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.