I remember a time when everyone seemed to despise George W. Bush. People loved making fun of him, poking fun at his accent and tossing around the idea he was dumb and illiterate. Political opinions aside, it was sad to see how much people trashed POTUS 43.
Personally, I have always loved the man. When I was in 7th grade, I had the extraordinary opportunity to meet and speak with Bush in the Oval Office– my sister was the director and executive assistant to the assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs at the end of the Bush Administration.
I will never forget walking into the Oval and shaking the President’s hand. After we all met him, we gathered around his desk and chatted for a few minutes.
The president gave me a pin and jokingly said, “don’t give this to your boyfriend.” Nervously, I laughed and told him I don’t have one. He assured me I would soon enough- that is one thing he has been wrong about, but good joke, Mr. President.
Regardless, the point of that story is it shows how personable and friendly he was. And today, more people are starting to see that – and by people I mean liberals. In fact, The Washington Post just wrote an article about all the liberals starting to like Bush, including Michelle Obama and Aziz Ansari.
Bush’s new book “Portrait’s Of Courage,” featuring his portraits of veterans, recently landed him with appearances on the Tonight Show and Ellen, which lead to more people growing to love and respect him– politics aside, of course.
So for all you longtime GWB lovers who want relive the greatness of POTUS 43, or those of you who are just starting to see the light and need a little push, this article is for you. Here are 43 reasons why you should love him:
1. His Humor – seen recently on Ellen when he was able to laugh about his 2017 inauguration poncho mishap.
2. He’s a Texan.
4. His newfound love of painting.
5. His family.
6. His patriotism.
7. He kept American safe and united when we faced the worst ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil.