President George W. Bush on Leno tonight. Get ready to duck the spittle flecked rage that will show up on Twitter.
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) November 20, 2013
As Obama’s poll numbers continue to plummet, America had a chance to remember what it was like to have George W. Bush as president when he visited “The Tonight Show” to chat with Jay Leno.
CLASSY!! GW Bush to Leno: "I don't think it's good for the country to have a former president criticize his successor." via @politicoroger
— Color Me Red ن (@ColorMeRed) November 20, 2013
Bush's story about how Putin dissed Barney was classic.
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) November 20, 2013
Laura Bush on Leno! I <3 Laura.
— Rachel (@esqcapades) November 20, 2013
Dubya presented Jay with a portrait of him that he himself painted!
— marcus baram (@mbaram) November 20, 2013
YES. RT @redsteeze: I want to see Bush paint Kanye.
— Peter C. (@Slublog) November 20, 2013
Obamacare was a favorite punchline:
Oh wow… Obamacare was just the punchline in a joke during an interview on NBC with George W. Bush …who saw that coming?
— Sara Johnson (@sarafeed) November 20, 2013
Leno: What about your husband's heart scare?
Laura Bush: I was very scared.
GW Bush: I wasn't scared.
Leno: Do you have Obamacare?— Roger Simon (@politicoroger) November 20, 2013
Many Twitter users miss Bush, and tweeted a lot of admiration and affection for him:
— Adam Tripp (@PastorTripp) November 20, 2013
Say what you want about his politics, George W. Bush is pure class. A genuinely great man.
— Alex Cox (@alexvcox) November 20, 2013
Watched George & Laura Bush on Leno. Barrack & Michelle, that's what class looks like!!
— Kansan (@KSTXN) November 20, 2013
George Bush: chill as fuck
— Evan (@evan_flow) November 20, 2013
Watching George Bush on #JayLeno and he just seems like a cool dude. Wouldn't mind having a beer with him! You know, if that was an option.
— Jake Fletcher (@JFletch713) November 20, 2013
Watching George W Bush on the Tonight Show. He is relaxed and funny. #ClassAct
— Ralph Reed (@ralphreed) November 20, 2013
George Bush is such a cool guy
— COREY. (@Core_the_Mentor) November 20, 2013
Seriously, even if you didn't agree with Bush on everything, his management style and emotional security are sorely missed
— Michele Frost (@michelelfrost) November 20, 2013
George Bush wasn't a perfect president, but I never once had to wonder whether he had the best interests of America at heart.
— Aaron (@a_ryan88) November 20, 2013
Others were not quite as complimentary:
Why the fuck is George Bush on late night talk shows and not painting dogs and smoking down harold and kumar way the fuck in texas?
— Anthony. (@amfurney) November 20, 2013
Don't do George bush bitch ass he don't deserve to laugh. He laughed at fuckin over the country more than enuff. #RealorMagic
— Backindataction (@UptSLAM) November 20, 2013
— Jon Frank (@jfrankesq) November 20, 2013
I detested Bush when he was in office. I detest his administration for the havoc they wreaked and the precedent they set. #SorryNotSorry
— Skyler Mann (@sevenlayercake) November 20, 2013
And the always the charming death wish:
Dammit, I was hoping George W. Bush would've gotten assassinated during that segment! Oh well. #TheTonightShow
— ParadiXe (@ParadiXe) November 20, 2013
New tone, same as the old.