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'Sock man' George H.W. Bush breaks out polka dot pair at library dedication

April 25, 2013 at 2:00 PM ET


Former President George H.W. Bush broke out his trademark colored socks for the ceremony dedicating the presidential library of his son, former President George W. Bush, on Thursday. He appeared alongside First Lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, wife Barbara Bush, and Laura and George W. Bush.
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Former President George H.W. Bush broke out his trademark colored socks for the ceremony dedicating the presidential library of his son, former President George W. Bush, on Thursday. He appeared alongside First Lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, wife Barbara Bush, and Laura and George W. Bush.

George H.W. Bush: Former president, father of a president, and noted sock man.

At Thursday's presidential library dedication for his son, George W. Bush, the elder Bush broke out his trademark colorful socks for a splash of pink amid the blue, gray and black suits. The 41st president is rapidly becoming known for his loud socks, breaking out a pair of red, white and blue American flag ones while unveiling the Houston Texans cheerleading squad just last week on April 17.

In an interview in June 2012, Bush told his granddaughter, TODAY correspondent Jenna Hager Bush, that he "likes a good sock." On Thursday, Hager tweeted out a close-up shot of her grandfather's red socks from the ceremony.




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