In Honor of George W. Bush’s 71st Birthday, Here Are the 71 Most George-Bushiest Moments in History

Our forty-third President George W. Bush turned 71 on Thursday. In his glorious 71 years of meme-worthy life, Bush has certainly created an unforgettable style and endeared himself to America and, frankly, the world, for better or worse.

The former president, who took his lumps in office, has seen a resurgence in popularity since his term ended nearly a decade ago. Websites that posted content longing for his impeachment once now publish writers who “Thank God” for his existence.

In the tradition of past Bush presidencies, W. has conducted himself as a gentleman after leaving office, being kind to his predecessors and philanthropic to the people he wished to lead. W., in his own way, is masterfully creating another legacy after his presidency: winning over critics through kindness, mediocre paintings, and ponchos.

So we give you, the 71 most W. moments in history. Enjoy.

1. George W. Bush, the common man of struggle. 

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2. W. FASHION ICON.

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3. W. FASHION ICON!

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4. W. BUSH IS A FASHION GOD.

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5. George W. Bush, dodgeball champion.

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6. W.’s expressions.

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7. His ability with doors.

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8. W.’s sense of humor. 

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9. His hunger for more.

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10. George W. Bush, dancing.

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11. George W. Bush, dancing.

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12. George W. Bush, dancing.

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13. George W. Bush, dancing.

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14. George W. Bush, dancing.

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15. George W. Bush, dancing.

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16. George W. Bush, dancing.

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17. George W. Bush, dancing.

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18. George W. Bush, dancing.

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19. George W. Bush, dancing. 

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20. George W. Bush, dancing.

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21. W.’s love of Laura.

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22. The fact that Laura calls him “Bushy” as a nickname.

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23. When he dropped his dog Barney in front of horrified schoolgirls. 

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24. “But he is OK, guys.”

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25. “Now watch this…”

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26. “… oh, crap.”

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27. The W. dainty-wave.

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28. He is seriously the master of the dainty-wave.

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29. W.’s love of music.

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30. W. finding his footing. 

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31. W’s emotion.

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32. His love for the troops. 

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33. Love for the troops. 

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34. Love for the troops. 

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35. Love for the troops. 

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36. Love for the troops. 

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37. Love for the troops. 

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38. Love for the troops. 

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39. Love for the troops. 

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40. Love for the troops and their families. 

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41. His treatment of soldiers like human beings.

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42. W.’s need to kiss everyone. 

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43. W.’s need to kiss everyone. 

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44. W.’s need to kiss everyone. 

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45. W.’s need to kiss everyone. 

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46. W.’s need to kiss everyone. 

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47. W.’s need to kiss everyone. 

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48. W.’s need to kiss everyone. 

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49. W.’s need to kiss everyone. 

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50. W.’s need to also hug everyone. 

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51. Like, really hug.

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52. Like, really hug.

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53. Like, really hug.

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54. Like, really hug.

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55. Like, really hug.

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56. W.’s raw humanity.

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57. Like when he visited the Little Sisters of the Poor on Christmas.

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58. And when he showed a bit too much raw humanity.

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59. When Bush was at his very best. 

60. And just being a regular dude. 

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61. When he gained the trust of even the most mistrustful people.

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62. How he tries to use his fame for good. 

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63. Even if it’s the best he’s got.

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64. W. will still try.

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65. Winning over some of his biggest critics. 

66. Being a happy daddy and granddaddy.

67. And an all-around, great family guy.

68. W. reaching across the aisle.

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69. W. knowing he is a legend. 

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70. W. He does not care anymore. 

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71. But he cares about you.

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