The president has had two benign growths removed from his face, the latest of several sun-exposure moles he’s had to deal with. Perhaps if he spent less time clearing brush in Crawford, both Bush’s face and the nation would be in better working order.


Bush had pointed out one of the moles to his personal physician, Richard Tubb, on Monday. Tubb found the second one, and both were removed on Friday by a dermatologist.

“Both lesions are benign,” said White House spokesman Alex Conant.

Bush, who is expected to have a one-inch scab for a week to 10 days as a result of the removal, has suffered the effects of sun exposure in the past. He has had benign growths removed before, most recently in December 2004.

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