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Who Knew? George W. Bush Is a Modern Day Van Gogh

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It’s hardly secret knowledge that George W. Bush is an absolute idiot, but is he an idiot savant? Perhaps. After a hacker exposed email correspondences between several members of the Bush family earlier this week, you might expect deep, dark secrets and details of global conspiracies to have been exposed. Sure, there were details of the former POTUS’ poor health last year and other things that I couldn’t care less about, but the most interesting thing to come out of the scandal is that ol’ Georgie is a bit of a painter and specialises in self-portraits.

From The Smoking Gun:

Correspondence obtained by the hacker indicates that at least six separate e-mail accounts have been compromised, including the AOL account of Dorothy Bush Koch, daughter of George H.W. Bush and sister of George W. Bush. Other breached accounts belong to Willard Heminway, 79, an old friend of the 41st president who lives in Greenwich, Connecticut; CBS sportscaster Jim Nantz, a longtime Bush family friend; former first lady Barbara Bush’s brother; and George H.W. Bush’s sister-in-law.

Both Heminway and Nantz corresponded with Bush, 88, about playing golf and visiting the Bush compound in Kennebunkport, Maine.

The hacked e-mails, sent between 2009 and 2012, include correspondence between Nantz and George W. Bush’s scheduler about an October 2010 golf outing in Dallas. One e-mail includes the street address for Bush, 66, as well as the four-digit code Nantz needed to enter at a security gate. A second e-mail includes details of where Nantz and Bush planned to have dinner after their Saturday golf outing.

Blah blah, boring. Let’s check out these sweet pictures of our former president in the bath, shall we?

Who knew George had an artistic side?

Quotables: President George Bush Speaks Out About Alcoholism

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“So I’m drunk at the dinner table at Mother and Dad’s house in Maine. And my brothers and sister are there, Laura’s there. And I’m sitting next to a beautiful woman, friend of Mother and Dad’s,” says Bush. “And I said to her out loud, ‘What is sex like after 50?’ … I hope somebody reads this book and says, ‘If Bush can quit, I can quit.’”

Former President George W. Bush on tackling the big issues … alcoholism. You know, not to intermingle politics with celebrity, but I like Bush. I like him a lot. Though I voted for him – twice – there were some decisions that were made during his presidency that I didn’t care for, but on the whole? I think he’s an alright dude. And I think that he’s got a lot of wit and charm buried in there that a lot of people don’t see because they either think he’s some backward, blithering idiot, or because his Presidency overshadows everything that he’s done since. Or before. Or at all.

Kanye West Hurt George Bush’s Feelings Real Bad

Remember this little gem?  Kanye’s infamous “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” announcement?  All right, now remember 9/11?  Yes?  And that whole War on Terror thing?  And the actual Hurricane Katrina, not just Kanye’s comments on how Bush handled it?  Ok, now that you have those things in your head, guess which one George Bush considers the worst moment of his presidency.

Of course it’s Kanye.

Matt Lauer interviewed Bush about the former president’s upcoming book, Decision Points (both of which you can check out next week), and Matt had some questions about what Bush wrote about the Kanye comment, which was that “the suggestion that I was racist because of the response to Katrina represented an all-time low.”  Bush got upset all over again, and Matt decided to push it:

Lauer: “You say you told Laura at the time it was the worst moment of your presidency?”

Bush: “Yes. My record was strong, I felt, when it came to race relations and giving people a chance. And it was a disgusting moment.”

Lauer: “I wonder if some people are going to read that, now that you’ve written it, and they might give you some heat for that. And the reason is this — “

Bush [interrupting]: “Don’t care.”

Lauer: “Well, here’s the reason. You’re not saying that the worst moment in your presidency was watching the misery in Louisiana. You’re saying it was when someone insulted you because of that.”

Bush: “No, and I also make it clear that the misery in Louisiana affected me deeply as well. There’s a lot of tough moments in the book. And it was a disgusting moment, pure and simple.”

One of my nieces used to be an absolute demon.  She wouldn’t listen to anyone, she liked to pull hair and pinch and say mean things. But after a while of this, she’d always get to the point where she was just spinning, like she was just sputtering out nonsense, and that’s when I’d pick her up and put her on my lap, and I’d say “it’s ok, honey, it’s ok, just go to sleep.”  And that’s exactly what this interview makes me want to do to George Bush.  The man is sputtering out nonsense, and somebody needs to rock him to sleep.