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November 5th, 2008
12:19 PM ET

What will you miss most about Bush?

 Click the play button to see what Jack and our viewers had to say.

Click the play button to see what Jack and our viewers had to say.

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

With the election of Barack Obama, President Bush is now a certified lame duck who will quickly disappear in the rear view mirror.

In 2000, we elected a guy we'd like to have a beer with. Huge mistake.

Bush soared when the Twin Towers came down. On September 14, 2001, he gave a rousing speech to rescue workers at Ground Zero. It was arguably his finest hour with 90 percent approval ratings and the entire world ready to step in and help the United States in any way they could.

But Bush blew it. The next seven years were pretty much a steady downward spiral. The invasion of Iraq, torture, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, domestic spying, secrecy, lost White House emails, zero accountability and the economy in ruins.

Watch: Cafferty: Miss most about Bush?

President Bush will leave office as arguably one of the worst presidents this country ever had. His approval ratings are at an all-time low. He is so unpopular he dared not show his face on the campaign trail.

The ultimate irony is without the utter disaster that was the Bush Presidency, an African-American would probably not have been elected president. Funny how things work out. George W. Bush, a conservative Republican, did as much to get Barack Obama elected as the primary voters in Iowa did on a cold January night earlier this year.

Historians will render the final verdict, but you can have your say right now.

Here’s my question to you: What will you miss most about President Bush?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Nicks from Bklyn, New York writes:
It's going to be tough but he's leaving us with so many memories. With tears in my eyes, I'll be reminded of our gazillion dollar deficit when I pay my adjustable rate mortgage. In spirit, I'll hear his voice on the phone and wonder what was the fuss about wire tappings. And when it becomes so unbearable that he is gone, I'll re-read the Patriot Act and remind myself how much he has done and cry for joy some more.

Slatts writes:
Two things we won’t miss: the humiliation Americans suffered watching Bush fumble his way around the world stage among foreign leaders speaking the English language better than he did; and the insult to our democracy and government we suffered at the hands of Bush's puppet master, Dick Cheney.

Mark writes:
I will miss seeing an "every man" type as leader of the free world. Though his mistakes were numerous and his missteps well-documented, he was more a victim of those around him and the fact that he trusted them so much.

Albert writes:
Jack, I truly believe President Bush is a good Christian man. Challenges he faced during his Administration, no one ever faced. Our country got attacked by Islamic terrorists. His foreign policy failed. History will tell the American people about his presidency.

Syrus from Kirkland, Washington writes:
I just now realized the inadequacy of the word "nothing" despite the fact that President Bush has shown me just that over the last 8 years.

Heather from Flagstaff, Arizona writes:
Ask again in a year when we've had time to gather some perspective. Right now it's still too fresh. It's like walking away from a bad 8 year marriage.

Kevin from Pennsylvania writes:
That Dick Cheney didn't take him hunting.

soundoff (379 Responses)
  1. CJ

    Nothing. I hope he has a hard time sleeping at night.

    November 5, 2008 at 12:29 pm |
  2. Doreen, Cornelia Georgia

    Jack,
    Oh I'll miss that stupid grin he used to put on when he thought he made a funny, the way he couldn't pronounce big words like "nuclear" and "the", the way he acted like he had a clue, the way he tried to make us believe he was running the country and not Cheny...yep, good times, good times.

    November 5, 2008 at 12:33 pm |
  3. DAN FROM BLOOMINGTON INDIANA

    nothing. I will miss absoulutely nothing about him. I think history will show that he was the worst president in the history of this great nation.

    November 5, 2008 at 12:35 pm |
  4. Charlie (Bethpage, NY)

    I'll miss all of the comedy sketches about him on TV. He will go down in history as one of the worst Presidents ever, so it will be difficult to miss anything more than that. Good Riddance.

    November 5, 2008 at 12:35 pm |
  5. Roger in Vancouver, BC

    I'll miss his great foreign policy strategery and being a man of great characterization.

    November 5, 2008 at 12:35 pm |
  6. Jason, Koloa, HI

    We are losing one of the largest targets of our collective hate and anger. Let's hope we don't end up killing each other now. We need someone new to hate, maybe you can point us in the right direction Jack.

    November 5, 2008 at 12:36 pm |
  7. Glen in Laurel, Maryland

    The chance to have a beer with him. Come to think of it, even if he had found the time in his schedule, it might not have been worth the price.

    November 5, 2008 at 12:37 pm |
  8. Jeremiah in VA

    One word Jack, "Nothing".

    November 5, 2008 at 12:38 pm |
  9. Louis Ruchser

    Absolutely Nothing! This BUM is among the three worst presidents in the history of this nation.

    November 5, 2008 at 12:40 pm |
  10. Eric - Newberg, Oregon

    I'll miss his mispronounciations.
    I'll miss that deer in the headlights look when asked an impromptu question, or when he was told about the 9-11 attacks.
    I'll miss his arrogance, his ransacking of the Constitution, his 'my way or the highway' approach to the Presidency.
    I'll miss his lackadaisical if not outright crappy treatment of the veterans of our armed forces.
    I'll miss his secrecy, his behind the locked door approach to doing whatever it takes to get his own way.
    In short, not a damned thing.

    November 5, 2008 at 12:40 pm |
  11. Dale

    Nothing........Jan 20th, 2009 can't get here fast enough.

    November 5, 2008 at 12:42 pm |
  12. Kathy - metro Atlanta

    What will I miss? Nothing...Absolutely Nothing!

    November 5, 2008 at 12:43 pm |
  13. John from Tennessee

    NOTHING.

    November 5, 2008 at 12:46 pm |
  14. vern-anaheim,ca

    not a thing i'm glad he'll soon be gone.he has done nothing for this country except make more enemies and has ruined our economy.he will go down as one of the worst presidents this country's ever had

    November 5, 2008 at 12:46 pm |
  15. Mike

    MISS??? Well, I guess I'll miss all the speech bloopers. They were hillarious till you realized these goofy, dyslexic sayings were coming from our Nations leader.

    November 5, 2008 at 12:47 pm |
  16. ST

    He was good for a laugh every once in a while. Other than that, I'm not sorry to see him gone. Bush has created a mess not only here in America, but also in other parts of the world.

    November 5, 2008 at 12:48 pm |
  17. Charla in De Kalb, Texas

    Jack, if I could think of one single redeeming quality about George W. Bush, I could give you an answer. But I can't.

    November 5, 2008 at 12:49 pm |
  18. Yvonne

    Trashing everything about him.

    From Yvonne in BC, Canada

    November 5, 2008 at 12:50 pm |
  19. Paul Teasley

    The only thing I will miss is his lying to the American people.

    November 5, 2008 at 12:50 pm |
  20. Doug from Bloomington IN

    I'll miss his command of the english language. I always enjoyed his mispronounciationess of words and his speechifying.

    November 5, 2008 at 12:50 pm |
  21. Melissa from Canada

    Someone to blame really. It is so easy to point the figure at him and say it was all his fault. Now who shall we make fun of on the world scene.

    November 5, 2008 at 12:51 pm |
  22. Jenny Rome Ga

    Jack,
    Laura Bush and her mother in law. These are two classy ladies.

    November 5, 2008 at 12:52 pm |
  23. Kathy Lord

    The last 8 years have been like pulling teeth without anesthesia. I will ot miss one moment of George Bush's time in office. He has put us in harm's way in a war that should have never been. He has said no new taxes when he borrows from foreign countries to help with our growing financial problems. He has spent billions on foregn countries and wars and then wants to discuss how the incoming President will spend our money. It has been a joke from the beginning.

    November 5, 2008 at 12:53 pm |
  24. Junior Appiagyei

    The only thing I believe America will miss about President Bush is the comedy they obtain from his demeanor. SNL, Frank TV, and other shows on Comedy Central will run out of George Bush Jokes. The Biggest mistake America made was putting George Bush in office, and it would have been a bigger one putting John McCain in office too. Americans will miss the ability to make such mistakes.

    November 5, 2008 at 12:54 pm |
  25. Elizabeth

    Scottie -dog Barney is the ONLY thing I will miss about G.W. Bush and his administration!
    Elizabeth in GA

    November 5, 2008 at 12:54 pm |
  26. karen-phoenix

    With Obama I feel safe in America again!!! I'm 64 and this is the greatest thing to happen to the entire world!!!! I have NOT felt that feeling of "safety" since Bush came into office. I will NOT miss that feeling!!! The world will be peaceful and prosperous again!!!

    November 5, 2008 at 12:54 pm |
  27. Adena from Texas

    The laughs!

    November 5, 2008 at 12:55 pm |
  28. Cheryl from Idaho

    Those great Luckovich cartoons. Beyond that, absolutely nothing. I am looking forward to him fading like the memory of a bad illness.

    November 5, 2008 at 12:55 pm |
  29. s hrabia, battleford, saskatchewan canada

    NOTHING

    November 5, 2008 at 12:55 pm |
  30. Kathleen, Calgary

    Not one little thing.

    November 5, 2008 at 12:57 pm |
  31. Esther M. Akron Ohio

    absolutely nothing

    November 5, 2008 at 12:58 pm |
  32. Louise from Ottawa, Canada

    President Bush has been such a source of inspiration for comedians, there will be a big void to fill after he leaves the White House. I just hope no one is in a rush to fill that gap!

