Oops: Mag Runs Obit of 'Colorless' HW Bush
'Der Spiegel' accidentally posts incomplete obituary today
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 30, 2012 8:04 AM CST
In this Sept. 21, 2006 file photo, former President George HW Bush, who isn't quite as dead as Der Spiegel reported earlier today.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, Pool, File)

(Newser) – Reports of former President George HW Bush's demise were greatly exaggerated earlier today when German magazine der Spiegel erroneously published a partial obituary, reports the AP. Adding insult to premature death, Spiegel memorialized Bush as a "colorless politician," whose presidency only looked good when later compared to that of his son, George W Bush. The obit appeared briefly on the website, before quickly being taken down. The elder Bush, for the record, has left the intensive care unit and is reported to be improving.

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Jan 1, 2013 1:13 PM CST
That is a well-chosen word. He was colorless by intention. A CIA operative and Director then President wants to be less visible and in the shadows. Bush played the friendly, neutral WASPy Patriarch well. Don't kid yourself. He ordered killings. He approved massive 1980's air force cocaine shipments into the US. He cut personal deals with the Arabs long ago to enrich his heirs. He is black not colorless.
Dec 31, 2012 6:16 PM CST
Great man, great president? Take the blinders off my friend, Reagan and Clinton were great. Even though a cigar came into play. HW was the one that stopped Clinton from getting Bin laden the first time. He told him to call it off. So therefore 9-11. Yes a great president indeed. And everyone blames Clinton for that fiasco. He got the orders from Sr himself.
Dec 30, 2012 10:31 PM CST
A great man and a great president! Get well soon Mr. President, and best wishes and a Happy New Year to you and your entire family!