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January 13th, 2009
05:00 PM ET

Bush Farewell Speech: What Do You Want To Hear?

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

President Bush gave his last scheduled news conference yesterday and now plans to give a farewell address to the nation on Thursday night at 8pm. He's asked the networks to give up some of their coveted prime-time schedules for it.

President Bush plans to give a farewell address on Thursday night.

He will deliver the 15- minute speech in the East Room of the White House in front of a live audience of "courageous Americans."

According to the White House press secretary, the President is expected to reflect on his 8 years in office and how the country has changed during that time. He will defend his record but will also share his thoughts on the greatest problems facing the nation and what it takes to meet them.

There's no law about if, how and when Presidents say good-bye as they leave the White House. Past Presidents have done so on Capitol Hill, in newspapers, from the White House, or not at all, as was the case with Bush 41 before Clinton took office.

Here’s my question to you: What would you like President Bush to say in his farewell address to the nation Thursday night?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Anj from California writes:
Didn't we already hear his feeble attempt to rewrite his presidency at yesterday's press conference? I'd like him to keep this one to one word, “goodbye”.

Mitchell from Arkansas writes:
That he had to cancel for lack of interest.

Jann from Brunswick, Georgia writes:
“I'm leaving five days early.”

Al in Iowa writes:
If this man had half a brain or a fragment of a conscience, he would apologize to the families of the 100,000 dead Iraqis whose blood is on his hands instead of twisting the truth into a web of lies and distortions to create for himself a fictional legacy.

Keith from Cleveland, Ohio writes:
Jack, I think we have all misunderestimated him. He is to be commended for having a mind of his own and a language of his own. Do they teach English in Texas? Forget the farewell speech. I know less after his speeches that I did before.

Paul from Columbia, South Carolina writes:
"I tried to clean up the dangers and financially irresponsible policies created and left by Carter and Clinton, but there just wasn't enough time".

Sandra in Texas writes:
I do not care what he says and I will not be watching. After living through eight years of 9/11, Katrina, the Iraq debacle, warrant less wiretapping, torture, etc. and finally the worst financial meltdown since the Great Depression, I just want him to Go Away. Don't say Good-bye, just GO.

Joe writes:
I'd like to here W say, "wow, I really had no business being here. My bad."

soundoff (1,054 Responses)
  1. Jack

    Jack:

    Bye bye ?

    Jack

    January 13, 2009 at 1:07 pm |
  2. John in Rohnert Park

    I want to hear him say: "GOOD BYE!"

    January 13, 2009 at 1:08 pm |
  3. Theresa

    Two words, Jack :

    GOOD BYE ! ! !

    Theresa from Ohio

    January 13, 2009 at 1:08 pm |
  4. Terrell Walker Escondido Ca.

    BYE

    January 13, 2009 at 1:13 pm |
  5. Ed

    The the the, that's all folks.

    January 13, 2009 at 1:13 pm |
  6. David in San Diego

    "You won't have Dubbya Bush to kick around any more."

    January 13, 2009 at 1:14 pm |
  7. Conor in Chicago

    "I was the illegitimate leader of this nation for 8 years as the result of stealing 2 elections, bribing likeminded officials in the Supreme Court and disenfranchising African American voters in Florida the first time, and promising political favor to the owner of Diebold Corp who's sister company makes engines for military aircraft the second time, for their role in stealing votes in Ohio in '04. I invaded Iraq to further the Corporatist Agenda of my financial backers in the oil industry and military industry, I consistently appointed people to high offices based on their political loyalty and not their merits, and made certain to destroy American credibility around the world so I could retire comfortably and impress the Elite Establishment of this country since I don't care about any of you. You were all my pawns and my slaves and I enjoyed every minute of it. Have a nice day"

    January 13, 2009 at 1:14 pm |
  8. Marva (Oklahoma)

    I would like to hear a heart-felt apology for:

    (1) the loss of life in Iraq, both civilian and military;
    (2) the poor state in which he leaves our economy;
    (3) the poor state in which he leaves our standing in the world;
    (4) the destruction of Americans' savings and retirement dreams;
    (5) the destruction of my children's and grandchildren's economic futures.

    January 13, 2009 at 1:15 pm |
  9. Dave in Saint Louis,MO

    Personally I would like to hear him tell Jack Cafferty to kiss his butt! 😉

    January 13, 2009 at 1:15 pm |
  10. Dave, Brooklyn, NY

    Good bye, and I’m terribly, terribly sorry for ruining the country.

    January 13, 2009 at 1:15 pm |
  11. ms.Georgia

    Dear Mr. Cafferty,
    I love listening to your comments everty day you're on. You seem to be the only one that tells it like it is, and I appreciate that. Just like Campbell Brown say, NO BIAS, NO BULL.... Keep up the good work.
    Ayers from Hinesville, Ga..

    January 13, 2009 at 1:16 pm |
  12. Sue -Idaho

    Jack, please I've heard everything I want to from George Bush, all I want to hear is GOODBY!

    January 13, 2009 at 1:21 pm |
  13. Robert S., New Orleans

    I would like the Bush farewell speech to be completely drowned out by the sound of a hundred million Americans singing "Nah nah nah nah.... nah nah nah nah.... hey hey hey.... goodbye."

    January 13, 2009 at 1:24 pm |
  14. Jenna Wade

    What would you like President Bush to say in his farewell address to the nation Thursday night?

    The TRUTH

    If he is not willing to say the TRUTH then he shouldn't waste our time from "putting food on our families".

    Jenna
    Roseville CA

    January 13, 2009 at 1:24 pm |
  15. Jerry from Monroe Co., WV

    Two words- I'm sorry. He doesn't need list all the things he should be sorry for, we all know what they are: the pre-emptive war to eliminate non-existent WMD's, torture, domestic spying, etc. He just needs to be sincere and truly remorseful- a little crying would go a long way in gaining forgiveness from the American people.

    January 13, 2009 at 1:27 pm |
  16. Robert Smith, Tenn.

    I want to hear the real reason for the invasion of Iraq. Iraq did not have missiles that could reach America, nor did they have bomber with in air refueling capability to reach our shores. Actually if Iraq's Air Force flew out of a well designed area they would be shot down by the USAF. Mr. President did you expect Iraq to deliver WMD's by FedX or UPS, was this the threat?

    January 13, 2009 at 1:27 pm |
  17. Tom Huntington, NY

    Not a thing, I just want to be rid of him. There is nothing he can say now, that will make up for the last eight years. Next Tuesday will be the end of an error.

    January 13, 2009 at 1:29 pm |
  18. David Gerstenfeld, Las Vegas

    "You won't have 'W' to kick around anymore"! Wait a second, that didn't work when Nixon said it. Maybe we should change the locks on the White House just to be sure!
    David, Las Vegas

    January 13, 2009 at 1:31 pm |
  19. Dan from Bloomington Indiana

    I would like to see him quietly exit out the back door saying nothing. I think he has said and done enough already, don't you?

    January 13, 2009 at 1:32 pm |
  20. Bob D, Morristown, NJ

    I wanted to hear Bush take real responsibility for all of the disastrous, wrong-headed decisions and actions taken by him and his administration. He should have started with his failure to heed the prior administration's warning about Al Qaeda that lead to the 9/11 disaster. His unfair, counterproductive tax boondoggle for the wealthy that left us with this disastrous, record-breaking debt. The wrong headed war in Iraq that cost us our global credibility and moral standing while weakening our military and economy and strengthening our enemies in Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan while earning the enmity of the Islamic world.

    His pushing for the deregulation and rollback of the very laws intended to prevent a re visitation of the great Depression that caused the meltdown of our economic infrastructure. And don't forget his ignoring any kind of scientific input, such as global warming, stem cell research and warnings of the impending disaster wrought on New Orleans by hurricane Katrina, and his administrations inaction before and after disaster struck.

    I would have liked to hear him take some responsibility for his disastrous record as Decider-In-Chief, instead of expressing "disappointment" that the WMDs weren't found in Iran, and that the information planted at the CIA by Cheney wasn't truthful. Personally I feel better knowing that there were no WMDs in Iraq, meaning that this trumped-up threat didn't exist, and that the UN and our sanctions against Saddam were working. Of course that meant that there was absolutely no reason for invading that country.

    January 13, 2009 at 1:34 pm |
  21. Donna Colorado Springs,Co

    The truth about the last eight years! Plain and simple statements of truth. We don't want him to play the blame game anymore, distort the facts, or pump up his legacy with inflated facts. Mr. Bush.......just admit your mistakes and take responsibility for once in your life!

    January 13, 2009 at 1:38 pm |
  22. Don, Newton NC

    It's been fun, It's been real, but it hasn't been real fun.

    January 13, 2009 at 1:39 pm |
  23. erinmontague

    I would like to hear him admit his mistakes and apologize to this country and the world for them. I doubt this will happen, he is still so arrogant and out of touch with the American people. It is a sad legacy he leaves behind and he should be ashamed of many of the negative policies he and Cheney have put in place.

    Healdsburg, CA

    January 13, 2009 at 1:40 pm |
  24. Doug - Dallas, TX

    Goodbye.

    January 13, 2009 at 1:40 pm |
  25. Laura, WA

    Nothing less than a heartfelt apology for all the ways he has damaged this country would be satisfying to me. Acknowedging relatively trivial mistakes such as the "mission accomplished" banner is not nearly good enough. He needs to confess that the entire war was a horrendous mistake. And he clearly still doesn't think he did anything wrong with Katrina. And the fact that he still doesn't believe his actions have hurt America's standing in the world shows how oblivious he really is. So I'm not holding my breath waiting for a real apology.

    January 13, 2009 at 1:40 pm |
  26. Al Bledsoe in Dallas

    Good-bye. The problem is: he is moving within 5 miles of our home. I'll probably run into him at Tom Thumb or Walmart. So even though he'll say good-bye some of will be saying hello.

    January 13, 2009 at 1:41 pm |
  27. Vivian Fauntleroy, Largo MD

    Imitate Bugs Bunny and say: "Dat's All Folks," and mean it. To which I will shout: "Praise God from whom all blessings flow."

    January 13, 2009 at 1:42 pm |
  28. dakota don from akra

    Ten minutes of dead silence broken by occasional heh heh's accompanied by his smirkiest smirk and both middle fingers in full extension.

    January 13, 2009 at 1:42 pm |
  29. Shawn from Phoenix,Az

    Nothing, absolutly nothing. But I am sure we will hear the same GOP talking points just rehashed and re-arranged. The only time you will hear George W. Bush doing ang recycling will be in this speach.

    January 13, 2009 at 1:47 pm |
  30. Bizz, Quarryville, Pennsylvania

    All I want to hear him say is goodbye. I hope he has enough wisdom not to try to list his accomplishments while in office, because there wasn't any. If he is smart he would keep the speech short, wish everyone well and ride off into the sunset. He might very well be a nice person, husband and father but as for as I am concerned he was a lousy president that left us in a big mess.

    January 13, 2009 at 1:48 pm |
  31. Chris

    After eight years in office, I would prefer not to have to hear him again.

    Chris, Oklahoma City

    January 13, 2009 at 1:49 pm |
  32. Laura

    A quick 'Goodbye' will suffice.

    Exeter, NH

    January 13, 2009 at 1:54 pm |
  33. Mary from Houston, tx

    In my opinion bush/cheney the worst administration in US history.
    I'd like president photo-op to admit he cannot have it both ways.

    "The worst economy since Herbert Hoover? 'Look, I inherited a recession,' Bush replied. This problem started before my presidency.'"
    Well bush spent years telling us how good the economy is, now that it's cratered, he claims to have inherited a recession.

    And wmd's, the UN inspector Hans Blix said there were none, so maybe this is another bush/cheney lie? Just stop the lies.

    Spin, Spinning, Spun, the word spin in an understatement, he lies, cheney lies, and beyond belief some still believe him, or maybe they're invested financially and have benefitted from him.

    January 13, 2009 at 1:54 pm |
  34. Richard - Knoxville TN

    "You won't have George Bush to kick around anymore"

    January 13, 2009 at 1:58 pm |
  35. Elaine from Columbus, OH

    I want to hear him admit he has been a terrible president and apologize to the American people for the shape he's leaving this nation in for the next President.

    January 13, 2009 at 1:58 pm |
  36. Tom, Avon, Maine, The Heart of Democracy

    That in hindsight he wishes he had kept his oath of office. He now believes that the Constitution is a document for all the ages. He now understands that law and the rights of man are to be the purpose of government not the victim of government.

    I will cooperate with Justice Department investigations and resign myself to whatever sentence that Justice determines appropriate.

    January 13, 2009 at 1:58 pm |
  37. Anj in CA

    Didn't we already hear his feeble attempt to rewrite his presidency at yesterday's press conference? I'd like him to keep this one to one word–goodbye.

    January 13, 2009 at 1:59 pm |
  38. Liz in Towson, MD

    How about something along the lines of "I'm sorry" or "oops"?

    January 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm |
  39. Joe in DE

    What Bush says idoes not matter. He woulf look a little better if he acknowledged that he deactived the Bill of Rights unlawfully, and that a policy of torture was a mistake and morally wrong.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm |
  40. Steve C

    "The Truth shall set me free. Sorry that I misled this country with lies. Please forgive me for I have sinned!"

    Steve,
    Laguna Niguel, CA

    January 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm |
  41. Marieth, Chicago

    I would like to hear honesty, first and foremost, with proper grammer, without made-up words (i.e. misunderestimate.) I would like an apology for bringing the United States down (pick a topic). I would like him to apologize to all of the widows, widowers, children orphaned, siblings, parents, uncles and aunts friends and significant others of the fallen soldiers from the Iraq war. Most of them were in their 20s. I would like him to see, on live television, scenes from the funerals (where they exist) of those same families as they buried their loved ones. Yeah, right.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:01 pm |
  42. Randy from Salt Lake City

    I don't want to hear that moron utter anything resembling a sentence. I'd rather he'd just surrender to the justice department and live the rest of his life behind bars like other murders.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:01 pm |
  43. barney from Brandon Manitoba

    " I'm sorry I screwed up"

    " Maybe I shouldn't have skipped so many classes and partied so much at school"

    " My life has been a rich kids cake walk and now the country pays for it"
    Or maybe just "I'm outta here good luck suckers!"

    But was hoping for some honesty rather than the "protect my place in history" B.S.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:03 pm |
  44. Josh Buckner (Corona, CA)

    I wanted to hear some accountability in his final remarks. Bush passed the buck on the lack of WMDs in Iraq. I would have liked to hear why we still haven't captured Bin Laden. Does this man really believe that Katrina was handled well? I find the lack of accountability appalling.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:03 pm |
  45. Beth, MA

    " "You're not going to have W to kick around anymore." I really mean that I will ride off into the sunset, avoid all media, and , quietly, without fanfare, give 40% of my money to fund shelters and food pantries for all who have lost their jobs and homes through my criminal mismanagement of the country."

    January 13, 2009 at 2:04 pm |
  46. Gina in Racine, Wi

    Good bye.

    I have been waiting to hear those two words, from Bush, for almost 7 years.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:06 pm |
  47. Sage McGreen Indianapolis, IN

    President Bush should apologize for the giant headache he gave America. He is leaving a migraine of biblical proportions behind. I want to hear a heartfelt, " I'm sorry " from the man. An apology could ease the pounding of our collective cephalalgia. A remorseful confession of bad performance will start the healing process.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:08 pm |
  48. Mark in OKC

    I would like to hear him address those "idiots" who think we should not torture prisoners of war. According to their standards, keeping someone "awake" is inhuman treatment. Bush should remind them that we are SAFE because of him and his policies, but it won't be that way much longer when the bleeding hearts take over who want to give terrorists from Foreign countries the same rights that our ancestors fought and died so that AMERICAN citizens could enjoy those rights!
    Terrorists deserve the same fate they had in store for us!

    January 13, 2009 at 2:09 pm |
  49. Bill Davis

    What would I leak to hear from Bush? I'd like to hear a prison door slam behind him.

    Bill D.
    Champaign, IL

    January 13, 2009 at 2:10 pm |
  50. Bennie

    Hi Jack:

    America, I'm sorry!

    Bennie,
    Avon, IN

    January 13, 2009 at 2:10 pm |
  51. Dan Rose

    I'd enjoy hearing him sing "So Long, Farewell" from the 'Sound Of Music'.
    A falsetto could be prophetic. -Dan, New Orleans

    January 13, 2009 at 2:10 pm |
  52. douglas gengler

    goodbye and that he is sorry for what he has done to this great country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    doug in arkansas

    January 13, 2009 at 2:11 pm |
  53. Judy, Exeter, Calif,

    I want to hear him tell the truth for once. I want him to apologize to the parents and loved ones of the dead soldiers in Iraq, and I want him to stop blaming his predecessors for the entire economic mess we are in now.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:11 pm |
  54. Walt from Canada

    I have a legacy gift for President Bush. It is a picture of President Bush and VP Cheney standing on an aircraft carrier floating on water amid the debris/houses of New Orleans. Above them is a sign "Mission Accomplished" below which are people being tortured. Behind it are raging flames of the Mideast wars (3) and in the background is a huge mountain (debt). I thought it would be a good legacy gift.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:13 pm |
  55. frankie

    The press conference was surprisingly interesting, I’m interested in what he has to say in a farewell speech. Do I agree with him? Basically never. Could I learn something from his speech? Yes.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:14 pm |
  56. Jane (Minnesota)

    The truth – plus and apology. Fat chance of either one so "Good Bye" is enough for me.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:14 pm |
  57. Mike, Vancouver

    "Thank you and good bye". Cannot be said fast enough.

    I would also like to hear from Bush " Don't get in front of me on my way out, I'll run you down" and then he can run off into the sunset, on Mars.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:14 pm |
  58. odessa

    i am sorry for ruining lives of the iraq war,job losses, divisive politics,causing wiretapping, illegal searches, etc..but he should mainly apologize for katrina mishaps...he showed no class at all only ignornace as well egoism..when bush goes to bed, i hope that he asked GOD forgiveness because he caused nothing but mayheim for the last eight years..hit the george and don't come back no more!! go home, go home go home!!

    January 13, 2009 at 2:16 pm |
  59. Walt from Canada

    As a Korean war veteran, I would like for him to say "I'M SORRY" to the fathers and mothers of those who gave their all for their country in the misadventure theIraq!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 2:16 pm |
  60. Anne/Seattle

    No. Hearing parts of his final press conference was emabarassment enough to the man. His speaking manner has not improved in eight years nor has his ability to look openly and realistically at his actions and reactions. Apparently he will forever ignore his lack of leadership and his failing to address the larger picture of any situation. And one more Bushism articulated is more than any of us deserve to bear.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:16 pm |
  61. ajks

    He should say that he was wrong about Iraq, Gitmo, torture, naming Cheny Vice-President, and Brownie. Anything less means nothing.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:16 pm |
  62. Don (Ottawa)

    "Time to do what I'm best qualified for, clear brush."

    January 13, 2009 at 2:18 pm |
  63. John, Fort Collins, CO

    I would like to hear President Bush say "Uh, after, lets see, eight years in office, well almost, uh, I just hope, Ah haven't left the, uh, country hosed up beyond recovery. Hee, hee, hee...I guess that would be a HUBAR wouldn't it. Well, anyway, Am outa' here and ready to hand the reigns over to Buy-rack Obama. I wish him and y'all god speed."

    January 13, 2009 at 2:18 pm |
  64. Darlene Phila, PA

    That he was sorry for destroying this country and to tell the truth about what really went on with Iraq, Patriot Act, Bailing out the banks etc. But hey I am a dreamer.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  65. Meg Ulmes

    Jack–
    I want to hear that he's sorry for all the lives he wasted in Iraq, the help that he didn't give the gulf coast, the guts that he didn't have to stand up to Cheney and Rumsfeld, for the lies and half-truths that he's told. Most of all, I want to hear that he's going home to Texas, retiring from public life, and will never be heard from again.

    Troy, Ohio

    January 13, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  66. Debra

    Jack, he should say I am sorry to all of America and because I
    screwed up I will not take retirement money from the American
    people.

    P.S. My Vice -President made me do it!

    January 13, 2009 at 2:20 pm |
  67. Phil Z Bay Shore, NY

    Sorry for breaking 269 laws,but it was all Cheny and Rumsfeld,
    you know the torture,wiretapping, and everything else. I don't even
    know where those departments are located, so it can't be me,
    you've got to listen to me please please!!!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 2:20 pm |
  68. Terry from North Carolina

    Jack
    So long and God Bless America, as we will need all the help we can get to straighten out the mess he is leaving us.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:20 pm |
  69. Ron K

    Hi Jack:

    I don't want him to say anything. The man put his foot in his mouth enough. I'm just happy to see him go. Not do anything, not say anything. Just leave the maid and bell hop a tip, and go back to raising horses, and do what he does best. Clean up the COW PUCCY in Crawford, Texas.

