Washington (CNN) – He was succeeded in the White House by the most web savvy administration in U.S. history, but that has not stopped former President George W. Bush from joining Facebook.
The office of the 43rd President recently established an official presence on the popular social networking site, CNN has confirmed.
"Our office hears from citizens all the time: 'How's President Bush? What's he up to? Please tell him thank you for his service,'" Bush spokesman David Sherzer told CNN in an email. "President Bush is grateful for all of these kind messages. A Facebook fan page is the ideal forum on which to keep people up to date on what the former president is doing."
The former president has nearly 30,000 Facebook fans connected to his Facebook page which is located at www.facebook.com/georgewbush.
The George W. Presidential Center also recently joined microblogging site Twitter (@GWBPresCenter) where Bush's office currently has just 50 followers.
30,000 Young Republican volunteers furiously texting away on their Blackberries do not a genuine fan-base make.
What will be the background theme of His facebook page be, scooby-doo ?
Go George, I will add you!
There goes the e-neighborhood...
He will use direct quotes from his favorite t.v. station, TVLD
Check out his Facebook photo. Sooooo red he looks as if he's just polished off a few too many cervezas. Oops, politically incorrect to say that.
"30,000 Young Republican volunteers furiously texting away on their Blackberries do not a genuine fan-base make."
I'm no Republican, but that's the definition of a fan-base.
He needs to get his face booked into prison.
OMG...this is so exciting!!!!! I can't wait to get home and add him!!!!
Greatest President Ever!
They just let anyone in.
i guess he will have to pick which of the internets he will have to use.
In the US 'Anybody can become President.' And now anybody can join Facebook.
OMG, like he can soo friend Sarah Palin. They'll be like BFF, totally! LOL
Who is going to do the typing for him? Whose thoughts will he post?
Worst President in U.S. History and Dick Cheney the most sneaky.
Which face? He has several – none of which I ever want to see or hear from EVER again.
He's a liar !!! And it caused a war !!!
The reason I will not join facebook...well one of them anyway..
And this is news why?
Get back to me, when he and Darth Cheney are both in jail.
Yeah!..............OK! Whatever you say there, Sherzer!...........Book 'em Dano!!!!
What a disaster!!!! Why is this guy not in jail with his Republican buddies?
So, the cowboy president that couldn't even speak a complete, comrpehensive sentence wants to "talk" and be social via Facebook? Hilarious!!!
I get it ...
Now George W. is going to try to re-write History one Tweet at a time, I guess the two books didn't work ...
I can not imagine who on this big earth would care what George does today ????
I cant wait to add him!!! As the days tick off during this Admininstration....it is proving more and more that GWB is still the better President!
If Bush was still President the BP oil spill would have been ended already. We need a leader, anyone, with executive experience back in the White House. Obama is still learning on the job and we're suffering for it :(