George H.W. Bush wearing socks with his face on them

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LBJ Foundation Chairman Emeritus
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Bush's socks. (McNee Productions)

When last we checked in on former President George H.W. Bush, he was being straight-up awesome, shaving his head in sympathy with the cancer-stricken tot of one of his Secret Service detail members.

Now, in what is surely a fashion misstep but a huge whimsy win, here is Bush accepting the LBJ Foundation’s “Liberty and Justice for All” award while wearing socks with a picture of his face on them.

Even by the former president’s standards for famously eye-catching socks, this is pretty amazing. A spokesman for Bush, Jim McGrath, told Yahoo News that "the socks came from a Canadian citizen in Markham, Ontario."

The award, which Bush formally accepted on Tuesday, honored him for “his leadership in public service and commitment to civil rights.”

The women behind Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush are Lynda Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson.