1. Presidential Prodigy

    Dubya’s Art Teacher Sings His Praises

    MEDINAH, IL - SEPTEMBER 29:  Former U.S. President George W. Bush watches the play during day two of the Afternoon Four-Ball Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 29, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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    The Internet delighted in leaked emails last month that revealed the artistic side of former President George W. Bush. As it turns out, Bush’s talents are far greater than those self-portraits in the shower first hinted. Bonnie Flood, who says she spent a month teaching Dubya how to paint, predicts in a new interview that her pupil is “going to go down in the history books as a great artist.” She points to, for example, his paintings of dogs, of which he’s painted over 50. “He picked it up so quick,” she says. “It was amazing, actually.”  

    Read it at Salon