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Bush Has No Desire to Offer Opinion on Every Hot Issue

Last week was perhaps the most high-profile event Bush has done since leaving office, the Warrior 100K, a 100-kilometer bike ride with over a dozen U.S. servicemen and women who were seriously wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Bush is an avid mountain-bike rider who put his Secret Service detail through some grueling workouts during his White House years and rode on his Texas ranch with cycling star Lance Armstrong.

In an interview with "Good Morning America" last week to promote the bike ride, the former president said that that one of the perks of being out of office is not having to give a statement every time something happens in Washington or in the world.

"I really, look, I appreciate your giving me a chance to opine on all of the issues of the day," Bush said to ABC News' George Stephanopoulos when asked about Obama's national security staff shuffle. "But as you know, I've made the decision to support causes I'm interested in without feeling like I've got to give an opinion on every issue."

Perino told ABC News that the only press that she believes her former boss will do is interviews on specific topics, as he did when he promoted his memoir, "Decision Points," last fall and the Warrior 100k ride.

"He won't be out opining and trying to get into every news cycle. Reporters always just ask him the same old things, even with the wounded warriors sitting right next to him," Perino said. "He's not obsessed with day to day news. He loves politics, he follows it closely, but he's not going to 'spew forth' on it."

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