What's former president Bush up to these days? Writing both a book and some e-mails, apparently.
Andrew Card, who served as Bush's chief of staff from 2000-2006, gave a glimpse into the former president's post-election life today at the Massachusetts State House.
President Bush "is exercising tremendous discipline, he's been working on his book, he's been involved in his community, he's been speaking on a college campus at SMU without a lot of fanfare," Card said.
Card says he has communicated with President Bush, mostly via e-mail, a few times since the election.
"He recognizes that he served 8 years and the constitution doesn't allow him to serve as president again and now he's going to let the other guy live up to the job," Card added.
Card, a former state representative from Holbrook, talked about Bush while attending a memorial service for George Keverian, a former speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
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