President George W. Bush was so quotable, and one of my favorites was his answer to a question asking if he’s ever Googled anyone.
Occasionally. One of the things I’ve used on the Google is to pull up maps. It’s very interesting to see that. I forgot the name of the program, but you get the satellite and you can — like, I kind of like to look at the ranch on Google, reminds me of where I want to be sometimes.
It’s a little curious that he daydreamed about being at his ranch, since he spent more than a year of his presidency there. He also apparently draws inspiration for his paintings from the Google as well. There’s a fantastic piece by Marina Galperina outlining the images he used.
Check out this softball interview he did with his daughter, Jenna. The best part is how Matt Lauer is so amazed by it, and finds it so enlightening. Gag me. The stupid banter ‘news’ people spout is tiresome. My favorite quote is about how he hopes the people he’s painted take the portraits “in the spirit in which these were painted in. That was the spirit of friendship and that I admire them as leaders and was willing to give it a shot in terms of getting people to see how I felt about them.”
Yeah, I cared so much about you, I just used the first picture I found on the Google. Not one of the multitude in the archives from the White House photographer that followed me around for eight years, just the first ones that popped up.
Mission accomplished, Mr. President.