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Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani says he's not interested in leaving private life, but he did not rule out serving in President Bush's second term if asked by the president.

Giuliani made the comments during a visit to Birmingham to give a speech on the principles of leadership to the Business Council of Alabama.

Giuliani spent the past several months campaigning for the president's re-election and has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge or Attorney General John Ashcroft.

Giuliani says he's enjoying work as a security and crisis management consultant for companies and governments, but he would not rule out service in the Bush White House if the president calls, nor did he rule out a future run for the White House himself.