George W. Bush Opens Up About Painting

April 15, 2013 2:57 a.m.

Former President George W. Bush has opened up about his recent foray into painting, telling the Dallas Morning News in an interview published over the weekend that he likes to shake up stereotypes. 

“People are surprised,” Bush told the paper. “Of course, some people are surprised I can even read.”

Here’s more from the interview:

Asked why a semi-retired 66-year-old is spending his free time on frustrating and potentially humiliating activities like mountain biking, painting and golf, Bush laughed.


“I don’t know,” he said. “You’ll have to call all the people who’ve written these books about me, who claim they know me, the psycho-babblers.”

The Dallas Morning News has photos of several Bush paintings. 

h/t Politico.

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