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Bush: I Like Obama

Sunday, 11 Jan 2009 10:48 PM

WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush said he likes his successor, Barack Obama, praising him as "engaging" in an interview broadcast Sunday.

Bush had nothing but compliments for Obama when asked about his impressions of the president-elect on "Fox News Sunday".

"I liked him," said Bush, who met with Obama as recently as Wednesday when former presidents gathered for a historic lunch at the White House.

"Listen, the man's obviously a charismatic person ... and the man is able to persuade people that they should trust him. And he's got -- he's got something -- he's got a lot going for him," he said.

Bush, who will step down on Jan. 20, praised Obama for placing a high priority on his family and said he was "impressed" by how president-elect had handled his transition to the White House.

Obama has "showed decisiveness" in his choices and "has picked people that are capable and competent people," Bush said.

Copyright © 2009 Agence France Presse. All rights reserved.


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