Like President Barack Obama, George W. Bush recently took a trip to Africa where he ABC News caught up with him to talk about a little bit of everything that’s going on in the world at the moment. Bush has spent a great deal of his post-presidency life working to reduce the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa and is now also helping cut down the cervical cancer rate in the nation.
One topic at the forefront of every mind recently is same-sex marriage, following the end of the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8 in California. Though Bush supported an amendment to the Constitution which would disallow same-sex marriage during his presidency, his current stance is a little more vague..
Speaking to an audience, Bush said, “I shouldn’t be taking a speck out of someone else’s eye when I have a log in my own.” When asked to clarify his thoughts, the former president explains people shouldn’t be “overly critical of someone else until you’ve examined your own heart.
Bush avoided answering the question of whether or not his personal beliefs on the topic have evolved, simply saying, “I’m out of politics.”
That may explain his current relationship with President Obama. Though the two are friendly and appeared together in Tanzania, Bush admits they don’t talk a lot. He says off-camera they chatted about their respective trips through Africa and how their children enjoy them. However, when asked how often they speak to each other normally, Bush says, “Not much, he’s busy … And I’m retired.”