In a just over a week, President George W. Bush will be relaxing with our First Lady Laura Bush in Texas. Today, he took one last opportunity to meet with the press, those who have completely bashed him, and discuss his Presidency, his legacy, and his plans. This followed the historic interview by Brit Hume on FOXNews of the father son Presidents, Bush 41 and Bush 43 !!
As he answered questions for the press, the President’s tone and answers showed the nostalgia he was feeling as his administration draws to an end. He believes one of his greatest accomplishments is in our safety since the 9/11 attacks, his regrets for the “Mission Accomplished” banner on the aircraft carrier after the fall of Saddam Hussein. President Bush also gave subtle messages to his successor about our freedoms, the detainees at Guantanomo, and others.
When all is said and done, and the history books begin to document this era, the legacy that George W. Bush will have left behind will show that he truly was a strong leader. The pundits tonight went on to say that he will truly be vindicated if we begin to see our economy begin its rebound during the first 2 or 3 quarters of 2009 based on the bailouts, etc.
As we watch the orderly transition over the next week, despite the unresolved eligibility questions of the President Elect, we should remember to pay tribute and honor our outgoing Commander in Chief!!