George W. Bush, Sooper Genius

Someone has hacked George W. Bush’s email account.

Audacious Hack Exposes Bush Family Pix, E-Mail
Agoldberg /The Smoking Gun

—  Hacker breached AOL account of ex-president’s sister, other victims  —  The apparent hack of several e-mail accounts has exposed personal photos and correspondence from members of the Bush family, including both former U.S. presidents, The Smoking Gun has learned…

The most intriguing part of this is the revelation that Bush has turned his spare time to painting. Here’s an example:

bush  bath original

Bush bathing (original)

Now, in many ways, this is poetic justice.

After all we are talking about the fellow who shoved through “secret search warrants,” the “Patriot Act,” extraordinary renditions (black bag jobs using friendly foreign governments, we used to call it), waterboarding, Gitmo, et al, etcetera.

So, while I can decry the rape of privacy in our modern world (the REAL issue regarding drones), I cannot empathize with Bush’s exposure. For a man obsessed with his PERSONAL and his father’s official privacy, what justice could be MORE poetic?

But I do not believe that just because George W. Bush was the greatest shitheel to ever occupy the White House, legally or illegally, that we should deny him his humanity.

He has some artistic talent. I mean that seriously. But he’s got some work to do to make that talent more than just a curiousity. And, if I might offer a slight, small critique and bit of advice:

Your PERSPECTIVE is implicitly what we’ve all believed for a long time now, George. The world starts at your nose, with the important part being behind it, and the unimportant part being what’s beyond it. Got that. Take a look at the other painting The Smoking Gun unearthed from the hacker:

bush shower original

Bush shower (original)

OK. Got it: Me looking at me in private.

You might consider a world outside yourself, sir. But, again, you have some talent. So let me offer a tip: first let it naturally emanate from your essential self, and second, more important, most paintings and drawings don’t work because you haven’t done enough. (Rarely, you’ll do too much, and the trick is knowing when to stop.)

But in that vein, I’ve added both the “personal” touch and tweaked your painting slightly to give it a more “finished” aspect. And, you’ll have to agree, now it’s YOU.

bush bath FIXED

Bush bathing (fixed)


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5 responses to “George W. Bush, Sooper Genius

  1. Wild Bill

    Thanks Hart, now we have to live with the image or thought of this evil person farting in the bath tub, and popping the bubbles, all the while giggling while he enjoys the rotten smells coming from his body. I’ll be trying to scrub that image of the shrub all weekend.

  2. Neil Viker

    Stage 3. A hand holding out a Bic lighter. Between his gas and the paint fumes …. Woosh!

  3. jim

    I wonder if he hangs these in his bathroom? WTF?

  4. Serves the Bush family right if they have to betimes swim in the same pool they went and fouled up for the rest of us. Their privacy was violated? Poor little delicate creatures they. I owe them nothing, and certainly not sympathy. They’ll get through this more whole than any of us could.

    And WTF is it with that painting style? Juvenile. Grandma Moses without the humanity. Facile, shallow peeks into a cold little world that is, in the end, not so revelatory as it is creepy. There’s some cold indifference about the surroundings, maybe it’s the muted colors, maybe is the simplistic approach to shapes and depth, I don’t know, but the images not only leave me cold, they make me wish I hadn’t seen them. His artistic vision is as incurious as his intellect.

    One of the greatest political dynasties this nation has known, and this is the kind of vision it produced? Yeeeeech.