George W Bush – 43rd President of the United States

These are George W. Bush’s good things.

Good things to read.

In 2006 Bush entered a reading competition with adviser Karl Rove and although Rove read more in that year – 110 to Bush’s 95 – he claims the former president “lamely insisted he’d lost because he’d been busy as Leader of the Free World.”  What was on that list?  Goodwin’s Team of Rivals, Swanson’s Manhunt, Philbrick’s Mayflower, Crichton’s Next, and Campus’s The Stranger.

Good things to watch.

Virgin Media reported that the former president enjoyed both Black Hawk Down and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.  Roger Ebert said that Bush’s favorite movie was Field of Dreams but IMDB.com lists it as Saving Private Ryan.

Good things to use.

The former president has been “living as invisibly as possible” according to a recent New York Magazine story, “working diligently on his golf game at the Brook Hollow Golf Club in Dallas, showing up at a Rangers baseball game, or being spotted eating a steak in one of his favorite restaurants. While the rest of the world judges his years in office, he’s taken up painting, making portraits of dogs and arid Texas landscapes. “I find it stunning that he has the patience to sit and take instruction and paint,” says a former aide.”  How does it look, take a look.

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