Monday, Nov 24, 2008
Outgoing US President George W. Bush plans to open a presidential library in Texas and found a “Freedom Institute” to promote democracy, his wife Laura Bush confirmed to Peru’s El Comercio daily.
“The president will build a library in Dallas — where we will move to — and a Freedom Institute,” she said in an interview published Sunday, as her husband wrapped up his participation in a weekend summit in Lima by Asia-Pacific leaders.
“The institute will give us both the opportunity to work on issues that are very important to us,” she said, according to the Spanish-language translation by the newspaper.
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Laura Bush, a former teacher, said she wanted to return to the field of education, as well as “working for human rights for women in Afghanistan.”
Bush, who joked during the APEC summit about his upcoming “forced retirement,” is due to hand over power to his Democrat successor Barack Obama on January 20, 2009.
This article was posted: Monday, November 24, 2008 at 12:32 pm