POLITICS
01/17/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bush People Magazine Interview: I'm Open To Suggestions On What To Do After I'm Out

Continuing his valedictory media tour, President Bush and his family sat down with People magazine. While discussing what he plans to do after he leaves the White House, President Bush said he'd be open to suggestions.

What are you most looking forward to about life after the White House?

The President: It's hard to tell, hard to imagine what it's like to go from 100 miles an hour to 5. I'm going to want to build a policy institute at Southern Methodist, probably write a book. And beyond that, I'm open for suggestions. [laughter]

Mrs. Bush: I look forward to a more normal life. I look forward to the next house we are going to have, that will be ours, with our own things in it. As much as I've loved this, I'm ready to move on to that next step.