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. diana

    If he can gives a critical response on his favorite book called "My Pet Goat" and how it was more important to finished reading it than hauling his ass of immediately to do his duty as POTUS, when the first Airplane hit the twin towers after he was informed of the tragic event during 9-11. maybe I can give him response befitting a kindergarten mentality that he had.

    October 14, 2009 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  2. diana

    on the other hand , did he know how to use a computer?

    October 14, 2009 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  3. David

    who cares?

    October 14, 2009 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  4. Peace

    No one should be left behind in twittering. Just join on Mr. former President! Nothing wrong with that!

    October 14, 2009 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |

    Hey it's a free country....at least free since Bush LEFT OFFICE!
    I am sure he and Cheney have plenty to tweet about to cover up all the illegal actions they did while in office.
    And must get lonely on the ranch driving around clearing out thicket.

    I love Rush Limbaugh's comments this week that Bush was the 'kindest man he ever met'......it says a lot about the inteligence of both these folks. Any word associations for Limbaugh?

    October 14, 2009 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  6. cubachi

    I miss George W. Bush! I love the man. I hope to follow him on Twitter!

    October 14, 2009 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  7. diana

    maybe tweeter just needed a mascot

    October 14, 2009 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  8. Ron In California

    Laugh and make Jokes...but he was smart enough to Beat the DEMS twice.....Yes Twice.

    October 14, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  9. chuck

    Why is America still talking about this CRIMINAL George W Bush????

    October 14, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  10. Dwayne

    For what......................................................................................

    October 14, 2009 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  11. Stephee

    I could care less what he does.
    I don't twitter much.

    October 14, 2009 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  12. We Won Get Over It

    Oh boy...a twit on twitter.

    October 14, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  13. Eleanor

    A twit on Twitter! It's a perfect match!!

    Frankly, who'd want to hear from him? Not me.

    October 14, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  14. Peter

    He's too stupid to use twitter...

    October 14, 2009 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  15. mouli

    Bush is a Terrific Witter.

    October 14, 2009 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  16. Enough

    Never knew how much I would miss Bush, until the disaster in chief Obama took over. Careful what you wish for.

    October 14, 2009 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  17. Marshall

    Well, I guess Tweedledee will be getting Tweeted by Tweedledum

    Isn't that Tweet?

    October 14, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  18. 2012

    Oh this is toooooo easy. A Twit joining twitter. For Real?.... 🙂

    October 14, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  19. pat

    People don't realize that George W. Bush had a Democrat Congress to work with. What could he do that they didn't put down, Think he is a good man an would do anthing for you.

    October 14, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  20. eli

    As long as he does not twit "NUKULAR" .

    October 14, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  21. Jackie in Dallas

    Would anyone care? did he tell the truth while in office? If not, then why would he bother to tell the truth on Twitter? Besides, do I really care (other than being able to avoid the jams his calvacades cause in Dallas traffic) when he is going someplace?

    October 14, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  22. jack

    Twitter-Mission Accomplished!

    October 14, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  23. Teena in Denver

    who cares if he tweets on twitter he is after all a twitt!

    October 14, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  24. Connie, Indiana

    Does he really think that a majority of Americans really care about what this man has to say..After all we had 8 yrs of listening to his lies. will he finally tell us who actually ran the white house, why he dragged us into 2 wars, why he and his buddies ruined the economy, why he ignored 9/11 and Katrina, why his rich friends got richer and we as most middle class people got poorer. If can not do this, then I think this is a waste of his and our time..

    October 14, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  25. Party Purity will never bring Political Power!

    But he will keep his carrier pigeons as a back up.

    October 14, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
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