Apple CEO Cook offers condolences on passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush

Apple CEO Tim Cook offered condolences on the passing of former First Lady of the United States Barbara Bush.

Mrs. Bush died Tuesday evening at her home in Houston. She was 92.

Mrs. Bush was the wife of George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, served as the First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993, served as the Second Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. She was the mother of George W. Bush, the 43rd President, and Jeb Bush, the 43rd Governor of Florida. Mrs. Bush was only the second woman in American history to have a son follow her husband as U.S. President. (Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams, was the first.)

Throughout her life, Barbara Bush showed us all the importance of charity, literacy, and love of country. Our thoughts are with the entire Bush family as they mourn her passing. Rest In Peace. — Apple CEO Tim Cook

The New York Times’ obituary for Mrs. Bush is here.

MacDailyNews Take:


  1. Everybody loved her, and I am saddened to the point of tears. I saw my own mother pass in this way. The same pain of loss and inevitability continues through the generations. Condolences to her beautiful family.

  2. As an Apple gadgets user, I am ashamed of Cook’s issuance of a political condolence to a woman whom he does not know, who never held public office, and the mother of a super bad president, is odd. It also smacks of nepotism. In the US, we don’t stoop to honoring relatives of monarchs.

    So my condolences go to the Iraqi mothers and children whom her son had killed. And also to the US troops that died there unnecessarily.

    Her son never apologized and neither did she for her offspring’s wanton and brazen sins of murder, torture, and mayhem.

    Remember that her son stampeded Congres to pass the dreadful US Patriot Act that in many ways replaces the US Constitution as well as the aweful yearly NDAA that makes mere belligerent US citizens into terrorist suspects.

    However, I think that the Bush crime family used Apple gadgets so that slice of the Deep State is not all bad.

    1. Preposterous. Condolence is not a political act. Barbara Bush deserves respect on her own merits. Despite what you insinuate, misfortune and malfeasance are not transitive. Otherwise, Eve (or Lucy) in the primordial garden of Eden bear the blame for all the world’s ills. Come to think of it, that is exactly the state of affairs for women and has been for uncountable generations. Your evocation of politics is a thin smokescreen for the convenient blame game designed to excuse the sperm donors.

    2. John Dingler, hate monger who speaks ill of the dead.

      Your time will come.

      Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people – your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way. — Barbara Bush

      1. On March 18, 2003 Mrs. Bush, with a polite apology to Diane, insists that she watches no television during this tense time: “90% of what I hear on television is supposition … why should we hear about body bags, and death, and how many, and what day it’s going to happen … it’s not relevant.”

      2. No, I did not speak ill of the dead; Rather, I spoke facts.

        You are irrationally equating refraining from praising her to speaking ill of her. See your faulty thinking?

        “Your time will come” is a cliche, an obvious statement. It can be likened to “The sun rises in the west and sets in the east.”

        And she never posted an apoligy for her son’s mistreating innocent strangers in Iraq and the strangers that her son and husband killed there.

  3. At least Tim Cook has the decency to say something nice about a public figure whatever their politics. Dehumanizing someone and wishing their death just because they differ from you politically is destroy’s a society’s civic fabric and contributes to intense polarization.

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