    Ron San Diego

    January 13, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  70. Conor in Chicago

    Since his audience will be his supporters I hope he talks alot about Jesus. It seems the only reason people every voted for him was because he believed in Jesus more than the other guy. Look where that got us religious America-you owe us an apology too you know...

    January 13, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  71. kerry diehl

    I would love for Bush to also pardon Ramos & Campeon!

    January 13, 2009 at 2:22 pm |
  72. Richard

    I an a moral degenerate from a political elite family and my actions are not to be held up to the laws of the common citizen. I know i am corrupt and have organized and allowed the rape of all that we held dear for profit and greed. I can admit this knowing no one has the courage or intestinal fortitude to hold me and my past administration accountable. With this i say to the Saudis, dubai and all the other handlers- you know my bank acct. numbers and i am awaiting my pay back for all i have done. GOD bless the all mighty dollar and the greed i cherish! This is my – I Have a dream speech!

    January 13, 2009 at 2:23 pm |
  73. Walt from Canada

    I have a going away gift for him. It is a picture of He and Cheney standing on the deck of an aircraft carrier on the water amid the debris of New Orleans. Above is the sign "Mission Accomplished" and below it people are being tortured. Behind are the raging flames of the Mideast wars (3) and in the background is a huge mountain (debt). On the mountain are thousands of crosses! This would be his legacy gift.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:23 pm |
  74. D - Atlanta, GA

    Jack:

    I am truly tired of hearing his lame, inept speeches. He has already attempted to sell us his whitewashed version of the facts of the last eight years. He has promised that history will judge him accordingly. I only want a promise that he will not rear his head in a public forum again for the rest of his days.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:24 pm |
  75. Ralph, Corpus Christi

    At this point I don't care what he says, however, a complete sentenece, proper grammer, and some humility would be nice for a change.
    Ralph- Corpus Christi, Texas

    January 13, 2009 at 2:24 pm |
  76. Don (Ottawa)

    I would like to hear him say what a great job he did spending the Peoples money. Where else in the world can you run up a 6 trillion dollar debt and leave it to somebody else to pay.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:25 pm |
  77. Dina from Ashland, VA

    "I am a murderer. I knew the intelligence did not support our claims of weapons of mass destruction, and still I chose to invade a sovereign nation and kill its people. I am a murderer of thousands and thousands and thousands."

    January 13, 2009 at 2:25 pm |
  78. Annie, Atlanta

    I won't be watching. I can neither stand the sight of him nor the sound of his voice. He should be doing hard time along with his cohorts, not living off my tax dollars as pension and benefits.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:25 pm |
  79. Kiran Mandava, Atlanta, GA

    I am very sorry for the constitutional restriction prohibiting me to run for a 3rd term. Actually I want to serve you for some more. I know you would have elected me again and again. Any way good bye, but remember to elect Jeff in 2012 or 2016.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:26 pm |
  80. Karl from SF, CA

    He needs to apologize in this order:
    1.To the families of the 4000 plus troops killed for no reason in Iraq.
    2.To the American people for lying us into the Iraq War, squandering life and treasure and the fact no WMD’s wasn’t a disappointment but a known fact pre-war.
    3.To the families of 911 victims and the rest of America for not putting every effort into getting Osama Bin Laden, still free after seven years.
    4.To the Iraqi people for his incompetent follow-up after removing Saddam Hussein, for no reason, and killing thousands of Iraqis.
    5.To the free world for condoning torture, Guantanamo Bay and hidden prisons worldwide.
    6.To America for his incompetence in regulating the economy, putting his wealthy friends ahead of what was best for all Americans, squandering our financial future for decades and the meltdown we are in now, leaving it for Obama to clean up.
    7.Finally, apologize for running for an office he was nowhere near competent or capable of handling in the first place.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:26 pm |
  81. Gene F.

    Dear Jack,

    I would like to hear FOUR words only. "I'm sorry for everything" would just about sum up the fiasco he ran for the past eight years!

    Gene F.
    Rochester, MI

    January 13, 2009 at 2:26 pm |
  82. Terry in Hanover County

    "My friends, my ... friend? Well, you know who you are. I look forward to finally finishing my favorite book. Just where the heck did Spot run to? What's the point of running if you don't have a start, middle, and end? You know what I mean? (snicker) Anyway, I'll miss ... well, you know what I'll miss. As the kids say ... Dude. See ya!" (After 8 years, why should he make sense now?)

    January 13, 2009 at 2:26 pm |
  83. Dan Webster

    I would like to hear President Bush tell us that the war in Iraq was undertaken based on false information provided by an unreliable informant code named Curveball. He's the same informant that caused great embarrassment to Colin Powell who's comments at the U.N. were based on Curveball's unreliable and unverified information about the existence of WMD's. All that this war has brought to us could have been avoided if only Curveball's input had been verified as we might resonably expect that it should have been.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:26 pm |
  84. Ed Reed

    I'm sorry. Good bye.

    Ed Reed
    Port Aransas, TX

    January 13, 2009 at 2:27 pm |
  85. jyll from TEXAS

    the sound of the door hitting him in the a$$ as he leaves

    January 13, 2009 at 2:27 pm |
  86. SC resident

    Not only GOODBYE - BUT that he will totally forgo any and all Gov't pensions, perks, etc., to help atone for the MASSIVE MESS he made of this country.... this entire world. Everyone has suffered except him.

    He should've been impeached, and thrown in prison for criminality of it all.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:31 pm |
  87. Richard

    Maybe, if Bush is as egotistical and consistent as he has been in the past he will say- if you think i am a war criminal , you should- "BRING IT ON"- , IF YOU THINK I WAS THE WORST pRESIDENT YOU HAVE EVER SEEN- just wait to we rig the election for JEB.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:31 pm |
  88. Ed from White Plains, NY

    The sign should have said "Mission Impossible", not "Mission Accomplished".

    January 13, 2009 at 2:31 pm |
  89. Richard

    Maybe, if Bush is as egotistical and consistent as he has been in the past he will say- if you think i am a war criminal , you should- "BRING IT ON"- , IF YOU THINK I WAS THE WORST pRESIDENT YOU HAVE EVER SEEN- just wait to we rig the election for JEB. Texas, the home of this corrupt moron.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:32 pm |
  90. Kim, Dodge City, Kansas

    "My fellow Americans, I am living proof that America is the land of opportunity (for the wealthy, of course), because where else could a half-witted, functionaly illiterate moron like myself, get enough power to send thousands of innocent people to their deaths to get revenge for my Daddy's failures. It's a great country, and I couldn't have picked a better one to ruin."

    P.S. "Wait till you find out how much damage I've really done."

    January 13, 2009 at 2:32 pm |
  91. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    Jack: All I want to hear is the sound of footsteps as he boards Air Force One.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:33 pm |
  92. Conor in Chicago

    I'd like him to speak with a New England accent. You know, where he grew up when he went to prep school?

    January 13, 2009 at 2:34 pm |
  93. kathleen , san juan

    In 2000, some of the top liberal journalists in this country were not eager to endorse Al Gore for president. Some felf there wasnt much difference between myself, George W , and Al. Saturday Night Live made fun of his ideas for saving the trillion dollar surplus in a lock box. People watching liked Will Farrell playing me, and they thought I would be more fun to have as a president.

    You've done the right thing this time, but you came very very close to getting Sarah Palin a heartbeat away from the oval office. If the economy had tanked 2 months later, in November instead of September, that is exactly what would be happening.

    Goodbye and pay attention.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:34 pm |
  94. Melissa

    I'd like to hear him actually take responsibility for his own stupidity in his failed Presidency but I'm not going hold my breath.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:35 pm |
  95. Tina Texas

    I don't want to hear a thing. Just pack your bags and get the hell out of Dodge. Everything that has come out of his mouth has been lies.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:35 pm |
  96. Allen in Hartwell GA

    Fooled you once, shame on me.
    Fooled you twice, shame on you.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:35 pm |
  97. Precious Coker

    That guy is in another world, well maybe why he did not attempt to catch the "SHOE".

    January 13, 2009 at 2:36 pm |
  98. Roland

    "My Fellow Americans, since I am now leaving office, I have a secret to tell you which I promised to keep silent until now, which is that Karl Rove is actually the father of John McCain's black baby."

    Roland
    St. George, UT

    January 13, 2009 at 2:37 pm |
  99. Linda in Florida

    I wish he wasn't going to be on TV Thursday night at all and I won't be watching. I don't know if its his arrogance or stupidity that makes him think that people want to hear him say anything! There is nothing he can say that can make up for the mess he made of this country over the last eight years. He can keep lying to himself (and anyone else who will listen) about how quickly things happened after Hurricane Katrina, etc., but we, the American people, know the truth.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:37 pm |
  100. Gigi

    I would like to hear this Republican President and VP say "I'm going to give back to my country my full pay for the last eight years for a job not well done. And my retirement, health care and Social Security so I can feel your pain."

    January 13, 2009 at 2:38 pm |
  101. Mike, Albuquerque, NM

    HE should warn America to remember the history of his administration so as not to repeat it.
    "Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on...
    WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN!"

    January 13, 2009 at 2:40 pm |
  102. Anthony Smith

    It doesn't matter what we want him to say. It is obvious by his last press conference yesterday that he is clueless. The man just doesn't get it! His arrogance is about the only thing that outweighs his stupidity. Which way did he go George?

    Wildwood Crest, NJ

    January 13, 2009 at 2:42 pm |
  103. Paul Round Rock, Texas

    Just Adios and I never really knew what was going on my hole eight years. Smerk Smerk.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:43 pm |
  104. Judie from St. Augustine, Fl

    Jack
    I really don't care what he says, he is still the President of the United States until January 20th and he deserves respect for the office he holds. He is a human being and for those that dislike him so much they do not have to listen to what he says and should not judge him until they have walked a mile in his shoes. I really think he did the best that he was capable of doing during his presidency. Lets stop beating this dead horse as there is nothing to be gained from it. Lets focus our energy on the new mustang thats coming to town, Barack Obama

    Judie
    St. Augustine, Fl

    January 13, 2009 at 2:43 pm |
  105. Kyle- DuPont, WA

    I would like to hear him give the new president this tid-bit of advice: "Make sure you get your facts straight before you runoff and make stupid decision like I did, and whatever you do, do not let your V.P. pull your strings like a marionette. "

    January 13, 2009 at 2:43 pm |
  106. Lee in TN

    Why did we actually get involved in The War when no WMD were ever produced?

    January 13, 2009 at 2:44 pm |
  107. MB in VA

    I don't want to hear ANYTHING more from this President. As far as I'm concerned, he's done.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:44 pm |
  108. Rex in Portland, Ore.

    The words I'd most like to hear from bush: (nothing)

    The words I'd most like bush to hear:
    "You are under arrest, sir, for crimes against humanity."

    January 13, 2009 at 2:44 pm |
  109. Bob New Lenox

    I would like to hear him say " since I and my administration have failed the American people to such a high degree. Myself and all those clsely responsible are going to fall on our swords."

    Bob

    January 13, 2009 at 2:45 pm |
  110. Patsy

    NOTHING

    January 13, 2009 at 2:45 pm |
  111. JOEY/OREGON

    HIT THE ROAD GEORGE,AND DON'T YOU COME BACK NO MORE... NO MORE. HIT THE ROAD GEORGE, DON'T COME BACK NO MORE...NO MORE

    January 13, 2009 at 2:46 pm |
  112. Michael - Rochester, Minnesota

    I want Aston Kutcher to come out and tell us that we've all be Punked!

    January 13, 2009 at 2:47 pm |
  113. mitchell, arkansas

    that he had to cancel for lack of interest.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:47 pm |
  114. bob, oshawa, ontario

    Jack, he could go out on a good note if he was forthright and said that during the course of his presidency, he did it his way, much like the lyrics that Frank Sinatra once sang. This statement alone would explain his whole philosophy applied to both domestic and foreign policy and also why he and his administration failed to listen to sage advice when it needed to be heeded. After explaining his gut-instinct method of governing, he can wave and say Mission Accomplished as he saddles up and heads for Crawford, Texas.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:47 pm |
  115. Al in IA

    If this man had half a brain or a fragment of a concience, he would apologize to the families of the 100,000 dead Iraqis whose blood is on his hands instead of twisting the truth into a web of lies and distortions to create for himself a fictional legacy.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:48 pm |
  116. Keith - Cleveland

    Jack, I thing we have all misunderestimated him. He is to be commended for having a mind of his own AND a language of his own. Do they teach english in Texas?

    Forget the farewell speech... I know less after his speeches that I did before.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:48 pm |
  117. Mike, Syracuse NY

    How about the truth about Area 51?

    January 13, 2009 at 2:48 pm |
  118. Greg in Cabot Arkansas

    The only thing I want to hear from President Bush on Thursday night is that he is confident that Obama will be able fix some of what has been broken in the past eight years.
    GWB’s greatest claim to fame can be summed up as: “he is the BEST example of the WORST leadership” this country has had in a very long time.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:50 pm |
  119. Brett Milam

    Three simple words Jack: I was wrong.

    Brett,
    Cincinnati, OH

    January 13, 2009 at 2:51 pm |
  120. Robert W. Brooks

    Jack,

    His impersonation of Harpo Marx!

    Robert
    Forest, VA

    January 13, 2009 at 2:51 pm |
  121. Danielle, Dallas, TX

    The sound of the moving van driving away.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:51 pm |
  122. Kay in WV

    "So long and thanks for all the fish"

    January 13, 2009 at 2:53 pm |
  123. Judy Goebel Mesa AZ

    good-bye, so long, farewell...I won't let the door kick me in the a...er gluteous maximus!

    January 13, 2009 at 2:54 pm |
  124. hugh ~ tracy, california

    Bush should apologize for trampling on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights when he allowed illegal wire-tapping and spying on his own people.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:54 pm |
  125. JD in NH

    I would like to hear the television announcer say, "We're sorry, but the President has decided to spare the nation and will not be giving his speech tonight."

    January 13, 2009 at 2:54 pm |
  126. AndyZag Lynn, MA

    All I want to hear is when he and his attack vice-president will stand trial for war crimes!

    January 13, 2009 at 2:54 pm |
  127. Matt in Stafford, VA

    In a perfect world, Bush would come out and say somthing like this.

    "The last eight years didn't work out so great. I've made mistakes, but there are things that are outside the control of one man. I tried my best, and hope that every American joins together in welcoming President Obama. Thank you, and God bless America."

    If only Jack, if only...

    January 13, 2009 at 2:55 pm |
  128. shobana sridhar

    I want to hear him say goodbye and stop misunderestimating the people of America. They forgive him for his errors and let bygones be bygones.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:55 pm |
  129. Dean in Macungie,PA

    Jack,

    The best thing he could say is good bye and you will find out the truth about the past 8 years in due time. It may be the only truth during his tenure.

    Dean

    January 13, 2009 at 2:55 pm |
  130. ELSA

    There is not much he can say. His lack of leadership and incompetence created the highest defecit, highest unemployment, foreclosures, bankruptcy's, etc etc. This president has been an embarrasement to the United States and the World.

    He just needs to disappear to his million dollar home in Texas.

    January 13, 2009 at 2:58 pm |
  131. Amy in Minneapolis

    I would like for him to say "I misundere..eeestimated".One last laugh wouldnt hurt.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:00 pm |
  132. David,San Bernardino,CA.

    Good bye and good luck!

    January 13, 2009 at 3:01 pm |
  133. Ryan, Galesburg, IL

    A guilty plea.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:01 pm |
  134. Mickie

    Nothing – because he cannot tell the truth or even recognize it.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:01 pm |
  135. Doris in New Mexico

    It doesn't matter what we want to hear.He will just attempt one last time to salvage his "legacy" as he did yesterday at his press conference. It won't work,of course,but he is not smart enough to realize that history will not be kind to him-not even in 50 years-as he hopes.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:02 pm |
  136. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    I would like to hear Bush say "Please, no shoe throwing contest".

    January 13, 2009 at 3:02 pm |
  137. emma

    We cannot expect Bush to take an honest look at his administration, after all, he was not a fact checker, he was the decider based on instincts and false info. (and maybe on what God thought he should do). I do not think he was aware of how negatively he affected our nation.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:03 pm |
  138. Agnes from Scottsdale, AZ

    Jack: As little as possible!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 3:04 pm |
  139. Julie, TX

    What do I want to hear in Bushs farewell speech? Absolute silence. Why bother. No speech, just go – and good riddance.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:04 pm |
  140. Shelly -NY

    "Sorry I messed up so bad. Goodbye."

    January 13, 2009 at 3:05 pm |
  141. Paul S. Columbia, SC

    "I tried to clean up the dangers and financially irresponsible policies created and left by Carter and Clinton, but there just wasn't enough time".

    January 13, 2009 at 3:06 pm |
  142. Mary from Houston, tx

    Gore really won, the Supreme Coourt gave me the presidency.
    I was on vacation, so didn't pay attention to the 911 warnings.
    I lied about the WMD's, for oil and so cheney could give KBR/Halliburton big contracts, and I could avenge my daddy, oh yeah the connection 911 to Iraq, no stratgic plan for more $$ & oil, lie, lie.
    Katrina/Brownie, oops.
    Never listened to opposing views, only listened to cheney in my ear.
    Tax cuts for the rich, made for big contributions to the GOP.
    Wiretaps, rendition, torture, yes I did.
    incompetence, divide and conquer, largest deficit from surplus, dergulate and allow economic failure, yes I did.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:06 pm |
  143. Nuwan

    "Dear Americans, I am sorry, this is not the right job for me. I know I screw up and now the country is in a mess. You know, when you all elected me twice, I thought I AM THE MAN for this job. Now I know, we all made a mistake. Now I will go back to my ranch and do what is best for me; being a real cowboy. I think that would work for me well. So thank you very much for electing me twice. I hope President Obama will clear the mess I made so I wish him good luck."

    Nuwan from Houston, TX

    January 13, 2009 at 3:07 pm |
  144. Richard Green

    Thursday evening will be one without TV at our house. I'll not subject myself or my family to any more of his delusions or lies. If we never see his face again or hear his voice it'll be too soon. It would be great if there was a network out there that would choose not to broadcast the bum's speech. I'd tune them in right away.

    Rich Green
    San Clemente, Cal.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:07 pm |
  145. Stacy from Leesburg, VA

    Jack, what I want to hear from President Bush is that it was all a bad dream and that when we wake up, it is the year 2000 and the Supreme Court decided that Al Gore won the Florida vote. Seriously, I just want to hear him say “Good Bye”. The past eight years have spoken volumes and he does not need to say anymore.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:07 pm |
  146. joseph jacir, chapel hill NC

    To admit that mission accomplished was not accomplished and that his mission as The President Of The greatest Country on earth has also miserably failed

    January 13, 2009 at 3:07 pm |
  147. sally

    Apologize to the families that have lost a loved one due to his hell bent on damnation to go to war against Iraq. London Ontario Canada

    January 13, 2009 at 3:08 pm |
  148. Valerie - Raleigh, North Carolina

    Bush seems totally unaware of the fact that he has done great harm to this nation, has ruined our reputation around the world as a good and decent people and is, without a doubt, the worst president of modern times. I would like to hear him say -- you will never see or hear from me again. Then I will be satisfied. God Bless Obama.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:08 pm |
  149. JW in Atlanta

    Just once, I'd like to have heard this fool pronounce the word "nuclear" correctly.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:09 pm |
  150. karen-phoenix

    I will NOT watch or do I ever, ever want to see that man's face on TV again!!!! And I was a republican for 40 years. Not only did he destroy my country, he also destroyed the republican party for the rest of my life time!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 3:10 pm |
  151. Ruth

    It doesn't matter. I won't be listening. I would hear the name Bush no more.

    Ruth Indianapolis, Indiana

    January 13, 2009 at 3:10 pm |
  152. Paul H from Los Angeles, CA

    I want to hear one thing, and one thing only: An apology.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:10 pm |
  153. Dave from Orlando

    There can be nothing fair or well about it. If I never hear of him or see his face again it will be too soon.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:14 pm |
  154. Frank from Peterborough

    I don't know about most people in the U.S. but what the outside world would like to hear George state the most is that he will be turning himself over to the Hague to be tried for war crimes and the violation of the Geneva Convention.

