Posts by Tim Sprinkle

  • 89-year-old George H. W. Bush marks another first, and it's not skydiving

    Yahoo News7 mths ago

    Warren Buffett does it.

    The pope does it.

    And now, even the 41st President of the United States is doing it.

    On Tuesday, 89-year-old George H. W. Bush officially launched his personal Twitter account with his first tweet, a post in remembrance of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

    Barbara and I wish we could have joined the U.S. delegation honoring President Mandela today. He, and his countrymen, are in our prayers.

    The tweet followed a statement released by the former president's office on Nov. 6, in the wake of the news of Mandela's death.

    "Barbara and I mourn the passing of one of the greatest believers in freedom we have had the privilege to know," the statement read in part. "As President, I watched in wonder as Nelson Mandela had the remarkable capacity to forgive his jailers following 26 years of wrongful imprisonment - setting a powerful example of redemption and grace for us all. He was a man of tremendous moral courage, who changed the course of history in his country. Barbara and I had great respect for President Mandela, and send our condolences to his family and countrymen."

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