RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — Flying largely under the radar for the last 8 years George W. Bush has found himself alone and quite often lonely. He has taught himself how to finger paint from watching YouTube videos but other than that he has not had a lot going on.
I needed to find some buddies to hang out with and that’s when I realized the Saudis would be good to reconnect with because they go way back with my family.
Over the last 60 years the Bush family has been a part in as much as $1.4 billion in contracts and investments with the Royal Saudi family. In return the Saudis helped bail out Harken Energy when George W. Bush was on the board of directors.
It’s nice to just hold hands or have someone hold you when you have a lot of criticism as a former President. That love and affection is sometimes just hard to find Stateside.