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Really?  George W. Bush is having an art show at his presidential library featuring his painted portraits of many of the big important people who he met during his presidency?  Okay, I just couldn't resist this one.  He's capturing emotion!  He's showing Putin's personality!  Look!  He painted a cuddly duck for his grandchild!  (Cartoon not necessary for that one.)  He's trying to paint his way to a nice cuddly legacy.

Methinks there are a few other things he should be painting.  If he's not forced to paint the victims of his reckless foreign policy in real life, at least I can make him do it in my cartoons.  Please, Dubya, visit a disabled veteran's house and ask him to sit for a portrait.  Oh wait, I forgot, your portraits only come from the top searches of Google.

Alas, one can only hope.  If only Bush really wanted to capture the pain, loss and suffering of his ridiculous war escapade.  He'd have to make so many visits to Iraq, a full C-130 full of art supplies would be required at regular intervals.  Enjoy the cartoon and pass it along to your favorite ex-president hobbyist painter.

[George W. Bush]

Howdy!  And welcome to my George W. Bush Presidential Liberry Art Show, heh-heh!

Show's called, "The Art of Legacy: Paintin' My Presidency."

I'm a painter, too!  Heh-heh!

Now let's start off with this one.  It's kinda' a conceptual, abstract thingie I painted in the bathroom, heh.

See, I squinted real hard so's I could see a mushroom cloud. . . and when I covered my left eye and blinked real fast with my right, I could see Al Qaeda-- so I painted them right there, all mean like.

Aaand, then . . . invaded Iraq.

Y'know, sometimes you just wing it when you're paintin'.

Like all this chaos and civil war killin' popped up, turned out kinda' ugly.

So I painted myself as an Angel of Democracy descendin' on the desert!

An' that's what people will see in this paintin' forever and ever.  Democracy, right?  Heh-heh, right?

An these ones-- I found all these pitchers on the internet a' these young fellas without legs er sometimes arms and stuff.

And I thought, wull, that's not right (and looks kinda' strange), so's I fixed em right up here!

Painted 'em up real nice with some limbs.  You're welcome, fellas!

See, that's why I like retirement.

I can take images like this, where folks are sad and have some kinda' traumatic brain injury after multiple redeployments er some such . . .

. . . and make 'em happy!  At least in my liberry.

You'll see I've done a lotta' desert-paintin', but I really liked paintin' island scenes, too.

Why, if you mix a little Sunshine Yellow with some darker Enhanced Interrogation, you'll get actionable intelligence!

(At least if you're carrying my artistic license, heh-heh.)

And finally, it's not just been islands and deserts-- I love paintin' mountains, too!  Afghanis and what not.

I kinda' got side-tracked on this one . . . kinda' a work in progress I guess.

Heh, that's just a slice a my paintin' and re-paintin'.

I'm a busy retiree, ya' know?

So, enjoy the Liberry and Art Show . . . and be sure to keep enjoyin' my legacy!  Heh-heh!

Originally posted to Comics on Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 06:51 AM PDT.

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