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George H W Bush's Most Striking Socks

George H.W. Bush revealed red striped socks during his visit to the White House on Monday. From seahorses to stripes, see his wackiest socks. 

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George H.W. Bush's Most Striking Socks

For some politicans, socks are just another part of the wardobe to blend together in perfect harmony with the rest of a dark suit. But for George H.W. Bush, who was honored by President Obama at the White House on Monday, socks are an excuse to have some fun. Bush Sr., who turned 89 on June 12, has taken a liking to the accessory. He's been seen recently in everything from bright stripes to American-flag socks, and politicians have responded in tribute, with pictures of their own favorite socks. Behold, H.W.'s six best socks.

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Where's Waldo

George H.W. Bush wears red-striped socks at the White House, where he was honored by President Obama on July 15, 2013, for the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award ceremony. 

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Power Pink

George H.W. Bush wears bright pink socks with seahorses on them to the dedication of the George W. Bush Library on April 25, 2013. 

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Red on the Red Carpet

He wore red socks to a special screening of the HBO documentary 41 on June 12, 2012. 

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Patriotic Socks

He wore red-white-and-blue-striped socks to the White House for a portrait unveiling on May 31, 2012. 

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Romney Rival

41 wears multicolored socks to meet with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney in Houston on March 29, 2012. Romney revealed to Bush during the meeting that he was also wearing flashy socks (but not as flashy as his, of course).