Website publishes obituary for Bush
Berlin — Germany’s respected news weekly Der Spiegel mistakenly published an obituary Sunday for former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, hours after a family spokesman said the 88year-old was recovering from illness.
Bush was hospitalized in Houston Nov. 23 and moved to intensive care Dec. 23 after he developed a fever.
On Saturday, spokesman Jim McGrath said Bush was moved out of intensive care into a regular room again after his condition improved.
The unfinished obituary appeared on Der Spiegel’s website for a few minutes Sunday before it was spotted by Internet users and removed.
In it, the magazine’s New York correspondent described Bush as “a colorless politician” whose image only improved when it was compared to the later presidency of his son, George W. Bush.