George W. Bush Wants Nothing to Do With Politics


I don’t want to go out and campaign for candidates. I don’t want to be viewed as a perpetual money-raiser. I don’t want to be on talk shows giving my opinion or second-guessing the current president. I think it’s bad for the country, frankly, to have a former president criticize his successor. Look, it’s tough enough to be president as it is, without a former president undermining [you]. Plus, I don’t want to do that! I don’t want to be on TV. One of the sacrifices of being president is you lose your anonymity. I like trying to regain anonymity. Being out of the press is something that makes me very comfortable. It’s liberating, frankly.” —Former President George W. Bush in an interview with CSPAN today, declaring himself basically done with politics for the foreseeable future. Sounds like he’s finally been scared off! And now he gets to enjoy his retirement sipping lemonade on the front porch of a house somewhere in Texas, as far away from you as possible. [Politics Daily]