    November 5, 2008 at 12:59 pm |
  33. Liz in Towson, MD

    Oh, how sad I'll be when I no longer have to hear the word "nucular." Or maybe not.

    November 5, 2008 at 12:59 pm |
  34. Lauri, Baltimore MD

    Nothing! I had a picture of him hanging on my office bulletin board for these past four years to remind me of how dumb 59 million people can be. I burned that picture this morning. Now I won't have to look at him ever again! Obama's picture now hangs in my office.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:00 pm |
  35. rk, Denver, Colorado

    Miss his bad decisions!!!

    November 5, 2008 at 1:02 pm |
  36. Pat in MIchigan

    I won't miss a thing, I was ready to get rid of him four years ago......I still can't believe after the mess he got us into we re-elected him for four more years........I can honestly say I won't miss one thing about him or his croney crew..........I'm ready to look ahead proudly with a Commander in Chief that looks and acts "Presidential" and can spell it too

    November 5, 2008 at 1:03 pm |
  37. Simpliticus

    Entertainment? But seriously the question to the degree that George W. Bush actually hurt the Office of the President is probably the most anecdotal thing about 43. This man may go down in history as being at least worse than President Gerald Ford who was never elected president. W. simply lied his way into office, something President Ford could never do. As the information about the degree to which incessant election fraud occurred both during 2000 and 2004 is coming forth only asks the question: Will Bush feel poorly knowing that he truly wasn't desired as president as Obama has only demonstrated a disconcerting notion? Believe me, Bush will not be missed as a REAL president is taking office!

    November 5, 2008 at 1:03 pm |
  38. Michael - Minnesota

    The Daily Show/Colbert Report

    November 5, 2008 at 1:04 pm |
  39. MBG (NY)

    You know...once upon a time, I acutally liked Bush. I found him funny, and a little goofy but down to earth. As a Hispanic-American, with more education than both my parents and grandparents combined, I'm totally not in his demographic – but I was able to find something likeable about him when we were told that he was our President. I will sincerely miss the reminder that Presidents are not perfect and I hope that while we delve into this new era that we remember that President-elect Obama will not be perfect either.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:05 pm |
  40. Alice, Maryland

    Absolutely nothing! I will enjoy seeing him leave Washington, however.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:06 pm |
  41. Winton from Alaska

    His fear-mongering and being very, very afraid (not).

    November 5, 2008 at 1:06 pm |
  42. Doug in Minneapolis

    Nothing.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:09 pm |
  43. Greg in Cabot AR

    The nausea I used to experience every time I saw him on the evening news, he helped me to loose weight by ruining my appetite.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:09 pm |
  44. Don (Ottawa)

    What will I miss most about President Bush? I'll miss the "Great Speeches in Presidential History," and all the other great late night comedy we have enjoyed for the past 8 years. What will we do without him?

    November 5, 2008 at 1:11 pm |
  45. Fisher, Richfield, MN

    The Late Night shows making fun of him.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:11 pm |
  46. Paulette,Dallas,PA

    Making fun of his stupidity!

    November 5, 2008 at 1:12 pm |
  47. Jan Davis, Knoxville, TN

    I will not have the opportunity to blame Bush everytime I fill up my gas tank or buy groceries.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:13 pm |
  48. Peggy in Iowa

    Can't think of one thing I'll miss. He and Cheney, Rumsfield & Brummer should be tried and convicted of treason. That's the last time I ever want to see or hear of these criminals again.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:14 pm |
  49. Kathy, Calgary, Canada

    I'll miss David Letterman's Presidential Speeches gaffes. He's going to have a hard time finding that kind of humor in Obama's mistakes. There just aren't that many.
    Congratulatons to the U.S.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:14 pm |
  50. nicole

    he is a compelet idiot,he should get out of the white house.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:14 pm |
  51. Shane in Boston

    What I'll miss the most – Letterman's "Great Speech's In Presidential History" bit...Bush has had a few humdingers in the last 8 years...

    November 5, 2008 at 1:16 pm |
  52. Mitchell from Ontario

    Jack, where will all my anger towards the US go?
    With Obama as president, I will actually favour the US a lot more than I did. What will bring families and friends together in the place of anger towards that moron?

    November 5, 2008 at 1:19 pm |
  53. Raphael in New York

    Jack, there is not much in his past actions which I will miss. He does have a good way of speaking which I will miss, but we see that in Obama as well.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:20 pm |
  54. Frank H. from NYC

    That deer caught in the headlight look that he gets on any issue.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:21 pm |
  55. Peri W.

    Let's see. Will I miss attacking countries that were no threat to us? No. Will I miss the shredding of the Constitution? No. Will I miss adding to the trillion dollar Chinese credit card bill? No. Will I miss the total disregard for the health and well being of average, nonwealthy Americans? No. Maybe I'll miss the opportunity the Democratic Congress had to impeach him and didn't.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:22 pm |
  56. One Happy Democrat

    I will miss not one little iota of anything that has to do with "dubbya". Goodbye and good riddance. 76 days until Inauguration day!!!!

    November 5, 2008 at 1:23 pm |
  57. Jennifer from Charlotte

    MISS George Bush? My God...is that a joke? Missing George Bush would be like missing that bad case of athlete's foot you finally managed to get rid of.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:23 pm |
  58. Ms Optimist

    Will miss him and SArah on SNL !!!

    November 5, 2008 at 1:24 pm |
  59. Patsy

    There will be fireworks in my backyard on January 20, 2009
    at 12 o'clock noon, with "Happy Days are Here Again" blaring on
    a loud speaker.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:24 pm |
  60. Carl Deshazer

    Jack,
    This man, George Bush should not be allowed to go quietly into the night. For what he has done to our country, he belongs in prison along with Cheney, Paulson. Before he goes, he could do the right thing and pardon border patrol agents Ramos and Compean, but don't hold your breath, this idiot doesn't do anything unless he gains something out of it.
    Carl

    November 5, 2008 at 1:29 pm |
  61. janice aaron

    janice
    port republic new jersey

    Mr. Bush is one of my favorite presidents. I am totally convinced that Barack Obama owes his victory to Bush and Cheney. It is the backlash against their screw ups and their policies that enabled Americans to put aside race and religion and take a chance on a candidate that promoted a total change in America.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:30 pm |
  62. Karen - TN

    His humility. Unfortunately, President Bush seemed to believe he was being guided by a higher power and went with his heart instead of his head.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:30 pm |
  63. Alheli Picazo ("Ala-Lee Picasso"), Calgary, Canada

    I'll miss his innate ability to make up words and sayings as he went along, because the world can never have enough bush-isms. Just remember, "fool me once, shame on...shame on you...you fool me you can't get fooled again!"

    November 5, 2008 at 1:30 pm |
  64. Kevin B

    I guess the jokes on the late night talk shows. Other than that, nothing.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:30 pm |
  65. Carol from MD

    Who?

    November 5, 2008 at 1:30 pm |
  66. Christi from Newton, Iowa

    His made up vocabulary contributions and his inability to pronouce the word nuclear. For goodness sake, he's married to a librarian. You'd think she could have helped him out with his vocab and pronunciation. Every time he was on TV I would think "does the world think we are all this dumb?".

    November 5, 2008 at 1:32 pm |
  67. Beth Bangert, IN

    Jack,

    My husband will miss Bush's slaughtering of the English language. Hopefully Obama knows how to say "Nu-cu-ler".

    B Bangert
    Ft. Wayne, IN

    November 5, 2008 at 1:32 pm |
  68. Michael and Diane Phoenix AZ

    All of his Gaffes from his "speeches." Won't it be nice to actually have an inteligent speaker in the White House now.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:33 pm |
  69. don Calgary,Alberta

    not dick cheney!

    November 5, 2008 at 1:33 pm |
  70. Jim in Washington

    Jack this has to be the toughest question to date. After much consideration I draw a huge blank, there is absolutely nothing I will miss of Bush.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:33 pm |
  71. Tom in Desoto, TX

    The material he provides to comedians and talk shows, now I can Tivo other programs.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:33 pm |
  72. Gert Jong

    Nothing much except for his disability to talk coherently without the help of an autocue. Very refreshing to see a president who can talk about issues without preparation.
    From Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:34 pm |
  73. Kevin in Dallas, TX

    Nothing. I can't really say it's his fault, our entire government has been pretty worthless these past seven years. Despite Obama's election, I don't much expect that to change now.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:35 pm |
  74. Katiec Pekin, IL

    Absolutely nothing. Cannot wait until the man vacates the
    White House.
    We have been victims of lies, cover ups, irresponsible
    leadership for too many years.
    His adminstration and followers have almost destroyed
    our country. His policies have not served us, only the
    chosen few.
    I just hope he is not allowed to make any decisions or
    sneak anything through before his exit.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:36 pm |
  75. perry jones

    His belief in America
    Perry Jones
    Council Bluffs Iowa

    November 5, 2008 at 1:40 pm |
  76. Precious Coker

    The way he strides around when he walks – without a care in the world!!

