This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," November 9, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
SEAN HANNITY, HOST: And welcome to this special edition of "Hannity." We are at President George W. Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas. Now we spent the better part of the day riding around the ranch and talking about his brand new book "Decision Points."
Known as the Western White House, the Crawford ranch was the scene of many historic moments of the Bush presidency.
So the former president hopped behind the wheel of his pickup truck to give me a driving tour of his beautiful 1,600-acre property and reflect on his years as commander in chief.
HANNITY: Is this your favorite place?
FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: Yes, we love coming here. And it was great during the presidency to come here to --
HANNITY: Gave you a chance --
BUSH: Yes, well, it gave me a chance to get outdoors and exercise and to work the countryside, you know? Cutting down cedars and building bike trails.
HANNITY: When I last saw you, you were - my perception was you were totally, completely at peace.
HANNITY: Your job was done. And you seem even more at peace now.
BUSH: I am at peace. And I -- I was honored to serve the country. I gave it my all. I have written a book that chronicles the decisions I made. And I feel -- I'm not desperate to try to shape a legacy, because I full -- fully understand that there needs to be time for history to be able to analyze -- for historians to be able to analyze the decisions I made.
And -- and you know, I have -- I'm content. I'm a content guy. I've got a great marriage. I've got a lot of friends. My health is good. And --
HANNITY: Do the little stumping there with Bill Clinton?
BUSH: Yes, he and I are doing this --
HANNITY: How is that going?
BUSH: Trying -- good. He's a fun guy. And we're -- we're the same age. And I like him. And we're working the Haiti project together. And you know, Bill's got a good soul. He's not a mean-spirited guy. And it's -- it's fun to be with him. And it's fun to share insights into the presidency. We don't debate. I'm -- I'm through with debating. I've debated -- I debated enough.
HANNITY: It's a small, elite club.
BUSH: Yes, it is.
Now here's my fishing -- here's -- I want -- I want you to see this here, Sean. See the -- the altar I built.
BUSH: And that's where Jenna got married.
HANNITY: Oh, that's nice.
BUSH: And we put that -- that will be there permanently of course.
BUSH: And this is my fishing lake.
HANNITY: You don't seem like you went through any transition. You just --
BUSH: No, I really didn't.
BUSH: I was fortunate to be an eight-year president. And eight years is a long time.
HANNITY: A lot of pressure.
BUSH: Yes, a lot of pressure. A lot of opportunities. A lot of issues came to the desk, some of which I could anticipate. Some of which I didn't anticipate. And --
HANNITY: Nine-eleven the biggest.
BUSH: Nine-eleven was the biggest. Katrina.
BUSH: The financial meltdown was a difficult period. And you know, when I -- the key thing in life for me was to know that I didn't compromise principle and that I poured my heart and soul into the job. And I -- so when I got home here to Crawford -- this was where we spent our first day of the post-presidency -- I was -- I had a sense of satisfaction.