George W: Why I Love 'the Facebook'

Highlights from Bush's conversation with Mark Zuckerberg

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 30, 2010 6:24 AM CST

(Newser) – George W. Bush likes “the Facebook.” Why? Because, as he told founder Mark Zuckerberg during a recent chat at the company headquarters, “you have a lot of people on here and I’m trying to sell books.” More highlights from their hour-long talk, via Mashable and the AP:

  • On technology: After leaving Washington he became a “BlackBerry person,” but he’s now an “iPad person.”
  • On his iPod: “I’ve got Decision Points on my iPod.”

  • On WikiLeaks: “Leaks are very damaging and people who leak ought to be prosecuted. When you have a conversation with a foreign leader and it ends up in the newspaper, they didn't like it. I didn't like it.”
  • On Obama: “I think the idea of putting more troops in [Afghanistan] was something that I can applaud.”
  • On Iraq: “It'll work. We just have to hang in there.”
  • On his level of popularity: “If you see me in an airport, I hope you wave with all five fingers, but if you don't you won't be the first. I'm a comfortable guy.”
Click here for more on Bush, who’s been all over the place promoting Decision Points.

George W. Bush talks the Facebook.
George W. Bush talks "the Facebook."   (Facebook via Mashable)
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