With that patented look as though he is staring into the sun and a smirk that leads you to believe he figured out a new word, we finally say goodbye to our president.
President George W. Bush’s last public speech before the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama took place Thursday night.
In the wake of a historic Tuesday, President Bush stood strong and tried to instill a belief that he truly made every decision to the best of his abilities.
“There are things I would do differently if given the chance. Yet, I’ve always acted with the best intent of our country in mind,” the President asserted.
President Bush touched on the many positives that occurred during his administration, such as domestic issues (schools, lower taxes, and the environment) and the incredible feats achieved in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Ultimately, Americans will remember how his presidency started out with Sept. 11, 2001 and will end with the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.
As he simply states, his time in office was a “period of consequence, a time set apart.”
The world today is completely different than the world he stepped into on his inauguration Jan. 20, 2001.
“This great republic, born alone in liberty, is leading the world toward a new age when freedom belongs to all nations,” President Bush vehemently puts it.
“This great nation will never tire, never falter, and never fail.” President Bush states.
Though a bright new light of a striving, young President-elect is shining on the doors of the White House, we shall never forget the past eight years, or a President who gave his all for his country.