Ha, ha, ha…George W. Bush wants to start a think tank after leaving office.
Oh, you’re already guaranteed a legacy Mr. President: wars, deficits, corruption, unending scandal –you have it all. But a W think tank? You are a card, sir.
So far Mr. Bush has said little publicly about his plans, although he told Bob Schieffer of CBS News in an interview in January that he wanted to create a policy center focused on the spread of democracy and Alexis de Tocqueville's vision of America as a nation made better by its "associations," or community groups.
"I would like to leave behind a legacy or a think tank, a place for people to talk about freedom and liberty, and the de Tocqueville model, what de Tocqueville saw in America," Mr. Bush told Mr. Schieffer.