Stephen Colbert on Monday took at look at information apparently obtained by a hacker who goes by “Guccifer,” who revealed email correspondence and photos from the Bush family.
“You see, President Clinton has his global initiative against poverty, and Jimmy Carter may have his Habitat for Humanity. But now we’ve learned that George W. Bush has been hard at work painting self-portraits in the shower,” Colbert said. The hacker revealed a photo of George H.W. Bush in the hospital as well as two paintings allegedly by George W. Bush.
“That is a bold, artistic vision that says ‘faces are hard,’” Colbert said of the shower painting. “But, folks, it’s not like the President sits around all day painting shower portraits. He also did one taking a bath. Because after a hard day’s painting in the shower, there’s nothing like a relaxing paint in the tub.”
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