It looks like he will be living in Dallas.Â Texas is a big state,Â and he already has a ranch, can’t heÂ just move down there?
Here are a couple ofÂ things I found interesting in this article:Â
- But in an interview with a book author in the Oval Office one day last December, he daydreamed about the next phase of his life, when his time will be his own.First, Mr. Bush said, â€œIâ€™ll give some speeches, just to replenish the olâ€™ coffers.â€ With assets that have been estimated as high as nearly $21 million, Mr. Bush added, â€œI donâ€™t know what my dad gets â€” itâ€™s more than 50-75â€ thousand dollars a speech, and â€œClintonâ€™s making a lot of money.â€
Then he said, â€œWeâ€™ll have a nice place in Dallas,â€ where he will be running what he called â€œa fantastic Freedom Instituteâ€ promoting democracy around the world. But he added, â€œI can just envision getting in the car, getting bored, going down to the ranch.â€Â
- In response to Mr. Draperâ€™s observance that Mr. Bush had nobodyâ€™s â€œshoulder to cry on,â€ the president said: â€œOf course I do, Iâ€™ve got Godâ€™s shoulder to cry on, and I cry a lot.â€ In what Mr. Draper interpreted as a reference to war casualties, Mr. Bush added, â€œIâ€™ll bet Iâ€™ve shed more tears than you can count as president.â€
” I can just envision getting in the car, getting bored, going down to the ranch” … doesn’t sound much different than how he operates now. He’s on a pace right now to have taken more vacation days than any president in history.
I’ve read a few Administration neocons, as well as the President, are now stating they never intended on disbanding the Iraqi army. In a new book just out Bush says he isn’t sure why that was done. Looks like they preparing to dump a lot of the blame for this mess on Bremer.