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Bush Preps Dallas Office

President Bush has said he's not one to sit back and reflect on the good ol' days. Indeed, he's already amassed a staff to run his post-presidency life—appropriately called the Office of George W. Bush—in Dallas, near his new library at the Southern Methodist University. "The president plans to write a book, give speeches, help build his presidential library and start a 'freedom institute' to prolong his legacy, with a special emphasis on his 'freedom agenda' of promoting democracy for the Middle East," Politico's Mike Allen reports. Power attorney/consultant Michael E. Meece and close advisors Blake Gottesman and Jared Weinstein have already signed on to the president's next stage.