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2016 Postmortem

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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:45 PM Feb 2013

The four most interesting revelations from the hacked Bush emails [View all]

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



– 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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Here are Shrub's bathroom self-portraits He sucks at painting almost as much as he did as President leveymg Feb 2013 #1
What a maroon! tk2kewl Feb 2013 #2
I don't know...those are better than what I can do, at any rate...interesting. TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #3
I find these very, very disturbing. hedgehog Feb 2013 #4
I do, too. First, who the hell paints themselves naked? I've racked my brain for any famous painter Nay Feb 2013 #7
Strange Cracklin Charlie Feb 2013 #9
I'm sure Shrub asks himself that question every time he sees his distorted reflection in the mirror leveymg Feb 2013 #10
could be him...but perspective all off unless he was throwing all perspective out the door Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2013 #12
weird thing about the right pic...his hands can not be seen....leading people like Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2013 #13
Is that what he was focusing on during September 11? undeterred Feb 2013 #18
Really fascinating relationship they have with those Clintons, huh? Goes far and beyond TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #5
Goes back to mutual friends, Stephens Bros., once the biggest investment bankers outside Wall Street leveymg Feb 2013 #8
wtf? zappaman Feb 2013 #6
Crazy? UCmeNdc Feb 2013 #11
and these are our fearless leaders...... dhill926 Feb 2013 #14
"George W. Bush likes to paint himself naked" TMI yellowcanine Feb 2013 #15
The reflection in the mirror looks like a Capuchin monkey. jerseyjack Feb 2013 #16
So what did his sister think Red Mountain Feb 2013 #17
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