Former President George Bush was hospitalized for dehydration after he collapsed during a golf game on Sunday. He was released earlier today.

Former President George H.W. Bush was treated at a California hospital for dehydration and released Monday morning after collapsing during a Sunday afternoon golf game in Palm Springs.

Jean Becker, Bush’s chief of staff, told The Associated Press that Bush fainted while playing golf with friends in 94-degree heat.

“He’s fine, he really is fine,” Becker said. “He became dehydrated, and he had a fainting spell. He came to right away, but as a precaution, they took him to the hospital and then _ much to his dismay _ as a precaution, they held him overnight. The doctors released him first thing this morning.”

The B41DS crowd is going wild with Bush death wishes at The Huffington Post. Good thing HuffPost has a comment disclaimer distancing them from their hate-filled readers.

Update: Here are some compassionate, caring comments HuffPosters have left for the former President:

If he dies, I get a day off. National holiday. Bush should see how it feels to lose a loved one. Fuck ’em both!

By: kitebro on March 12, 2007 at 02:32pm

Let’s hope he didn’t puke on anyone’s shoes…

Do you think he ever wakes up deep in the night in a cold sweat because of all the Central American people he and the drooler killed?

Do you think he washes his hands hundreds of time each day trying to erase the blood of women and children?

Do you think there is a special place in hell for this butcher?

By: lonesometx on March 12, 2007 at 02:38pm

It’s not like he was helping former President Carter with building a house for those folks down in New Orleans or anywhere on the Gulf Coast where Katrina hit. Instead he was playing rich man’s game of golf. No sympathy here…only fodder.

By: CitizenR on March 12, 2007 at 02:52pm

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