Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard | January 5, 2009
President Bush appears comfortable with his legacy. ++ This includes the battle against Islamist terrorists, his executive order in support of faith-based initiatives, and an unsuccessful drive to reform Social Security - however, Bush notes that his efforts made it "politically safe to campaign on changing Social Security and then actually seek to change it." ++ Bush also noted the importance of his close contact with Secretary of State Rice. ++ Bush is ready to leave Washington, "a town he never really liked," without regret.