Many retirees these days use their newfound free time to embrace the latest technology and explore the Internet, and George W. Bush appears to be no exception. The former president recently joined Facebook, and this week he posted his first video on the social networking site, which he called his "inaugural address."
"I am pleased to report that Laura and I are happy, healthy, and home, here in the great state of Texas -- or, as I call it, 'the promised land'," Bush says in the video.
Since leaving office in January 2009, Bush says he's been working on his memoirs ("It will hit the shelves Nov. 9," he notes) and staying involved in a number of charity and public policy initiatives. Most recently he has teamed up with another former president, Bill Clinton, to raise money for earthquake relief in Haiti.
He says his main focus is the completion of his presidential library and museum in Dallas, which will also house the George W. Bush Institute.
"As I tell people: I may be done with politics, but I am not done with policy," Bush says. "Our building won't be complete until 2013, but the institute is up and running." He notes the institute will work on initiatives in education, global health, economic growth, human freedom and efforts to "empower" women in the Middle East.
Bush calls serving as president "the honor of a lifetime," but admits, "retirement isn't so bad."
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