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DonViejo

(60,536 posts)
Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:45 PM Feb 2013

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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The four most interesting revelations from the hacked Bush emails (Original Post) DonViejo Feb 2013 OP
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

leveymg

(36,418 posts)
1. Here are Shrub's bathroom self-portraits He sucks at painting almost as much as he did as President
Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:51 PM
Feb 2013

Strange boy-man.

TwilightGardener

(46,416 posts)
3. I don't know...those are better than what I can do, at any rate...interesting.
Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:58 PM
Feb 2013

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

Nay

(12,051 posts)
7. I do, too. First, who the hell paints themselves naked? I've racked my brain for any famous painter
Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:47 PM
Feb 2013

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.

Cracklin Charlie

(12,904 posts)
9. Strange
Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:54 PM
Feb 2013

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?

leveymg

(36,418 posts)
10. I'm sure Shrub asks himself that question every time he sees his distorted reflection in the mirror
Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:00 PM
Feb 2013

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.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
13. weird thing about the right pic...his hands can not be seen....leading people like
Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:21 PM
Feb 2013

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

TwilightGardener

(46,416 posts)
5. Really fascinating relationship they have with those Clintons, huh? Goes far and beyond
Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:02 PM
Feb 2013

the old former Presidents' club. WEIRD.

leveymg

(36,418 posts)
8. Goes back to mutual friends, Stephens Bros., once the biggest investment bankers outside Wall Street
Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:47 PM
Feb 2013

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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