Picking Up the Pieces
Posted on May 22, 2009
Since President Obama took office a little over four months ago, we’ve heard little from our old pal Dubya. (Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of the persistent and pugnacious Dick Cheney.) This week, however, the former president spoke to a high school class in New Mexico about when he first realized he was no longer running the United States.
There is a moment in the life of most former world leaders when the reality of losing office finally hits home.
For George W Bush that moment came when Barney the dog made an unwelcome deposit on a neighbourhood pavement.
AP photo / Mark Wilson, Roswell Daily Record
Former President George W. Bush speaks at a reception Thursday for seniors receiving Chase Foundation scholarships at Artesia High School in New Mexico.