(CNN) - The country's 43rd president speaks. And reflects. And makes a joke – a rather good one.
In a rare public appearance, former President George W. Bush said Wednesday he gets asked if he misses being president.
His short answer: "No."
Oh wait, he takes that back. He said he misses Air Force One.
"I mean in eight years they never lost my baggage," Bush added.
Speaking at the George W. Bush Library Military Service Initiative event in Dallas, Bush went on to discuss a serious topic – veterans’ struggles returning from war.
"I intend to salute these men and women for the rest of my life," he said.