    Of course that isn't likely to happen unless someone explains to him what goes on at the Hague and what the Geneva Convention is about.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:14 pm |
  155. Rose

    Bush should say:

    "I lied about everything concerning the Iraq war to promote the Bush family's and my cronie's interests with very rich contracts related to the war. Heck, I knew there were no WMD. Dick Cheney and I look forward to a very wealthy retirement built on the blood of our dead soldiers and Iraqi citizens – I would like to thank the gullible who voted for me by believing in my "born again Christian" act. I would also like to thank the wealthy right wing establishment for allowing me to promote their cause instead of the cause of the poor and middle class".

    January 13, 2009 at 3:14 pm |
  156. John in Prospect Park New Jersey

    I'm sorry for messing the country up for the past eight years. I also would like to apologized to everyone I hurt along the way. I'm really sorry and I am going to a place where you won't see me again, Farewell

    January 13, 2009 at 3:15 pm |
  157. Mary - California

    Good-Bye!!!!!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 3:15 pm |
  158. Dennis in Ohio

    You folks MISUNDERESTIMATED ME & my ability to SCREW UP the Entire Country!

    January 13, 2009 at 3:16 pm |
  159. Jan Illinois

    Oh my where to start, That he's a liar, thief, traitor and that he is now ready to return all that he and his administration has stolen from us. he could also throw in that he expects to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Let him get what he deserves and he should never been allowed air time , did you see him yesterday Jack? Junk!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 3:16 pm |
  160. Robin in Colorado

    Goodbye and may God have mercy on my soul.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:17 pm |
  161. Fanny, Key Largo

    . . . Rip off his shirt and strike out into the disco version of "I WILL
    SURVIVE".

    January 13, 2009 at 3:17 pm |
  162. Ed

    I'm sorry for delaying medical cures by limiting stem cell research.
    I'm sorry for starting a war based on faulty government intelligence.
    I'm sorry for high energy prices because I failed to formulate a national energy policy.
    I'm sorry for destroying the economy due to lacks government oversight.
    I'm sorry for destroying families due to lack of affordable medical care and insurance.
    I'm sorry for tax cuts that benefited the top 1% of Americans vs the middle class.
    I'm sorry for bailing out banks and brokerage companies instead of addressing the cause of the financial meltdown, sub prime mortgages.
    I'm sorry for the Patriot Act which limits Americans freedoms.
    In fact, I'm just a sorry individual who never should have been elected President.
    Ed from Branchville, NJ

    January 13, 2009 at 3:17 pm |
  163. just me!

    Abolutely nothing this person could say could change myopinion of him that he is the worst most pathetic excuse of a president for the past 8 years. It would nice to see him admit to his incompetency but I wouldn't hold my breath as this person is incapable of admitting to any errors. Besides he seems to have difficulty stringing words together.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:18 pm |
  164. Wendy Theriault, Nashua, New Hampshire

    What do I want to hear...the sound of the door of the White House hitting him on the butt on his way out.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:18 pm |
  165. Rae from Indiana

    I remember when President Bush was pushing bankruptcy reform and as he stood smirking he told us it was necessary because he thought people 'should be responsible'. After all that has happened with the financial sector and unemployment, and all the people who lose everything including their dignity because of these 'reforms', I would like to hear him say that he is sorry that so many peoples american dream has turned into a nightmare. But he won't. It was obvious to me when he addressed his base of 'the have and have-mores' that he held most of us in contempt. I don't know why most people didn't get that.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:19 pm |
  166. Brian from Fort Mill, SC

    There's only one thing I want to hear from George Bush, but I want him to sing it.

    "Take this job and shove it!!"

    January 13, 2009 at 3:22 pm |
  167. Larry in Houston TX

    Conor from Chiago & Mary from Houston, I guess I don't have to say anything, after reading some of these comments on this blog...All I can say is , WoW !! ( I agree w/ most of you)

    January 13, 2009 at 3:23 pm |
  168. Katy

    I don't want to waste my time listen to his farewell speech .. I have more valuable chore to do such as collecting the trashes and put outside for trash collector to take them.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:24 pm |
  169. Stephen St. Romain

    How about telling us the truth, "I'm sorry, I just wasn't up to running the Country so I let Dick Cheney do it. Sorry."

    January 13, 2009 at 3:24 pm |
  170. Pat,Clearwater Florida

    Adios and let's hope he doesn't continue to do useless
    interviews like Mindless Palin!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 3:24 pm |
  171. vern-t anaheim,ca

    i would like to hear him admit that his administration has been a failure and take responsibility for the economic mess we're in.he could also sing "bye bye,it's been good to know you"but thats not true for most u.s. citizens,he's been a disaster

    January 13, 2009 at 3:25 pm |
  172. Ron K

    Hi Jack:

    I don’t want him to say anything. The man put his foot in his mouth enough. I’m just happy to see him go. Not do anything, not say anything. Just leave the maid and bell hop a tip, and go back to raising horses, and do what he does best. Clean up the COW PUCCY in Crawford, Texas.

    Ron San Diego

    January 13, 2009 at 3:25 pm |
  173. Kathy in Chicago

    I want to hear that the last eight years has all been an illusion. Like that episode of Dallas when Bobby's wife Pam comes back to the show and the previous year was just a bad dream of Bobby's. I want to wake up tomorrow and Al Gore has been president for the last eight years and global warming is over, green energy is a reality, the economy is going well, nobody has been bailed out and my husband still has hair on his head. Realty sucks, Jack!

    January 13, 2009 at 3:26 pm |
  174. NANCY , Grand Ledge MI

    It doesn't matter what he says! The fact that his term is over brings overwhelming relief, and hope for a better future! Thank God, he only has one more week to mess things up!

    January 13, 2009 at 3:27 pm |
  175. gaill craig. Plano texas

    Dear Jack: There is absolutely nothing I want to hear from George Bush. For eight years I have been ashamed of my country. Now a much awaited event will take place on January 20th and an honorable man,Barack Obama will be our new President. There is a God!

    January 13, 2009 at 3:28 pm |
  176. Alan, Buxton Maine

    I want to hear that he will be going into isolation and we will never have to hear from him or see him ever again.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:31 pm |
  177. BRUCE, ST PAUL, MN

    "Thanks, folks. I know the economy don't look too great right now, but our oil and energy companies have done pretty well. And don't complain about Eye-rack. We toppled Suddam, who we didn't really like, and made a nice profit to boot. Well, not us like you and me, but some people made a nice profit. And Bobby Jindahl, you owe me one. When we kept FEMA out of New Orleans for a few days, we made the last Governor look like an idiot. All in all, it's been a pretty good run. I wish we coulda told the truth about stuff, but that wouldn't have worked out. Anyhow, Dick and Karl think we did OK, and that's good enough for me. So thanks a lot. ".

    January 13, 2009 at 3:31 pm |
  178. Dan, Chantilly VA

    If I were him, I'd walk up to the podium and recite a dramatic poem completely unrelated to everything and then walk away just to see how badly I could dumbfound everybody. I'd suggest 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'. Let's face it, he's not going to say anything anyone wants to here anyways, so he might as well put on a show so completely out of left field that people have something other than his record to remember him by.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:31 pm |
  179. Ray Kinserlow

    A tearful confession would be nice.

    Ray Kinserlow
    Lubbock, Texas

    January 13, 2009 at 3:32 pm |
  180. Walt

    . . . Farewell.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:32 pm |
  181. Harold from Anchorage,AK

    Nothing.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:33 pm |
  182. Robert in Louisville, Kentucky

    What I want to hear from this man is as little as possible. It would be nice to hear a sincere apology in his own words, but only to verify that he is capable of writing and reading a coherent sentence - and feeling some measure of responisibility for this unmitigated mess we are in.

    What I expect to hear is a craftily worded spin on all the "accomplishments" of his presidence, coupled with the hope for a better tomorrow. Only problem with this is the fact that he and his administration have made a better tomorrow almost impossible for the majority of us.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:34 pm |
  183. amy

    I want to hear that he is donating his families net worth to the bail out.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:36 pm |
  184. Gerry In Toronto

    All I want him to do is say goodbye and then get off the air. Just 4 words and no more. Just:

    My fellow Americans. Goodbye.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:36 pm |
  185. Allen L. Wenger

    I would like to hear him say he's sorry, to the next generation of Americans, for the economy he's leaving them and for what he has done to our reputation as a nation.

    Allen
    Mountain Home ID

    January 13, 2009 at 3:37 pm |
  186. L.M.,Arizona

    I am sorry I just didn't know.

    L.M.,Arizona

    January 13, 2009 at 3:38 pm |
  187. Jay in Texas

    I'd like to hear him apologize to the American people and the world for all of his illegal policies during the last 8 years. I'd also like to win the Mega Millions lottery tonight. I have a better chance of winning that than of hearing what I want to hear from George Bush.
    Brownwood, Texas

    January 13, 2009 at 3:38 pm |
  188. Julie

    All I want to hear is the slamming of the door behind him.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:39 pm |
  189. James Mulrooney

    Well, I have to work Thursday night, so I won't see Bush's farewell speech & I wouldn't want to anyway. He's turned our once great nation into an increasingly impoverished, third world, rogue nation. If I had a dollar bill for every one of his screw-ups, I would have enough money to jump start the economy myself.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:39 pm |
  190. Ingrid from Mentor, OH

    I don't care to hear an apology, because for it to be sincere, there must be remorse. I do not believe W is intelligent enough to feel remorse. I do not want to hear about the good things he's done (like Laura discussed at the convention) because even the good things he did have caused more damage than they are worth. I do not want to hear about his love for this country, or how he cares about veterans, or that he has high hopes for the future, that would insulting to those of us who know better.
    What I would most like to hear is that the speech is cancelled and in its place they will show an extra episode of "The Office."

    January 13, 2009 at 3:39 pm |
  191. V.K. Raman, Sparks

    Hail Hannity and Rush for their unrepenting support to Bush and Bush's policy nationally and internationally.

    Use the words strategery, bring it on and mission accomplished atleast 10 times.

    Scorn European countries for their Kyoto support and criticise Nobel Prize Foundation for awarding nobel prize to Al Gore.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:39 pm |
  192. Chris from Buffalo, N.Y.

    I would like to hear the advice that he will offer the Obama administration as to how best to continue to keep the country safe from forgein attacks. Bush has an excellent record of doing so after 9/11 and the Obama team would be well served by listening to what Bush has to say.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:41 pm |
  193. Anne from Vero Beach, FL

    I'd prefer it if he just slink on back to Texas and spare us having to hear him spew out any more of those oh-so-cute "Bushisms". The man not only has no brains, he has no shame and no conscience.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:41 pm |
  194. C. Martin Wood (Birmingham, Alabama)

    I want to hear a percussive symphony of ten thousand shoes being thrown at a man who has caused needless war, while decimating a once-healthy economy and tearing away at our reputation as a world power. The heck with stoning. Let's have a shoe-ing.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:41 pm |
  195. Charlie in Belen, New Mexico

    The tv will be OFF... The contempt that I have for this piece of work and his cronies is unprintable. One of my bigest regrets in life is that I voted for him.....

    January 13, 2009 at 3:42 pm |
  196. George

    I know this is beyond my wildest dreams. but I would like for the President to apologize to the Nation for his deception in starting the un-needed Iraq War, the ineptness in the bungling the recovery efforts after Katrina, his blindness as he watched the Nation's economy, and crumble around him, and all of the time telling us everything was fine, and last but not least tell me how he can stand upon a speakers platform and tell me that he did it for the good of the country, and make me believe it. Not even in my dreams....

    January 13, 2009 at 3:43 pm |
  197. Bill Glover Baltimore MD

    How about an admission that the Conservative Agenda, and the policies the GOP embrace with respect to Foreign Policy, The Environment, Domestic Policy, The Economy, Healthcare and a host of other issues of the day is a policy of failure.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:43 pm |
  198. Greg from Los Angeles

    There will be no pardons for anyone who served in my Administration. It is time that we all came clean and told you all the truth finally to save our souls. I believe in acountablity. Now, I accept the consequences of my illegal and fraudulent acts that have been counter to the very core of the nation's values. I hope that President Obama can restore what we have destroyed. My prayers are with him and his Administration. For us, you will be hearing from us in a Court of Law. (Bush, you can quote this if you need to.)

    January 13, 2009 at 3:43 pm |
  199. Jan Davis, Knoxville, TN

    I don't expect it but I would like for once to hear George Bush admit he was wrong on many issues, particularly Iraq. He always blames others for the administration's mistakes and never takes personal responsibility. The Supreme Court made a terrible mistake in "giving him" the Presidency in the first place. Al Gore won the election of 2000, and I think a lot of the bad things in America would not have happened if Gore had been President for the last eight years. It will take us years to recover from the Bush/Cheney debacle.

    Can't wait to see Barack Obama inaugurated for a new day of openness in America and a new concern for average people!

    January 13, 2009 at 3:43 pm |
  200. Jerry from Jacksonville

    His speech would probably be over before I got through listing all the things I would like the jerk to say like he was wrong, say a million times and that him and his band of thieves have all but destroyed the United States

    January 13, 2009 at 3:44 pm |
  201. honest john in vermont

    After seeing Bush's final press conference I realize he is more pathetic than I had guessed. How did America ever elect him as president?

    January 13, 2009 at 3:44 pm |
  202. Tripp Mechanicsburg, PA

    I would likle to hear Bush say that he is guilty of crimes against the people of America and against humanity. I'd like to seem him turn himself over to The Hague for full disclosure of all the crimes he committed in office. I'd like to see him convicted of war crimes. After all, he is responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. I'd like to see some justice dealt out during his speech. The evil he has brought upon the world needs to be addressed..

    January 13, 2009 at 3:45 pm |
  203. Gregg from San Diego

    Jack, I think it would be perfect if he were to appear all lathered up in a shower ,with that silly grin on his face and say "Good Morning" just like Bobby Ewing and then the theme music from "Dallas" comes up and we find out it's all been a dream!

    January 13, 2009 at 3:46 pm |
  204. Mike in St. Pete Beach, Florida

    I think we all know exactly what he will and what he will not say. This is the president who noted, "See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda." The man has learned nothing over the past eight years...but I have. I won't be watching.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:47 pm |
  205. Ann from Newton, New Jersey

    Apologize to the country for allowing Dick Cheney to really be the President.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:48 pm |
  206. T. G. from the virgin islands

    Good evening, my fellow Americans. I am an idiot. My administration is a complete joke. I sent the economy down the drain. All I can do is ask for your forgiveness for all the heartache I caused you and my family.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:48 pm |
  207. Betty, San Diego, Ca.

    I've heard enough of his spin for the last eight years. Just say goodbye.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:48 pm |
  208. Tom in Dallas

    Since the emperor will not recognize his missteps, errors, or breaking of laws, i.e. wiretapping, waterboarding, etc. Don't bother with further lies and misrepresentations, just go away...forever! Never to be heard from again in any fashion.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:50 pm |
  209. Jeff in Minnesota

    BYE, BYE!

    January 13, 2009 at 3:50 pm |
  210. Beverley, Fredricksburg Va

    Good evening my fellow Americans,

    My political party has always cherished the ideas of smaller government , the deregulation of the free market, and trickle down economics. As president, I have given tax breaks to the investing class and corporations, and hired cronies in the S.E.C so that corporations could operate with little oversight. Well it is clear that my party's policies and philosophy is what caused the current economic crisis. Therefore as soon as I leave office as your president , all my income from my new book deal and speeches will go directly to the federal deficit. This will allow me to do what I can to undo some of my damage and keep people interested in what I have to say.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:51 pm |
  211. Wayne

    I'm sorry. I apologize. You guys out there that voted for me should accept some responsibility and apologize too.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:52 pm |
  212. Steve of Hohenwald TN.

    We will never hear him admit guilt or say he`s sorry for anything. People like him just won`t do it . He has a personality disorder that will not alow him to feel any guilt or wrong doing. We know all to well that he is just going to ramble on patting his self on the back and look and sound like a clueless baffoon. With that being said, all he could possibly say that would interest me is," what am i being charged with" after he is shackeld like a common criminal.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:56 pm |
  213. Hans, Alabama

    I want to hear that the speech has been canceled. If he does show his smirking face again, I will simply change the channel.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:56 pm |
  214. Robert in Galveston

    It would be nice if he fessed up to all the misery and strife he has caused, but I would settle on a quick "BYE".

    January 13, 2009 at 3:58 pm |
  215. Ron in Indiana

    I dont care what he has to say. I wont be watching. I am however glad that the worst presidency in this countries history is finally at its end.

    January 13, 2009 at 3:59 pm |
  216. joemich

    Can you believe this man ! Saying he knows a few people do not like him , how about a lot of people do not like him. This man is always
    oblivious to reality and lives in a dream world . His exit should be a swift goodbye and head back Crowford Texas and never to be heard from again .

    January 13, 2009 at 3:59 pm |
  217. Maggie, MN

    Hi Jack –

    Two words i would like to hear...

    Strategery, misunderstimate!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:00 pm |
  218. Lois Canada

    A tearful apology for running for a second term while Clearly knowing he knew nothing!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:00 pm |
  219. Lynn, Columbia, Mo..

    Dick Cheney and I have volunteered to be waterboarded to show that it's not torture and I'm sorry I was ever born and hope to go to prison for the rest of my life for everything I've done to this country and the world.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:01 pm |
  220. HELP! i'm surrounded by Canadians

    Goodbye would be really pleasent, and maybe a thank you for
    the oppurtunity to show how much I understand just how the world works.
    BUT he will just probubly blame it all on Bill clinton, he is a
    republican after all.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:01 pm |
  221. Pugas-AZ

    Old presidents never die, they just fade away. Unfortunately it will not be to oblivion since the wreckage left behind will be a stinging memory of days gone by. How about the courageous troops that will not hear his final message or any other one as they lay silent in their graves. What really can be said?

    January 13, 2009 at 4:02 pm |
  222. John from collinsville, Illinois

    HA HA You know I really did'nt win the 2000 elections!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:02 pm |
  223. Don in Fort Gratiot MI

    I would like him to say that he was wrong to go into Iraq. That he was duped by Rumsfeld, Cheney and Wolfowitz. That he has put our troops in harms way without due cause.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:02 pm |
  224. bobby in florida

    Nothing; nothing at all; the man should not even waste air time for such nonsence. He knows down deep in his heart and soul what he has caused in the past seven years and 11 months. It is not worth discussing any more. Let us the people in this country move on and do everything we can do to help the incoming President and Vice President. And by the way Jack; God only knows what will be in the future for our country and our economy. And right now he just is not speaking to us.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:02 pm |
  225. Kendall

    NOTHING!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:05 pm |
  226. Bob

    The door slam on his way out of Washington.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:06 pm |
  227. Kyle- DuPont, WA

    Actually, I would just like to hear him sing a honky tonk karaoke version of Britney Spears' "Oops, I did it again".

    January 13, 2009 at 4:06 pm |
  228. Les Oklahoma

    I knew he was to stupid to realize that he had been wrong and screw up the economy and started a unnecessary war. ;The only thing I can say is thank God and U Haul he going back to Texas where he can screw up and not hurt so many people.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:07 pm |
  229. Nancy, Tennessee

    I want President Bush to say "Mission Accomplished" and promptly load up his "duty bag" and return to Texas. What he will be remembered for is bad times economically, bad decisions to go to war, and bad grammar. I am glad he will no longer be the "decider. Fool us once shame on him, fool us twice – oh yeah, he did that too. Two terms of for this man was a hoot! What were we thinking?

    January 13, 2009 at 4:08 pm |
  230. Ralph Nelson

    That he promises to never open his mouth again and allow himself to be frozen in a block of ice. What we are going to get is a sorry-assed, excuse-filled, blame the other guy, gib, I'm a hero in the history books discourse from a borderline personality who trashed the Constitution, his oath of office, practiced crackpot economics to all our ruin, and lied, lied, lied to include telling a group of high school kids who love their country that his administration did not engage in torture, which he admitted yesterday he authorized. He has spent his whole life doing it his way and leaving a trail of sorry excuses. His reward should be a prison cell. He even lies to kids. What kind of person does that? Ralph, Yakima, Wa.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:08 pm |
  231. Danny Avelar, Sacramento,Ca

    I want to hear a full confession of his and his administrations war crimes, and acts of treason. The oath of office and the oath I took upon entering military service calls for. "To defend the constitution from terrorist both foreign and domestic" Then we can get on with trials for war crimes and treason, and finally be over this deepest darkest chapter of AMERICAN history.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:08 pm |
  232. Annie Kraft Naples FL

    No one cares. We are not watching as are many others.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:09 pm |
  233. Steve Gaydos

    I would like President Bush to let the viewing audience know what shows are broadcasting on other channels so we can quickly switch to something else.

