George W. Bush has been having so much fun in Africa that he took up the Africans’ offer that he remain forever, as their President King. Here’s the former U.S. chief executive at his new “executive mansion in Monrovia, Liberia.” Join us for an AP Photo Tour of Bush’s crazy African vacation.
Now this looks like a fun group. They are performers in Ghana, while the fellow in the white Guayabera holiday shirt is really enjoying having fun with the locals.
Here’s George and Laura arriving in Rwanda. Note how the actual elite politicians are kind of looking with disdain at the local entertainment, and Laura looks kind of exhausted and is doing the polite First Lady smile at the natives, but then there’s George W. — he looks positively entranced and delighted, ready to cast off his jacket and boogie with these guys. Because he’ll do it! He’s done it before, he’ll do it again.
The great thing about these lame-duck “victory lap” eighth-year presidential vacations is that it just doesn’t matter what you do — so if you’re George W. Bush, you just follow your heart! And that means smushin’ up beans with a stick.
You’ll kind of miss him, won’t you? Well, sure, not really. But at least he can dance away the pain now.