George W. Bush on His Presidency: ‘Eight Years Was Awesome, and I Was Famous and I Was Powerful’

by 7 years ago

It's a quote that is certain to validate your opinion of Bush as either a dunce or a president masquerading as a frat star. But regardless of your feelings, he definitely does give a strong “who gives a sh*t” vibe in it. From the Huffington Post:

“Eight years was awesome, and I was famous and I was powerful. But I have no desire for fame and power anymore,” he said.

“I thought long and hard about that and decided that not being on the stage was something I was comfortable with,” he said. “Peter, there's really no sacrifice in serving the country, particularly if you love the country like I do. But if there is one, it's loss of anonymity. And as best as I can, I'm trying to regain it.”

Bush said that he also believed it was “bad” for the presidency to “have former presidents bloviating, opining and telling people how it ought to be done.”

Meanwhile, in presidents acting like Bros, from Buzzfeed comes this picture of President Barack Obama at the Team U.S.A.-Brazil game last night:

Fighting urge… fighting urge…


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