    Steve

    January 13, 2009 at 4:10 pm |
  234. don in naples, florida

    I was only the president, i really didn't control anything. I only gave the appearance of control. In actuality i was just a cheerleader someone for people to either alienate or rally behind when those behind the political curtain did something. I did everything i could to appeal to the regular masses. I faked a texas accent to give off a down home charm, i used a lot of ideological rhetoric like freedom, god, patriotism to fool you guys into supporting my elitist agenda. In addition i used a great deal of fear and victim rhetoric so you wouldn't complain too much about how much debt my administration was creating.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:10 pm |
  235. Joe

    Boxers or briefs?

    January 13, 2009 at 4:11 pm |
  236. Rose

    "Y'all think I was a bad president? . . .In time, history will judge me as the WORST president ever".

    January 13, 2009 at 4:11 pm |
  237. carl c in NJ

    I'm sorry I stole a job I wasn't qualified for to begin with. I'm sorry I lied. I'm sorry I'm more concerned about my legacy than I am about the heartache I've caused all across this nation. Fat chance!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:11 pm |
  238. Jim/NC

    The thrashing that President Bush has taken from the media, blogs, Hollywood types and others is beyond my imagination. Did he make mistakes? Yes! Did previous presidents make mistakes? Yes! Will President-elect Obama make mistakes? Yes! Was the financial markets President Bush's fault? No! Did the president keep us safe for 7 years? Yes! Is it possible for a president to micro-manage every agency? No! I see a man finally getting the opportunity to defend himself with no fear of political or media backlash.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:11 pm |
  239. bea

    Nothing Jack..i heard enough yesterday. Enough said

    January 13, 2009 at 4:12 pm |
  240. dan in Tucson

    Jack, I would like to hear a sincere apology for sending the worlds greatest country into the toliet and wasted lives in Iraq for greed and oil.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:12 pm |
  241. Rick from Murfreesboro, TN

    An apology for his gross incompetence and mismanagement over the last eight years.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:13 pm |
  242. Daniel Claude Marshall

    I expect to hear the more of what he said at the news conference the other day. Essentially, it'll probably end up being the same regretful, face-saving, Nixonesque political sob story that he's put out ever since the election. In other words, Bush politics as usual.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:15 pm |
  243. John Stevens

    I would like the current President to apologize to the American People on the failed policies for the last eight years and to promise that he will never seek the spotlight in any shape, form or fashion.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:16 pm |
  244. Ed Woodbridge,Va.

    A certain lady in Oklahoma is experiencing "Boiling Anger" over President Bush's policies and legacy, because of the Iraq war and the poor state of the economy, but maybe she should direct some of that "boiling anger" at members of Congress and the Senate, first because without their "yes" votes President Bush would not have received authorization to attack Iraq in the first place, and second if members of the House and Senate would not have appropriated the money for the President for the war, it never would have been started in the first place! This lady is a Democrat, and a several of them voted "FOR" the war, and several voted to "GIVE" the President money to pay for the war, so there is enough blame to go around! I wish the President the best in retirement! Walk in his shoe's one day and then maybe you won't be so critical in the future!
    Ed
    Woodbridge,Va.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:16 pm |
  245. Tino

    NOTHING. I just want him to get out and get out fast. I'd love to go down to DC on January 20th and just keep screaming at him, GET OUT! GET OUT!GET OUT!GET OUT!GET OUT!GET OUT!GET OUT!GET OUT!... like a maniac until his plane takes off. I can't believe he stoop up at that press conference the other day and once again proved what an idiot and how inarticulate he really is. GET OUT!!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:16 pm |
  246. Peter from Yalaha, Florida

    Whatever he wants to. I want him to go out with a bang... he should throw a few random profanities in his speech, maybe some shout-outs, anything that needs censoring, just to make it hard on the media. You know, take some revenge for all the crap the media has given him.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:16 pm |
  247. Tom from Boston, Mass.

    I want him to say something that he has never said: "I'm sorry, and I apologize." And then I want him to go far, far away and never come back!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:19 pm |
  248. Phil P. in NJ

    Jack, what do you want to hear Bush say? That he was the worst president since Jimmy Carter? That he added 8 trillion dollars of debt to the U.S. economy in 8 yrs? That he got us into an unnessesary war in Iraq there by letting Bin Lauden off the hook in Afgahnistan? That under his watch Wall Street got too drunk and too greedy? That because of his lack of a domestic economic policy people are not just losing their homes in record numbers, but unemployment is the highest it's been in decades? I will give Bush this much credit, there has not been another attack on the U.S. since 911. But don't forget, Bush did have to duck from being hit in the head with a shoe.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:19 pm |
  249. Leo in Oakland

    I'd like to hear Bush let out a giant fart, a fitting symbol of his kingship....I mean presidency!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:20 pm |
  250. Lucy fron New Orleans

    Silence.Just Bush Silence

    January 13, 2009 at 4:20 pm |
  251. Sly, Alpena, Mi.

    I don't want to hear anything from him, i just want him to GO.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:20 pm |
  252. Ronald Holst

    Jack there is only one thing I would Like To hear From Bush . An apology and his testimony in front of a jury of his peres .
    And that's not going to happen

    January 13, 2009 at 4:21 pm |
  253. MS-Minneapolis

    Not a single word-no speech what so ever. He has no credibility
    and there is nothing anyone in this country wants to hear him
    talk about. Most people in this country feel he cannot leave
    office fast enough.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:22 pm |
  254. Bob D, Morristown, NJ

    To Al Bledsoe of Dallas,

    You may indeed run into "w" in Dallas, but certainly not in Walmart. That's where real people shop who have real middle class or lower level incomes. Not the likes of "W' who corruptly feathered the nests of his rich cronies over the past 8 years (funded by debts ourchildren, grandchildren, great grandchildren etc. will be paying, if our nation survives that long) so they may add additional mega-feathers to his nest starting Jan 21. Note how many paid speeches he gives and who pays for them. Would you pay to hear him speak?

    January 13, 2009 at 4:22 pm |
  255. Barbara Starr

    Good Bye!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:23 pm |
  256. Joe Bible

    I'd like to here W say, "wow, I really had no business being here. My bad."

    January 13, 2009 at 4:24 pm |
  257. Norman Hoffman

    Jack,

    I don't want to hear anymore of that yesterday's spiel that was sometimes blustery, often whiny & defensive, mostly a vain attempt to portray himself in a favorable light.
    The only thing I would like to hear is that he & Cheney plan to take a trip The Hague, to turn themselves in for the crimes against humanity they committed by falsifying intelligence leading to the deaths of thousands of innocent men, women & children in Iraq, as well as over 4,000 of our brave soldiers. Add the crime of failure of leadership and we should not see or hear from George W. Bush for a long, long time.

    Norman
    Marietta, Ga

    January 13, 2009 at 4:24 pm |
  258. Dan

    As the prison gates close behind him at GITMO, I want to hear him scream " DON'T LEAVE ME HERE WITH THESE FANATICS"
    Dan from Pennsylvania

    January 13, 2009 at 4:25 pm |
  259. Bill

    my momma raised the biggest liar in the history of the world.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:26 pm |
  260. Maybery, Hatley

    Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa

    January 13, 2009 at 4:26 pm |
  261. Billy G in Las Vegas

    who cares WHAT he says because it will just be the whine of a spoiled child like his last "news conference'

    too bad the networks and cable news organisations will have to preempt for this farce. it should only be shown on Fox News. their right wing viewers will be the only ones who give a damn what he has to say.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:26 pm |
  262. Eric Platt

    Is George Bush still president? I thought he left weeks ago.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:26 pm |
  263. garrick

    hi jack
    i would just like to hear good bye or just wave he dosent have to say anything.
    clearwater,fl

    January 13, 2009 at 4:27 pm |
  264. Patrick in Hampstead, Maryland

    President Bush should but will not apologize to the families of the 4,000 troops killed iand 20,000 plus troops wounded in a senseless pre-emptive war in IRAQ , and he should also apologize to the thousands of innocent IRAQI'S killed in this same war. As an American we should all be ashamed of what he caused and World history will show that he was no better than Sadaam Hussein or Osama Bin Laden. He has a chance to heal the world. He will probably mock it!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:27 pm |
  265. Jay-San Antonio

    I would like to hear him say that we must pull together as Americans and help the next President solve some of these urgent critical matters in our Nations history and that we may need to consider alternatives that we have never considered before and that rather than fight the next President over small details be principaled but big picture and help keep America strong. Good Night God Bless America!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:30 pm |
  266. Sid...Texas

    I would like to to hear Bush say, Before I start my speech.I would like to make one thing perfectly clear. I am not a real Texan, I was born in Conneticut ,and moved to Texas by my parents. A true Texan would never under any circumstances treat the american people the way I have.
    Believe me on this one...........Never.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:32 pm |
  267. johnchristopher, weyburn

    My dear friends, Ah had good reason to lie, start wars and preside over the economic melt down because ma bosses told me to do so... and I don't just mean Dick Cheney. Now rather than go inta a lotta details Ah'd encourage you ta watch the movie, "WAR Inc." Thad'll tell ya all ya needa know. So goodnat and God Bless the North American Union.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:33 pm |
  268. LUCY - ILLINOIS

    I would like to see him talk without sneering. He could tell us about all the innocent lives lost in iraq, the bad economy, taking care of the wealthy friends, torture and his spying. He could try to say misunderestimated the right way, and most of all please impeach me.
    You know, his favorite words were, you are either for or against me.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:35 pm |
  269. Kim VA

    Goodbye and this time it's for real?

    January 13, 2009 at 4:36 pm |
  270. Sherrol in Canada

    He's already said it all, through his actions, and quite frankly, I've had enough of Mr Malaprop, thank you very much!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:37 pm |
  271. Linda

    He has already said it all...he should exit the stage without trying to command the limelight one last time and move on to his next failure.
    Me thinks he doth protest a bit too much

    January 13, 2009 at 4:37 pm |
  272. swschrad

    Bush: "So long suckers, my buddies got the money."

    January 13, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  273. BJ Smith

    After the news conference on Monday, ABSOLUTELY nothing!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  274. richard a. winkler

    Nothing.

    In case you haven't noticed, he can't speak, and there is nothing for him to say anyway.

    He accomplished nothing in eight years, and screwed everything up so bad it can never be fixed.

    He ought to be in jail.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  275. cy gardner

    This will never happen; but, here's what I'd like to hear: "Man, I'm glad to be outta here. This job stopped being fun when the Congress and the media stopped buyin' all my boloney and started asking questions. All the money we funneled to the rich? Part of the plan. The rich get richer, get over it. And that Kanye West fellow? He was part right. I don't care about black people. I pretty much don't care about any people who aren't giving me somethin' or kissin' my butt. I regret that I couldn't wreck Social Security. I had it on my to do list. I'm proud to have dug a hole for this country so deep even a miracle worker like Obama couldn't get the country back on the right track if you gave him four terms, like FDR. Heh, heh, heh. Now THAT'S an accomplishment. Happy Trails, suckers!"
    cy gardner arlington va

    January 13, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  276. Prez from MA

    "I hereby declare myself President for Life."

    January 13, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  277. T in the Big D-Dallas TX

    He should fall on his sword and offer a true apology to Katrina victims! Better yet, he should exile himself there and open his library there since we don't want to see him in Texas!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  278. Lola

    Me and my friends are rich now!!
    Sorry 'bout the other stuff...snicker-snicker.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  279. Steve

    It was all Dick's fault

    January 13, 2009 at 4:39 pm |
  280. Rick K.

    Im sorry for being the worst president in the history of our great nation...I was only taking after my father.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:39 pm |
  281. Gary

    Sorry, Sorry, Sorry, I hope the guy after me can clean the messes up that My staff and I created.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:39 pm |
  282. Denise Kaufman

    How about a simple, heartfelt SORRY for the mess my cronies and
    I created....we're a bunch of self-serving idiots who should be
    prevented from making regular withdrawals from the world's
    diminishing oxygen bank!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:39 pm |
  283. Maria from Landover Hills, MD

    Unless he acknowledges his errors and apologizes to us and to the greater world, which he won't, I'm not interested in hearing. He'll probably get up there and hedge about what went wrong without admitting responsibility and spout platitudes about America and its citizens. Frankly, I'd rather shove knitting needles in my ears than have to listen to him anymore.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:39 pm |
  284. Matt from Ohio

    My bad.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:39 pm |
  285. Patrick in Philly

    Very simple – I'm Sorry......

    This man has destroyed lives, America's reputation abroad, dismantled the middle class, allowed Gordon Gecko-esque greed and corruption to overwhelm Washington and wall Street and crippled our economy. His legacy is one of abject failure and I hope to never see or hear from him again, after he apologizes (which we all know he will never do)

    January 13, 2009 at 4:39 pm |
  286. Bubba

    Dudes, I totally screwed up...sorry.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:39 pm |
  287. Peter Gjervold

    I just want him to apologize for both his errors as well as those made by by his administration. But sadly that just won't happen.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:40 pm |
  288. RG

    I hope he wishes us all peeance freeance, whatever that is supposed to mean.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:40 pm |
  289. Garth

    See Daddy. I got that bad Saddam for ya. I told ya I'd git him Daddy .

    January 13, 2009 at 4:40 pm |
  290. Ed - Raleigh, NC

    Nothing. Just get out of here!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:40 pm |
  291. Tiffany, Germanton, NC

    I want to hear him say the weapons of mass destruction were finally found.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:40 pm |
  292. Cesar Gimenez

    "I have acted in good faith to protect our nation"

    Huntsville, Al

    January 13, 2009 at 4:40 pm |
  293. Joe

    as little as possible, or forgive me America and World Over

    January 13, 2009 at 4:40 pm |
  294. Fred

    Honestly, there's nothing left to say. There are times to just be quiet and try to leave a situation with whatever dignity you have left. Just hand the keys over and don't let the door hit you on the way out.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:40 pm |
  295. susan from Idaho

    How bout, " I'm often wrong but never in doubt"

    January 13, 2009 at 4:40 pm |
  296. lawyerjim

    I don't care what he says when he goes ... as long as he goes.

    lawyerjim
    Las Vegas

    January 13, 2009 at 4:40 pm |
  297. Mike

    "sorry for everything, America!"

    January 13, 2009 at 4:40 pm |
  298. Bruce

    Mission Accomplished

    January 13, 2009 at 4:41 pm |
  299. Austin, TX

    Admit to your short comings. Watching last night at your press conference was an embarrasment to our country. At least have the dignity to admit your failures on, WMD, Katrina and Economic failures that you supposedly were not aware of. Give us a break Bush, you're a TOOL.

    The only thing I want to hear is that you'll be punished and prosecuted for your failure for the pas 8 years. How DO YOU SLEEP at NIGHT????

    January 13, 2009 at 4:41 pm |
  300. Chris

    Oops. My Bad.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:41 pm |
  301. Speechless

    How about, "I'm sorry!"

    January 13, 2009 at 4:41 pm |
  302. Peter (CA)

    "I made a number of mistakes and I apologize for harming this country and for hurting many of its good citizens."

    Anything else will be a whitewash of a miserable failure of an administration.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:41 pm |
  303. Tom Erskine

    The best thing for George Bush to say....as the steward closes the door on the plane...."Make sure that thing locks tight!"

    January 13, 2009 at 4:41 pm |
  304. Shriraam

    I would like him to follow his father's foot steps in this one as well!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:41 pm |
  305. Chuck

    New-Clee-Ar.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:41 pm |
  306. Jason

    He should say I'm sorry. I'm sorry for ignoring the Constitution. I'ms orry for starting a war we can't win. I'm sorry for failing the people of New Orleans. I'm sorry for failing the people of America. I'm sorry for breeching their trust and abusing my power. I'm sorry that I've let my religious views negatively impact scientific research. (and finally) I'm sorry for leaving this country in worse condition than it was in when I inherited it.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:41 pm |
  307. Ola (Nashville)

    My failed policies prevented this country from the greatest disaster that could have hit our homeland......Sarah Palin being a heartbeat away from the oval office.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:42 pm |
  308. Bridget Anderson

    To the Nation:
    My heart breaks for the families who have lost loved ones in Iraq and Afganistan and I am sorry and I will live with regret the rest of my life.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:42 pm |
  309. Boochie Gilchrist

    I'd like to see him shrug his shoulders like a chimp and say "whoopsie, America!" Then, he could crush a fifth of Jack Daniels, give the camera his classic smirk and then dance offstage like the old man in the Six Flags commercials.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:42 pm |
  310. Dennis

    I'm sorry that I messed things up. I started off thinking I could do a good job. I'm sorry that I started a stupid, and expensive war. I'm also sorry that my policies really made a mess out out of the economy.

    Good bye!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:42 pm |
  311. Ken in TN

    Borrow the closing screen from Warner Bros cartoons that says "That's all folks!" and then Porky Pig's "The b'the b'the That's all folks!"

    January 13, 2009 at 4:42 pm |
  312. Randy Witt

    Thank you America! It was fun being President!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:42 pm |
  313. Brad

    At this point, it doesn't matter. He's leaving a nation that is much worse off than 8 years ago.

    Mr. Bush had the opportunity to start making amends. Just like his entire administration, he still doesn't want to take serious responsibility for anything that's happened on his watch.

    A quick disgraceful exit is all we need from him. No more words.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:42 pm |
  314. dean

    America, We have survive some exceedingly hard times, we must continue with resolve to learn from our mistakes. Mistakes like the mishandling of disasters on our own soil, rampant greed and disregard of our economy, and others. We must focus on the problems at hand, find resolutionism to restore our Great Country. I have been proud to be your President, proud to have been an American, and proud to have served the American Richies, I mean people.....

    January 13, 2009 at 4:43 pm |
  315. Rick

    "Just wait, you're gonna miss me."

    January 13, 2009 at 4:43 pm |
  316. Jon Davis

    George W. Bush: My presidency was a miserable failure from start to finish; I should NEVER have been president. My entire record of the last eight years was abysmal, one lie or con after another. There is really nothing I can say or do to make amends...except to hope that the American people will all forget that I ever existed.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:43 pm |
  317. Blake, Lawton, PA

    How 'bout... "So long, and thanks for all the laughs?"
    😦

    January 13, 2009 at 4:43 pm |
  318. Tom form Boston

    Sorry about my stupidity but it is not all my fault. You elected me twice.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:43 pm |
  319. Pat

    ...it's not a burden if you don't care about the results

    January 13, 2009 at 4:43 pm |
  320. Bryan - Madison, WI

    "abea-abea-abea...that's all, folks!"

    January 13, 2009 at 4:43 pm |
  321. Anna, Missouri

    Jack, I only want to hear five little words-I am sorry and goodbye!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:43 pm |
  322. NewJersey

    "I am sorry" would be a good start.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:43 pm |
  323. Linda/San Diego

    Just a plain old from the heart apology for bringing our country to its knees. Creating hatred for Americans around the globe and admit he's been over his head since day one.

    I'm sure after I hear this I will be able to buy a penthouse in New York City for $100K

    January 13, 2009 at 4:43 pm |
  324. Carol

    Just turn and go – don't say anything. But if he must say something,
    say "I'm sorry" and leave – go, go and don't turn back.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:43 pm |
  325. Daniel

    I just want to hear him admit to the absolute failings of his terms (still blows me away that he was reelected in '04). Admit to the impeachable offenses he and Cheney comitted while in office. Then I would just like him to say "I'm sorry" and stand up and walk away forever.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:44 pm |
  326. William Simpson, Orange County, CA

    Don't say anything, just don't let the door hit you on the backside as you leave.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:44 pm |
  327. danel

    He should just go. Goodbye. Good riddance!!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:44 pm |
  328. Lucas Delebate

    I hope one of those “courageous Americans.” hits him with a shoe.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:44 pm |
  329. Dr. Rodney D. Gross

    I am going back to the only thing I could ever do right. DRINKING!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:44 pm |
  330. mark

    1) I'm sorry.
    2) I'm very sorry.
    3) I'm so sorry I can't verbalize it.
    4) Please, Jesus, don't hold any of this against me.
    5) I'm against abortion, abortion of all kinds. Aborted fetuses, aborted war plans, aborted presidencies...
    6) Don't blame me–Cheney did all this!
    7) Did I hook Obama up or what?

    and last but not least:
    8) Red-state suckas!!!!!!!

