Nightly News | November 07, 2010
LESTER HOLT, anchor: We haven't heard much from George W. Bush since he left office almost two years ago. But that's about to change. The former president has a new book out on Tuesday, and he spoke about it at length with "Today"'s Matt Lauer . Among the topics, how the president stays up on things now that he is out of Washington .
MATT LAUER reporting: How do you stay plugged in? Do you -- do you read a lot of newspapers? Do you watch TV ? Surf the Web ?
Mr. GEORGE W. BUSH: I -- with all due respect, I watch no TV .
LAUER: None at all?
Mr. BUSH: I do surf the Web . I've got a few, you know, places that feed my political curiosity.
LAUER: Give me some places. Where do you go ?
Mr. BUSH: Well, I read The Wall Street Journal every day, for starters. And I 've got an iPad . And I read Bible , Wall Street Journal . And I , you know, I like Politico, for example. I'm able to, you know, kind of watch the gossip. And it's like reading the box scores...
Mr. BUSH: ...after a baseball game. And real clear...
LAUER: Is it a difference...
Mr. BUSH: ...politics has got some...
LAUER: So it's all political Web sites , most -- for the most part?
Mr. BUSH: Yeah.
LAUER: And do you like being...
Mr. BUSH: And that's how I keep...
LAUER: ...and observer and not being in there, the guy mixing it up?
Mr. BUSH: Absolutely. I have zero desire to mix it up.
HOLT: You can see much more of Matt 's interview with President Bush on a
special program, "Decision Points: A Conversation with George W. Bush " tomorrow night at 8, 7 Central . And the former president will appear live on the "Today" show this Wednesday morning.