George W. Bush Likes This Joke About How People Think He’s Illiterate

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Former U.S. President George W. Bush watches the play during day two of the Afternoon Four-Ball Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 29, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Don't misunderestimate Bush. Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

“People are surprised. Of course, some people are surprised I can even read.” — George W. Bush on his painting hobby, in a new interview with the Dallas Morning News

"This is going to come as quite a shock to people up here that I can write a book, much less read one." — George W. Bush on writing a book, at a reunion of former staffers in February of 2010. 

"Most of you probably never expected this, but then again, most of you don't even think I can read." — George W. Bush, after pulling off an elaborate heist of a Las Vegas casino in the year 2021.