George W. Bush is gone from office but not from the hearts and minds of his aides. Loyalists Dana Perino, Ari Fleischer, and Karl Rove, among others, are continuing to come to the ex-president's defense. "Even though Bush is keeping quiet in Texas before heading out on a lucrative speaking tour, an informal network of former aides is keeping his views in the political bloodstream, defending his legacy in TV appearances and backgrounding reporters about his record," Politico reports. The aides admit that fixing the impression of one of the least popular presidents in history is an uphill battle, but it's a fight they welcome. "We do what we can, and we believe that history will get it right in the end," Perino said.