George W: Why I Love 'the Facebook'

Highlights from Bush's conversation with Mark Zuckerberg
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2010 6:24 AM CST
George W.: Why I Love 'the Facebook'
George W. Bush talks "the Facebook."   (Facebook via Mashable)

George W. Bush likes “the Facebook.” Why? Because, as he told founder Mark Zuckerberg during a recent chat at the company headquarters, “you have a lot of people on here and I’m trying to sell books.” More highlights from their hour-long talk, via Mashable and the AP:

  • On technology: After leaving Washington he became a “BlackBerry person,” but he’s now an “iPad person.”
  • On his iPod: “I’ve got Decision Points on my iPod.”

  • On WikiLeaks: “Leaks are very damaging and people who leak ought to be prosecuted. When you have a conversation with a foreign leader and it ends up in the newspaper, they didn't like it. I didn't like it.”
  • On Obama: “I think the idea of putting more troops in [Afghanistan] was something that I can applaud.”
  • On Iraq: “It'll work. We just have to hang in there.”
  • On his level of popularity: “If you see me in an airport, I hope you wave with all five fingers, but if you don't you won't be the first. I'm a comfortable guy.”
Click here for more on Bush, who’s been all over the place promoting Decision Points. (More George W. Bush Facebook stories.)

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