The Literalist Mind of George W. Bush, Artist

You get the sense from Jenna Bush Hager’s interview with her father, former Most Powerful Man in the World George W. Bush, this morning on the Today show that even his family would have been less surprised to see him have become a house painter in his retirement than an artist.

The occasion was the opening of a new exhibit featuring Bush’s portraits of world leaders at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

I’ll leave the art criticism to our Peter Simek. What I found most revealing about Mr. Bush in this segment is one short exchange with Jenna about his portrait of Tony Blair:

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Don’t Blink or You’ll Miss the W Expressway

So, that proposal before the Legislature to rename seven miles of U.S. 75 for George W. Bush has been downsized. Instead of seven miles of Central, only about three miles—from Knox/Henderson to Northwest Highway—will be known as the George W. Bush Expressway come September, pending a signature on the measure by Gov. Rick Perry. Heck, […]

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Here’s a Sneak Peek at the Menu For Cafe 43, the Restaurant at the Bush Presidential Center

Yesterday, news came that the restaurant at the George W. Bush Presidential Center would be named Cafe 43, in honor of Bush’s presidential lineage. The restaurant will open May 1, and will be open to the public, not just ticket-holding center-goers. “That’s what Mrs. Bush wants,” George W. Bush Foundation president Mark Langdale told the […]

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Now Coming to A Map Near You: Bush Avenue

From our friends at Park Cities People: The agenda for this evening’s University Park City Council includes a proposed name change for Airline Road/Dublin Street to Bush Avenue. The city staff is in favor of the change, which was requested by SMU, for two reasons: 1. SMU is building student housing along the road, and […]

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Anti-Spending West Texas Rep. Lobbies to Make George W. Bush’s Childhood Home a National Park

Back in the 80s, Mike Conaway was the CFO of Bush Exploration, George W. Bush’s failed oil company. Since then, he’s gone on to become the United States Congressman for Texas’ District 11, consistently running on an anti-spending platform. His brand of fiscal conservatism doesn’t stretch to his friendships, apparently. According to Think Progress: A ThinkProgress review of […]

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The Great Vanishing Republicans

The New Yorker‘s Jeffrey Toobin examines why recent Republican presidents and presidential candidates have “disappeared from the face of the earth.” As for our own George W. Bush: George W. Bush, in contrast, gives the Republicans their own version of the Jimmy Carter problem. Some Republicans criticized Obama for campaigning in 2008 and 2012 as […]

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George W. Bush Library Director Attempts to Draw Crowd by Promising Free Chicken Pot Pies

This is really too good to mess with, so: Highland Park Cafeteria will host the Director of the new George W. Bush Presidential Library, Alan C. Lowe, who will give an exciting visual presentation to all Highland Park Cafeteria diners on Sunday, January 13 at 5 p.m. in the main dining room. This event will […]

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Now YOU Can Own George W. Bush’s Pickup

A pickup former President George W. Bush used on his Crawford ranch will be auctioned off to benefit Fisher House Foundation, a program dedicated to assisting U.S. military families. Let’s go straight to the announcement: “President Bush has used this stunning white F-150 at his Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas, since shortly after he […]

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