Skip to comments.As Bush Settles Into Dallas, Golf Tees and Family Time Now Trump Politics
Posted on 11/03/2013 5:45:11 PM PST by MamzelleEdited on 11/03/2013 5:52:21 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
DALLAS When the executive director of former President George W. Bushs public policy institute decided to move on recently, he stopped by for an exit interview. Mr. Bush asked if he had anything in particular he wanted to talk about.
Nothing specific, said James K. Glassman, the departing director.
O.K., Mr. Bush replied, I want to talk about painting.
After early self-portraits in the shower and then dozens of paintings of dogs and cats, Mr. Bush, it seems, has now moved on to world leaders. He told Mr. Glassman that he wanted to produce portraits of 19 foreign presidents and prime ministers he worked with during his time in the White House.
Nearly five years after leaving office, the nations 43rd president lives a life of self-imposed exile in Texas, more interested in painting than politics, recovering from a heart scare, privately worried about the rise of the Tea Party, golfing with fervor, bicycling with wounded veterans and enjoying a modest revival in public opinion. While Bill Clinton criticizes Republicans on the campaign trail and Dick Cheney chastises the current administration on his book tour, Mr. Bush resolutely stays out of the public debate.
Good one for the lipstick queen list.
Right back at ya, Shrub.
That was supposed to be “knowing”, but at least you got the gist...
Bush only had a 50% Presidency and 50% is failure.
Did OK on the war and taxes, but let the Democrats get away with the disaster that led to the economic collapse and he wanted amnesty along with other bad ideas.
Hardly shocking. George is a good man who happens to be a progressive republican.
Obama funds al Queda and Bush says nothing about it. Was he “playing” us with the “War on Terror”?
He cares more about rewarding Laura’s many servants than he ever did about keeping America safe.
Conservatives that get fired up about what the NYT says about a former republican president are truly falling into their trap.
it’s the New York ******* Times, people. Grab the reins.
“See you at the signing!”
Putz. Bush Begets Barrack.
If Bush had a son, then he would have named him "Nelson."
He’s donating to a RINO’s primary campaign.
GWB was the leading reason why we have obamatollah.
I absolutely desise the Bushites...especially Georgie the Shrub!
W. Bush is not a conservative. He was a complete disaster.
And poor ole George was never the leader that Reagan was. Poor ole Poppy.
Nothing pleases Obama more than conservatives administering purity tests. He’s counting on it.
I’d settle for mediocre.
Whatever, we all know bush was complicate in the political disasters that struck his administration. He never lifted a finger to fight the socialists.
We won’t make that mistake again. No more RINOs.