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Obamas Wish Barbara Bush A 'speedy Recovery'

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January 01, 2014 AT 2:13 PM
President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama are wishing former first lady Barbara Bush a "speedy recovery" after she was hospitalized with a respiratory-related issue. In a written statement Wednesday, the president says the thoughts and prayers of all Americans are with Mrs. Bush. Obama says she is blessed to have a loving, supportive family and, in his words, a "vibrant spirit that we hope will have her feeling better soon." The 88-year-old was hospitalized on Monday in Houston, where she lives with her husband, former President George H.W. Bush.