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George W. Bush to Social Media: Bring 'em on.

First came the Google. Now the Facebook and the Twitter.

George W. Bush signed up for Facebook, and somebody claiming to be Bush (and using the same photo of him that appears on his Facebook page) has opened a Twitter account. His second Tweet was in the third person: "Since leaving office, President Bush has remained active. He has visited 20 states and 8 countries."

But the 43rd president's numbers are not quite so impressive in his new sphere. So far, Bush has 60,353 "likes." Sarah Palin's count: 1,599,981.

As he works out the Twitter and the Facebook, Bush probably shouldn't ask advice of the Speaker. Nancy Pelosi started Tweeting over the weekend, kicking things off with a "Twitpic." It came out sideways.

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Feds approve new oil well off coastal Louisiana

Maybe it's a relief well?

Tone-deaf officials at the Minerals Management Service, who evidently have been subjecting themselves to a news blackout for the last 44 days, just awarded a new drilling permit for a well in the Gulf of Mexico. This one is in "shallow" water of just 115 feet. Seems the MMS is operating under a faith-based initiative.

One man who certainly has faith in oil drilling is Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla). He has declared that the oil spill was an "act of God," much like hurricane or an earthquake. No doubt beleaguered BP CEO Tony Hayward will be pleased to know he has been elevated to godliness.

Whatever the cause, the oil spill seems to be having an ominous new effect on residents of the Gulf Coast: Apparently the toxicity is making them crazy. How else to explain the words of Mississippi state Sen. Alan Nunnelee, a GOP gubernatorial candidate? He says the Democratic polices of the last 16 months have been "more dangerous" than Pearl Harbor and the 9/11 attacks.

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President Obama doesn't get much credit for his economic stimulus package, but there can be no doubt that he has boosted employment in the legal profession economy.

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, about to go on trial for trying to sell Obama's Senate seat, has been a great help to the Chicago legal community. The latest person to need a lawyer is White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, who joined collegue Valerie Jarrett on Blago's subpoena list.

Also benefiting from the Obama legal stimulus is Arizona, where Gov. Jan Brewer has welcomed the administration's rumblings about mounting a legal challenge to the state's new immigration law. "We'll meet you in court," she responded.

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That famous beach bum Joe Biden is having a "Biden Beach Boardwalk" party on Saturday at his residence in the landlocked Naval Observatory. The invite doesn't say whether the vice president will be in his Speedo.

It will be an outdoors event, so attendees may need to worry about the weather. They shouldn't tell Carly Fiorina about their weather worries, however. A Republican challenger to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Fiorina put out an ad proclaiming "Terrorism kills -- and Barbara Boxer's worried about the weather." The "weather" Boxer is worried about is global warming.

-- Matt DeLong and Felicia Sonmez

By Dana Milbank  | June 3, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
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Bush is so dumb!
How dumb is he?
He's so dumb that he's bragging that he did waterboard and he'd do it again!

Several treaties, signed by the American Government and in force for decades, define waterboarding as torture and a War Crime. Japanese Officers were executed by the American Military after they were convicted of waterboarding. A "finding" by an in-house lawyer saying waterboarding is OK, doesn't change anything.

Bush admits to being a War Criminal and needs to be tried for War Crimes.

Posted by: thebobbob | June 3, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

bush/cheney should be discovering the joys of prison life.
bush/cheney worst administration in US history.

Posted by: jama452 | June 3, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

A new reason for Facebook to place a "Loathe" button immediately next to the "Like" button

Posted by: racerdoc | June 3, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

And the face on georgie's book is that of a billy goat.

Posted by: neo-nemesis | June 3, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

The face on the book geo w likes best is a billy goat.

Posted by: neo-nemesis | June 3, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Fromhttp://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/818589--palin-blames-environmentalists-for-oil-spill :
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The Gulf oil spill is your fault, Sarah Palin tells “extreme environmentalists” on her Facebook site.

“Here’s the deal,” the former U.S. Republican vice-presidential candidate says. “With your nonsensical effort to lock up safer drilling areas . . . You’re not preventing environmental hazards; you’re outsourcing them and making drilling more dangerous.”
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Next will she blame the birds and fish?

Posted by: dricks | June 3, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Bush is a complete sociopath and should be committed to an asylum, preferably in Iraq or Afghanistan. With Bush's recorded admission of torture, Holder should now have all he needs to move forawrd with prosecution. And in case Bush is wondering, the president is always under oath and any willfully misleadng lie is a violation of his oath of office. Let him think about it in jail. The world is NOT a better place for his actions and two wars with millions of dead, along with the Gulf Holocaust, should be proof enough for anyone. Anyone, of course, but him and Cheney...

Posted by: Byrd3 | June 3, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

I'd be curious to know what Bush has to say about the gazillion barrels of oil that's about to wash up on the shores of Texas, Florida and Alabama, and, the oil that's already destroyed Lousyanna. I notice Bobby Jindahl has cancelled the release of his autobiography (his publisher probably breathed a sigh of relief).

Posted by: icurhuman2 | June 3, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Wow! We have evolution in a right-winger. 43 zipped right past crayons and straight to a key pad. Amazing what science can do these days.

Posted by: BigTrees | June 3, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Fiorina's comment on terrorism vs weather is an example of crooked argument as explained in the mid-1950 book "Straight and Crooked Thinking." - If you do not have a convincing point, take your opponent's argument to its extreme and condemn that position. Most often it would look as though you had successfully condemned your opponent's fair view, though you had stated nothing about it! Bravo, Fiorina! No wonder you were not successful in your career and you were finally kicked out!

Posted by: nirmalasuman | June 3, 2010 11:42 PM | Report abuse

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