Bush skeptical of Romney, learning to paint

From a New York magazine profile of the Bush family comes this bit on George W: 

While the rest of the world judges his years in office, he’s taken up painting, making portraits of dogs and arid Texas landscapes. “I find it stunning that he has the patience to sit and take instruction and paint,” says a former aide.

 He gets a regular drip feed of political news from Karl Rove and others—he’s been critical of Romney’s campaign and skeptical of his chances. 

Bush is also ambivalent about the idea that his brother Jeb will run for president, reporter Joe Hagan writes.

“I’m not sure he likes it, the idea of Jeb running,” says an associate of the president who has talked to him about it.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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