Is this a surprise? With that dismal record of his? As I have written, I hope I never see him on television again.
Former President George W. Bush and his wife have left Washington for their Texas home, after eight years in the White House.
Mr Bush was greeted with some boos from the two-million strong crowd at the inauguration of new U.S. President Barack Obama today - a strong indication of the bitterness with which some, though not all, Americans view the former leader of the free world.
Mr Bush appeared largely affable throughout the day, however, greeting the Obamas warmly and waving genially to onlookers as he escaped by helicopter back into his private life.
Again are we surprised???