October 14th, 2009
11:59 AM ET
13 years ago

Will George W. Bush join Twitter?

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/10/14/art.bizstonebush.jpg caption= " George W. Bush meets with Twitter co-founder Biz Stone."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - After leaving the White House last year, George W. Bush has kept a low profile. He moved back to Texas and began writing his memoir. But on Tuesday, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone met with the former president. Bush said he just got a new BlackBerry. Stone, tweeting about his meeting, wondered if Bush will begin tweeting.

Someone has claimed the Twitter name @GeorgeWBush and added a photo, although there is currently no way to verify who is behind the account.

Filed under: George W. Bush • Social Media • Twitter
soundoff (79 Responses)
  1. Grahame

    If that happens I'm leaving

    October 14, 2009 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  2. SLM

    Is this actually news worthy? Just reminds me, even though Bush wasn't a great president............he is still way better than the joker in office now.

    October 14, 2009 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  3. Wayne

    The twit shall become a tweet!

    October 14, 2009 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  4. Franky, Land of Lincoln

    I don't know about you but that would be awesome! G.W tweeting it up, that would be pretty cool. But I doubt he will, I know G.W quite well and not literally, I know how his mind works and he's not into that kind of stuff. But it would be kind of fun and cool if he does and what the heck, bust out the dad too!

    I think him keeping a low profile will be fine and it shows he doesn't wanna get involve again on the scene, let alone in Twitter.

    October 14, 2009 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  5. Right wingnuts live in their parent's basement and get an allowance from Mom & Dad

    Maybe "W" can tweet how we defeated the Taliban and al-Qaeda in 2004 and had our undefined 'Mission Accomplished' in Iraq. Or, maybe he could tell us why the banks got $700 billion with no restrictions in his bank bail out.

    October 14, 2009 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  6. Glen Beck is Rush Limbaugh's Evil Spawn

    Well he should join Twitter . . . seeing as how he's such a TWIT and all!

    October 14, 2009 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  7. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Interesting, was he sober?

    October 14, 2009 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  8. Steve in Denver

    I'd love to see his tweets! If he writes anything like he talks, the spelling and gramatical errors would have us rolling on the floor laughing.

    Until we remembered that he was our president for eight years, and how he embarassed us every time he opened his mouth. I'm hopeful that "nucular," and all his other moronic talk, and his lack of effort and preparation, is all just a bad memory.

    I'm so glad we went with the smart guy this time!

    October 14, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  9. Casey

    Is "Twitter" a word that GW can correctly pronounce?

    October 14, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  10. Wes B.

    Bush is a twit.

    October 14, 2009 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  11. Ron

    Is this really news? C'mon CNN. Way to many other issues in the world to publish crap like this.

    October 14, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  12. Va 4 Obama

    Please don't!

    October 14, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  13. Dems-thinking.vs.Bush-thinking

    The Dems Health-care reform warning to the GOP: "Vote with us with
    no questions asked, or we don't deed you and we will go-it alone"

    The outcome of this kind of thinking turned out to be DISATROUS..!!

    October 14, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  14. Gentwelve

    Hmmm..... one has to wonder if it is appropriate for a twit to tweet?

    October 14, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  15. Tristan

    Well, if he's out of crayons...

    October 14, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  16. Steph

    I hope his first tweet is "I'm sorry for screwing up this country".

    October 14, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  17. Brian phoenix

    he probably tried to eat the blackberry thinking it was a fruit, and he already has twittered for the last 8 years so shouldn't be a problem for him.

    October 14, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  18. MJS

    Bush never even used e-mail while he was President, why would he start Twittering?

    October 14, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  19. Lilarose in Bandon, OR


    Keep on keepin' a low profile, OK, good buddy?

    October 14, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  20. bellablue

    Why not have him team up with Sara Palin!!! That would be a GREAT PAIR!!!!

    October 14, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  21. Jann in Denver

    Does this mean he's learned how to read and write since he left the White House?

    October 14, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  22. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    He needs to learn how to spell first!

    October 14, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  23. Rick from Murfreesboro, TN

    Why not, he is already a twit.

    October 14, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  24. Who put the twit in twitter? Sarah!

    Another twit on twitter !!

    October 14, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  25. wg

    Who cares

    October 14, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
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