We knew George liked to paint puppies ( thanks, Joe Hagan!), and that he was working on some Texan landscapes. But who knew the president would try his hand at the selfie?
In case you missed it, a hacker who goes by “Guccifer,” has raked through three years worth of Bush family email accounts, including that of Dorothy Bush Koch, Bush’s sister. Via The Smoking Gun , which is reporting the story, we see that there in Koch’s email Guccifer struck gold: Bush had emailed his sister photographs of two self-portraits centering around the theme of personal hygiene. They’re quite introspective!
In both paintings–his self-portait in a tub and his self-portrait in a shower–Bush paints water rushing out of the faucet. The 43rd president keeps a low-profile in each, always a little oblique–all legs and toes in one, a bare back and some eyes caught in a shower shaving mirror in the other. The pictures are actually very charming:
And, for now, I think it’s safe to judge how seriously Dubya takes his art by this picture of him posing next to a cardboard cutout (Note the hacker’s watermark):
On a less lighthearted note, the hacker also stole photos of George H.W. Bush in Methodist hospital.
According to the Washington Post , a criminal investigation of the hacker has begun.