    November 5, 2008 at 1:42 pm |
  77. Ken Hudson Florida

    The jokes about him

    November 5, 2008 at 1:43 pm |
  78. Troy

    having an easy target for everyone to blame things on.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:45 pm |
  79. Dave, Brooklyn, NY

    Bush who?

    November 5, 2008 at 1:49 pm |
  80. becky from NC

    Absolutely nothing!

    November 5, 2008 at 2:28 pm |
  81. Steve in Pensacola

    Letterman's "Greatest Moments"............................

    November 5, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  82. Hugh ~ California

    Nothing, except the trillions of dollars of debt he squandered away.

    November 5, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  83. Munnabhai, Herndon, VA

    TV comedy programs lampooning him and his aides.

    November 5, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  84. Rosalynd Florida

    The joke that just kept on giving.

    November 5, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  85. connie

    Jack, In the words of Joe Biden , is that really a question ,you must be joking. About 75 days and bye, bye to Bush the dunce.
    Connie form "BLUE" Indiana

    November 5, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  86. Larry, Providence, RI

    I'll miss what I've already been missing for the past 4 years. Does anyone remember those terrorist color alerts (red, green, yellow, etc.) that Bush constantly used to scare us into re-electing him? Seems after that second election, they disappeared. By the way, what did happen to them?

    November 5, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  87. John

    In a good way I will miss the destruction of our relationships with the rest of the world. However, he did destroy the Republican party!

    November 5, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  88. Debbie, Illinois

    Nothing...It says something that Josh Brolin was a better dubbaya than dubbaya!

    November 5, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  89. alaskanwannab

    Nothing jack, absolutely nothing!

    November 5, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  90. don in naples, florida

    I will not miss bush. I think he is an ivy league graduate very smart who falsely played the home grown country bumpkin role to blindly pass off the elitist agenda he was serving the american people. In the end, corruption ran amuck, and this country is now on the brink of a complete collapse. He was unjustly sworn in in 2005 after an election marked with an incredible amount of controversy; has engulfed this country in a futile war; has refused to stray from a path despite public opinion; promoted a rose-colored view of the economy despite all of the signs to the contrary, and has ignored the desperate need to control spending. Now, at the end of his eight years, I find myself asking- "who was bush working for?"

    November 5, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  91. ana

    His botched discussions of 'Merica!

    November 5, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  92. Jeanne, Richmond Va.

    Jack,
    To quote Joe Biden "Are you joking? Is this a real question?"

    November 5, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  93. Jim from Chicago

    Jack, I will surely miss my telephone being a party line with the NSA, my taxes being used to prop up some third world dictator, knowing that our troops abroad are less important than the profits of some crony company that supplies them with inferior equipment and finally the rampant incompetence that allowed me to feel superior to the President of the United States. Ba-bye.

    November 5, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  94. Tony in Michigan

    Jack, I'm going to miss the eroding of our civil rights and more PATRIOT Act style stuff. Oh and the misuse of the military has been pretty neat, too.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  95. Michael, Toronto, CANADA

    I'm trying to think of something, but nothing comes to mind.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  96. gary

    the biggest mistake McCain made was selecting Sarah Palin as his running mate

    November 5, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  97. Vicki

    His lovely clueless wife. Him – NOTHING !

    November 5, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  98. Ryan, Galesburg, IL

    I will miss the last seven years of having not a shread of optimism about the course our great nation has been on.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  99. Melanie in IA

    As Biden so appropriately put it, is this a serious question, your joking right??? We want him packing his crap and out yesterday!!!!!

    Texas finally gets back the villiage idiot they've been missing.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  100. CD in MO

    Nothing.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  101. Ray Kinserlow

    The smell of expensive whiskey on his breath at ten in the morning.

    Ray Kinserlow
    Lubbock, Texas

    November 5, 2008 at 3:18 pm |
  102. Yulanda

    NOT ONE THING!

    November 5, 2008 at 3:18 pm |
  103. Toni Boutwell, Myrtle Beach SC

    Not one damn thing. He led us wrong at every turn. He destroyed our reputation and our economy. He turned us into a nation of cowards and torturers. He has led us to shame and degradation.
    On the up side he killed offf any remaining belief in "trickle down", he proved how wrong Regan was and he has proven beyond a doubt that America is NOT a conservative nation. This new 21st century America is progressive, liberal and has a deep belief in person freedom.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:18 pm |
  104. The Trippster of PA

    I will really miss Barney.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:18 pm |
  105. CD in MO

    Nothing. 1/20/09: the end of an error

    November 5, 2008 at 3:18 pm |
  106. Slatsie

    I'll miss Letterman's Presidential moments comparing Bush to other presidents!

    November 5, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  107. Mike, Syracuse NY

    I'll miss his nucular strategery.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  108. arlene rannfeldt

    I will miss nothing and i'm sure no one else will either..

    November 5, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  109. Marla from Florida

    He cannot leave office soon enough. There is nothing I will miss about him only wonder on why he was ever in office to begin with.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  110. Michael from Greenfield, Wi.

    The jokes from comedian's, and his mangled vocabulary. Seriously I wish that we had missed his eight years of disaster. God help us all, we need it.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  111. Steve from Ohio

    Barney, he was by far the best and most talented member of the Bush administration.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  112. Ranjitha

    Bad administration and the result of having bad advisors.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  113. Ginger H -- West Melbourne, FL

    The entertainment.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  114. tom, toronto, canada

    Ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. I will miss ha ha ha ha... sorry, i can't help it. Not one little thing.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  115. Katie

    I'll miss having so much to make fun of.

    Katie from Alton, Illinois

    November 5, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  116. Karl in CA

    I'm going to miss his stupid smirk, his stupid lies, his stupid warmongering, his stupid mispronunciations, his stupid attempts at humor, his stupid soft shoe on the porch while waiting for John McCain and his overall general stupidity. His only non-stupid achievement was his selection of the current Press Secretary. In an odd way, she makes him seem smart at times, compared to her, that is. But that's stupid, too.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  117. Vinnie, West Texas

    Nothing. I recently saw the movie "W" and I feel sorry for him. I watched him this morning on TV and he looks "old and beaten down."

    In cowboy lingo...he'll be headin' out of town and makin' his way back to the ranch on a broken down old nag (horse).

    November 5, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  118. James, Quebec, Canada

    What I will miss (if anything at all): Misunderestimated me, fool me once shame on you, rumors on the internets, the google, OGBYN's can't practice their love on women, the haves and have-mores, is our children learning?

    November 5, 2008 at 3:22 pm |
  119. Hubert Bertrand

    not one thing Thank god he's gone

    November 5, 2008 at 3:22 pm |
  120. Tass

    I will miss seeing him make an ass of himself on national TV. Priceless.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:22 pm |
  121. mimisatin of ATL

    Not one thing. Glad he's gone and his would-be successor is out of the picture.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:22 pm |
  122. JJ

    I will miss his strategery and his fondness for pretzels!

    November 5, 2008 at 3:22 pm |
  123. Brady

    I'll miss Laura Bush. She's, like, the quintessential First Lady.

    Brady from Columbus, Ohio

    November 5, 2008 at 3:22 pm |
  124. pip brant

    I miss my head exploding every time I heard his voice.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:22 pm |
  125. Shantay in Memphis

    Laughing at him. What a joke of a President. I feel that if Bush could be President, anyone could.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:23 pm |
  126. Jack from Lombard, IL

    I will not miss him at all. I hope he stays out of politics completely. He has done more damage to this country and its people in his 8 years than any other president in our history. The GOP has a great deal of rebuilding to do.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:23 pm |
  127. Robert in Fayetteville, Ar.

    I can't wait to find out!

    November 5, 2008 at 3:23 pm |
  128. Susan from Georgia

    Nothing

    November 5, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  129. sunny

    Eeew what an unpleasant topic to discuss. That's like asking what I will miss about the Hemorrhoid I have living with for the past eight years!

    November 5, 2008 at 3:25 pm |
  130. Renae

    Nothing! His retirement should be based on his performance in office. Let him try collecting foodstamps, housing & utilities! He should be in the shoes of some in the economic stress he created & is leaving behind to be cleaned up by someone else.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:26 pm |
  131. kenny from petersburg virginia

    Well, he was the first president to give us working people a stimulas check in the mail. i always paid and never received a thing.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:26 pm |
  132. Michelle-Lexington NC

    NOTHING!!!!!!!!! At all!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 5, 2008 at 3:26 pm |
  133. Carolyn in Oregon

    I sure won't miss that bumbling fool. The only thing I'll miss about him is the fact that he wasn't impeached. If anyone deserved it......he would be #1.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:26 pm |
  134. Nicole- Greenwood, SC

    Nothin, he ain't gone yet?

    November 5, 2008 at 3:26 pm |
  135. Josette, Philadelphia, PA

    Jack,

    Not a damn thing!

    November 5, 2008 at 3:27 pm |
  136. tom, madison, wi

    George Bush did a great thing for this country. He became possibly the most hated, reviled, despicable President this country ever had and in doing so he united the people in a way that we could look past the petty differences we held and we could unite and do one of the most important acts that has ever occurred in our country. In one fell swoop we have taken back our country and gave the politicians a long over due message.

    And, that will be George Bush's legacy!

