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By Amy Hubbard and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times

Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday Thursday by jumping out of a helicopter. And nobody tried to stop him.

The 41st president tweeted breezily several hours before the event: “It’s a wonderful day in Maine — in fact, nice enough for a parachute jump.”

Bush made the jump — his parachute was red, white and blue — even though he has mostly had to use a wheelchair to get around for the last year. He has vascular Parkinsonism, which causes symptoms similar to Parkinson’s disease.

It was a tandem jump from a helicopter near his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. Bush was harnessed to Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott, a retired member of the Army’s parachute team.

Television images captured the former president, noted for daredevil stunts in his retirement, floating gently to the Earth in what appeared to be a long arc.

It was the former world leader’s eighth parachute jump.

The first time, he had no choice.

In 1944 Bush was a 20-year-old torpedo bomber pilot serving in World War II. His squadron was on a mission when it was attacked. His plane’s engine was on fire, but he released his bombs and headed back toward the aircraft carrier San Jacinto. On the way, he had to bail out over the ocean. Three other crew members died. Bush earned the Distinguished Flying Cross.

The former president has commemorated three other landmark birthdays with parachute jumps — plummeting to the Earth at 100 mph on his 75th, 80th and 85th.

Trump adviser Jason Miller

Screenshot from Lincoln Project "Deadbeat"/YouTiube

Nobody knows how to take down a Republican hack like another Republican (or former Republican) hack. Which is why we clicked instantly when this Lincoln Project video about Jason Miller popped up on the screen. What, you've never heard of Jason Miller, the Trump campaign spokesman? Most days you can find Miller on TV, spouting vicious nonsense about his betters, like Col. Alexander Vindman or Sen. Kamala Harris.

Of course the Lincoln Project team knows their old colleague Miller well – and what they find amazing is that anyone would employ him, invite him as a guest, or listen to him for more than ten seconds. It's even more amazing that he still opens his loud mouth to criticize anyone else after what he has done and confessed.

But you can decide what to make of Jason Miller after watching "Deadbeat." Warning: It's R-rated and extremely funny.