KICKING BACK

Bush's Kind Words for Obama

Speaking in Canada on the first leg of his speaking tour, George W. Bush reflected on his time in office and, in contrast to Dick Cheney, said he wouldn't criticize Obama. "He deserves my silence," Bush said. "If he wants my help and I agree with him, I'll give it." The former president did weigh in on the AIG bonus scandal, though, saying he agrees "with the angst being expressed in Washington." Bush also gave a plug to his forthcoming book, which he said will revolve around 12 decisions he had to make while in office.