    November 5, 2008 at 3:27 pm |
  137. Aaron B.; Champaign, IL

    Pretty much everything, actually. I'm a cynic and often enjoy a fair bit of humor when a politician turns belly-up under the scent of their own soothsaying.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:27 pm |
  138. Raquel, Miami Florida

    David Letterman's "Great Moments in Presidential Speeches"!

    November 5, 2008 at 3:27 pm |
  139. Don (Ottawa)

    Bush was everybody's punching bag. If you had a bad day or if a major screw occured, you could aways blame it on Bush. Now that he has gone, we will have nobody but ourselves to blame.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:28 pm |
  140. Joanne

    I will miss the fear of having such an inept, elitist, power mongering, selfish, greedy, misguided President at the helm. This man has led all of America to the end of the plank, asked us not to look down – and Thank God! let us pray we have been pulled back from danger. The environment, health care, jobs, education, children, justice, economy, and all other aspects of life – we may now have a chance to have what America is all about – and have our downward spiral stopped.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:28 pm |
  141. HFO

    The number 43. I will have to work hard to make it into a number again and not a symbol that represents the worst of our county

    November 5, 2008 at 3:28 pm |
  142. David,San Bernardino,CA.

    "Great Moments in Presidential Speeches" On The Late Show With David Letterman.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:28 pm |
  143. Matt from Albuquerque

    Bush-isms.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:28 pm |
  144. Mary from Houston, tx

    Hi Jack, Can we miss bush/cheney from their cell, for the assorted crimes against our Constitution?

    November 5, 2008 at 3:28 pm |
  145. Brian Becker

    The comedy. But I can't wait to see him gone.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:28 pm |
  146. Teasha, Florida

    I will miss hoping that he would be held accountable for his actions and ultimately impeached!

    November 5, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  147. Rob , NYC

    I'll miss seeing him not be impeached–otherwise not a damn thing

    November 5, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  148. Karen - Missouri

    The grin on his face when he thought he was fooling us or just didn't know the answer. It was always a "giveaway".

    November 5, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  149. Jolly Potter, NY

    His intelligence – it's been missing from day one.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  150. christimarie

    Nothing. I hope he retires to China. He has done a better job looking out for their interests than ours. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:31 pm |
  151. Carl In SC

    Bush Who?

    November 5, 2008 at 3:31 pm |
  152. teresa

    I will miss nothing about Bush. He was a poor president who looked out for himself and did not put the country first. He is smug and arrogant. He put the profits of the oil industry above the lives of people and the environment. January 20th can't come soon enough if you ask me.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:31 pm |
  153. Wendy, New York

    'NUKE-YOU-LER"

    November 5, 2008 at 3:33 pm |
  154. Don (Ottawa)

    To tell you the truth Jack, I always thought that under Bush terrorists would be knocking down our door. Now I realize they didn't have to, he was doing it for them. I think Al Queda will miss Bush more than any of us.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:33 pm |
  155. James

    Is this a rhetorical questions Jack?

    November 5, 2008 at 3:33 pm |
  156. Tonya A. in OKC

    The only thing I have enjoyed about the W years is the laughs from his unfortunate grasp of the English language. I may actually miss his weekly gaffes of speech...if they were not embarrassing the USA so much to the rest of the world!

    November 5, 2008 at 3:33 pm |
  157. Ken @ Charlotte

    Jack,

    What I will miss most about W is the opportunity to impeach him for the high crimes and felonies he has committed against this country.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:33 pm |
  158. Tom, Asheboro NC

    a 300 point drop in the Dow every time he came out on the White House lawn to address the nation

    November 5, 2008 at 3:33 pm |
  159. Me

    his heavy breathing whenever he talks!!!

    November 5, 2008 at 3:34 pm |
  160. Barry, Albany, NY

    I wonder if American's are ready to have truth, honor, integrity and accountability in their White House again? Can you imagine what that would be like, Jack?

    November 5, 2008 at 3:34 pm |
  161. Molly B

    Molly from Iowa
    I won't miss him. I hope that all his misdeeds are burned into our
    memories so we never again allow someone of his ilk to occupy
    the oval office.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:34 pm |
  162. Steve in Las Vegas,NV

    Is this a trick question?? My answer is NOTHING......Also applies to the entire administration.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:34 pm |
  163. Harold in Reno, Nevada

    I will miss wondering if my comments to you will be eaves-dropped upon and that because of them I will be classified as a terrorist and end up in Guantanamo.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:34 pm |
  164. Hank (Montreal)

    What will you miss most about President Bush?

    Is this a trick question Jack?

    November 5, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  165. CRAIG R. MCNEES

    TAMPA, FL. THAT NO ONE HAD THE BALLS TO IMPEACH HIM AND THAT HE IS NOT SITTING IN JAIL.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  166. LYLE C RICHARDSON

    fighting for america and iraq, stopping the chemical gas massacres, and taking down saddam acruel dictator, but now a lot of americans worry about a very weak commander in chief- when will the terroists, iran, north kores, china, russia - attack.??

    November 5, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  167. John Boston

    Nothing... In fact the less you remind us of him the better we are... We should not forget the last eight years and some peoples need to end up in jail for it but we must not let this mess poison the next administration for the next four years. On a side note who want to bet Karl Rove is about to flee the country?

    November 5, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  168. Steven, FL

    "I will miss the war in IRAQ, Afghanistan, poor reputation around the world, poor economy, high gas prices, lack of response to natural disasters and the countless number of Bushisms. He is and always will be a "Youtube" star!!"

    November 5, 2008 at 3:36 pm |
  169. Marla, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    All the SNL jokes about Bush and his administration... what am I going to look towards now on SNL when Bush leaves? Oh Well.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:36 pm |
  170. Jac

    I will miss absolutely nothing about Bush. He has been a total disgrace to our country; home and abroad.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:36 pm |
  171. Robert Kornhauser

    HIs annhiliation of the English language....

    Charleston, SC

    November 5, 2008 at 3:36 pm |
  172. patrick

    I
    I'll miss not getting to see him dragged dragged out of the White house to prison

    November 5, 2008 at 3:36 pm |
  173. Rick

    NADA!

    November 5, 2008 at 3:36 pm |
  174. Ruie - Michigan

    Listening to John Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Dave Letterman making fun of him.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  175. Donna Wisconsin

    Well first Jack, we didn't elect him. The republicans stole the 2000 election from Gore. Next, all your viewer comments say basically the same thing: will not miss him. And I ask: then how come so many people RE-Elected him 4 years ago? For myself it is like a breathe of fresh air to have helped elect obama. Deep, Deep Breathe everyone! The stentch is almost gone!

    November 5, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  176. Katie from Pennsylvania

    I will miss the various parodies of him. Television just won't be the same without him!

    November 5, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  177. NANCY , Grand Ledge MI

    That's like asking "what will you miss most about a toothache".
    I don't know if I will miss the scandal of the week, or the latest violation of the Constitution most. The shame of having the whole world see the disgraceful way we take care of our poor and elderly when hit by a natural disaster was pretty bad too! Then there is the war that we lied about, and the allies we dragged down with us,. Just too many things to list without writing a book. But that would be a book that no one wanted to read. Living it was bad enough

    November 5, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  178. lou

    The 'excitement' of always wondering what he was going to screw up for us next. Will he trick us into another little war? Will we go bankrupt filling our cars with gas? Will my money be there for me when I retire? I sure will miss always living on the edge with good ol' W.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  179. Charles Tuminson

    Jack how can you miss something that has been so incompetent arogant and so out of touch with Americans. I think a lot of that comes from is VP who i think really runs him and the country. Charles TX

    November 5, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  180. Joel H.

    Counting down the years he had left in office.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:42 pm |
  181. Jerry from Jacksonville

    The lies, arrogance and betraying the american people, I'm sure he and his buddies have made millions at the expense of the american people, oil, defense contractors and the banking industry. It is my hope that he gets what is due him before I die.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:42 pm |
  182. T. G. from the virgin islands

    Nothing, except the parodies on the different TV shows.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  183. Louise L.Gallone

    I will miss nothing. He was fraudulently elected in 2000 and agin in 2004. These are two more blemishes on our country's history.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:44 pm |
  184. Babs in Ohio

    I will miss him. I will miss his goofy smile that he gives when he talks about important issues such as the war and the economy.

    I will miss how he makes the US look like the most incompetant country in the world.

    Finally, I will miss he side kick, Cheney. I will miss how Cheney was always there pulling the Bush's puppet strings.

    Good Bye Bush and Cheney...Hello HOPE!

    November 5, 2008 at 3:44 pm |
  185. June J in Canada

    I'll miss....give me a minute......Ummmm......sorry I give up?

    November 5, 2008 at 3:44 pm |
  186. Robert

    Ill miss his dumb, stupid and out of touch comments that he made to which the US and the World would ask themselves "What? Did he just say that?"
    From a Man that gave nothing – what can you miss about him?

    November 5, 2008 at 3:45 pm |
  187. GJH

    I will miss all that money he has spent and given to his friends, the jobs he has let go overseas because of his poor policies and management...we'll all have to tighten our belts because Bush has left us so deep in debt....

    GOOD LUCK President Obama – we'll be working together to make it better....

