Early example of "Dubya's" work records his difficulty with the project.
Does President Bush ("Dubya") simply affect the image of a thuggish ignoramus, who has wasted over a million lives, nearly bankrupted our economy, made our relationships with other governments sour, while continually threatening our ecosystem,.......or is he the most significant American Artist of the 21st Century?
Another early example shows a feeble plea for help.
After the the Supreme Court paved the way for Bush to take control of the Presidency, he began to modify his idea by physically erasing printed copies of the Bill of Rights. On one occasion, in early 2001, at a cabinet luncheon, "Dubya" handed out photo copies of the famous front piece, along with cases of hard erasers. Briefly explaining his idea, "Dubya" said, "Well folks, go to town! I want to smell burning rubber!" One cabinet member was heard to say, "Wow, first this rag, next the Constitution!" "Hey Rummy, I already had that idea!" "Dubya" snapped back while pretending to scrub away at a floating, imaginary document. "If you slowpokes hurry up, we can be finished before the 2004 elections. Hey, somebody give Dick a fresh one!"
After September 11, 2001, Bush had expanded the concept beyond the original symbolic act of erasing physical copies of the Bill of Rights, to erasing specific content by putting together emergency acts that he could push through a Republican congress. His "erasure project" took on a life of it's own, nearly laying waste to many ideas of The Enlightenment.
Bush has become an important artist of the 21st Century according to some of his supporters. "With a following that rivals any artist of the last century!" "Not so!" says Ponden DeRupp, AKA "The Cowboy", Social Critic, Historian and Horseman extraordinaire. "Robert Rauschenberg was one of the giants of art in the 20th and 21st Centuries. His ideas are original and exude a freshness and strength that is being felt throughout civilized societies around the world. His well-known pacifism was shaped by his experiences in the Navy during WWII. Bush is not only a loutish hawk, but also a pale, pathetic imitator, mired in the world of political influence and power. He has succeeded in attracting other powerful, ruthless individuals who have helped him through failure after failure, in business, and in government. Bush is nothing short of a low-life thug, who has reduced the level of political discourse in this country and around the world. His "Erasure Project" is not only a blatant rip-off of one of the giants of our time, but it is the last pathetic, gasping, rancid metaphor seeping out of the bowels of the Bush Administration. Luckily, Bush cannot erase ideas whose timeless magnificence obliterates his pathetically diminutive efforts. Perhaps History will erase his actions-at least partially; a fitting visual metaphor similar to, and certainly more interesting than his early, feeble attempts."
Many critics of the work of George W. Bush and his efforts in art production and the art of governing still cling to the hope that popular critics and thinkers like DeRupp will soon tell the public how they really feel about George W. Bush. Way-Cool Art Dude? PhD (equiv.)? Probably not,........no, no, not ever.