    But what I guess he'll say is: You're a fool if you think the last eight years were bad in the least degree. He's never surprised on empty egotism.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:44 pm |
  331. paul godwin

    I'd like to hear a big WHOA! as a shoe comes flying across to room in his general direction.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:44 pm |
  332. dee

    I don't want to hear him say anything..if we could just get a live shot of him loading up his U-Haul, getting in and driving away that would say IT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:45 pm |
  333. Shaun

    I will not further disgrace the American people by interfering or participating in any type of political role where I'm am remotely close to representing the voice or face of the american people.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:45 pm |
  334. Jess

    He should apologize, but I am most certain that he will not.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:45 pm |
  335. Piet

    "I am really sorry. I won't do it again....".

    January 13, 2009 at 4:45 pm |
  336. The Nightmare is Over!

    Whoa!
    I'm just coming down from an 8 year bender. I guess I was drunk!

    BTW...
    That's his answer for everything.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:45 pm |
  337. Hope/ Seattle

    I think it would be great if he encouraged America to take a class on government, then maybe everyone will realize that it wasn't the actions of ONE man that screwed the country, but many.... like oh say the House and the Senate... which are predominately DEMOCRATE I might add. Can't blame everything on the Republicans now.... so lets see if the country gets any better shall we?

    January 13, 2009 at 4:45 pm |
  338. chris meehan

    I would thank the President for keeping us safe and also for not falling into the mud with all the haters. The haters would include Dick Durbin and Harry Reid and Ted Kennedy just to name a few. He conducted himself with class and always! always! did what he thought was best for the nation. Thank You Mr President your loyalty and resolve will always be appreciated here. Chris Lowell, Mass

    January 13, 2009 at 4:45 pm |
  339. Simpliticus

    The effects of George W. Bush will not end until the recession(depression) is over and this is only getting started. It is interesting that the wealthy are now getting affected by what was allowed under the Bush administration and again it is only getting started. Of course, the Madoff's are out there but the pummeling effects of a bad economy is snaking its way throughout the classes which make up this great country. We will have no idea just how bad this economy will be until that recession(depression) is over and the question is just how long will that be! If it is correct that it may by some estimates take as much as 17 years to get to the previous state of affairs before every facet of recession(depression) is done, that is a long time. We must take into consideration presidential hopefuls who have had stunningly poor business ventures like Dubya but in his case, that was a warning signal gone unappreciated!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:45 pm |
  340. Judy - OH

    I'm so sorry for the mess I made. Goodbye!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:45 pm |
  341. manny

    Hey guys there can never be D................b president like me anymore in the history of America. I am the first and would be the last. HORAYYYYYYYYYYY. Bye my pawns.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:45 pm |
  342. Gary Waltrich, Philadelphia

    Nothing, dammit. Just f***ing go already.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:45 pm |
  343. eviljwinter

    How about, "Oops."?

    January 13, 2009 at 4:46 pm |
  344. Ian

    Two things – "I'm sorry" and "Good-bye"

    January 13, 2009 at 4:46 pm |
  345. Willie O. Cooper

    I'm sorry.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:46 pm |
  346. Laura

    From the beginning of his running for president thru his whole time in office, I have never watched him any time that he has spoken to the US. I am not going to begin now when he is on his way out the door. he has been the most dense and moronic president that we have ever elected into office. His best bet is to cancel this final farewell and walk away. The american people are not interested in anything he has to say. He has caused this ginormous mess and we cannot wait to see the back of him walking away. Good riddance to you Bush!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:46 pm |
  347. Marilyn - Herkimer NY

    "I won't return!" Jack, I am enjoying your book.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:46 pm |
  348. Jon

    Id like him to address this nation of WHINERS! Yes you heard me...he wasnt a great president, but no one likes him anyway and he can hold up a brutal mirror of truth the population of this country. Show them what week overly sensitive cattle we've become. Id like him to rattle off every racial epithet ever created in a george carlinesque rant that puts an end to this facade of a once great country.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:46 pm |
  349. Charlie

    I think the truth would be nice for a change

    January 13, 2009 at 4:46 pm |
  350. Jim from Chicago

    I am here to make a plea bargain. Do you want Cheney, Rove and Gonzalez? Then, let's deal.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:46 pm |
  351. Peter Pan

    "Cheney and I are getting married"

    January 13, 2009 at 4:47 pm |
  352. kadi

    He shoud say, sorry for being arrogant.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:47 pm |
  353. carson

    "To my all fellow americans, you will definitely not have to kick or throw around my pictures anymore . sorry bye"

    January 13, 2009 at 4:47 pm |
  354. Gringo

    I would get the best laugh from

    "Man, that Dick Cheney is a do#che bag!"

    That would make my time worthwhile

    and maybe apologizing for the Patriot Act along with the other things my fellow Americans have listed already...

    January 13, 2009 at 4:47 pm |
  355. Nathan Cook, from Charlotte, North Carolina

    Jack, I think he should say: "You people voted for me. You knew I couldn't pronounce the word 'nuclear' when you voted for me, too. You didn't pay much attention to anything I or my administration did for six years. When it was clear to most sentient beings, including dolphins and crows, that Dick & I had gone completely off the rails, you guys re-elected me. Don't like the way things are right now? Well, its your fault, too, as much as mine. Suck. On. It."

    Nathan C., Charlotte, North Carolina

    January 13, 2009 at 4:47 pm |
  356. S Callahan New York State

    First: An honest apology.
    Second: An acknowledgement that he was ruefully influenced, if that's true.
    Third: For forgiveness of those you have harmed.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:47 pm |
  357. Slik

    I want to hear Bush give a big "screw U " to the left liberal media including you Jack Cafferty. The media is partially to blame for Bush's ratings. Can't wait to see what the media does to the Mesiah in 4 years.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:47 pm |
  358. Richard Knox

    That he and his cronies should be water boarded for eternity.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:47 pm |
  359. gary from illinois

    i'am sorry for screwing over the american people for the last eight years. But yoy know what. he could care less about what he has done to this country. him and cheney made millions of this phony war in Irag. to bad the bush and Cheney familiies didn't lose a love one over there. We should remember the bushes and republicans destroyed are counrt for there own personel gain. Never never forget.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  360. Louise, MA

    Hasn't he said and done enough already? I would rather he just slipped out the door quietly. Not another word would work for me.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  361. Joel

    I would like to hear him tell people all that he accomplished and not apologize for anything he did. We can see that Americans can't handle a leader who stands for what they believe in instead of leaders who stick their finger in the wind to see which way the wind is blowing.I am proud of President Bush and am certain that as history unfolds we will look back and be ashamed at how we have all treated the president. Yes, the world now sees the real america. Better make me feel good or under the bus you go. I pray that President Obama doesn't get the same shameful treatment that the current president has recieved.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  362. CHRIS

    Oh my god i never expected that i will run for presidency , never expected to win/steal the presidency , never realized that i was the president of usa for 8 yrs , now can i run/win/steal the presidency again .

    January 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  363. Steve in Toronto

    It should have been Gore.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  364. Jeffrey Levitt

    No one cares. No one will watch. We will hear a 10 second soundbite later on the news and that will be enought. He should have had the sense to say nothing.

    Massapequa, New York

    January 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  365. Tim from NJ

    I would like him to tell us how he rigged the election in the first place.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  366. Bushwhacked in Eugene, OR

    I thought he did that yesterday. But, 'bye bye' would be good.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  367. Andy

    I'm sorry for everything. I realize that most of you will never forgive me for what I've done, and I will think of that every single day for the rest of my life.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  368. Brent

    I don't want to hear another thing from this incompetent little man. Unless, of course, it's a guilty plea to war crime charges.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  369. Fela

    Nothing!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  370. Waleed

    Jack, maybe he could apologize and allow me to clear some room by ridding the hatred.

    My Fellow Americans,

    In 15 minutes, I cannot say good bye in a way that will cover all of your questions, your concerns, or apologize if I have not led in a way that you expected.

    I made mistakes, and they were mistakes that could have been avoided. And, while I honestly believe that history will treat me differently, I can't say I am leaving the Presidency proud of every accomplishment, or without wishing I could have a do over.

    Thank you for enduring my Presidency. If I have done anything to better your life, then I did so with great pleasure. If I did anything to bring harm and hurt to you, I did so unintentionally, or perhaps I should say, unwittingly, and you deserve more than my apology.

    Now, back to your regularly scheduled program – I have already wasted 8 years of your time.

    Thank you. Bushie.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  371. Scott from Michigan

    Jack, Bush should realistically say the following:

    I did what I thought was right. The American people may disagree with me and the decisions I have made, but history will be the final judge. I stand before you tonight as a simple man who did the best he could for his country. Thank you and God bless America.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  372. Rick

    I would like President Bush to say.......

    I am sorry for protecting America from further terrorist attacks after Bill Clinton did nothing about them.
    I regret that I could not stop "Mother Nature" when she unleashed Katrina on a city that was ignorantly built below see level.
    I regret that congress has a lower approval rating than I do even though democrats hold the majority.
    I am sorry I did not let captured foreign terrorist out on work release programs in the United States instead of keeping them at Gitmo.
    and finally.......
    I am sorry that my adminstration built 600 milles of border fencing to secure our nation from ILLEGAL MIGRATION.

    Enjoy 4 years with Mr. Obama.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  373. Collin Jama

    I am sorry

    January 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  374. Scott from Virginia

    I would like President Bush to apologize for the terrorist attacks on our nation. I would like him to apologize for the individuals that took out 100% interest only loans on their mortgage. I would like to hear an apology for the automakers making gas guzzlers that do not sell. I would like him to apologize for the status of our environment since he caused every American to burn more fossil fuels. I would overall like to hear that everything that is at fault in this world is his fault. That way, nobody has to feel responsible for their shortcomings.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  375. JerryD

    I'm sorry

    January 13, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  376. Jon

    an end to the facade,,,,,,,not the country

    January 13, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  377. chris R.

    How about...
    "liberals suck".
    I'd like to hear that.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  378. gus garcia

    CUT HIS MIC OFF! There nothing you can say that will make up for what you did

    January 13, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  379. Nick - Pittsburgh

    I'm gonna make like a tree and get outta here.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  380. Robert Bauer, Sonoma County, CA

    He should say: "I am deeply sorry for screwing everything up."

    January 13, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  381. Matthew Eccles

    Jack, I would like to hear him say that:
    "I am sorry for the mess in Iraq”
    For appearing in front of a Mission Accomplished banner.
    Saying to the American Public that illegal aliens do the jobs that most American don’t want to do, when we have a skyrocketing unemployment rate, and people can’t even find jobs cause companies are hiring illeagals.
    For telling the world that our economy is sound and strong while EVERYTHING comes crashing down.
    For not doing anything about the rising Energy demand, and our reliance on foreign oil.
    For just standing by, while 2 border patrol agents rot in jail like prisoners in GITMO Bay for doing their sworn duty to defend our nation.
    And for just royally screwing over our nation’s image in the world.
    How is that for you Jack and Wolf?

    Matt Fort Sill, Oklahoma

    January 13, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  382. Maxim Potekhin

    Let him cover his head in ashes, as a sign of shame and humility.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  383. Janney

    Mr. Cafferty,

    I am a freshman undergrad at a boston area college and I would like to see President Bush look into the faces of students like me and my peers and honestly tell us he left this world in a better place after eight years. Don't patronize us Mr Bush...not everyone can hold their daddy's hand through the tough times.

    My hopes rest with Obama...time to act.

    Janney
    Cambridge, Mass

    January 13, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  384. Bret in St Louis MO

    How about starting with "I'm sorry I had so much trust in Dick Cheney" and ending with "well, at least my oil company buddies had one hell of an 8 year run".

    Good riddance...

    January 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  385. Ron - Florida

    He should say he was right about what he told Bob Woodward. "I don't care if when I leave Washington. The only friends I have are Laura and the dog'.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  386. Linda - Illinois

    Nothing.

    Just leave. He's done enough.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  387. Erik L

    Jack,

    He should say "I'm sorry. I'm sorry for commiting us to a war in Iraq that was not necessary and has cost over 4000 American servicemen and women their lives. I'm sorry for bankrupting this country by my failed economic policies and lack of oversight. I'm sorry for selling out the middle class and the poor of this country while giving my wealthy supporters billions in tax cuts. I'm sorry for failing our children and our grandchildren for not doing anything to truly improve education in this country beyond offering the empty rhetoric that is No Child Left Behind. I'm sorry for it all." After that, I hope to never hear him speak on TV again.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  388. Dale

    Nothing....just get the hell out.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  389. Eric from Philadelphia

    Sorry about the mess.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  390. david york

    I am truly sorry and apologize for all the errors of my administration that have left the country in this mess.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  391. Wade Sisson in Kansas City, Missouri

    I do not want to hear one more word from the man who has led America to the brink of ruin, but if he insists on taking up more of our time, an apology would be nice. If he thinks "Mission Accomplished" was his biggest mistake he clearly still has a lot to learn about the extent of the damage his administration has caused. Probably the best thing he could do would be to give the airwaves over to his successor, who needs every minute he can get to fix the mess we're in thanks to Mr. Bush.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  392. Rose

    To those who think Bush kept us "safe" from another attack since 9/11 – don't give him so much credit as to why there wasn't another attack (many reasons). His war mongering has cost MORE American lives than 9/11 and many more non-American lives of innocent Iraqi and Afghani civilians. His war mongering has increased the threat of terrorism internationally and has resulted in the US being severely hated for it's misled actions.

    Bush should admit that he reduced America's status to the level of the same dictators he complains about, by resorting to the use of torture. Torturing for the sake of "security" has not caught Bin Laden in 7 years nor stopped ongoing American deaths in Iraq.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  393. William Serratore

    Be Honest about the faiures and try to leave the office with some sence of dignity and honor.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  394. jj

    That he looks forward to working with the new Attorney General or a Special Prosecutor in connection with the criminal prosecution of Vice President Cheney and several others at the top of his administration (including, among others, Gonzales, Bybee, Yoo, Rice, Addington, Rumsfeld, Haynes) in connection with his admitted "program" of "coercive interrogation" and secret detention or forced disappearance of human beings in violation of customary and treaty-based international law, various domestic laws, and his constitutionally-based duty faithfully to execute the laws. Part of the Bush legacy undoubtedly involves serial and cascading criminality never before seen among top officials in the history of the United States.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  395. ropol, Wyo

    If you were from another planet and read these comments you could never guess it was these people, Americans, who elected the guy twice. Well...okay, maybe once!

    But still Americans seem unprepared to take any responsibility for their vote! In a democracy we get what we deserve and ultimately that is all George W. Bush is...what we deserved.

    Elections have consequences and if the voters are so lazy as to be led around by pandering fear mongers...well...Bush should just say, thanks for the ride!.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  396. D from T

    Dear Jack,

    I hear tell he is needs to be made to walk back to Texas. I heartedly agree.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  397. Sidd, Fort Myers, FL

    Whatever I did, I am sure you approved it in the beginning if not I would'nt have been re-elected for my second term.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  398. Henry Segar

    Go thats all.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  399. Ryan from Sacramento, CA

    "I would like to donate my family's exorbitant wealth to Ryan from Sacramento, CA."

    January 13, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  400. Cowboy Larry

    Don't blame me, YOU elected me.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  401. Lou

    He should just stand there, like Belushi holding the broken guitar, and say, "Sorry."

    January 13, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  402. Vince

    I would like to hear him say, "My fellow Americans YOUR long national nightmare is finally over. I will gladly accept my place along side the likes of Herbert Hoover and Richard Nixon as on of the worst Presidents in U.S. history. Goodbye and good luck."

    January 13, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  403. Gail from Fl

    I think he should just slither out, without the speech.... we have heard quite enough from the idiot of a president. Don't let the door hit you on the way out, W.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  404. Kurt in Ca

    Jack, he should say one thing, and only one thing, but with sincerity:

    "Sorry"

    January 13, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  405. Elaine

    Nothing! Just leave.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  406. Brian

    Two words : "I'm Sorry"

    January 13, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  407. Julie, Wisconsin

    Good riddance, bad rubbish ... to me. I am finally going to AA (Arrogance Anonymous) and going through the 12 steps to truth and wisdom.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  408. From Canada ...

    Maybe he should use his last 15 minutes to do a skit with Tina Fey?

    January 13, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  409. Thomas

    You all got what you deserved. You actually voted for me twice. Heee Heee Heee

    January 13, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  410. Warren-CT

    Wow, between Campbell Brown and Cafferty, what a load whinning. Bush was President for eight years. No attacks since 9/11. Good job. Katrina, the quality of local govenrment in LA speaks for itself. Bush did not place those folks in harm's way. So enough on Katrina. Economy, Presidents don't pull levers from behind the curtain like the wizard of oz. The blame falls all over the country, not alone with President Bush and Vice-President Cheney. VP Cheney has been a solid and loyal public servant throughout his entire career. THANK YOU Pres. Bush and VP Cheney.

    What should he say? "In victory, magnanimity: In defeat, defiance. Good luck Pres-elect Obama. Call me if I can help, but don't tell the liberal wacko press, or they will blow a tin foil cap.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  411. Kevin Patrick

    I am deeply sorry for what I have allowed and what I have perpetrated upon the American people and the world

    January 13, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  412. Chris

    "Mission Accomplished!"

    "Beer me!"

    "Road trip!"

    "See ya...don't want to be ya!"

    January 13, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  413. Ivan Goldberg

    F O R G I V E M E

    January 13, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  414. Carol

    Well, Jack, I have not watched or listened to him for 8 years, so I won't watch his delusional excuses on Thursday.

    The fact that 27% of peeps polled still support him is outrageous to me. How stupid can you get?

    January 13, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  415. Mike Kazmer

    After 8 yrs of bush the only honorable thing he could do is to go away and never, never be heard from again. Does it really matter what he says? I just want him to go, let him write his book the prose should be on par with a Dick & Jane book.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  416. Angus MacDonald

    Screw you guys, i'm goin home.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  417. Lucy, Miami, FL

    I'm turning myselt in to the World Court for war crimes. I'm sorry I trashed the Constititution. I want to be waterboarded daily. and especially – Goodbye.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  418. Marc Singleton

    Jack,

    I want to hear Bush joke around again about how much he relates to all the out of work American's, because he too will soon be "out of work".

    Followed by the classic G.W..... he, he laugh and dumb smirk.

    Marc Singleton
    Binghamton, NY

    January 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  419. Kaye Kemnitz

    I would like for him to again thank the helicopter drivers for their rescue work after Katrina. Wasn't he suppose to be in the Air National Guard? I guess he was an airplane driver and never got off the runway.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  420. martha l robb

    I want Shrub to say

    'I am sorry for being responsible for the deaths of over 4000 american service men and women, and untold numbers of Iraqi civilians.'

    January 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  421. Kaleem

    I am a pathological lier. Even Dick Cheny could not match it. I am planning to go to Pope and kiss his butt for forgiveness.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  422. Kevin Dallas

    How about he returns his salary for eight years to the national treasury. Dick Cheney as well. Like a money back guarantee of sorts.

    Kevin
    Dallas

    January 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  423. Dan

    As much as everyone wants it, he's not going to apologize. He hasn't before, so why would he start now? I wish he'd just stand there, while each one of us gets to toss a shoe at him (all 300 million of us). Not going to happen though. I wish he'd just go away.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  424. Eric

    One million apologies will never do because I (Bush) have ruined far more than one million lives. I sentenced young soldiers for die and they are still dying today because I failed to get them out. I oversaw countless wealth evaporate, costing people their homes, their savings and their retirements. I was in over my head, surrounded myself with the greedy and was too proud to stand against them. I was a puppet, not a president.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  425. PJ in IL

    Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Just leave.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  426. Whitt, Quincy, MA

    What should Bush say? "Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa!"

    January 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  427. Charles

    I did it my way............

    January 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  428. Rodney Hopper II

    Sorry yall.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  429. Patrick McTiernan

    "I'm still sure that eventually we will find the weapons of mass destruction!"

    January 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  430. Derrick

    I would love for him to say, "I'm truly sorry. I did the best I could, but the fact of the matter is that I am completely inept and this was not the right job for me."

    January 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  431. Ed Escher

    Sorry I screwed up so bad. Bye!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  432. Renee

    Jack,

    What can he possibly say? Saying I've made mistakes seems woefully small for lying our nation into a war, ruining our reputation on a world scale, trading off millions of American jobs to China in completely unfair trade agreements, failing to do anything to head off the home mortagage diseaster, and allowing our border with Mexico to go unprotected. I am sure I left off something important, but you'll have to forgive me Jack, President Bush has left so much to be upset about and so very little left to say. Goodbye would be the best thing we could hear from this president.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  433. Julie

    I'm sorry that i scrwed up and that he hopes Obama will do a better job than he did

    Julie W
    San Angelo, TX

    January 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm |
  434. NY Independent

    We've never been attacked after 9/11
    I upheld my sense of write and wrong
    There were no probes with cigars nor bj's involving interns in the oval office

    January 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm |
  435. Matt

    "I wish I could have left sooner..."

