WASHINGTON (CNN) - A spokesman for George W. Bush told CNN Wednesday that the former president currently "has no plans of tweeting."
On Tuesday, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone met with Bush at the World Knowledge Forum in South Korea. Bush told Stone he got a BlackBerry (while in the White House, Bush did not have e-mail). Stone, tweeting about the meeting, wondered if Bush would join the social networking site. The question quickly spread on numerous technology blogs, and on Twitter for the past two days.
Could Bush join last year's Republican presidential nominee, John McCain, on Twitter? At least for now, the answer is no. Bush spokesman Dave Sherzer told CNN Wednesday that the former president had enjoyed meeting Stone, but tweeting wasn't currently on his agenda.
UPDATE: The Twitter name @GeorgeWBush is being held by the George W. Bush Foundation, a foundation spokesman confirmed to CNN Thursday, but there are currently no plans to start using the account.
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Geez, another Bush twitter story..............must be a really slow news day, either that or CNN is looking for some Bush bashing to take the heat off our do nothing campaigner in chief that some of you call our president. Considering what is running our country the way he voted in the senate...."present"..............I really miss Bush!
Prez Bush is a class act, this man a NO SPIN! U know what he stands for.
Finally Dubya and I have something in common!
Bush was not twitter compatible.
You mean the Twitter Inter-Web Netz? Please keep us updated CNN. If George Bush sets up a Twitter account, we have got to know.
I notice he's not wearing his American flag pin on his lapel.
Cause he can barely speak, and it's for sure he can't spell ?
does Twitter come with a tutorial? The decider, can't decide.
Oh, that's unfortunate!! I was sure Sara Palin and George Bush would be the BEST pair ever to TWEET, TWEET, TWEET!!!
A former President is always correctly reffered to as President. So this article should refer to President Bush.
He probably has a hard time spelling and I doubt if he knows how to use the Internet.
A twit can't twitter, it would be redundant.
Did a CNN spokesperson serious ask Bush Jr. about this instead of oh, I don't know: War crimes?
lol I'd tweet for George.....that'd be fun.......
maybe that's why he won't do it...says what comes to mind first...
Not until he can learn to put two sentences together.
Who will spell for the man? Who would do the writing? Remember how he "quit" the National Guard? So now he could be a quitter with a twitter....just like "Falin" Palin!
Yes Mr. President we sure do miss you. We need Help!
You'd think he'd jump at the chance to Twitter. He can butcher the English language all he wants and no one would notice.
I know at least two potential followers: Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck.