George W. Bush tweeting rumor quashed

The office of George W. Bush on Thursday stamped out recent rumors that the former president may begin to personally use Twitter.

Yesterday, a tweet from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone suggested that George W. Bush may take to Twitter now that he has his own BlackBerry mobile device. The rumor spread around numerous websites, including the Twitter Room.

Bush spokesman David Sherzer told The Hill on Thursday morning that the former president does not have plans to start using Twitter, though he does admire the microblogging site.

When asked if he could rule out Bush ever tweeting, Sherzer replied, "Yes, I would."

Sherzer said that the @GeorgeWBush is owned by the George W. Bush Foundation, which is responsible for establishing his library on the campus of Southern Methodist University. But he said the account would be used for the purpose of sharing information about the library, not personally by Bush.