Only on Fox News would the comments from a painting teacher of one of the least popular presidents ever be received with such excitement.
March 10, 2013

Just in time for Jeb Bush’s candidacy to get going – and to help deal with that pesky “Bush baggage” problem, Fox News has found a way to help the cause: recast ex-president George W. Bush as a great painter. Of dogs.

On this morning’s Fox & Friends Weekend, Alisyn Camerota chirped, “For the first time, we’re hearing from George W. Bush’s teacher, Bonnie Flood.” Only on Fox News would the painting teacher of one of the least popular presidents ever be received with such excitement.

Camerota played a clip of Flood saying:

He picked it up so quick. He just was amazing, actually. His whole heart is in it. 43, I mean, he has such a passion for painting. It’s Amazing. He’s gonna go down in the history books as a great artist.

Which is nice because he surely won’t go down as a great president. Except, probably, on Fox News. Camerota chirped on:

For one month, Flood spent six hours a day teaching the former president the ups and downs of her craft. She reveals he painted around 50 dog portraits and scenes from his Texas ranch.

No word about Bush’s proclivity to paint himself in the shower or bath!

Instead, the three hosts effervesced with words such as, “Incredible!” and “Beautiful!” and “So cool!”

But Clayton Morris gave the ultimate in Fox News blessings: Didn’t Ronald Reagan, wasn’t he a doodler? He has pretty good artwork, too, didn’t he?"

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