An interesting tidbit about the George W. Bush presidency has recently emerged: though the former president publicly endorsed fellow republican John McCain, Bush privately remarked that he wouldn’t vote for McCain even though he endorsed him, and that he would have endorsed Obama had his campaign staff asked him! Err, given the whole “change” campaign theme, maybe that was one high profile endorsement that President Obama wasn’t looking for.
Listed below are ten things that surprised George W. Bush.
1. Bush was surprised that at most meetings at the White House he was the only person eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
2. After seeing a helicopter land on the White House’s lawn, the former president had no idea that, “those twirly flying machines really do work.”
3. Bush didn’t vote for himself in 2000.
4. On his first trip to Europe after being elected president, Bush looked at the globe and was surprised to see that there were, “people walking on the side of the planet.”
5. That they can make powdered cheese.
6. Bush was surprised when he learned that Al Gore didn’t invent the internet.
7. That people once walked on the moon.
8. That he was able to stay sober during his eight years in the White House.
9. During the 2008 presidential campaign Bush was surprised to see Joe Biden running for vice president as he thought that he had already been president in the 1970s.
10. That Curious George always manages to escape danger.
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