    GJH
    Michigan

    November 5, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  188. Harley

    I will miss starting off every conversation with my foreign contacts with, "My name is Harley, I'm from the United States and I apologize for our current administration."
    I will miss getting to sit back and shake my head, since my input wasn't wanted anyways.
    Sure, I'll miss the jokes and late night skits – but let's be honest here – just like any person, if you feel ignored and unimportant you either become apathetic or comical. What happens when you ignore the majority of the people you are suppose to server? We make fun of you, and then you are replaced.

    November 5, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  189. Adriana Botelho

    The jokes.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  190. M Dixon Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    The comedic factor, the sense of self-loathing about living in a country that voted him in twice and having to use an unconvincing Canadian accent when I travel overseas, eh.

    M. Dixon
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    November 5, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  191. Margot from McKinleyville, Northern California

    Absolutely nothing except the political jokes. Oh my, now what will SNL do?

    November 5, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  192. Ashley Harrison Ar.

    I fear that with the end of the Bush administration, comedians will become the next group of Americans to fall victim to job loss. Of coarse the rest of us are bound to be better off.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  193. Bob in Baltimore

    President ...who?

    November 5, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  194. Pat, Pa.

    Nothing ! In fact my stomach will be doing a lot better not having to look at his face on TV.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  195. BC

    Knowing that I was more intelliget than the President and a monkey could have done a better job, at least the monkey would have kept our troops safe at home.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  196. PC from Atlanta

    I won't miss him because I believe he served his purpose. If it had not been for his administration's disregard of the honor and integrity for the office of president, we would not have had the chance to elect Barack Obama as our new president.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  197. Margi Peters

    Who's President Bush?

    November 5, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  198. Amanda, TN

    New material for late night comedy shows.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  199. Kathy/GA

    I will miss looking at Bush without knowing that every parent should tell their child – "If you want to be president, you can -but not without preconditions and preparationsl. "

    November 5, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  200. Christie, South Carolina

    I'll miss worrying about what freedom he'll take from American citizens next. Oh, wait, maybe not.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  201. Jesika Mondavi

    I will greatly miss David Letterman spoofing him. -Jesika, San Francisco, California

    November 5, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  202. Al in Tacoma

    Constant air of "gloom and doom" and being made to feel "unpatriotic."

    November 5, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  203. mike, ohio

    I will miss his stupifying speeches. All of the gaffes and the poor postures.
    He turned out to be exactly what I thought he would be. Thats why I never voted for him either time.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  204. Zack Franklin

    I will miss the comedy half-hour show every time he made public speeches.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  205. Victoria Anderson Seattle, Washington

    Jack, I will miss not a got-darn-thang! From Hurricane Katrina, 9-11, the War, his dumb-founded speeches, The Economy Crisis and sooo much more, are you kidding. Yesterday we made history with Obama. I say Bush who!!!!!

    November 5, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  206. tigermom

    -his strong belief in America
    -his protection of the unborn. Knowing that America is a safer place because of his hard stance against terrorism.
    -his family values.
    -hearing him say, "May God bless you and may God bless the United States of America" at the end of every address.
    -knowing that we have a president who, thought imperfect, knows the power of an almighty God and the power of prayer.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:34 pm |
  207. Helen

    Jack,

    I wish miss everything about President Bush. But on the upside that is a sacrifice I am willing to make.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:34 pm |
  208. Libby Kistler

    Absolutely nothing...he leaves a legacy of nearly insurmountable problems both domestic and foreign. I am so thankful to my fellow citizens for having the common sense to elect Obama. He's the only person capable of cleaning up after Bush!

    November 5, 2008 at 4:34 pm |
  209. Carrie

    Jack,

    I , as well as many Americans, will have to learn how to pronounce the word "Nuclear" properly. That's gonna take some time.

    Carrie from Kentucky

    November 5, 2008 at 4:34 pm |
  210. Michael

    Absolutely nothing...except the delicious lampooning of George W. Bush by Frank Caliendo. "Very funny..."
    Michael
    San Francisco, CA

    November 5, 2008 at 4:34 pm |
  211. CJ - Atlanta

    I'll miss that feeling of hopelessness that I've become so accustomed to. I'll also miss the embarassment I felt whenever I spoke about politics with my relatives from across the pond. Jack, I've just come to terms with the idea that my government really doesn't care about people like me. I don't know what to do with myself.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:34 pm |
  212. Dee in Florida

    What I will miss most about Bush are the comedic possibilities! Since he made such a mess of everything else, at least he gave us a chuckle from time to time.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:34 pm |
  213. Magster - New Mexico

    HIs total lack of respect, understanding and committment to the Constitution of the United States, as well as his total disregard for our brave men and women serving in the military.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:34 pm |
  214. Michael (Nashville, TN)

    Nothing.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:35 pm |
  215. Heather E in Houston TX

    One word: Hallelujah

    November 5, 2008 at 4:35 pm |
  216. Ginelle

    The puppet show's he was always in...or were those speeches?

    November 5, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  217. Gil, Memphis TN

    Nothing Now bring the troops and my son home from Iraq!

    November 5, 2008 at 4:45 pm |
  218. Eric Amundson

    Nothing. He's an embarrassment, a disgrace, and a criminal.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:45 pm |
  219. Keith from VA

    I'll miss that 48% of our country that put him in office TWICE, didn't make the same mistake again. Gee, maybe we FINALLY learned our lesson.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:45 pm |
  220. Dylan M

    Easy, the comic relief he provided on a constant basis.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:45 pm |
  221. John Hanson

    Nothing!

    November 5, 2008 at 4:45 pm |
  222. Jimbo

    I will miss the ridiculous criticism the president takes for individuals problems. It appears that people think a single person (president) can enhance their lives, and are disappointed. If you think a president Republican or Democrat can help you with your life problems go ahead and hold your breath, enjoy the nap.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:46 pm |
  223. Sheryl--- Harrisburg IL

    Why would anyone miss President Bush? But the least he could do before leaving office is, pardon patrol agents Ramos and Compean.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:46 pm |
  224. Kevin

    Its pretty bad when you cant think of one thing you're going to miss about a man that has been in charge of running the best country in the world, but I seriously cant think of one thing. Kevin

    November 5, 2008 at 4:46 pm |
  225. Alicia from Massachusetts

    I will dearly miss his folksiness, his rewriting of the English language, and his ever-present smile. Even with all of those wonderful memories, the thing I will miss most of all is laughing at his stupidity, then wondering why on Earth I am laughing since what he does has the potential to ruin my life.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:46 pm |
  226. Margaret Leicester

    NADA!!!!

    But I bet SNL misses him a lot

    Margaret NM :D

    November 5, 2008 at 4:46 pm |
  227. Michael in Leander, TX

    I'll miss the comedy routines – for 8 years, comedians have had a HUGE well of material to dip into as Bush was a walking cartoon/buffoon like Mr. Magoo. Now that he's being run out of town to hopefully fade into obscurity, I smell dark times for political comedy.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  228. T in the Big D-Dallas TX

    Jack,

    You're making this too easy! I'll miss the lat night talk show hosts roasting him on his low I.Q. After 8 years of his stupidness, it is going to be hard to find that kind of material on Obama. Maybe Biden will lend a hand!

    November 5, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  229. John Cains, Norwich, UK

    His farsightedness and thoughtfulness. Only joking.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  230. Cliff

    Bush has served his purpose in the Divine Order of things. Because, if there was no Bush, there would be no President Barack Obama.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  231. Ali

    There really is nothing to miss. Clearly, Obama's history making moment was truly enabled by Bush and his incompetence. I hope this nation's memory of Bush and his presidency will continue to enable us to be more selective when picking our future leaders. I think this will enable a new era of prosperity for us until our memory fades once again. Hope that will not happen for many years to come....

    November 5, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  232. Sylvia Schildt

    Not a thing.

    But i am proud of the fact that since 2000 resident bush has not been allowed to speak in my home - mostly he was muted out, but when the clips came too fast, i would blah-blah-blah over his voice, sometimes to the chagrin of friends and relatives. (cheney as well)

    the letterman gag was the only exception.

    this was done not because i disagree with him, i am willing to listen to folks i disagree with. but as a pathetic personal expression of protest, since i was powerless to impeach him, or lose him any other way.

    i look forward to jan. 20, when i can take my tired finger off the mute button.

    god bless america - eventually we get it right.

    down with fake patriotism that divides, secrecy and lies, and down with trickle-down, which is discredited forever.

    a new dawn awaits.

    sylvia schildt
    baltimore, maryland

    November 5, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  233. Yawo Ananga

    For people from Africa, President Bush was one of the great friends of the continent and a humanitarian. Although he earlier on stated on that Africa was not on his radar, he reconsidered and launched a $15 billion initiative to combat HIV/AIDS, the largest commitment by any country making it possible for 1.4 million people in Africa to receive life-saving treatment. He expanded trade with Africa and enhanced growth among others.

