Two months before a book tour and his return to the national TV cameras, George W. Bush spun stories and joked Tuesday for a welcoming Fort Worth audience.
No need to make snarky remarks about the former president and Texas Rangers owner, now a north Dallas resident.
He's fully willing to tell jokes on himself.
"I wrote a book!" he said proudly at the start of an hourlong talk to help raise scholarship money for Tarrant County College.
"I know this comes as a great surprise to those who live on our coasts," he said, rolling his eyes to laughs.
"Most of them didn't think I could read a book."
The crowd laughed even louder. The wisecracking, self-mocking man we knew as governor has come home, close to the first-place Rangers he loves and far from Washington.
Want to joke about his Yale grades? Or about that time in Iraq when a reporter threw a shoe at him? Or about the time he passed out eating a pretzel?
Bush already did.
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