FORMER US PRESIDENT George W Bush said he is “pretty content” with his life after the presidency and is conscious of keeping out of the public eye so as not to undermine the current president.
In an interview with The Hoover Institution Bush said it can be “bad for a presidency” to have former presidents offering opinions on issues and said he was now enjoying living a more private life.
“There’s really no sacrifice in serving the country, particularly if you love the country like I do,” he said. “But if there is one, it’s loss of anonymity. And as best I can I’m trying to regain it.”
The ex president said his father, who he quotes as saying “once you leave the stage, you stay off the stage”, served as a role model in the after life of his presidency .
“Eight years was awesome, and I was famous and I was powerful. But I have no desire for fame and power any more,” he said.
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