George W. Bush — Legacy Watch

TUNE IN TONIGHT — THE BUSH INTERVIEW: Former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush speak exclusively with ABC’s DIANE SAWYER tonight on “World News.” They open up about the vision behind the new presidential library, life after the White House – and a little politics too. The former president talks to Diane about everything from terror threats to the future of the Republican Party to his new painting hobby. Portions of the interview will also air later tonight on “Nightline” and will be featured tomorrow on “Good Morning America,” ABCNews.com, Yahoo!, and ABC News Radio. The Bush Center will house the George W. Bush Presidential Museum and Library as well as the George W. Bush Institute. It will be officially dedicated tomorrow. http://www.bushcenter.org

ED GILLESPIE LOOKS BACK: In an Op-Ed in the National Review, Ed Gillespie, former counselor to President George W. Bush, writes: “Last week’s tragic terrorist attack on the Boston marathon was a grim reminder that, while our homeland is safer today than it was before the attacks of September 11, 2001, Americans cannot take that safety for granted. The fact that we have not suffered such an attack in nearly eleven and a half years reflects the skill of our counterintelligence agencies, the FBI, and the brave men and women who are on the front lines of keeping their fellow Americans safe. But it reflects, too, the policies put in place by the administration of President George W. Bush, whose presidential library opens this week in Dallas, Texas. These policies include establishing the director of National Intelligence, National Counterterrorism Center, and the Department of Homeland Security, and expanding the FBI’s mission from just investigating terrorist attacks to preventing them.” http://bit.ly/15FSUFe

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