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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:45 PM

The four most interesting revelations from the hacked Bush emails

FRIDAY, FEB 8, 2013 11:20 AM -0400

George W. Bush likes to paint himself naked, and Jeb seems a little jealous of Bill Clinton

BY ALEX SEITZ-WALD


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– Fox News’ Brit Hume was disappointed by the 2012 election results: In a Nov. 9 email to Willard Heminway, a close friend of the elder bush, the Fox News analyst wrote: “Election outcome disappointing, but there are many silver linings.”

– The Bush kids have a strange relationship with Bill Clinton: George W. Bush apparently calls him “bubba” or “brother,” given the closeness between his father and the Democratic former president. As his father lay in the hospital in late December, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush praised his father and “how kind he was with President Clinton.” “He helped restore his sordid reputation. A very tough thing to do but with kindness, dad probably helped Bill Clinton than anything he himself has done,” he said of his father and Clinton.

– They worried about Clinton giving the eulogy: Afraid that George H.W. Bush had just days or hours to live, George W. Bush wrote to his siblings soliciting ideas and stories just in case a eulogy would soon be needed. “Hopefully I’m jumping the gun … But since the feeling is that you all would rather me speak than bubba, please help.” There’s also a photo of Clinton visiting the Bushes at their Kennebunkport, Maine, compound.

– George W. Bush likes to paint himself naked: It’s been widely reported that Bush took up painting as a hobby after leaving the White House, and the hacked emails include two paintings he sent his sister of himself in a bathub and in the shower. Another photo shows Bush posing with a comical cardboard cutout of a French-looking painter with his face on it.

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http://www.salon.com/2013/02/08/the_four_most_interesting_revelations_from_the_hacked_bush_emails/

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DonViejo Feb 2013 OP
leveymg Feb 2013 #1
tk2kewl Feb 2013 #2
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #3
hedgehog Feb 2013 #4
Nay Feb 2013 #7
Cracklin Charlie Feb 2013 #9
leveymg Feb 2013 #10
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2013 #12
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2013 #13
undeterred Feb 2013 #18
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #5
leveymg Feb 2013 #8
zappaman Feb 2013 #6
UCmeNdc Feb 2013 #11
dhill926 Feb 2013 #14
yellowcanine Feb 2013 #15
jerseyjack Feb 2013 #16
Red Mountain Feb 2013 #17

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:51 PM

1. Here are Shrub's bathroom self-portraits He sucks at painting almost as much as he did as President

Strange boy-man.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:57 PM

2. What a maroon!

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Response to leveymg (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:58 PM

3. I don't know...those are better than what I can do, at any rate...interesting.

The question is, why do this, and why send it to your sister? Them Bushies are a strange bunch.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:00 PM

4. I find these very, very disturbing.

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:47 PM

7. I do, too. First, who the hell paints themselves naked? I've racked my brain for any famous painter

who did this in 2 or more paintings, but I can't come up with any. I'm sure there are a few, but I doubt this sort of self-portrait is common. To me, it's doubly disturbing because of the self-nudity (I'm no prude, but exactly what does this say about the painter?) and second, because, as seems to be usual, Bush is totally focused on himself. So narcissistic! Usually, beginner painters paint stuff like flowers, their kids, their pets, landscapes, etc. The mentality behind these paintings is truly disturbing.

Now, I have no idea how many paintings Bush has done, and it could very well be that he has done hundreds of paintings of conventional subjects and we just don't know about them. But the naked ones were the ones he was proud enough of to send to his sister.

I keep getting really creepy vibes.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:54 PM

9. Strange

Is that a reflection of his face in the shower one? Or some one else's face, who is in the shower with him? What a strange perspective! I thought that I heard that he'd been painting dogs?

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:00 PM

10. I'm sure Shrub asks himself that question every time he sees his distorted reflection in the mirror

What really stands out for me is how skewed his perspective is, and how he minimizes the size of his own face and body parts. The treatment of his own image is flat, almost transparent. There is no light reflected in the eyes.

These paintings demonstrate characteristics of someone with a borderline personality disorder, as well as no artistic talent.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:20 PM

12. could be him...but perspective all off unless he was throwing all perspective out the door

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Response to leveymg (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:21 PM

13. weird thing about the right pic...his hands can not be seen....leading people like

me thinking...........

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Response to leveymg (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:30 PM

18. Is that what he was focusing on during September 11?

He's such an infantile man-child.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:02 PM

5. Really fascinating relationship they have with those Clintons, huh? Goes far and beyond

the old former Presidents' club. WEIRD.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:47 PM

8. Goes back to mutual friends, Stephens Bros., once the biggest investment bankers outside Wall Street

and the conduit to the motherload, the House of Saud, as well as both Presidents benefiting from the generosity of China, Inc. Please, see, http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=125x194635

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:38 PM

6. wtf?

Weird AND narcissistic!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:09 PM

11. Crazy?

One crazy old man?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:25 PM

14. and these are our fearless leaders......

Jaysus! Obama is refreshing normal.....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:51 PM

15. "George W. Bush likes to paint himself naked" TMI

This is information I would just as soon not have.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:20 PM

16. The reflection in the mirror looks like a Capuchin monkey.

 

Or maybe it is a Macacca.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:42 PM

17. So what did his sister think

of the nekkid paintings?

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