    President Bush, you will not be forgotten. We even named a highway in Accra after you.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  234. Lisa

    I can't say I'll mis anything about Dubya other than the many jokes about him and even those I won't miss much. I look forward to wanting to watch my president on TV making his state of the union address and having press conferences. For the length of Dubya's presidency, other than in the days immediately following 9/11, I couldn't stand to look at or listen to him.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  235. Brian in SC

    I will miss the daily media attacks on the administration while Congress gets a pass. Now the administration AND Congress will get a pass. The lovefest the media will pour on Obama will be worse than what we had. Excuse me while I get sick.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  236. Heather

    Without the failing economics and war, we wouldn't understand the huge mistakes of electing another president on the premise of fear. He taught this country a great lesson about jumping on the bandwagon, hurrying to conclusions... I will miss the bittersweet, valuable information we received in the last 8 years, and look forward to avoiding them.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  237. Sonia Glazer

    Jack,

    I will miss adding to my compilation of "Bushisms." You know, the crap that spills out of his mouth on a regular basis but which makes no sense or has any resemblance to the English language.

    Thanks.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  238. John in Denver

    Jack, my house cats and I will miss having a national leader with the countenance of a rodent. Enough said.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  239. Monique, Brookline, MA

    Not a damn thing.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  240. maggi from Fort Wayne In.

    NOTHING!!!! couldnt stand looking at his stupid face and hearing his annoying voice. goodbye dork..i can breath now

    November 5, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  241. Dan Slocomb L.A. lower Alabama

    .
    Not a d*mm thing! Can not wait for the White House door to hit him in the you know where. He has been an the worst Presedent we have ever had, and with the help of his croonies we have not faced a so many things wrong with this country since the great depression.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  242. Konstantin

    I will miss realization of the fact that America is such a great country, that even a total mental misfit could be at the top and not killed this country completely. Every time I saw W on TV, I couldn't help thinking about it. His chase of "nukelar" weapons in Irak, his "looking into Putin's eyes, and realizing he could trust the man", – primal instincts mastered by dogs and kids (I profoundly apologise to dogs and kids here.)
    What a great country...............
    What a misfortune...........
    What a relief.............

    November 5, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  243. Ali

    There really is nothing to miss. Clearly, Obama's history making moment was truly enabled by Bush and his incompetence. I hope this nation's memory of Bush and his presidency will continue to enable us to be more selective when picking our future leaders. I think this will enable a new era of prosperity for us until our memory fades once again. Hope that will not happen for many years to come....

    Ali from Beaverton, Oregon

    November 5, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  244. Karl from New York

    I will miss Will Ferrell playing "Dubya" on Saturday Night Live. One word...Strategery!

    November 5, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  245. gene gallegos

    Well to be honest not a damn thing.. Ok Ill miss is stupidity on tv. What an idiot....

    November 5, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  246. david lady

    I will miss nothing about this President. The criminal Bin Ladan lives and is unapprehended, and too many have died in a war that has distracted our efforts to bring the criminal to justice. I miss our valiant dead.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  247. Anne Schaff

    His mispronunciation of words, which to me, a word-lover, showed me his contempt for the power of words and more importantly, the power of thought.

    I really won't miss him at all.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  248. Gary

    Nothing, Jack – in fact, I'm looking forward to missing him in his entirety.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  249. Steven Elliott

    Gearge Bush was the Major Frank Burns (M*A*S*H) of presidential politics. We will no longer have such an easy target for jokes in the White House but I thank GOD for that.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  250. Carolyn in Houston

    Absolutely nothing. I was stuck with him as the governor of Texas and then as President of the U.S. When his term ended as governor W. had driven Texas into the sewer and then he went to Washington where he did the same thing to the entire U.S.

    If we are lucky he'll join Sarah Palin in Wasilla where they can form a commune for incompetent, scary and greedy nut jobs.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  251. Joe Eweka

    Nothing! Good riddance! He stole the presidency in 2000 and has caused this country and the rest of the of the world enormous misery. This country and the rest of the world will be a much better without George Bush.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  252. M.A. Moody

    I'll miss that fact that, even in the end, he isn't brave enough to leave the office immediately and let Obama move in right now to start healing our country now. Why wait? We are in the toilet with him being there!

    He has a chance to add to the many unprecedented things he has done, but this time, something good and worthy!

    November 5, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  253. Jim

    Jack,

    I've had bones to pick with many presidents in my time (I'm 60 years old), but always found something of genuine merit to credit them with. Bush, Sr. handled the first Iraq war efficiently without getting us bogged down. Reagan lifted our spirits with his golden oratory, Clinton gave us a roaring economy and falling crime rates. Even Nixon and Johnson had China and civil rights going for them. As for Dubya, he has nothing of merit to claim to his credit, absolutely nothing. I find him utterly lacking in anything praiseworthy. I have never had such a complete lack of respect for a president. There is absolutely nothing about him that I will miss.

    Jim
    Reno, Nevada

    November 5, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  254. Sid----Texas

    I will miss bush in as much as I miss being shot at in the service,,in a good way...The next time I see him, I hope it is on a cereral box or a most wanted for destroying ihe USA poster on the wall of our local post office......reward 10 cents....

    November 5, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  255. tish of New York City

    Miss most? His humility, his obvious respect for others and for language, the utter HOPE and PRIDE he gave all of us in America. We'll miss his contempt and disrespect for our laws and for anyone other than Cheney! Oh boy, how we'll miss these qualities. And he still believes that we want to see his face on the air! We'll also miss his blind arrogance and his ideological stupidity. A C- human being of Presidential intelligence? Below an F. But what does he care? His parents ought to be deeply ashamed of what he's done to their name!

    November 5, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  256. Daniel in Chicago, IL

    While I certainly believe Bush has been a terrible President and should have been impeached, I have a grave feeling that I'll be wishing he was still president within 1-2 years.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  257. Charles (Orlando FL)

    I think the thing I will miss most after he is gone is the ability to complain about him when anything goes wrong, like getting pulled over for running a red light, I don't know how but its Bush's fault!

    November 5, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  258. Stacey Stalnaker, Huntington WV

    I'll miss all the food he put on my family. And "nucular" power.

    Other than that, nothing.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  259. Vic

    Nothing. People may look to Bush's investing of billions in Africa for AIDS prevention (PEPFAR) as the one good thing he did. Well, that money came with strings attached. If you accept PEPFAR money, you cannot promote the use of condoms as a method of prevention and can only preach abstinence as a way to prevent AIDS. If there is any money diverted to family planning, the strings are tied tighter and are completely out of touch with realities in Africa. It has had a negative effect on what was becoming a highly successful prevention campaign in Uganda until they took PEPFAR money. So, President Bush, you have done nothing but harm to billions around the world....Good Riddance.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  260. sher in Texas

    You have got to be kidding?????? This guys was a joke. He's a disgrace to Texas and the people in the state. I'm counting the days until he's out of office.......

    November 5, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  261. Lee

    The only thing I will miss is the ammunition he gave me to taunt my staunchly Republican friends.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:51 pm |
  262. Maggie Muggins From Selwyn

    Well in an email circulated it showed a photo of president Bush and a photo of a chimpanzee to prove evolution does exist. Now we'll just have to watch the Discovery Channel to keep up to date on how we evolved.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:51 pm |
  263. Ana

    Bush who?

    November 5, 2008 at 4:53 pm |
  264. Shaw, Franktown CO

    Why his command of the English language, of course.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:53 pm |
  265. Bert, San Juan PR

    Besides the usual responses like his parodies and such, Id like to add that what I miss most is a feeling of hope, because I really hoped... really really hoped that at least he would have been brought to justice for SOMETHING. Its funny and all how incompetent he was but come on, how conniving can he be that he was never held accountable for any of his catastrophic disasters??? One thing I wont ever miss for sure is the fear...

    November 5, 2008 at 4:53 pm |
  266. Al Kasprowicz

    Actually NOTHING, same goes for "SHOOTER".

    November 5, 2008 at 4:53 pm |
  267. jerry brown

    I will miss ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, except maybe for cracking up when listening to him trying to put a sentence together that makes any sense at all!!!

    November 5, 2008 at 4:53 pm |
  268. Bethany - Missouri

    I'll miss the free time I had whenever he came on television. I would get so disgusted that I'd turn the TV off and take care of other business.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:53 pm |
  269. Jude Perera ( piscataway Nj )

    Lets face it people no one can really say what well miss. But i know for sure that no matter how many centuries, decades, years, or days pass that i will never forget the wrinkles on his forhead

    November 5, 2008 at 4:54 pm |
  270. Kallie in Puyallup, WA

    Nothing!
    But I will be relieved of the chronic anxiety and depression that we've all had to endure since he, Cheney, and company took office.....

    November 5, 2008 at 4:54 pm |
  271. jim in concord,nc

    Not a single thing! Good riddance!!

    November 5, 2008 at 4:54 pm |
  272. Melissa

    Absolutely nothing. In fact, I wish I could start not missing him before Obama's inauguration.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  273. Brandy (Florida)

    You know what I'll miss? I'll miss that moment after September 11th when he could have become a great leader and fumbled.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  274. Kate

    I'll miss all the good joke material. Buh bye Mr. Bush!!!! :)

    November 5, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  275. Rich

    I will only miss the the feeling of tension I had when I watched him speak – waiting for him to smirk at the wrong time or bumble his way through an ad-libbed response to a reporters question. I never wanted to have a beer with him and I won't miss him.
    Rich – Southlake TX

    November 5, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  276. Siri, Salt Lake City, UT

    All I can say is that one can never appreciate the value of Light unless he has seen Darkness before.

