Farewell W

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As of late, the Bush administration seems to be furiously trying to shore-up its legacy and leave Pennsylvania Avenue with one last positive spin on its actions and policy. Plans for tonight's State of the Union call for more of the same.

I can't blame him; the end is a good time to reflect back on what you've done. But, at this point, the legacy of this (or any) administration belongs to history. Time will tell what worked and what did not. America is now looking forward.

Regardless of what you think of his intent, the outgoing President had a unique and entertaining delivery. As I watched this compilation of Letterman segments, I couldn't help but remember former Texas governor Ann Richards (who lost re-election to George W.) and her Democratic National Convention Keynote speech of 1988 when she said of George Sr.: "Poor George. He can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth." As this President Bush rides off into the sunset, I can't help but feel he'll be where he perhaps always should have been: On his ranch, in jeans, curled-up on the porch swing with his wife after dinner, ribs--of course. So long, George.

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I am so glad that George Bush is gone! Aren't you?

Europeans loved Clinton and admired him for his leadership on Bosnia. Was aneffective US of US military when rest of the world was waffling.

Change has come to America

Wooo hooo

America deserves so much better. Let's hope we're all ready for the challenge of change.

He was your president as well as mine, unless of course you live in a different country.

The Middle East has always been in flames, the economy always hits bad patches and other countries have always disliked us.

Don't worry, give Obama 8 years and Europeans will hate him as well, just like they did Clinton, or have you forgot Bosnia?

Are you kidding me? This guy has been one failure after another. Middle East is inflames, economy is in flames, US reputation is in the toilet.

Just because he is on your "team", no reason to whitewash the horrors of his presidency. Medicare Part D is good? So now we have to buy viagra for old men who can't get it up at the tune of millions of dollars annually and forever? You have to be joking.

GWB didn't get us into this current economic mess and Obama will not be able to get us out of it.

Presidents are not as powerful as people believe. They get the blame or the credit, but they can't control the economy or quite a few other things. They can try to guide the economy, but they can't control it. The economy moves when it is ready to move, when government tries to control it, they usually screw it up and make things worse.

Not the best we ever had,but I liked the fact that he took an offensive position based on information that he had,and took on the terrorists abroad. We have not had any terror related problems since 9/11. That was a horrific event. What President has had to endure something like that. That event not only cost lives, but it changhed our way of life, had an enormous effect on our economy. We bounced back pretty good, and then the last couple of yeras have been very bad. All in all it was not too bad considering. I think there are many to blame for the economic crisis that we are facing. The President, Congress, and several others. Hopefully President - Elect Obama will have a better experience and get us out of this situation.

I would say getting involved in 2 wars is leadership. You might not like the direction he went or the choices he made, but you can't say he didn't take action.

Medicare Part D is the first time ever that prescription drugs were added to Medicare. You might say that it cost too much or that it gave drug companies a handout or that it didn't do enough, but the fact remains, it was the first time prescription drugs were included in Medicare.

No child left behind? You might not like the way that schools went about complying, but I like the standards. I believe it is the school's fault, not the law, that has schools not having a regular curriculum that allows students to pass the tests.

Like him or hate him, you can't say he did nothing.

He's still the president? I've barely heard him make any statement of consequence for more than two years as our financial system collapses. So much for leadership during a crisis -- something he hasn't shown since his speech on top of a fire truck after 9/11. He's like the house guest that won't go away.

The damage this jerk has done is endless

We'll be paying the bill for his failures for many, many years

I man has to know his limitations, Bush was way past his. It's sad that the jokes were the best part of his presidency.

And good riddance to one of the least eloquent, most ineffective presidents this country has ever had to suffer. Oy! William Henry Harrison and his very short term will look better by far in history than W and all those unaccomplished missions he mistakenly felt were over and out.

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