Read his lips: Pres. George H. W. Bush is a “sock man.”
The nation’s 41st president makes no secret of his love for the usual fashion afterthought, allowing some grandfatherly levity to peek out from behind the 89-year-old’s formalwear:
One of the cutest, sweetest men I know, loves a good sock! Happy to be with family! pic.twitter.com/9qyAfeQKzn— Jenna Bush Hager (@JennaBushHager) April 25, 2013
Thanks for the socks, #41! pic.twitter.com/FV20p6JKcC— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 16, 2013
Now, you can have your very own set of Bush-approved goofy socks—the GOP is selling pairs of “limited-edition George H. W. Bush” socks as part of a fundraiser for the 2014 elections.
“I don’t know what your guilty pleasures are in life, but one of mine is socks,” Bush wrote in a fundraising appeal to a party email list. “The louder, the brighter, the crazier the pattern—the better!”
Huh. However you get your rocks off, the socks are available for a $35 donation to the Republican National Committee.Caesar can be reached at Christopher.Caesar@globe.com or via Twitter @ChrisCaesar.