    I have renewed faith in God thanks to Bush...in him I have seen God create the unexpected!

    November 5, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  277. Frank down on the bayou

    His arrogance.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  278. Tyler

    George Bush is the worst president this great nation has ever seen and he should have become a comdedian instead of president of the United States.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  279. Rob CA

    I'll say I'd miss anything, even everything about him, if it would get him to leave tomorrow instead of January. Let's start missing him right away, please, the sooner, the better.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  280. Allison Sloan

    I'll miss the comedians' parodies. What will Jon Stewart et al do?

    November 5, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  281. John Berkeley Heights New Jersey

    Lets hope he leaves office quietly and doesn't cause a problem with Iran or Russa in the next couple of months. He is one scary guy and
    it is astounding he was ever the Republican nominee. Why didn't his family stop him from running for President?

    November 5, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  282. mary, Los Angeles

    Nothing, Zero, Nada!!!!

    November 5, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  283. Otty in Bloomington

    NOTHING...absolutely nothing. All the things he has taken this country to, why would I miss him? I wish Jan 20 is just next week. Can't wait.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:57 pm |
  284. Saleem

    His speeches. They made me laugh

    November 5, 2008 at 4:57 pm |
  285. Pam in Houston, TX

    I'll miss having a president that I'm ashamed of and despise. It's going to be so strange to actually respect and admire America's Commander-in-chief.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:57 pm |
  286. Josh from DE

    I will miss having a president that protected the American people and did the best he could with being handed a bad presidency. We've had the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Katrina, economic melt down, two wars, an unusual number of natural disasters, fighting global terrorism, etc. But somehow we always find a way to blame the President for everything. Bush did the best he could. At the least, he taught us what NOT to do.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:57 pm |
  287. Anthony Maffia

    The comedians are going to have to work much harder now. Maybe Joe Biden can help a little, and of course now that she has national attention Sarah Palin will be a constant joy to us all. He can't get out of office soon enough ... I keep thinking that he still has one giant screw up left in him, so I am keeping my head down until January 20th.

    Tony Brookly NY

    November 5, 2008 at 4:57 pm |
  288. Jeannie, Pasadena, CA

    I knew I wouldn't be the only one to say it! The only thing I will "miss" is the comedy that managed to be the only good to come out of two terms of stupidity! We will now have an eloquent and intelligent president, and I will take that any day over comedy fodder. I will still laugh at SNL and Dave Letterman reruns and breathe a huge sigh of relief that we made it through the last eight years.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  289. MK (in Colorado)

    Nothing; hopefully he will write a book showing his remorse for destroying the stature of the best country in the face of the earth-the United States of America-and his trampling of the best living document known to all of us-the Constitution of the United States of America.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  290. Ariel

    I will miss the material he provided late night comedians over the past 7 years. They will now all have to work really hard to make us laugh.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  291. Jason

    1. Can't miss him 'till he's gone
    2. I'll miss him the same way I would miss a migrane
    3. or a hemerroid

    November 5, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  292. California Bill

    Bushisms, hahaha, I'll happily give up those laughs for the good of the country though.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  293. Bridget S.

    I will miss all the great SNL spoofs with Will Ferrel.

    November 5, 2008 at 4:59 pm |
  294. Cynthia from Dayton

    Not a darn thing. The whole world hates Americans because of Bush, I will not miss him at all!!!!!!!

    November 5, 2008 at 4:59 pm |
  295. Dawn from Pennsylvania

    Jobs is what most people will miss about George W. Bush, homes to live in. I think that is what we will miss.

    Thanks....President Bush

    November 5, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  296. MacDaddy

    I will miss his providing us with great videos of our military blowing stuff up. Other than that, Obama should symbolically pardon him for crimes against humanity.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  297. Jeff

    I live in Hamilton County Ohio. In a perverse way, we owe Bush for our "color change" last night. If he hadn't been such an incredibly awful president, if he hadn't ruined the Republican "brand" beyond repair, then my county, and state wouldn't have gone blue. The Republican forces had no wind in their sails here. In four years I may miss Bush - he made it much easier to marshall the Dems to get out the vote.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  298. PammyK

    The safety and security of the United States. The being able to get up in the morning and KNOW I was safe because there WAS a steady hand on the helm.

    I shall miss a GOOD man. One who has been sorely misunderstood.

    Unlike the Bush haters I KNOW history will be kinder to Bush than the liberal media of today.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  299. charles breeze

    Nothing, he should be tried as a war criminal.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  300. Nick, Canada

    His linguistic skills!

    November 5, 2008 at 5:10 pm |
  301. washington Bill

    Laura's smile

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  302. Brian

    Absolutely Positively NOTHING!!! There isn't anything about that man that's worth missing...

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  303. Drake

    The ONLY thing I will miss about the worst President in our history is the opportunity to make fun of him on Saturday Night Live and David Letterman.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  304. Laura T

    What will I miss? The way he pronounces nuclear...made me laugh, cringe, and cry all at once. He made me work harder at articulating and communicating clearly to others. Now I will have to aspire to being as eloquent as President Obama!

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  305. Jesse Kieffer

    Jack, every generation has that president they love to hate. My father had nixon and I had Bush. I will sure miss having someone as ignorant as bush in the whitehouse that I can blame all the problems my family and I have faced due to his very long eight year stint in the whitehouse.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  306. Diane Weisstuch

    Nothing. Well, maybe the wonderment of how he has not been impeached. Goodbye, farewell, aufweiderzien, so long. Don't let the door hit you when you leave.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  307. Christian F

    What I will miss most about Bush is just the family lineage of the Bush family. Both father and son were in office. As well, it will probably be the last time a Bush will ever be connected to the White House. Yes, after 20 plus years, it will all be over.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  308. Rose from St. Louis

    What will be most missed about Bush? The Out-of-Office Countdown calendar.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  309. Kristin

    Screaming at the TV.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  310. Cassy Muronaka

    Will Ferrell's dead-on impression.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  311. Taneisa

    ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!! Good riddance. He can pack up now and head back to Texas.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  312. Judy Mavredes

    Absolutely nothing! Judy, Louisville, KY

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  313. Gerry Ross of Florida

    I'll miss most about Pres. Bush, his mispronunciation of the English language, esp. saying "nucular" (rather than "nuclear" correctly)! Good-Bye Sir

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  314. Jennifer

    Listening to President Elect Obama last night I realized there is one thing I will miss from President Bush, the cringing I did when he spoke and the constant source of "Bushisms."

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  315. Linda von Geldern

    Nothing..nothing at all.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  316. Jack Cellucci

    I am a 16 year old Democrat from Atlanta, Georgia and the thing I will miss most about President Bush is all of the dancing. we do not often have a President so willing and able to make a complete fool of himself in front of millions of people. President Bush... I salute you!!!!

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  317. Lenny from Toronto, Canada

    He's one big joke and it would be funny if he wasn't the president. He needs to go and take Cheney with him. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  318. joe landsberger

    Idiocy

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  319. Joni

    His "Bushisms"

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  320. Caroline from Virginia

    I am going to miss hearing the word "nucular".

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  321. Michael

    Hmmm.......what will i miss?? Wait, is that a trick question???

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  322. Ada

    I will definitely miss watching Bush bloopers on You Tube.

    Ada
    Florida

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  323. Tomas - University Place, WA

    Absolutely nothing.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  324. Bill Rainen

    When Geo W is gone, I will miss seeing him on Saturday night live and the comments Letterman makes.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  325. matty p

    I'm going to miss John Stewart taking apart all the dumb subtleties of Bush's administration. The Daily Show, and political satire is not going to be as funny now that we have a decent President.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  326. Susan

    I'll miss Jon Stewart exposing Bush's idiocy on the Daily Show.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  327. Sharon, Lufkin, Texas

    I will miss David Letterman's analysis of Pres. Bush's speeches. Always a great laugh!

    We do not need George to come home to Texas. We understand that he will be selling his "ranch" in Crawford for a high priced mansion in Dallas.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  328. Laura

    Only the sketches they would do of him on Saturday Night Live. At least it added a bit of comedy to all this insanity.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  329. Misael

    I will only miss the blundering speeches.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  330. Michelle

    I'll miss having my liberties in limbo, my economy in crisis, and my country at war. I'll miss living in fear, I'll miss domestic spying, and I'll miss being lied to.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  331. Karen H.

    Absolutely nothing.

    Karen
    South San Francisco, CA

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  332. marlon G.

    Jack are you serious? you must be kidding me. well coming to think of it, he was comical.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  333. Trina Mueller - Indiana

    Nothing! wish i could elaborate more but theres nothing more to it!!! !

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  334. Keri Metcalf

    The things I will miss most about President George Bush are the SNL spoofs about him. Not much else will make me nostalgic about his administration.

    Keri
    Tuscumbia, AL

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  335. john, delta, colorado

    Just this:

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  336. Rhonda/Georgia

    What I will miss most of all about Bush? Hmmmmmm Nothing! Except for the way that he is made fun of continuously. His silly walk. The silly way he talks and the fact he is the biggest idiot on the planet.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  337. S. H.

