Not very wide, so it's not Taft's old tub. And anyway, President W's paintings may not be literal; the setting may not be the White House. And the portrait of Barney is, well, yick. But I like those bathroom paintings. They're not Gerhard Richter; but they're not Eisenhower's trite paintings either.
George W. Bush, since leaving office, has only seemed smaller and quieter, with occasional jokes and peeps, seeking an amused tolerance that he has never really earned. This is particularly striking because the Republican Party itself is so rudderless—it is at sea, and he is in his bathtub. And there is no great historical actor there, just George W. Bush. ...Amy Davidson, New Yorker