Skip to comments.George W. Bush: Vladimir Putin ‘dissed’ Barney the dog
Posted on 04/04/2014 7:42:25 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
George W. Bush: Vladimir Putin dissed Barney the dog By: Tal Kopan April 4, 2014 08:13 AM EDT
Former President George W. Bush is unveiling a new painting exhibit Saturday that features some of his renderings of the world leaders he worked with during his time in office, including Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Vladimir Putin, yeah, I met with him a lot during the presidency, Bush said as he described the painting during an interview with his daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, for NBCs Today show. I got to know him very well. I had a good relationship throughout, it became more tense as time went on.
Previewing the never-before-seen works, including by the leaders depicted themselves, Bush said the paintings reflect his relationships with the leaders.
Vladimirs a person who in many ways views the U.S. as an enemy, Bush said. And although he wouldnt say that, I felt that he viewed the world as either the U.S. benefits and Russia loses or vice-versa. I tried of course to dispel him of that notion.
Bush said he learned some of Putins character when he introduced the Russian leader to another one of his favorite painting subjects: his dog Barney.
Our dear dog Barney, who has a special spot in my heart. I introduced him to Putin: Putin kind of dissed him, Bush told his daughter. You call that a dog? A year later, your mom and I go to visit Vladimir at his Dacha outside of Moscow and he says, Would you like to meet my dog? Out bounds this huge hound, obviously much bigger than a Scottish Terrier. And Putin looks at me and says, Bigger, stronger and faster than Barney.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
I hope George didn’t show him his pocket knife.
Dat’s Not a knife. Dis is a KNIFE!!!
Well...Barney was kind of foo-foo.
Not a big Putin fan, but got to go with Vlad on the dog thing.
Well he did bite a reporter.
Geez....It was humor.....I say that to everyone that has a weiner dog.
I know what you’re thinking...and I’m not sure who would have won
Yes, that was a great moment.
“Putin looks at me and says, Bigger, stronger and faster than Barney.”
LOL sounds to me Putin has inferiority complex.
Does all make you wonder what he’s compensating for. Maybe Vlad’s meat department is short on sirloin?
Terriers are all heart and won’t back down from a bigger dog. You have to admire the kamikaze spirit in them.
Barney was foo-foo. If it’s around the size of a football, it’s not a real dog.
And Putin looks at Obama and says that Russia is 'Bigger, stronger and faster' than Obama's America.
Obama is a yipping world lapdog.
Putin rides from the back of bears! (Was that a photoshop? If not, still totally believable!)
It gives him a permanent pout.
It’s always been his eyes for me. He’s one of those people with darkness behind the eyes. A window to the soul? Perhaps.
Mr. h and I have two of the silliest foo-foos in the world!
One weighs in at 8 lb; the other's fighting weight is around 20 lb.
I tell you, they will tear your ankles off! Unless they are running around the house with either my shoes of Mr. h's shoes.
Man, they love teasing and running around with our shoes and socks - especially when they see both me and Mr. h getting dressed to leave the house together. Esp. when we are in a hurry.
They will steal our shoes and socks as we are trying to put them on.
I bet they would do the same to Putin. Our canines are not xenophobic! But, I'd hate to see Putin's dogs up against ours.
Our dogs are patriots but no match for any of Putin's hounds, who are probably as KGB as Putin.
What exactly is foo-foo about a Scottie?