Senior Bushes Will Skip Kennedy Funeral

43rd president will represent family at service
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2009 10:45 AM CDT
Then-President Bush and Sen. Edward Kennedy share a laugh before speaking at a 2002 event in Boston. The former president will represent his parents at Kennedy's funeral tomorrow.   (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)
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(Newser) – George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush won't attend Ted Kennedy's funeral tomorrow, the AP reports. All of the living presidents had been expected at the senator's service in Boston, but the 85-year-old Bush changed his mind after learning his son would be among the mourners, a rep says. Bush 41 will "amply and well represent" the family, the spokesman says.