Hey, just because he’s not the president anymore doesn’t mean anybody can tell him when to go bed — or to stay up later.
George W. Bush, famous for shunning the social whirl and retiring early most nights during his years in the White House, was back in town last week for a two-day world health summit, put on by his eponymous policy institute. He made it to a Tuesday night dinner party for participants at the Washington home of longtime supporters Wayne and Lea Berman, his former social secretary.
But at 8:45, he stood to address the room. “Nothing’s changed,” he announced. “It’s bedtime. Goodnight.” Haha! Well, sort of a joke, sort of not: He did stick around to say a few words, but indeed, didn’t linger much longer.