GW Bush and his band of (alleged) war criminals conned gullible Americans into believing that Iraq had something to do with the September 11, 2001 attacks, and that the torture they swore they didn't practice was nothing more than "enhanced interrogation." Well, they didn't con everyone, but they still got away with murder, literally:
Now GW Bush is diverting attention from his horrific time in office to his newest passion, painting. Here's George Bush and his daughter Jenna Heh heh heh-ing through a tour of some of his newly unveiled work. Pay no attention to his former swaggery warmonger persona. Apparently it's been replaced with Mr. Stepford:
What, no finger painting? No dried macaroni and glitter pasted onto paper plates? Who knows, maybe he ate the paste.
At about 1:03 he admits to painting one self-portrait that resembles Alfred E. Newman. Hey, he said it, we didn't. Okay, we did:
Then he and Jenna discussed Daddy Dearest's relationship with Vladimir Putin. Ironically, this is what Bush said at about 3:00 in response to Vlad's bragging about his own "bigger, stronger and faster" pet (via The Hill):
"Wow. Anybody who thinks, 'My dog is bigger than your dog' is an interesting character."
Wow. Anybody who thinks, "My country is bigger than your country so let's invade, kill, and torture" is an interesting character.
He also said that painting "opened my mind." He must have meant, "opened what's left of my mind," assuming, of course, that he ever had one.
And soon after that comment, he admitted, "I'm not a great artist." He left out "con." See, despite his best efforts to pull one over on America, he and the rest of BushCo were exposed for who they are. Plus, with the revelations of the soon-to-be-declassified CIA Torture Report making their way into the headlines, the paint will really hit the fan.
He followed his "I'm not a great artist" with, "As you know, I'm a driven person" (at 4:07). Not only was he was driven to invade countries that never attacked us, but also to draw "stick figure characters," per Mrs. GW Bush, describing Artist George's early app-inspired creative efforts. Stick figures. How typically simple. How ap(p)t.
Jenna: "His man cave was transformed into an art studio."
Again, how ironic: Jenna used the "cave" word. CNN, August 24, 2002:
AMANPOUR: And, of course, as we've been saying, the focus is on finding Osama bin Laden.
BUSH: In terms of Mr. bin Laden himself, we'll get him running. We'll smoke him out of his cave and we'll get him eventually.
Now it's our turn.