This Week in Boomer History: Iran Hostages … Berlin Wall Falls

Notable events from our shared experience Democrat Bill Clinton is elected the 42nd president — and first boomer president — of the United States on Nov. 3, 1992. Republican George W. Bush becomes the second boomer president in an election held Nov. 7, 2000, and settled by the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 12. Young Islamic revolutionaries overrun the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on Nov. 4, 1979, and take 63 Americans hostage; soon, three others at the Iranian Foreign Ministry …

George W. Bush Offers Bill Clinton Some Grandpa Advice

Grandfatherly advice trumps partisan politics, even among former commanders in chief. >> 23 Fabulous and Famous Grandmas President George W. Bush gave a heads-up to President Bill Clinton about how things will change in his family after Clinton welcomes his first grandchild. Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting a baby sometime this fall. The two former heads of state from rival parties appeared together Monday at the Newseum in Washington to announce the Presidential Leadership Scholars …

AARP Interviews George W.

George W. Bush, that is. Yep, the former U.S. president sat down with AARP Magazine to talk about his new memoir, what he’s up to these days, and retrospectives on his days in office. The magazine with the full interview hits stands on November 15th, but we have a sneak peek with some highlights of the interview here. Here’s some of his thoughts on his controversial reputation and the media: “In terms of what people think about me, the truth …