George W. Bush wants to ‘regain anonymity’ and do nothing

Saturday, January 29, 2011

WASHINGTON - It seems former US President George W. Bush is not in a mood to do anything.

“I don’t want to go out and campaign for candidates. I don’t want to be viewed as a perpetual money-raiser,” the Politico quoted him as saying in an interview with C-SPAN.

In 2008, Bush endorsed Sen. John McCain to be his successor but largely stayed out of the race.

Bush also said he has no desire to become a political commentator.

“I don’t want to be on these talk shows giving my opinion, second-guessing the current president. I think it’s bad for the country, frankly, to have a former president criticize his successor. It’s tough enough to be president as it is without a former president undermining the current president,” he said.

Since leaving the White House in January 2009, Bush has given few interviews - many of which were to promote his memoir, ‘Decision Points,’ which was released last fall.ush said his decision to sit down with C-SPAN is an anomaly and that he doesn’t want to be on television.

“[I]n spite of the fact that I’m now on TV, I don’t want to be on TV,” he said.

Rather he wants to try to “regain anonymity”-at least for now.

Avoiding much media attention, “at least in this stage of the post-presidency is something that makes me very comfortable and its somewhat liberating, frankly,” he added. (ANI)

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