HE JUST WANTS TO REMAIN A RELEVANT ELEPHANT
Ain't that swell. The guy's the most powerful human being on Earth, and yet he needs to stay relevant.
Feller doesn't spell it out (he's a member of the MSM, afterall), but it seems to me that Bush can "remain relevant" the same way he has for the last six years: just make shit up.
He'll try to "cooperate in a bipartisan manner," or "win the peace in Iraq with dignity," or just "shock and awe and surge," or he'll invoke "America's love of freedom," or declare "Mission Accomplished" in his various wars: against terror, drugs, premarital sex, & gay marriage; for the defense of Christmas, Values, looting for the benefit of his wealthy friends, what have you.
Any combination of fibbing, exaggerating and outright lying'll do.