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The many times quotable, and always likable, President George W. Bush recently sat down with Peter Robinson to discuss life after his tenure of most powerful man in the world. As usual, he didn’t disappoint. I haven’t watched the whole interview, but I bet it’s pretty awesome itself.
“Look, eight years was awesome,” Bush said in a recent interview with the Hoover Institution uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday. “You know, I was famous and I was powerful, but I have no desire for fame and power anymore.”
“I have found that life after the presidency is awesome,” Bush said during the hourlong sit-down.
He sounds like he’s really enjoying life outside the spotlight, or at least as much outside the spotlight as a former president can get. He also refused to take a shot at the current POTUS, pretty admirable for a man who has taken more than his fair share during and post-presidency.
Bush refused to bad-mouth President Barack Obama, saying he did not want to “undermine” his successor. “I think it’s bad for the presidency itself,” he said.
I love this response. Leave the negative verbal epithets to us common folk. I like a President that upholds his esteemed honor, especially with nothing to gain by choosing the contrary. The high road is the only road for a man of his caliber. He wasn’t done with his awesome comments, though.
“My dad bequeathed me three great gifts,” Bush said. “An awesome name, an unconditional love and being raised in West Texas.”
Here’s the video if you want to watch it. It’s over an hour and I don’t know which point he drops the “awesome” bombs, but here it is:
W, you’re just an awesome guy.
- [H/T to @Brother_Pumpkin]