its job informing the public about cover-ups of criminal activities like those surrounding the Iran-Contra Affair (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran-Contra_Affair), the Iran-Conoco Affair (http://www.scribd.com/UnCoverUp), and Texas Judge Bribery/Extortion Scandal (http://www.scribd.com/doc/81083863/Case-MDL-No-2119-Document-198-Filed-02-02-12 and http://www.scribd.com/doc/154974468/Petition).

repsac3
repsac3

This is cool... Didn't always agree with the man while he was in office--though he was a far better President than his son, in my opinion--but this is a pretty awesome thing he did. (Am I influenced because I've been shaving my head as a @StBaldricks  participant for the last 4-5 years? Maybe I am...but what he did is still awesome.)

AHick
AHick

Now he really looks like Dr. Evil (from Austin Powers).  Never another Bush!  I hope he is doing this because he really cares, not just to assuage his old guilty conscience.

TimothyBlack
TimothyBlack

Too soon to make an "Everybody loves a shaved Bush" joke?

ssis
ssis

Finally a story showing the true spirit of America - not the perverted junk that's usually considered "news worthy".  Wake up America and get back to the basics!

cjh2nd
cjh2nd

only 1 comment? if this was obama or clinton the libtards would be here en masse championing him as a hero and a great human being. sad, really.

terryclifton1
terryclifton1

Another example of humility and grace from a great man. You stay classy, President Bush.

FuzzyPotato
FuzzyPotato

I'm so glad that you decided to make a political issue out of a humanitarian gesture.  Your parents must be so proud.

MikeGahagan
MikeGahagan

@AHick  

that's all you have to say, a rather sad attack.  as always, my faith in humanity is restored by internet posters such as yourself, bravely typing away on a keyboard.  pathetic.

XanderLegere
XanderLegere

@cjh2nd I think it's your comment that is kind of sad. Always got to make it a political issue eh? Props to HW.