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Bush: "It Is Good To Be Home"

(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
This afternoon, former President George Bush was greeted by about 20,000 people in Midland, Texas.

They had gathered for a homecoming celebration marking the beginning of Mr. Bush's post-presidential life.

Among those in the crowd, the Associated Press reports, was one little boy waving a multicolored sign reading, "President Bush, thank you for keeping me safe."

(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
In his remarks, Mr. Bush discussed how happy he was to have returned to Texas and boasted of having been able to spend the night in Buckingham Palace.

"The presidency was a joyous experience, but as great as it was, nothing compares with Texas at sunset," Mr. Bush said. "Tonight I have the privilege of saying six words that I have been waiting to say for a while – it is good to be home."