    January 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm |
  436. Lauren from Rhode Island

    I'm an idiot. I believed Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld. Once I realized how evil they were, it was too late. So, I guess I have to admit I am a coward for not standing up to them and firing them both in a public display.

    As for my own ability to be honest, I can't even be honest with myself, so how can you expect me to be honest with you.

    I'll go crawl under a rock now.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm |
  437. Patrick McTiernan

    "It's all Dick Cheney's fault!"

    January 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm |
  438. Keon

    Sorry America, i know i screwed up the country, but forgive me. Sorry i the war in Iraq was a waste of time, and sorry i can't English worth a dime. That's all. I'll be heading back to Texas where at least some people like me for the idiot i am, and i wont screw up anything that anybody cares about.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm |
  439. Charley

    I'm sorry... please forgive me.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm |
  440. Mike O

    I am sorry.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm |
  441. Juli

    As I listened to his press conference I realized that he wasn't going to admit to the mistakes that were made. He doesn't even believe that anything was wrong with the way the federal government reacted to Katrina which was terrible. He still believes that some day he will be remembered as doing things right. What we want to hear as a country is that he made serious judgement mistakes and that he is sorry but his ego will not permit that.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm |
  442. Sanjiv

    I stole electionin 2000 and you all were stupid to choose me again in 2004, then why the hell are you cribbing about your decision.

    I never said I am smart, I am the guy you could have beer with and you made me President, Its not my fault.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm |
  443. Thomas

    He will be welcome back in Texas ,
    he can go right to work on rebuilding Galveston !

    January 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm |
  444. Leslie

    There is nothing more he can say. "I am sorry" will suffice, "goodbye" is not enough. I am in tears over what he has wrought and hope to never ever eeevvveeeer see his face again as long as i , my children, and grandchildre,etc. live. Unfortunately, he is moving back to Texas where I live as a further humiliation to me. He could offer me some money since I, along with so many, many others, have lost my job after 10 years in a thriving industry at a crucial point in my life.

    Let him go, go, go ....nuff said.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm |
  445. Tom L

    First, I would like him to thank all of the brave men and women who daily serve the liberals who have nothing intelligent to say about anything. Then, I would like him to finally stop being a gentleman and tell the American people that everything he inherited came as a direct result of the Billy Bob administration that is about to take over the White house again. Hillary and her cronies will finsih what was begun ubder her husband's regime.
    Then I would like him to tell America just how dangerous this new "change" administration will be. If as Obama said in his rhetoric during the campaign "America is theh greatest nation ..." then why do we need change?? In history those who promised so much change all came from the same type of club...Amin, Hussein, Hitler and Mao. See what good came from their change.
    Americans think they are in for wine and roses but may wake to find the thorns are worse than expected. God bless America and Heaven help us.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm |
  446. Scott Reitz

    "Peace...out!"

    January 13, 2009 at 4:54 pm |
  447. Ron, Surprise, AZ

    Goodbye

    January 13, 2009 at 4:54 pm |
  448. Patrick McTiernan

    "I wish to God I had lost the first election!"

    January 13, 2009 at 4:54 pm |
  449. Michelle

    Jack, I would like to hear, although I know I will never hear it, an apology with some accountability from Bush for lying to not only us but to the world for the Iraq envasion, illegal interrogations, the mess of the economy that he DID put us in, etc etc etc... I could go on and on Jack but the truth is that we will never hear honesty or accountability from this president, there for I'd prefer he say nothing. Absolutely nothing. Maybe he could just hold a simple photo op showing him waving good bye and nothing more, so that we wouldn't have to endure any further mistruths that seem to always flow from his mouth.
    Michelle -Madison, Wi

    January 13, 2009 at 4:54 pm |
  450. Bobbo

    "I'm sorry."

    January 13, 2009 at 4:54 pm |
  451. Joe from Bristol

    I apologize, America – I didn't realize it would be THAT hard...

    January 13, 2009 at 4:54 pm |
  452. Patrick McTiernan

    "Who me?"

    January 13, 2009 at 4:54 pm |
  453. Kate in San Diego

    How about a simple "I'm sorry"? Not likely.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:54 pm |
  454. Vinnie

    "I'm declaring martial law and suspending habeas corpus until the terrorists are gone! Just kidding, I want to let you know that the vast majority of you were right – I AM incompetent."

    January 13, 2009 at 4:54 pm |
  455. David Bell

    Nothing at all. We have heard enough of his lies over the last 8 years.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:54 pm |
  456. Jim

    Just once, I'd like to hear him say he's sorry.

    Jim from Atlanta

    January 13, 2009 at 4:54 pm |
  457. Donald in CA

    Apologize to the families of the honorable servicemen killed in a needless war in Iraq.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:54 pm |
  458. RETAF

    I would want him to say I apologize from the bottom of my heart for my arrogance early on in my Presidency. I made a big mistake when I committed troops to Iraq and I apologize to the Armed Forces, I apologize to the citizens of Iraq. Although, my mistake created a new opportunity for the Iraqi citizens. Let this be a lesson to all future Presidents, arrogance, stubborness is not the proper methodology for leading such a wonderful nation. Sometimes leading from a party agenda needs modification and oversight. If there is anything that I can do as a citizen to offer help to the President elect I will be there for him and the country for the betterment of United States and all nations of this earth.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  459. David Brickner

    If I were Bush I would tell the media to stick it. I would tell the American people that many are short-sighted and selfish and should quit whining. I would apologize for not having the guts to fix NAFTA, shut down the border, and not having the indicted the CEOs, Congressmen, and Senators who got us into this finanacial mess. I would apologize to the world for the ignorance of the American people in foreign affairs and for being so clueless as to elect Barack Obama....

    January 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  460. Canada

    I'm sorry. I was just a frat boy playing at president. I really had no business being there at all. I'm neither smart enough, insightful enough or imaginative enough. But you all knew that...didn't you? So it really isn't my fault. It was all Karl Rove's fault...that's it...blame Rove!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  461. Jane from Florida

    I am sorry for the terrible wrongs I have done you. I donate my entire fortune to help those whom I have harmed. I willingly agree to a lifetime of hard physical labor on behalf of the American people after I have been thoroughly water-boarded for my crimes.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  462. Bill Robbins

    I want him to tell us why he would get on and say goodbye during precious television time.

    Bill from Lexington

    January 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  463. Daniel

    How about, I'm sorry for ruining the economy, pushing us into a war just as pointless as Vietnam, not capturing Bin Laden when the chance was right there, letting Dick Cheney control me, not doing anything when Katrina hit, stealing the election from Gore, and being an disgraceful idiot the whole two terms. Oh, and say "I am the worst president ever."

    January 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  464. tom

    Tom from Philly

    After what this country has gone through over the past eight years, the best he can do is quietly slink away.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  465. Lee Williams

    LOL ! LOL! LOL! who said he had to say anything !!! LOL!

    Go away quietly. ! Thank You and Good night !!!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  466. Kim - Blair, NE

    He can say anything he darn well pleases. I quit listening to his speeches a very long time ago.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  467. Phil, Ashburn VA

    Nothing.. instead he should hear from the people. The 4000 lives, the 7.2% unemployed and all the people who lost their savings.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  468. Claud, Boston

    I'd like Mr Bush to say that he is an average joe who should have not ever never been President of this Great Nation in the first place. I'd like him to say he did his best because he did not know any better. George Bush should apologize to the world for his ignorance and lack of understanding of any complex situation. I feel bad for the guy because I truly like him as a person because you can tell that he is aware that he is not bright. Arrogant, you betcha! I like his confidence.
    I am really sad for the dude. Pauvre toi, Georgy!
    I wish you the best, Sir.
    Thank you for not much!
    Claud

    January 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  469. Virginia from the Chicago Area

    I don't care What he says, but I would I the names of all the soldiers killed or wounded to scroll across the screen as he speaks.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  470. Bryan

    I'm sorry.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  471. Will Chau

    He shouldn't say a thing. Instead, he should take phone calls from the American public and listen to what we have to say to him.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  472. Kevin, Chester Springs PA

    Regretfully they tell me,
    But firmly they compel me
    to say goodbye
    So long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, adieu
    Adieu, adieu
    To you and you and you
    My term has gone
    To bed and so must I
    So long, farewell
    Auf Weidersehen, goodbye
    Goodbye
    Goodbye
    Goodbye

    January 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  473. Marilyn

    Try: I'm sorry, and goodbye.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  474. Constance Soule

    I need to be arrested for everything I did that was unlawful and untruthful while I was in the White House, I'm sorry doesn't cover it. It like Nixon saying, "I am not a crook"!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  475. John in Tampa

    When he was govenor of Texas I pegged him for an arrogant moron. I could not stand then to hear him speak, and I will not be tuning him in Thursday hoping for any last-moment improvement. His last press conference showed he has not changed one tiny bit.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  476. Scott

    My gosh, look at all the lemmings taking one last shot at the President. How can you folks really read and write this stuff.

    Have fun with your bashing

    January 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  477. Larry

    I want him to apologize to all American people that he himself failed this county and wasted 8 years of precious time which could have brought prosperity and unity to this country.

    I want him to apologize to all American people that he is truly an idiot!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  478. Drew

    GW haters are morons and hate America (and liberal too!)

    lets see if CNN mod's keep this one out...

    January 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  479. Michelle ONeill

    Woops!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:57 pm |
  480. Mary

    Bush should say: I promise Americans that no member of the Bush clan now living will ever seek to occupy the White House in any capacity whatsoever.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:57 pm |
  481. People around the globe

    I'm turning myself in to the authorities – I need help. I should've
    done this years ago, but I was too stupid and arrogant to do so.
    (I thought people liked and laughed at the antics of my role model, Eddie Haskell....)
    Now, I've decided to be a man. I will not accept any Gov't pension, nor any perks at all after I leave. I did enough damage to the people, the country – gosh, the entire WORLD.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:57 pm |
  482. John

    I would like to hear him say, "But your honor, I can't spend the rest of my life in jail", then the Judge replies, "Well then son, you just go on down there and do as much time as you can..."

    January 13, 2009 at 4:57 pm |
  483. Lynn, Boise, Idaho

    I'd like to hear anything that contains a little compassion for those he has harmed for once. The complete lack of compassion is why he got the shoe thrown at him, why other countries refuse to deal with him, and why many of us dislike him so much.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:57 pm |
  484. Ronnie, Atlanta

    "I want you all to close your eyes and count backwards from 10 ... and when I snap my fingers you will all wake up and the eight year nightmare I have been responsible for will have disappeared, and Al Gore will be wishing President Obama good luck as he assumes the helm of our thriving and respected country."

    January 13, 2009 at 4:57 pm |
  485. Charlotte

    I won't be watching so really I don't care what he has to say. I just hope I'm not subjected to it through the media replaying it ad nauseam. I've never watched any of his speeches and don't intend to start now. He makes me cringe. Is it too much to hope that after Thursday we will never hear from him again, or is he going to be Palinesque and keep pushing himself into the spotlight? I don't really think that's his style, so I'm hopeful he will fade into oblivion fairly quietly.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:57 pm |
  486. Katie in Normal IL

    Dear America,
    On this historic night, I wish I could take the time to share a brewski with each and every one of ya. But there's no time for that; plus I know how hard is it to put food on your families these days, let alone any of Milwaukee's finest. So let me put it this way: in thirty years when you go on the Google and search dear old former president Dubya, I hope you won't be misunderestimating my colossal successes, and some of those little disappointmentations along the way. Anyway, thanks for electing me twice, because you know what they say... fool me once...shame on... you. fool me twice... can't fool me again.
    Love, me

    January 13, 2009 at 4:57 pm |
  487. Skoota

    Be honest for once and say "Sorry for screwing everything up! ".

    January 13, 2009 at 4:57 pm |
  488. Bob

    I'm not sure it is worrying the President a whole lot what Jack thinks thinks or writes.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  489. Twoin Abush

    I'm sorry I'm an idiot.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  490. Mike from Mississippi

    I'd like to hear him explain how he came to DC as a "uniter, not a divider", but find out why he did absolutely everything in his power to divide the country. With him, it was "my way or the highway". He never worked closely with Democrats. He thumbed his nose at those he should have tried to build relationships with. So Mr. President, why did you divide us instead of trying to unite us, like you promised?

    January 13, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  491. Janice, Illinois

    I'm richer, you are poorer. That's the way me and daddy PLANNED it . . . among other things. And! I can't wait to get back to smokin' and snortin' with my daughters on a more regular basis.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  492. Rob , NYC

    just say goodbye–shut up and Go –now is even better than later

    January 13, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  493. rj

    Jack.....whatever he might have to say, I won't be watching....his idiotic smirk will not be on my TV. Tuesday, that's when I'll be watching!!!

    RJ

    January 13, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  494. Chris

    Steelers...all the way baby! Here we go Steelers...Here we go!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  495. Mike Ali

    The less President Bush says the better. The best farewell is for him to leave sooner rather than later and to forever keep his mouth shut without giving us any more bull ever. He will be lucky not to be forced out with a barrage of shoes.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  496. Roger Nix

    Jack,

    Simply-I'm sorry eight times. One for every year he was president.

    Roger in Raleigh, NC

    January 13, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  497. Michele Kalis

    I think he owes us one very large apology for all the problems he's caused and lives he's ruined and pain he's dealt. Maybe what he could say is "Sorry, but I've made a mess of everything and I can't take it back" instead of "I'm still number one whether you like me or not, I'll do what I want without any concern about you or anyone else" like he said yesterday.

    Michele
    Reading, Pennsylvania

    January 13, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  498. Brian

    Americans, I tried the best that I could with the resources I was given. I'm glad to have served my country but I might have been better off just running for Senate or House.

    I was just not capable of being the number 1.

    Best,
    GW Bush

    January 13, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  499. Peter

    I only regret that I had but eight years to destroy our country.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  500. Brenda Ross

    He didn't do much, so he shouldn't say much. Most of what he has said in the past hasn't been true away. I would slip out in the middle of the night if I were " W".

    January 13, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  501. Jason

    I'm the luckiest guy on earth. If someone else had as many screw ups as me. They would have been fired. Now I can write a book, ride my bike and make money off the screw ups I made. Only in America could this happen!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:59 pm |
  502. Brigit

    It'd be nice if he just left quietly & quickly. He's got too long a list of things to apologize for & I wouldn't believe he was sorry anyway.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:59 pm |
  503. robert

    You're welcome.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:59 pm |
  504. RC

    "SAYONARA suckers"

    January 13, 2009 at 4:59 pm |
  505. Tom M., South Carolina

    He should list his and Cheney's accomplishments. Transferring
    our nations treasure into Haliburton and the contractors bank
    accounts. No bid contracts and replacing our military with workers
    paying higher wages. Placing control of the Iraq oil into U.S. and
    British control. Building the largest Embassy in Iraq without spar-
    ing the cost! If the Congess had not put a stop to his investing the
    Social Security into the stock market that again would have filled
    his friends pocket that would have been one more of his accomp-
    lishments. I am in agreement with 95%+ of the comments. Goodbye
    and good riddance!

    January 13, 2009 at 4:59 pm |
  506. Jenny from Nanuet, New York

    I'd like to hear the truth but he apparently doesn't have it in him to tell the truth so I fear I'll just hear more revisionism and lies about his entire presidency.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:59 pm |
  507. John Otte

    The best thing he could do would be to wish President-Elect Obama the best of luck in the challenges he faces in the coming administration and encurage both sides of the aisle in Congress to work with the President and not pursue ideological goals that sit at the extreme wings of each party. I also believe he should encourage the Republican party to turn it's back on the divisive approach they currently take in their electoral politics. Lastly he should thank his employers, the American citizens, for the opportunity to serve the country.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:59 pm |
  508. Magwa

    Don't talk, just leave.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:59 pm |
  509. LF Oneto - VA

    Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. This one to the morons who voted for me TWICE.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:59 pm |
  510. Robert H. Stern

    No matter what he says, it will be too little, too late. As seen in his farewell press conference, he is still clueless as to the magnitude of his mistakes and the disaster the past eight years have been. If one ever doubted how superficial a person he is, the press conference should have put paid to that. Only one more week and we get a new start and a return – one hopes – to respect for the Constitution. The next few years will be rough but if there is any country in the world capable of reinventing and reppairing itself, it is the United states.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
  511. greg zekowski

    good bye ya'll.

    bang (sound door closing behind)

    (From outside)

    Quick start the car, you got the towels and the pen set right....

    January 13, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
  512. Paul from Chicago

    Fellow Americans, I want to be honest with you and ask your forgiveness. Forgive me for not being a strong leader my job as the President. I though I had what it takes and my conservative friends ensured I was elected. I failed you. I am sorry!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
  513. pete

    I..I..I..It's Dick's fault..... H..H..H..He made me do it

    January 13, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
  514. Mike Malik

    He should start by saying , "Let me count the ways how I have failed the trust of the American people and the rest of the world..........".
    No doubt Mr. Bush will not say that.
    Bush just awarded Tony Blair the United States' highest civil award – the Medal of Freedom. Before leaving office, he should award one to Mr. Chenny as well. I think the partners in crime should be treated equally.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
  515. Doug

    I've decided to leave 6 days early.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
  516. Lou

    He could hum "the sound of silence"

    Lou

    January 13, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
  517. Ron

    Apologize for an eight year nightmare

    January 13, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
  518. Detroit Wood

    My bad.....

    January 13, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
  519. Jim Wilson

    He should learn from the man we needed 8 years ago – John McCain -and give a gracious speach congratulating the president -elect. Sadly, in 2008 it was too late for McCain... it just wasn't John's time but rather Obama's.

    Don't sugar coat it- explain mistakes were made, good things happened, and poll numbers are only to be looked at after you leave the office. Offer to work in any way requested with the new President and then get out of his way on the 20th!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:01 pm |
  520. George Ferdinand

    That after long deliberation and upon his departure from The White House he will embark on his new career as a stand-up comedian.

    Of which will not change his legacy as President but will surely solidify his post-presidential standing ahead of President Carter.

    George
    Southgate,Michigan

    January 13, 2009 at 5:01 pm |
  521. Kurt

    So long, suckers.

    Hey, Americans voted for him twice. And how does the saying go?

    "Fool me once, shame on – shame on you. Fool me – you can't get fooled again."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:01 pm |
  522. Steve Baldwin

    To liberals like you and those who watch CNN, Bush simply needs to say "get over it"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:01 pm |
  523. Gary Nevada

    Hey Daddy I made your presidency look better and Maybe in * years when we get jeb elected he can make me look better

    January 13, 2009 at 5:02 pm |
  524. Patrick

    I'm glad I was able to keep America safe – I hope BO can do the same.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:02 pm |
  525. Gary Bonner, Baltimore, MD

    We Americans are loath to admit what we know to be true about our current President, George W. Bush. For to do so is to impugn our own judgment and confirm within our own hearts that we were derelict in our service to our beloved republic when we elected George W. Bush – twice. We want to find a way to define ourselves as the victims of some type of mass conspiracy to conceal from the public the incompetency of the man we twice elected.

    We must come to terms with the fact that WE chose George W. Bush AND we were NOT bamboozled! We went into this with our eyes open. We sat through countless press conferences and public appearances where we discovered that our American President had little more than a sophomoric vocabulary and very little intellectual curiosity. We drove to work daily with our radios tuned to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Neal Bortz and we suppressed our rising anxiety about the fact that our President isn't very smart and has failed to capture the imagination of the American people. We nodded with Neolithic zeal as the voices of the far right convinced us that we did not need a smart President. Intellectualism was considered an elitist vice. Smart was out; supplanted by our warped definition of "regular."

