Former President George W. Bush has been rather quiet since he left office over eight months ago. A speech in Canada and a few trips to sporting events have been the extent of his public activity.
Last week for example, he showed up at the Dallas Cowboys new stadium and was seen on television chatting with NFL icon John Madden. He appeared rejuvenated and enjoying life after an embattled and hard fought presidency.
He has kept with tradition and refrained from criticizing his successor. This is unsurprising, and in keeping with both his respect for tradition and family pedigree. Dick Cheney has been entrusted to fight for Bush Administration policies along with protecting and promoting it’s legacy.
Something doesn’t seem quite right though. His post presidency is a bit too quiet. I have personal memories of newly liberated former presidents( not to mention living through 5 partial, or complete post presidencies) and I’ve never seen anything like it. This isn’t my first rodeo.
In fairness, there has been a move to a new crib in Dallas, talk of a forthcoming autobiography, and apparently, a presidential library in the works. However, I still think Bush’s level of inactivity and lack of public appearances seem unusual.
A couple days ago my feelings were confirmed. It turns out George W. Bush didn’t move to Dallas at all. In fact, he’s in Denver, and you will never believe what he is doing here. I’ll let the picture speak for itself.
A bus mechanic! I’m shocked. Apparently his tumultuous presidency drove him to seek a fresh start. A more secluded and simple life is probably attractive after years of dealing with attack dogs in the media. Does this explain it though?
Is it a coincidence that a major player in a terrorist plot was recently apprehended here in the Denver? Maybe he couldn’t get all that “War on Terror” stuff out of his system and decided to take matters into his own hands. Whatever it is, I’m going to get to the bottom of it.
This is breaking news and I would appreciate a link (or at least a hat tip) if you decide to write about this. I just talked to Matt Drudge and he is warming up his siren as we speak. In my humble opinion, this is the biggest story broken by a blogger since the Dan Rather scandal in 2004. If you don’t see new posts it probably means I’m off doing T.V. and radio interviews.
Note: My picture doesn’t do the advertisement justice. His resemblance to W. is striking at a certain distance.