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While George W. Bush may sidestep questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee about CIA activities during his administration, the 43rd president is more forthcoming with his insights on portrait painting. "Never paint your wife or your mother," Bush told CNN's "State of the Union" recently. This savvy advice along with other cheeky Bush comments about his new-found occupation, painting, have generated lots of media attention. (See "George W. Bush is Still a Bad Painter.")