'Turd Blossom,' 'Pootie Poot' — here are the nicknames George W. Bush gave to world leaders, politicians, and journalists

During his time in the White House, President George W. Bush was known for his love of giving other people nicknames — "Pootie Poot" (Russian President Vladimir Putin), "Bushie," (First Lady Laura Bush) and "The Cobra" (New York Times journalist Maureen Dowd) are just some of the monikers that the one-time Republican president bestowed on people in his work circles.

Here are the hilarious (and often unbelievably awkward) nicknames Bush gave to the various politicians, journalists, and world leaders of the early 2000s.

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