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(FILES)Former US President George W. Bush speaks during a dedication ceremony at the George W. Bush Library and Museum on the grounds of Southern Methodist University in this April 25, 2013 file photo taken in Dallas, Texas. Nearly five years after he left the White House for good, George W. Bush says he has no problem with history taking its time to judge the impact of his presidency. “I really don’t miss the spotlight,” said Bush, 67, on Jay Leno’s late-night talk show November 19, 2013 on NBC television. “It’s hard for some to believe, but I think eight years in the spotlight is enough.” Now living in Dallas with wife Laura, Bush said he’s enthusiastically taken up painting — “there’s a Rembrandt trapped in this body” — and showed off canvases he’d made of his dog and cat. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI / FILES