George W. Bush: I’m ‘not too worried’ about how history will judge me

By David Ferguson
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 9:53 EDT
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George W. Bush on Jay Leno
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In an appearance on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” former President George W. Bush told Leno that he isn’t particularly concerned about what history will make of his legacy and that right now he is happy concentrating on his painting.

Bush said that he made a conscious decision over the last several years not to comment on President Barack Obama’s performance.

“I don’t think it’s good for a former president to criticize his successor,” he said.

As for his own two terms as president, Bush said, “I did the best I could do. I’m also very comfortable with the fact that it’s going take a while for history to judge whether the decisions I made are consequential or not. And therefore, I’m not too worried about it.”

“I’ve read some biographies of Washington,” he continued. “My attitude is if they’re still writing biographies of the first guy, the 43rd guy doesn’t need to worry about it.”

Watch the video, embedded below via NBC:

David Ferguson
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David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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