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Former First Lady leaves Methodist Hospital
December 2, 2008

Former First Lady Barbara Bush had a chance to leave Methodist Hospital without facing the glare of TV cameras and obnoxious questions from reporters.

Well, 2 on the Beat never asks annoying questions, but it is understandable that Mrs. Bush, who is still recovering from surgery, wanted to leave without creating a media frenzy.

Dr. Pat Reardon said Mrs. Bush is in excellent condition and looks quite vigorous.

In fact, she’s being discharged two days earlier than expected.

While all the focus is on Mrs. Bush as she recovers from surgery, I also noticed that her husband, Former President George H.W. Bush, was walking with a bit of a limp as he made his way to the podium during a news conference at the hospital.


Family spokesman Jim McGrath says the former president is limping because he pulled a hip muscle this morning.

He’s having¬†trouble getting around.

2 on the Beat hopes the Former President and Former First Lady are both feeling better soon, because they are planning to travel to Camp David for the Christmas Holidays.