What's Next for Bush?

'Dead Certain' includes 6 hours of one-on-one interviews with the prez
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Sep 2, 2007 4:37 PM CDT
President Bush speaks about the Mississippi rebuilding efforts Wednesday, August 29, 2007, in Bay St. Louis, Miss. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – President Bush is fixated on how history will remember him, a new book about his presidency will reveal Tuesday. Bush was initially coy with journalist Robert Draper, but he finally capitulated to six hour-long interviews in which he slowly lets his guard down. "I've got God's shoulder to cry on, and I cry a lot," he told Draper.

Draper convinced Bush to sit for his book, "Dead Certain" by promising it would be focused on his legacy; Bush said he was eager for "this damn book to be right." As for post-presidency plans, he's starting a "Freedom Institute" in Dallas and going on a speech tour, "just to replenish the ol' coffers."