"No matter how much people dislike someone when he/she is in office, the longer that person is out of office the more difficult it is to sustain that dislike. We have very short collective political memories…. That collective forgetting goes double for [George W.] Bush, who, more than any recent president, has stayed out of the public eye since leaving office. He is rarely quoted on any subject and largely eschews any attempts – beyond his memoir — to analyze what went right and wrong with his presidency…. Given the current direction of Bush’s numbers, it’s uniquely possible — heck, it’s likely — that by the 10th anniversary of him leaving office in 2018, a majority of Americans will approve of the job he did in office. "