June 2nd, 2010
05:22 PM ET
12 years ago

George W. Bush joins Facebook

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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.

Filed under: Facebook • George W. Bush • Popular Posts • Social Media • Social Networking • Twitter
soundoff (43 Responses)
  1. Michael

    30,000 Young Republican volunteers furiously texting away on their Blackberries do not a genuine fan-base make.

    June 2, 2010 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  2. one voice

    What will be the background theme of His facebook page be, scooby-doo ?

    June 2, 2010 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  3. Nick

    Go George, I will add you!

    June 2, 2010 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  4. Otis

    There goes the e-neighborhood...

    June 2, 2010 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  5. one voice

    He will use direct quotes from his favorite t.v. station, TVLD

    June 2, 2010 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  6. Renee

    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.

    June 2, 2010 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  7. Paul


    "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.

    June 2, 2010 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  8. Ben in Texas

    He needs to get his face booked into prison.

    June 2, 2010 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  9. debra

    OMG...this is so exciting!!!!! I can't wait to get home and add him!!!!

    June 2, 2010 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  10. Micky

    Greatest President Ever!

    June 2, 2010 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  11. sony

    They just let anyone in.

    June 2, 2010 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  12. Henry Miller, lib and PHD (in dance) is an idiot

    i guess he will have to pick which of the internets he will have to use.

    June 2, 2010 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  13. Peter

    In the US 'Anybody can become President.' And now anybody can join Facebook.

    June 2, 2010 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  14. Bushwacked

    OMG, like he can soo friend Sarah Palin. They'll be like BFF, totally! LOL

    June 2, 2010 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  15. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Who is going to do the typing for him? Whose thoughts will he post?



    June 2, 2010 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  16. Victim of GOP Taliban

    Worst President in U.S. History and Dick Cheney the most sneaky.

    June 2, 2010 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  17. GI Joe

    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 !!!

    June 2, 2010 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  18. Amunaka

    The reason I will not join facebook...well one of them anyway..

    June 2, 2010 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  19. Stewart - Las Vegas

    And this is news why?

    Get back to me, when he and Darth Cheney are both in jail.

    June 2, 2010 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  20. They call me "tater salad"

    Yeah!..............OK! Whatever you say there, Sherzer!...........Book 'em Dano!!!!

    June 2, 2010 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  21. Hongli

    What a disaster!!!! Why is this guy not in jail with his Republican buddies?

    June 2, 2010 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  22. Repulsican Nerds

    So, the cowboy president that couldn't even speak a complete, comrpehensive sentence wants to "talk" and be social via Facebook? Hilarious!!!

    June 2, 2010 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  23. Larry

    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 ????

    June 2, 2010 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  24. Wendy

    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!

    June 2, 2010 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  25. TangledThorns

    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 🙁

    June 2, 2010 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
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