President Barack Obama will likely give his predecessor the same “silence” that George W. Bush has given him , says one of his closest aides.
Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to Obama, told “60 Minutes” in an interview CBS News previewed on Friday that her boss intends to “be a citizen just like everybody else, and he will behave accordingly, of that I’m sure.”
“One of the things I would compliment President Bush for — and not just President Bush, but several members of his team, as well — who have said to me, ‘We had our eight years and now we owe you silence,'” Jarrett said.
“And I think that’s the way the president will behave in terms of Washington,” Jarrett said. “But does that mean that he has a platform on which he can do great good around our country and around the world ? Sure. But he will leave being the president to the new president.”