    Really, the greatest thing about Bush is that he was legitimately responsible for all the stuff he did to us, so we could pass the buck to him without feeling guilty. Backed out of Kyoto Protocols? Bush did it. Went into Iraq for no reason? Bush's fault. It's a darn shame to lose that, but Obama's ability and integrity should more than make up for it.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  338. andrea turpin

    I will miss hearing his misuse of words and having them used in SNL sketches....like "STRATEGERY" from the 2000 election. Poor George.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  339. Louis

    I will miss him messing up on live television, and trying to make sense of what he was trying to say.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  340. Wendy

    That's easy! The ONLY thing I will miss is the Bush's Scottish Terrier, Barney!

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  341. Adam Ba4e

    Of course it's easy to pick apart the man's presidency, but he was trying to get us set in a good direction. It'd be interesting to see how Al Gore would have responded to 9/11, the whole table could have been reversed. Despite the fact that he wasn't our favorite president I'm sure his book will still top the list of best sellers. The man has an interesting story. The thing is there is a difference between a man who can listen to a panel and a commander and chief that can fit in amongst the panel.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  342. Charles, New Orleans

    I will miss Great Moments in Presidential HIstory on the David Letterman Show – and all of Letterman's other comments about President Bush. Bush was great commedy material.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  343. Alex muniz - Brooklyn, N.Y.

    Absolutley Nothing!

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  344. Fred

    His complete lack of eloquence. I can think of no other president that made as many idiotic comments as Bush. It did provide for great comedy. I have a calender with a daily 'Bush Quote'. Makes me laugh each time.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  345. Sarah Louise

    I'll miss the confidence I gain from seeing what even the most stupid person on the planet can achieve – President.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  346. Tania from Southern California

    I won't miss a single thing about "W" except the material he provides for Letterman's "Famous Presidential Speeches" and the nightly laughs provided. It's "nukyaler"!!!!

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  347. Chris W.

    I will miss Bush as someone who did everything he could to protect our country. He may have done things that we as Americans disagreed with, but I know he genuinely cares for ours and his America.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  348. Sam in San Jose

    I'll miss having the feeling that I need to give an explanation or defense for being American. I'll miss those days when I felt the need to distance myself from the president and the nation as much as possible, as if being from the USA made me a global villain.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  349. Matthew

    Funny, I can't think of a single thing.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  350. Michele Krum

    I will miss Great Moments In Presidential Speeches on Dave Letterman at night. "W" was great fodder for comedy, but our country paid much to high a price for those laughs.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  351. Cheryl Abrams

    What will I miss about George Bush?

    Nothing, Jack. Absolutely, positively nothing.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  352. Margaret Noack

    Absolutely nothing I can think of! He would have loved to become
    a Dictator if he could have thought of an executive privilige that
    would have eliminated our Constitution!

    November 5, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
  353. Pat S

    I will miss him most on Saturday Night Live. Same goes for McCain and Palin.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
  354. Ben

    The Daily Show wont be as good as it was. I watched a bit of Indecision 08 between your coverage last night and they are already starting to hack it. Good news just isn't as funny. Oh well.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:25 pm |
  355. Tabitha

    What will I miss about President Bush? Like war...absolutely nothin'!

    November 5, 2008 at 5:25 pm |
  356. Bianca From California

    Not one single thing.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:26 pm |
  357. Alesha

    Hmmmmm.... this is a tough one....NOTHING!!!! Good Riddance

    November 5, 2008 at 5:26 pm |
  358. Nithya

    Absolutely nothing Jack.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:26 pm |
  359. Brent in San Antonio, TX

    I will miss all those grammatical "Bush-isms", which were brilliantly summed up by Will Ferrel's use of "Strategory" in a Saturday Night Live spoof on the 2000 Presidential Debate between George W. Bush and Al Gore. It's really sad that a man who inspired our country during the 9/11 crisis will be remembered for nothing more than a handful of comedic blunders.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:26 pm |
  360. Michael Milfort

    What I will miss about George W. Bush is probably one of the best skits on TV. David Lettermen of the The Late Show; Great Moments in Presidental Speechs. I will miss them very much. It really showed what kind of pres. Bush was. One of the worst presidents we as country helped elect into office. As we go forward hopefuly we have learned from our mistakes.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:26 pm |
  361. Austin Speake Jr.

    The 8 Years.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:26 pm |
  362. Doug

    I will miss the sense of utter superiority he gave me. Good riddance.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:28 pm |
  363. jade

    Hmmm, what's to miss, what's to miss.... well there used to be a creature known as the Proud Republican... I think those are extinct now, thanks to Bush. Meh... actually, come to think of it, I don't really miss them all that much.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:28 pm |
  364. Tom Kennedy

    I will miss the "Chimp-o-Matic" devise on my homepage. It is a George W. Bush quote generator. Priceless.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:28 pm |
  365. Anthony

    The jokes! He was a terrible president... But let's face it, the man was great for comedy.

    -Anthony
    Orlando, FL

    November 5, 2008 at 5:29 pm |
  366. Allen (Seattle)

    I'll miss the late night comedy laughs, the gaffes, and the SNL impersonations. And I'll miss Laura Bush; and the Bush twins, they seem to have grown into lovely young women, having successfully avoided being corrupted by their father (like everything else that he's been involved with).

    November 5, 2008 at 5:29 pm |
  367. Antoinette

    The dog, buddy.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:29 pm |
  368. rob in atl

    his funny i gotcha look, or so what, kinda attitude when he makes a decision in front the camera that all america cant stand but cant do anything about cause well... he is who we made him

    priceless

    November 5, 2008 at 5:29 pm |
  369. Brian McGee-Pensacola,FL.

    I am going to miss the "Bush-isms." There were so many times that I have busted up at his gaffs. They were hysterical. But I also came to realize these laughs were a temporary release from the constant anxiety I felt since this man took office in 2000. He started as president with a questionable election, compromised his nations trust in the value of their vote, questionable wars, unwarranted surveillance over US citizens, he compromised our constitution, and garnered hate for our country around the world. He weaseled his way into office and our lives and made our lives and county worse. The laughs were not worth it, My laughs were more like weapons.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:30 pm |
  370. Jeff

    The Assault weapon ban wasn't extended during his term at least.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:30 pm |
  371. Joe Zaffuto IOWA

    I will miss trying to figure out what 25% of people are smoking or medicating themselves with these day whenever hearing Bush's job approval rating stood at 25%.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:30 pm |
  372. Jessica D.

    Not a damn thing. He absolutely ruined this country! The world hates Americans–ask overseas travelers how often they pretend to be Canadian–or anything but American when asked! Lies, torture, war–endless war–self-centeredness, just to begin the plethora of evil that Bush has burdened this country with over the past 8 years. We went to war–in direct opposition of the frickin' United Nations!!! Bush's agenda–and what do we have to show for it? How many dead Americans overseas fighting a war that should have never been? How many billions of dollars in debt are we now that Bush decided that we would just keep pouring money into this senseless war? Enough, Bush!
    Good-bye, and good riddance!

    November 5, 2008 at 5:30 pm |
  373. Steve T.

    Even though I voted for Obama this time, I must admit Bush did try to keep us safe. He tried his best to protect us. Hopefully in the future, future generations can look at him in a kinder light.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:30 pm |
  374. Jeff in Connecticut

    I'll miss the hundreds of billions of dollars he cost the American people through misspending, no-bid contracts & outright thievery. I'll miss the 4,000 Americans who died on 9/11 because his administration wasn't paying attention. I'll miss the 4,150 or so American soldiers who died in Iraq due to his corruption & lies. I'll miss the 1,000 plus people who died in New Orleans because he didn't want to be bothered...and then lied again saying he didn't know about it. I won't miss him when the Congress FINALLY performs it's obligation and indicts him.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:30 pm |
  375. Gregory

    The thing I will miss most about President Bush is his divisiveness. His ability to pit poor against rich, black against white, religious against sensible, and political against conscious has caused America to band together and face challenges together and elect qualified, competent, unified leadership to govern our nation. His contribution to this achievement is undeniable. I only hope that his inept leadership and good ole boy appeal has awakened our realization of the truth,leadership reflects patronage reflects . I don’t want to follow a leader that reflects the least in us. Let’s pray that our leadership now reflects our patronage.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:30 pm |
  376. Larry Parsons

    If the US can elect Obama over Clinton and MCain, all of the impossible problems we face (including social security and pension debt), seem within our bounds. And, we have all hands on deck.

    We are one "impossible" energy solution away from fixing this. Yes we can.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:30 pm |
  377. Thomas

    I will miss President Bush's ability to clearly artic, articu, articula….aaaahhhh convey his messages in a clear and concise way.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:30 pm |
  378. Miss Rami from Atlanta

    I will miss the number of conversations that I have had about Bush. I will miss those shared frustrations about him and about our country with my fellow students. I will miss these things, but let it be known that these things were a suffocation of which I was most conscious. I look forward now to take direction from a new leadership under President-elect Barack Obama – a breath of fresh air.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:31 pm |
  379. Britt

    WOW, I wonder how any of these people would feel if they had to read something like this about themselves. After they had spent 8 years of thier lives in something much like a prison (the white house) thinking every mornting about how to keep the country safe. Its people's best interest. maybe not always making the right choice but he did what seemed right at the time and most of the time the country was behind him only to change thier mind later.

    November 5, 2008 at 5:31 pm |