‘Bush happy with living normal-sized existence after eight tumultuous years in White House’

Saturday, November 13, 2010

WASHINGTON - Former United States President George W. Bush is pleased that he is once again living a more normal-sized existence, a CBS News correspondent who interviewed him this week has said.

“He (Bush) met us in the foyer of his new home in Dallas, coffee mug in hand. While his wife got her final touch-ups with her hair and make-up, Bush seemed eager just to shoot the breeze, everything from the Texas Rangers’ chances of holding on to pitcher Cliff Lee (questionable, in his opinion, if the Yankees decide they want him), to the state of his golf game,” Jim Axelrod wrote in an article.

Axelrod reckons that after spending eight of the most stressful years in recent American history in the White House, Bush does look content with his low-key existence.

“It was a regular guy performance extraordinaire, though he wasn’t putting on a thing. He seems to relish no longer getting his Presidential Daily Briefing each morning, hearing from his national security and intelligence teams what’s on his plate that day,” Axelrod wrote.

“He enjoys a chance to focus on fundraising for his museum, and where he and his wife might go to dinner that night,” he added.

He also believes that Bush is likely to remain a divisive figure in the national conversation, but the former President is content to let history judge him.

“He has his regrets, the slow response to Hurrican Katrina among them, but is untroubled by many of the choices he made that were unpopular at the time, and remain so today with many Americans,” Axelrod wrote.

Bush was the 43rd President of the United States, serving from 2001 to 2009. (ANI)

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