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 67 comments Comments 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.