    Now, we are left with our economy in tatters, two wars, waning American influence and shaken national confidence. The truth of the matter is that every day we look at George W. Bush on our television screens, it is as though we are staring into a mirror and the image we see – that we have come to loathe – is our very own. For George W. Bush is a reflection of us all.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:03 pm |
  526. Carl L Shepherd

    G W Should say he's sorry for making history class for our grandchildren too easy. Nobody will fail History class when they get to the chapter he's written it it. One word will generate an A+ for every student.... LOSER!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:03 pm |
  527. Betsy in Saint Louis,MO

    How about in detail whatever he has done to keep us safe since 9/11. I think it is important because it has worked!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:03 pm |
  528. Susan

    It doesn't matter what I or the rest of this country wants to hear, he won't say it. He is too proud, he is the type of personality that refused to be wrong. A strong leader admits when he has made a poor decision and then uses the new information they have and changes course for the better.
    That being said, I want him to apologize to me and my husband and to the rest of those affected by loved ones deployed to Iraq. He owes him and I and everyone that much for starting an unnecessary war on false pretenses that cost me and my husband two years of our lives together and my husband the full use of his left leg as well as the loss of his best friend and countless sleepless nights.
    I will never forget something Bush said, they he doesn't have trouble sleeping at night – well, I would like him to look a service member's family member in the eye when he says that instead of a journalist and see his response then.
    This man came close to destroying this nation with the help of lots of political cronies wanting to run the country to their benefit and almost ran it into the ground. I voted for Obama and I honestly hope that he can put this country back on track for it to be a country BY the people and FOR the people...like it was always meant to be.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:03 pm |
  529. Lee Hegstrand

    I have no desire to recommend anything that George W. Bush should say since I will not hear his farewell speech. Just go quietly, Mr. Bush, never to be heard from again.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:03 pm |
  530. Connie

    Laura and I will be moving to the North Pole.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:03 pm |
  531. Haze

    Just to confirm to all the Bush haters like you that you never swayed his opinion. Have a nice Day!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:03 pm |
  532. Dallas

    I want to hear a "good" farewell Bush-ism to remind me of W now that he is going into retirement; like "Retirizationing" or "relaxationism". I'm going to miss ol' Webster...

    January 13, 2009 at 5:03 pm |
  533. Fitz, NYC

    Actually I think he should at the very least allow one person to throw a shoe at him.

    Then leave

    January 13, 2009 at 5:03 pm |
  534. Beth

    I would like to hear President Bush ask Congress to put their backs into the work of helping restore our country and ask his fellow citizens to pitch in and help President Obama.

    Guilford, CT

    January 13, 2009 at 5:04 pm |
  535. Curtis - Kennesaw, GA

    "My Bad"

    Curtis, Kennesaw GA

    January 13, 2009 at 5:04 pm |
  536. riksanik1996

    GEORGE W. is in deep denial about his eight years in power.We American voters need to shoulder the responsability for electing a man who's IQ and lack of leadership has led us down this path.Anyone in denial will minimize,rationalize,and finally justify his failures.I expect W. to do this as incompetently as he is capable.Many of our countries problems date back well before W. came into office,and 911 set the stage for the exploitation of this lack of leadership and integrety in our "best government money can buy".George W needs a rest and so do the American people.I just hope he pronounces all his words correctly as not to embarrass himself further! Rick from Phillips,Wisc.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:04 pm |
  537. Sonny Rostamy

    Jack,

    I don't care what he has to say anymore, however, what I would like to say is "good riddance".

    January 13, 2009 at 5:04 pm |
  538. Murray Rizberg (New Orleans, LA)

    The only thing he could say that would satisfy me is, "Sorry." Anything else is as wasted as his eight years in office.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:04 pm |
  539. Andrew in Atlanta

    Nothing. Just leave...and take the hate-filled Republican carnival barkers like Limbaugh, Coulter, Malkin, et al with you.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:04 pm |
  540. Denis Duffy

    better to be a failure as a president than not be a president. notice everything is in lower case. you can't get much lower.

    Denis
    Upper Saint Clair, Pa.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  541. Hamid Surfa

    The sound of those two size 10 shoes said it all for me. Just exit quietly Bushy Boy!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  542. Ray

    What a bunch of whiney @$$ babies on here. President Bush did what was needed to insure our country was safe. If it meant waterboarding a few terrorists to get information, so be it. We have frat houses with tougher initiations than that. Cry me a river.

    For all of you complaining about WMD's, have you forgotten Saddam was given numerous chances to allow inspectors to verify whether he had them. Following 9/11, we could not allow a known user of WMD's to go unchecked. Both Dem's and GOP'ers were advocating forcing Saddam to comply....and that was pre-9/11.

    About the Katrina disaster, go blame yourselves. No one told you to live in a city that is below sea level. Guess what when you live in such places those kind of things will happen.

    I haven't agreed with everything his administration has done, but he has done alot more for this country than his predecessor ever accomplished.

    We should all thank President Bush for his leadership.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  543. January 20th - Not soon enough!

    He could say:
    "I started a war based on PERSONAL VENDETTA and killed thousands of innocent troops because of it."
    "I brought the economy to it's knees by underfunding OVERSIGHT agencies and touting De-regulation."
    "I outed a CIA agent, courtesy of my friend Tricky Dicky and friends."
    "I brought on a boatload of my UNDER-EDUCATED CRONIES to fill positions of power because they were faithful to my causes and campaigns."
    "Speaking of my friend Tricky Dicky, I let him pocket WADS of KBR cash at the expense of taxpayers, never to be traced back to him."
    "I allowed Katrina victims to die when I could have helped them sooner."
    Geez...the list goes on and on and now I have to go take a NAP to recover my senses!
    GOOD RIDDANCE SHRUB.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  544. Jeff

    Two simple words that the American public deserve to hear....."I'm sorry"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  545. Michelle - Houston

    I would like to hear him say, "Old Gee Dubuya has left da building!"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  546. Elaine Saculla

    I'm sorry. I had the chance to lead a unified USA after 9/11 and be a president to all. Instead I politicized a national tragedy for the betterment of my party. I decided to win at any cost. Sadly, the cost is now being paid by you, the American public.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  547. frank

    An apology would be nice but i dont think one would be forthcoming. He is not intelligent enough to know how badly he screwed up. He is still genuinely shocked that Americans dont like him.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  548. Todd

    So long and thanks for all the fish.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  549. Charles

    Nothing, Just Get on Airforce 1 And dissapear forever

    January 13, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  550. David Brickner

    If I were Bush I would tell the media to stick it. I would tell the American people that many are short-sighted and selfish and should quit whining. I would apologize for not having the guts to fix NAFTA, shut down the border, and not having the indicted CEOs, Congressmen, and Senators who got us into this finanacial mess. I would apologize to the world for the ignorance of the American people in foreign affairs and for being so clueless as to elect Barack Obama....

    January 13, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  551. mark musselman

    See ya!
    That would be just right for me, Jack

    January 13, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  552. Paul Barnes

    All I want to hear George say is, "I'm sorry", and "Godspeed Obama".

    January 13, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  553. Rick McDaniel

    Perhaps the main thing he should say, is " while we did have erroneous information about Iraq, that wasn't known for some time, you need to look to the Islamists, and their actions, for why we are still there."

    "That was not anticipated, and was totally unexpected behavior."

    "I do not feel responsible for that."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  554. Phil

    Jack, He should have said, "STAY THE COURSE" !!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  555. Max Matiauda

    I am sorry, 4150 times, alone, standing in the rain in Arlington, one for each soldier lost in Iraq

    Max Matiauda
    Miami, FL

    January 13, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  556. Herb Drill

    I'm arrogant, ignorant, and a coward!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm |
  557. Brian

    He would be better off saying nothing at all. But if he insists on speaking, he should say, "Good night, and good luck."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm |
  558. jimmy

    He should say nothing just leave (he would probably fumble saying "good bye" too)

    January 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm |
  559. Steven Gary

    Bush Legacy
    The whole Bush Legacy is a disaster just like Katrina.
    How about the false War in Iraq, 10 plus trillion dollars deficit, 9/11 on his watch, Osama Bin Laden never pursued when we should have captured him, Financial Crisis worst in history, Recession, other countries hate us for Bush's policies, Middle East Crisis, Housing Crisis and our retirement crisis with the bottom falling out of our 401K and IRA'a. Unemployment at its highest. How about Mission Accomplished poster on the Aircraft carrier what a show and that was all it was was a show. How about Bush’s Torture and imprisonment without trial wiretapping and more.
    Bush does not want to stand up and face these failures like a man he wants’ to defend himself give me a break.
    I still remember the hurricane in Florida I went down to help my 90 plus year old mother in the Florida shelter they had no water the food was not fit to eat and they did not have enough bedding so mom slept in her wheelchair for two nights until I could fly down to her and rescue her. This was happening while the two Bush brothers were strutting around like everything was fine what lies.
    needless to say this president has got to be rated the worst in history and will be noted the worst in the future.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm |
  560. Dan in Louisiana

    Considering the mess we are in thanks in part to his failed policies both at home and beyond, I think the man owes the entire nation a huge apology for "screwing" things up royally.

    I wish he wasn't going on national T.V. Thursday night. Mr. President, we've heard quite enough; eight years worth as a matter of fact. Please go home and let us try and fix this mess without any more interference from you and/or your Vice-President. I for one , WILL NOT watch your address Thursday night.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm |
  561. Tim

    To all the critics...since you're experts...raise some money, run for office and do a better job!

    To all my supporters...thank you for your support!

    God Bless you all!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm |
  562. Graham

    That Sara Palin is too much of a Right Wing Conservatice, even for his taste. Now that would be hilarious. (Wink)

    January 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm |
  563. Scott in Canada

    Let's face it, he's going to try to justify the unjustifiable for 15 minutes while demonstrating just how far out of touch he really is. Unless he actually apologizes (which isn't going to happen), he'll be wasting his time.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm |
  564. Ray

    "I'm sorry, I should have done better for this country ! "

    January 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm |
  565. Deborah in Indiana

    I, for one, would like to hear his "stratigery" for the remainder of his life.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm |
  566. legal in nc

    "I have enjoyed serving my country and the fact that all you liberals are upset with me tells me I've done a great job! And as a side note Jack I hope you treat Obama with the same respect that you treated me with."

    May God Bless America!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm |
  567. jim, Houston

    I'm very sorry for the damage I have done to the country I love. May I please have your forgiveness. The job, well, it was just too much for me.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm |
  568. Larry from Harrisburg

    As little as possible.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:07 pm |
  569. Mark Johnson

    If you think I was bad, wait until you see the next guy!

    Thanks Bush for cleaning up the recession you inherited. Also, since the "impeached president" (Clinton) was more worried about cheating on his wife than watching over the country, thanks for making our country safe. No attacks in 7 years. The Obama team has already we may have attacks on our land–why, because the enemy knows Obama is cowardly!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:07 pm |
  570. Carl from Texas

    Since so many bloggers and crazies still believe that Bush will serve a third term, I think he should joke about the formation of a North American Union... laugh... then look serious again before handing the reigns over to the person that will bring it to us for real.... President Obama.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:07 pm |
  571. Ken in NC

    From VP elect Joe Biden we got a one word answer..."YES". From GWB, we want two words...."GOOD BYE".

    January 13, 2009 at 5:07 pm |
  572. Mike

    "I'm sorry. I was never really qualified for this job, didn't actually win, and golly, I was in over my head really quick. I'll just grab my stuff and go now. Sorry about the economy, and Katrina, and going into Iraq for all the wrong reasons, and for ignoring the Constitution, and well – it's getting late – I should be going"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:07 pm |
  573. Jody

    Remember, my friends, there is another Bush out there. Daddy Bush said he would like for Jeb to run for President some day. Lord help us. Didn't Herbert and Walker do enough? Guess there is more work to be done by the Bushes. AllI ask is that when Jeb thinks it is his turn to "ruin the USA" we will REMEMBER and not give him the chance.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:07 pm |
  574. EILEEN.. Austintown, OHIO

    It would be my wish, that he say nothing.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:07 pm |
  575. Nathan

    I would like him to say: "LIVE FROM DC, IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT!"... and have the last 8 years really be a lame attempt at humor.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:07 pm |
  576. Dave Geiger

    He needs to sincerely appologize to the Hurricane Katrina survivors for not recognizing and moving quickly enought to fix a horrible government managed nightmare. His quick stops to the area for photo ops were too short for him to really feel the hurt, pain and hopelessness that many citizens felt. These people were quickly forgotten and replaced by Iraqi people. His vision truly wasn't on Americans in need.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:07 pm |
  577. Katie

    I know what I would like to say to him, good bye and good riddance!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:07 pm |
  578. FD

    I don't want to hear him say anything at all.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:08 pm |
  579. Ron in Indiana

    I want him to promise Jeb wont run in 2012

    January 13, 2009 at 5:08 pm |
  580. EILEEN.. Austintown, OHIO

    It would be my wish, that he say nothing.

    Just exit!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:08 pm |
  581. Ron from SF

    Absolutely nothing. I won't be listening and would rather have a root canal, than to ever be forced to listen to pResident Screw Up, again. The sole exception would be to hear him plead to charges of War Crimes in an American court or at the Hague. We're done, don't pre-empt my favorite programs for that vain and fruitless legacy restoration project.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:08 pm |
  582. Ken Johnson

    I dont want Bush to have any forum to say good bye....all I hear from him are excuses and history will judge me correctly .

    I am so glad to get rid of him (Bush) that I am counting the days until he is gone. I cannot even stand to see him on T.V. and so I will not be watching his farewell.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:08 pm |
  583. Arthur in Chicago

    Who cares? Who will be listening?

    January 13, 2009 at 5:08 pm |
  584. Matt from IL

    I'm sorry.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  585. Victor

    Sarah Palin, stop causing mis-underconfusion with media to yourself

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  586. Jerome D.

    Im sorry...

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  587. D. Texas

    I need to go !!!!! LMAO

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  588. Suzi J

    "Goodbye," will suffice, as the nation heaves a collective sigh.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  589. Nolan

    I am a failure, I will go back to my ranch and you will never hear of me again. I am sorry for ruining your country.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  590. Bernadette Loesch

    Dear Jack, What I would like Pres. Bush to say, 'I promise on my Scouts honor to stay as far away from politics as humanly possible for the rest of my life, honest!'

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  591. Alex G.

    Sorry for the mess, we'll let the new guy take care of it.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  592. David from Arizona

    SORRY! I failed you.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  593. Marlene

    Nothing more from W would be fine.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  594. Jerry Leone

    He should apologize to the American people for all his failures and deceits. Karl Rove, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, and all the neocons (William Kristol, etc) should offer a mea culpa as well. James Baker should apologize too–it was his machinations through the courts that foisted eight years of this 'illegal administration' on us in the first place.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  595. mary reynolds

    You have my absolute promise that there will never be another Bush in the White House.

    mary from Ithaca

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  596. Barbara

    A simple "Goodbye" is more then enough!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  597. Denise (Lynn Haven, FL)

    Sorry. However, in the words of Frank Sinatra – I did it my way.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  598. stanley johnson

    Hello all,

    We all agree that Bush failed miserably to lead our nation to greener pastures. History will judge the effect long after he is gone.

    I must say though, what can a president really do in the grand scheme of things? Is one man responsible for all of the countries failures? Is it not the elected Senators and Congressman who have a larger role in what happens in our country? To keep my statement short, I will simply say that we all need to pay attention to every decision that is made on capital hill. A government is only as good as the people it governs. We cannot sit back and expect our, "leaders" to fix things for us. Believe me when Obama takes office, as much as I want him to succeed, it is going to be very difficult to keep his promises. Does anyone know when the rules that govern Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were changed? TO answer the question simply the year was 1993. I want the reader to research this further. The major problems in this country are not the fault of any one man president or otherwise. It was the policy of greed over the years that have done this to this once great nation. To everyone who reads this, research what is going on. Become involved and lets change the country together. I have started at the local level with email, phone calls, and scheduled meeting with elected officials. We cannot wait not one more day to institute change. That is my two cents for now. I can go on forever. We are in serious trouble.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  599. Louis, New York

    A simple "I'm Sorry" will suffice

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  600. Joel reger

    I'm sorry

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  601. Dave Johnson

    I'm sorry for not recognizing my administration's faults until my second term.

    Johnstown, NY

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  602. Jerry

    I'd like to hear: "Please, not so tight with the cuffs."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  603. Harriet Greenland

    How about: Goodbye!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  604. Edwina Vauclain

    I screwed up!!!!!!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  605. Ever;Brooklyn, NY

    "I'm sorry"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  606. S. Jackson

    Bush to America: "I screwed up. I'm sorry. Goodnight" Why does he need 15 min for that?

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  607. Max

    I really screwed up our country.
    I should have resigned years ago.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  608. JD

    I wish you all well in your irrational exuberance over the capabilities of the incoming president. Yes, I certainly made mistakes but I don't think history will judge me nearly as harshly as many of you self-righteous whiners.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  609. Woody Woodward

    I would like for him to say ABSOLUTELY NOTHING>

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  610. Barb of Ohio

    I want George Bush to say, "Good bye" and don't let the door hit you in the***.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  611. Cy Albertson

    I'm sorry.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  612. Blair

    oops! – Morgantown, WV

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  613. Mark

    He should be able to nail this speech with only four words: "Sorry guys, my bad."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  614. Martha

    NOTHING!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  615. Joe from Georgia

    Hey Jack, FAREWELL works just fine for me!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  616. Nigel Wright

    A W.M.D. in hand is worth two in the bush.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  617. Mary Beth

    I'll never show my face again. I promise.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  618. Gorgegirl

    How about "I'm sorry"?

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  619. Moses

    President Bush should really apologize to America and admit that he is a PUNK who has really misled his country.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  620. John Allevato

    Goodbuy!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  621. Bob in Florida

    Goodbye !!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  622. Saxon Johnson

    Nothing. I want him to say absolutely nothing.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  623. Kristi

    I'm sorry.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  624. Just in Jest

    Parody to make a point (not to advocate violence here): Bush's final statement: "In the spirit of our Japanese friend's culture, I will do what any honorable person would do in my circumstances... I will fall upon this sword." But really, what George Bush should do is just go away and hope that the World Court does not try to indict him for war crimes.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  625. Dave

    I'd like him to say that he's sorry for fooling everyone into thinking he was even remotely qualified for the job. Because he clearly wasn't!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  626. Renato

    oops...my bad!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  627. David Kroning

    I've heard all I want to hear from him already...forever.

    David, Ohio

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  628. NIKKY

    GOOOOOOOODBYEEEEEE

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  629. Ken

    I want to hear him say, "Goodbye. I'm leaving. I won't be back. And I'm taking Jeb with me."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  630. CSW in NH

    How about just a simple "I'm sorry, I tried." Then fade to black....

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  631. Kinzley

    GOODBY!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  632. Joe

    Like Porky Pig would say "Da Be, Da Be, Da Be, Thats all folks".

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  633. Lowell Downey

    I believe the only thing Bush could say would be:

    "Yes I deserve to be impeached! Please impeach me".

    Lowell/ Napa, CA

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  634. Kris

    I think that he only thing that he should say is "I'm sorry"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  635. Pete Thibodeau

    One Word Farewell: "Goodbye"!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  636. Jeff

    I guess an "I'm sorry" is out of the question huh?

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  637. Arlene Gordon

    Wouldn't it be ironic if his last message was " Mission Accomplished"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  638. Mr. M

    -What Bush should say
    I rightfully earned my place as the worst president in US history. I worked my buns off to receive this distinction. Not many people can earn the distinction of being the absolute worst in their field. I should be congratulated for my rare accomplishment.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  639. Leo Windsor

    Good by forever

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  640. JOYCEANN BROOKS

    Say? How about Sorry I was a sorry president and such a mess!!?

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  641. Cameron Lait

    A coherent, intelligent and thoughtful sentence. At least we can all still afford to dream...

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  642. Monica

    How about 'I apologize'

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  643. Omar from Miami,Fl

    The answer's in the question...FAREWELL

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  644. Stan Schurman

    I'll be on Nasa's next probe to Jupiter.

    Stan Schurman
    Barrie, Ontario

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  645. John

    I know I'm going to hell and I won't insult God by asking Him to save me.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  646. Kevin Williams

    GOODBYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  647. Russ

    So long and thanks for all the fish

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  648. Terry

    What would I like Bush to say?
    "I'm sorry."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  649. Margie Fletcher

    I want to hear him say:

    "I am a loser"

    Think I'll get my wish, Jack?

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  650. Don from Albany, NY

    I'm sorry.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  651. Jerry Bertrand, Scituate, MA

    NOTHING AT ALL! What could he possibly say at this point in his disastrous tenure that would make a difference? I don't intend to watch. He just leave the White House stage and disappear quietly.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  652. ann martinelli

    Two words – "I'm sorry."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  653. Russell Hulbert, Capt, USAF-Ret

    Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld & Bremer should be surrounded by a division of US Marines, handcuffed, and flown to the Hague to face an international war crimes tribunal.

    May the ghosts of 4,000 dead US soldiers and 100,000 dead Iraqis haunt them the rest of their days.

    Good riddance!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  654. Alison

    I'd like him to say "goodbye". That works for me.

