Former President George W. Bush walks off stage after giving speech at the George W. Bush Institute at Southern Methodist University on Feb. 19, 2014, in Dallas.
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George W. Bush: ‘I miss Air Force One’

Former President George W. Bush doesn’t miss much about being president, but he does miss traveling in style.

“A lot of people ask me, you know, do I miss much about being president,” Bush said at an event on Wednesday night, according to Politico. “The answer’s really no. I mean I miss the people I served with. I miss Air Force One. In eight years, they never lost my baggage.”

“I do miss saluting men and women who volunteered to defend our nation during the war,” Bush added. “Many are coming home and are preparing for new missions as civilians, and I intend to salute these men and women for the rest of my life.”

The event was part of the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative Summit, titled Empowering Our Nation’s Warriors. 

Despite the former president’s low approval ratings and two unpopular wars, he has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity. 

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George W. Bush: ‘I miss Air Force One’