Bush Unveils His 24 Portraits of World Leaders

And it is as amazing as one might predict
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2014 8:21 AM CDT

This interview has pretty much everything one could ever hope for out of a Today segment: awkward banter between a former president and his interviewer-slash-daughter, cringe-inducing art puns, Jenna Bush Hager pronouncing "Putin" like "Poodin," a rather amusing anecdote about "Poodin" dissing the Bush family dog, Jenna referring to her Bush grandparents as "Gampy" and "Ganny," and ... the newly-unveiled portraits of 24 world leaders as painted by George W. Bush. Yes, really.

Another line from the must-watch interview, from Dubya: "If you would've said to me that, one, you'd be working for NBC [pause for father-daughter laughs] and, two, that I'd be having a gallery full of paintings, I would've said neither" is going to happen. The paintings can be seen in person at Bush's presidential library. (Or, check out Bush's portrait of Jay Leno here, or one of his self-portraits here.)

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