Washington, Jan.6 (ANI): President George W. Bush will be the first president in history not to receive lifetime Secret Service protection, according to the New York Daily News.
Instead, he will only receive the protection for only 10 years due to a law that states that any president elected after January 1, 1997 and/or his or her spouse will only get Secret Service protection for 10 years.
"He'll be the first one to receive it for 10 years," Malcolm Wiley, Secret Service spokesman told McClatchey.
The Bushes life post-White House seems pretty cushy despite the shortened security detail. They plan to move to Dallas to a roughly two million dollar, 8,500-square-foot home. They will also receive a Dallas office, staffers, a travel budget, medical coverage and a 196, 700 dollars as annual pension - all paid for by the taxpayers, according to McClatchey.
Meanwhile, First Lady Laura Bush has inked a multi-million dollar deal with publishing house Scribner to publish a memoir of her recollections of personal and historical moments, including her eight years in the White House.
Scribner said the memoir is expected to be released in 2010. Sally McDonough, first lady Laura Bush's press secretary, declined to say how much Bush is being paid for the book but past deals involving first ladies have carried multimillion-dollar payouts. (ANI)