President Bush gave his first speech since leaving the White House -- in Canada. "I love my country a lot more than I love politics," Bush said. "I think it is essential that he be helped in office." He also "declined to critique the Obama administration in Tuesday's speech, saying the new president has enough critics and that he 'deserves my silence.'" Bush said he's going to write a book about the 12 toughest decisions he had to make.
About 200 protestors greeted the former president. He seemed to acknowledge his unpopularity by keeping it light: "I'll sit here all day," Bush said. "I'm flattered people even want to hear me in the first place." He also joked that he's going to use his speeches to pay for his new home. "I actually paid for a house last fall. I think I'm the only American to have bought a house in the fall of 2008," he joked.
Video: Bush received a cold reception in Canada yesterday while giving a speech in Calgary.
Palin's staff again shows one hand not talking to the other. The NRSC and NRCC both still insist Palin's headlining a major June fundraiser. They confirmed it with her PAC. On the other hand, her Alaska staffers say they knew nothing about it. "This is not the first time there has been confusion over a Palin address in Washington, D.C. Palin was announced as a speaker for the Conservative Political Action Committee's annual conference in February but pulled out of the event a couple weeks before, citing official duties," Roll Call writes.