George W. Bush hasn’t often looked back longingly at his presidency since leaving the White House, but he also hasn’t found an airline to compete with Air Force One.
“A lot of people ask me, you know, do I miss much about being president,” Bush said Wednesday. “The answer’s really no. I mean I miss the people I served with. I miss Air Force One. In eight years they never lost my baggage.”
Bush’s comments, reported by Politico, came during an event at his eponymous institute in Dallas.
“I do miss saluting the men and women who volunteered to defend our nation during the war,” Bush said. “Many are coming home and are preparing for new missions as civilians, and I intend to salute these men and women for the rest of my life.”