    Belmont, NY

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  655. Zach

    "Sorry. My bad."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  656. John in Ottawa, Ks

    To quote Porky Pig, "Buhdah, buhdah, buhdah-that's all folks."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  657. pam

    Sorry

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  658. Douglas Cunha

    All i want to hear are the word's " Yes i'm gulity" But that ain't going to happen Jack.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  659. richard.alvarado

    I would like President Bush to apologize for the 4000+ Americans killed to take down a petty dictator, and to admit the failure of his leadership over the past 8 years. And I would like him to promise not to write a book. He has not to say that the American public wants to hear.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  660. Mike from Dumont, NJ

    Simply put he should say, "sorry."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  661. Ross McTavish

    Just say Sorry and leave it at that. Should only take a second not 15 minutes.

    Ross McTavish
    Surrey, BC Canada

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  662. Billie Cowell

    All I want is for Bush to strike his chest three times while saying, "Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa."

    Billie Cowell

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  663. Melanie

    I would love W. to say either "I screwed up" or "Mission NOT accomplished."

    Pure, Simple. To the point. And it will mean less time we have to watch him on TV Thursday night

    Melanie
    New York City

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  664. Ann

    I'd like him to say "I'm sorry for my mistakes." And nothing else. No BS that Katrina wasn't that mishandled, really. No BS that he's saved more lives than have been ended, or treated the soldiers well. I want an apology, no excuses. And frankly, 8 years of salary and retirement returned.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  665. Richard, Sioux City

    Jack,

    Do not misunderestimate Bush. He will have a lot of misread literature to read. Malapropism at its best!

    Richard, Sioux City

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  666. Fish god Las Vegas,Nv.

    Kiss my a// I m out of hear!!!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  667. Benton Nelson, indianapolis

    I would love to see a very real meaningful goodbye. Also would like to see him admit he screwed this country. Be nice to see him cry while he said it, oh wait i will be the one crying because it will be the last time we have to look at him

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  668. Carmen

    I would like the President to APOLOGIZE FOR HIS IGNORANCE ON ALL AREAS OF FAILED POLICY!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  669. Rachel- Dumont NJ

    Ok, not so much what he says, but wouldn't it be cool if like in the last episode of St. Elsewhere he shakes a snow globe and it turns out these last 8 years have all been a bad dream, taking place in a snow globe, and really Gore won in 2000 and our country isn't trashed and our world isn't in a shambles because in REALITY Bush was not the president for the past 8 years?

    From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Elsewhere

    "The final episode of St. Elsewhere, known as "The Last One", ended in a context different from every other episode of the series. As the viewer pans away from snow beginning to fall at St. Eligius, the scene changes to Donald Westphall's autistic son Tommy, and Daniel Auschlander in an apartment building. Westphall arrives home from a day of work, and it is clear that he works in construction from the uniform he wears and from a conversation in this scene. "Auschlander" is revealed to be Donald's father, and thus Tommy's grandfather. Donald laments to his father, "I don't understand this autism thing, Pop. Here's my son. I talk to him. I don't even know if he can hear me, because he sits there, all day long, in his own world, staring at that toy. What's he thinkin' about?" (A reference to the rock opera, Tommy by The Who) The toy is revealed to be a snow globe with a replica of St. Eligius inside. Tommy shakes the snow globe, and is told by his father to come and wash his hands. Donald Westphall places the snow globe on the family's television set and walks into the kitchen and the camera closes in on the snow globe. [1]

    One of the more common interpretations of this scene is that the total series of events in the series St. Elsewhere had been a product of Tommy Westphall's imagination, with elements of the above scene used as its own evidence.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  670. david sears

    Show Me the Money

    oh that 's right we already did

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  671. Ken Hill, Tokyo

    I would like Mr. Bush to keep it short and sweet: "Goodbye my fellow Americans, Goodbye ...."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  672. Lee

    I have single-handedly revitalized my Republican Party belief that enough of the country can be taken for a ride on sound bite politics to allow us to raid the pantry again and leave you lemmings to pay for it. And, just watch, we will do it again in 2012. Bye bye, suckers.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  673. Rodney Smith (Canada)

    Hasta La Vista Baby! 🙂

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  674. stacy

    Sorry...

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  675. ZUZILE CINDI

    FRom South african in Toronto

    Jack, George Bush should apologise for all his trangressions and lies and ask for forgiveness

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  676. Beth from Delhi, NY

    I'm sorry.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  677. T Janes

    Goodbye!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  678. anna

    "I'm sorry so sorry please accept my a -pol-o-gee" to the tune of the great brenda lee hit.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  679. Keith Hollenbach

    I would like to hear him say he is SORRY !!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  680. Susan P

    He should apologize for not heeding the warnings that Osama Bin Laden was going to attack the United States and instead going on vacation to let or allow 9-11 to happen. If he had actually done his job then, maybe 3000 citizens would still be alive today and the US would still be a country to be proud of. He looked the other way when he knew before September 11, 2001 that the US was a target but I guess the call of getting rid of brush on his ranch was more important. He should apologize for EVERYTHING.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  681. markus beck

    in order to salvage what tiny little bit of respect i have for bush, i want to hear from him a sincere apology about his dismal failure as president, an acknowledgment that he has mishandled the problems he faced in 8 eight years.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  682. Anne

    "Just like Bobby on Dallas, it was all just a dream".

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  683. Dorothy

    Jack,
    It's not what Bush can say to us. I would say to him, "Goodbye and good reardon."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  684. Tom G

    George W. Bush sould say,"It's all Karl Rove's fault!".

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  685. glen

    Please, Please, Please!!! Do the all one final favor and say NOTHING.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  686. Mildred Ruiz

    I want W to say, "I'm sorry for having betrayed your trust. I see the mess I've made of things now and I'll do everything I can as a private citizen, for the rest of my life, to do what's best for America."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  687. shyril beck

    Jack:

    He may say what ever he likes. I can take 15 more minutes. Let him say whatever he chooses.

    Yesterday as I watched his news conference I felt as though we, the American people, aided by the press got exactly what we deserved. He is so moronic, simple and stupid until the joke is on us. How could we ( though not me I never voted for him) have voted for someone so inept. He was absolutely pathetic. Thank goodness we finally woke up and didnt do it again with Palin. How can people with so little knowledge still go so far????

    January 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  688. Charles Barry - Durham,NC

    I'd like Bush to tell me that he and his family will disappear from the planet forever. I don't think that's asking too much.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  689. Pat in Georgia

    I'd love to hear Bush say NUCLEAR correctly at least once.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  690. pam

    sorry

    pam, macungie pa

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  691. Mike Mathiesen

    President Bush, COP a Plea Deal now before we start the Trials. You're the biggest Bank Robber in History. Where'd you stash the money?

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  692. Phil Carney

    I would like Bush to apologize to the nation for his arrogance, incompetence and irresponsibility. I would like him to admit that his presidency was not only a failure but destructive to the nation leaving it citizens and the world far worse off than they was eight years ago.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  693. Lawrence Dexter

    I'd like hime to sing "I'm A Little Teapot" - with all the moves.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  694. Bridget Kenney

    I'm sorry..........Please forgive me for not taking care of all of you!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  695. Grace Duerr

    OOPS!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  696. Shale

    How many is a Brazillion?

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  697. Steve in Toronto

    I'm not the bad guy here, folks! Cheney is the one has been really running the show for 8 years!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  698. David, CA

    No folksy pandering speeches please. Just an apology to the USA, Iraq, and the world in general.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  699. Bonnie

    I would like to hear President Bush say, Nuclear!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  700. Steven Arenson

    We'll have to keep it simple, Jack, so he doesn't screw it up. How about, "I'm sorry."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  701. Mike Webster NC

    Goodbye!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  702. sharon

    Jack,
    It's incomprehensible to think, but oh so welcome to consider, that George Bush would acknowledge that his black and white thinking, his my way or the highway style of leadership has been so very harmful to this country and the world. Just this owning up to his very poor style of leadership would go a great way in helping us to heal from these extraordinaryily years of his tenure. Here's hoping for the incomprehensible,.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  703. David Ripp

    Sorry

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  704. Mike Hauer

    I would like President Bush to admit that he lied and is a criminal in attacking Iraq with no acceptable rationale.

    Mike

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  705. Nancy

    What do I want President Bush to say on Thursday, 'GOOD BYE'

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  706. Justin Snow

    I would like him to say he's sorry. Whether he lied or was mistaken about Iraq (among other things), I want to hear that he understands the harm he's done to this country and its citizens and feels some sort of remorse for it.

    Baltimore, Maryland

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  707. lizzy

    Nothing. Just go away!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  708. Barbara Coleman, Washington DC

    I would prefer NOT to hear any more words from this our most inconsequential and destructive President. Please don't give him any more prime time on television.

    His record leaves a trail of lies, deceit, financial and regulatory failure, and he took no action as two million homes were foreclosed on. He allowed the Department of Justice to become politicized, as he did with other US agencies. Just show him the door, please!

    Shame. Shame. Shame.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  709. Chris

    I'm sorry for wrecking America. That's what happens when you get a job you're not qualified for from your father's friends.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  710. Jersey Joe

    "WHO wants to swill some "Lone Star" eat some Nachos and check out nudie pics on the google?"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  711. June V Zeger

    I'd like Bush to admit, once and for all, the fact that he never had 'the right stuff' to be President. When you look at what history says about Bush, and then look at the global accomplishments of Al Gore, it is easy to see that the 'system' was broken in 2000... and Bush's poor leadership was our punishment for not forcing that 'constitutional crisis' which should have corrected the Supreme Court selection of the wrong guy. Bush's reelection in 2004 was equally as questionable, given the Ohio shenanigans. Go in peace... not soon enough for some of us.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  712. Cindy from Michigan

    My bad.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  713. Peter Mullock

    Two words, "I'm Sorry"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  714. Mair

    A 10 second broadcast with him just saying "I'm sorry" would suffice. I've had more than my fill of him.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  715. Barbara Maines

    What would I like to hear President Bush say? That's a no-grainer, Jack........'I'M SORRY'.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  716. Dave McKenzie - Lansing, MI

    Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, Maxia Culpa.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  717. Jamie in WV

    "Make no misunderestimate about it. You will never see me again, America!"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  718. sunny

    Let's see who can srew up a country as much as I did in past 8 years! This is an ope challenge to future presidents.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  719. Mary Athens, GA

    Absolutely nothing. He had 8 years to say what he wants. Now he's just trying to draw his departure out for as long as possible.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  720. Ben Johnson

    W. can say anything he wants as long as it ends with the word "Goodbye.'

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  721. Mia

    I want him to exit the national stage quietly, fade away into the dark where we never have to see or hear from him again and stay the hell off the air and not interrupt any of my t.v. programs. The mess he leaves behind speaks for itself.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  722. Carla Wright

    Continue as always....strong, forthright, dignified, and as always..delivering like a gentleman. Unlike you Jack.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  723. Mr Dean n Seattle

    George Just say GOODBY,get out of DC and donate your retirement check to the UStreasury, and take dirty dick with you.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  724. Earl McDouglas

    "I would like to apologize to America for my gross incompetence. Dick Cheney and I will be turning ourselves over to The Hague to face prosecution for the war crimes we committed while in office."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  725. Rhonda

    Actually I don't want to hear him say anything. I have heard enough the past 8 years. He may as well just walk up to the podium and give us the finger, that says it all.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  726. Ana Espinosa

    Absolutely nothing. He should just leave. Eight years of irreparable mistakes need no excuses.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  727. Judi

    I just wanted #43 to say Bye. That should take about 2 seconds and then we can start the process of healing.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  728. Anthony G.

    I want him to say, " I am not smarter than a 5th grader."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  729. anti-bush fan

    Bush should say just 7 words.......Iam very very very very sorry America!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  730. Chris

    Dear Jack,

    I'd like to hear that he's decided to get involved with the "romanticism of war" (as he put it) first hand, enlist, and support the troops he's committed to war with a rifle in his hand.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  731. Rosemary Stanley

    Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa, is what Bush should say.
    Rosemary Stanley
    Crystal River, FL

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  732. RJ Fiducia

    And now, I leave this office to someone who is more capable, more inspiring, more intuitive, more intelligent, and more talented that I. I WON'T be back!" That's all, folks"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  733. Nikunj from Sugar Land, TX

    Nothing

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  734. sali

    NOTHING!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  735. john wailes

    Jack: will Bush say, Chaney made me do it?

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  736. Nancy Hullinger

    I'd like for him to say "I'm sorry for screwing up so badly. I'm sorry that I lied about the WMD, I sorry to the people of New Orleans, I'm sorry to the citizens of the United States for letting the economy go down the tubes. I'm sorry for turning the government over to Chaney and his bunch." Think that will happen? Not so much.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  737. Barb

    Two words. I'm sorry.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  738. Joyce Grimm

    All he should say would be: adios, au revoir, aufweidezen.....................

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  739. Chris

    Please spare us of his stupid comments on national Television.
    Let him speak to people that are still with him in White House.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  740. Tino, Madison

    "Sorry for messing up the country" would be a good start.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  741. David Wood

    "I'm sorry. I just wasn't up for the job." And then get the hell out of our lives!!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  742. Roger

    I'm moving to Outer Mongolia.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  743. jason

    The only thing i want to hear from him is that he's sorry. I want him to acknowledge that he was in way over his head, and had no business ever running for office in the first place.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  744. Alex

    "I'm Sorry." That's all I want to hear. After surviving Katrina, that's all I want to hear! A much, much, needed apology!

    Alex, New Orleans.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  745. Michael Downing

    I want President Bush to say "I'm Sorry" and to admit he's done the US, and the world, more harm then good. I know it isn't gonna happen but I can dream.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  746. Mike

    Finally, you will all have someone else to blame for everything that goes wrong. You have a new crutch to blame for all of your personal shortcomings and mistakes.
    I'd like to see how you would have all done in my position! So now, blame Obama you bunch of sheep! Boy did he fool you all! Well, now you're stuck with him and i'm out so kiss mine!

    *drops mic and walks off stage*

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  747. mesh

    Folks! History will prove the surge right. Duh, mission acomplished!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  748. AngieH

    I don't really care what W says, but I'm ready to say 'don't let the door hit ya on the way out."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  749. Maureen Philadelphia, PA

    I am sorry for everything that I caused. I am sorry for going to war in Iraq when it was not necessary. I am sorry for easing federal egulation so that banks and brokerages could run rampant. I am sorry for destroying environmental policies. I am sorry for not enforcing laws to protect workers health. I am sorry for interfering with scientific research and blocking scientific results. I am sorry that I did such a poor job running this country,

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  750. Nick Del Monte

    I would like to hear him say " NUCLEAR " properly!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  751. Matt from middle income America

    I would like him to apologize. For the unfounded illegal war, for the waste of tax dollars, for a failed education plan, for an incompetent criminal admistration, failing to act at the cost of thousands of lives during the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, for torturing, for the hundreds of thousands of American and Iraqi lives lost in the Iraq war, failing to use diplomacy, for making America look evil to the rest of the nations on this planet. He must apologize for everything else not mentioned above. He must apologize to everyone in this country and everyone else on this small planet.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  752. pam macungie pa

    sorry will do

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  753. Jeff

    "Father, forgive me for I knew not what I was doing."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  754. Peter Benton

    Jack,
    The only statement I want to hear is for Bush to apologize for all the harm he has done and then leave!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  755. Jane from Oregon

    I don't want to hear anything from him. When I survey the wreckage he leaves, there is nothing he could say to satisfy me, and he's incapable of saying he's sorry.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  756. Jamey New York

    SIKE!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  757. Al

    Where did I put my deck of cards?

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  758. Nancy

    I think he should say he is sorry for the absolute MESS he has made of our country. A conviction for war crimes will be the only suitable ending to this story.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  759. Jim Grimm

    I'm outta here!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  760. Lucas

    I think he should acknowledge that he was very stubborn during his administration and should have been just a little more humble. I would expect him to acknowledge that his administration has made some major blunders, however, the administration should also be proud of no terrorist attacks since Sept. 11. Though many people would want him to simply apologize for everything, that would not be consistent with his style of Presidency and I do not expect to hear that.

    Lucas
    Little Rock, Arkansas

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  761. Corinna - Miami Beach, FL

    After having been "elected" illegally and against the majority of your votes, I am sorry to have dragged this country and many of ya'll into the worst recession since the 1930's... but good luck with that Obama, i'll be chilling in my mansion that I bought with all the money i made on the iraq war and rising oil prices if ya'll need me.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  762. Shepard

    See ya, I can't wait to get out of doug!!!!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  763. CynicalJohn

    In the Rowen & Martin motif..... "Say Goodnight George."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  764. Andre

    I'm out your screw life goes on oh and good luck... then he'll smile and laugh

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  765. Donna Kile

    GOOD BYE! ADIOS! SEE YA!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  766. Terry

    I'd like for him to tell us where he put the constitution so we can get it back out and use it again.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  767. Eldon

    I would like him to say...
    "While the entire country got it....I still didn't get it...and I probably never will"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  768. lorna chaney

    "To my audience of selected courageous Americans: Thank you all for removing your shoes at the door"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  769. carrie

    I want to hear him say nothing, go away bye bye see ya well maybe i would would liket to hear him him say its another shoe. but hope this one hits him

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  770. v lam

    He should say that he's not going to live off tax payers money and insurance for the rest of his life! Hey, if I don't do my job, I don't get paid. No severence package no pension nada...

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  771. Omar from Miami,Fl

    The answer's simply in the question......FAREWELL 🙂

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  772. Connie

    How about "while I acknowledge the Coast Guard and others were spactacular in rescuing people from roofs we should have had more than a one-dimentional solution for a multifaceted problem. "

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  773. Nancy

    What do I want President Bush to say on Thursday night:
    GOOD BYE!!!!!

    Nancy
    Horsham, Penna.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  774. Beth of Fairfield, CT

    Can't he just go quietly? After "goodbye" I can't think of another thing I want to hear from him.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  775. helen fisher

    Admit to the American people that he was wrongfully put in the White House to serve which ultimately cause him to fail us miserably. Then go home and confess.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  776. Ruth from Columbus, OH

    Bye! And if he says more, off goes my television. I refuse to listen to anything else "our" president think he must say to America.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  777. Steve - Ohio

    He was a great leader through the 911 crisis, but I would have like to see him follow through with a thorough investigation of how the FBI dropped th ball on detecting these intruders and terrorists. He should have been so much more hands on with the oversight of government agencies during Katrina. He should explain why illegal immigration was not a priority. And he should honestly tell the American people the real reasons why he invaded Iraq. Was it a payback favor for Dad, or was Cheney running the White House foreign policy? He should stress it wasn't his fault that Wall Street gurus were crooked, or that the auto industry was badly mismanaged and out of step with the times.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  778. Dave Orintas

    I would ask soon to be former President Bush say: Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  779. b mcdaniel

    I would like to see him admit that he has been wrong. Admit that he has lost the respect for Americans among many other countries.
    I hope he can now live with the decisions that he has made over the last 8years.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  780. Jenine

    Good Bye. I won't be back and neither will any other member of my family.

    Jenine
    Valley Stream, New York

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  781. steve

    He's trying to "save face" all this month on T.V. while his approval record remains the same – LOW.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  782. david doherty

    May God forgive me..................

    Dave from NH.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  783. bobby from Florida

    "Hey Kids what time is it ??? Its Howdy Doody time
    And his side kick Clarabell.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  784. Andrew

    I'm from Canada, and i think Bush should say SORRY!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  785. Desmond

    "I'd like to take this opportunity to announce that I am declaring martial law."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  786. Donna

    How about "Goodbye" accompanied by a short waive!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  787. Jo

    "So long, and thanks for all the fish"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  788. Alecm Sacramento, CA

    "Please don't mis-underestimate me when I say, I'm sorry."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  789. Cheri NW Arkansas

    I don't want to hear one word coming out of his mouth. I want someone to be standing there putting handcuffs on him, reading him his rights as the drag the moron and the moron vp off to jail!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  790. Ed Hawkins

    Mea culpa!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  791. William Covintree

    An apology for New Orleans, Iraq, and the economy would be nice.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  792. Andy of Bloomfield

    What I would like to hear him say is Good Bye as I say good ridance

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  793. #1 chick

    How about:
    "Valerie, I'm really sorry for secretly ordering one of my douchebag flunkies to end your CIA career and them pardoning him." " I did it because I couldn't handle the idea that you had more integrity than I ever will." "I was pissed that you would not play ball with the Executive Branch, and that you rejected my stupid ideas about falsely reporting Yellowcake Uranium trafficking in Nigeria" " You have more integrity and guts than I do."

    That would be a nice thing for the president to say. Really.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  794. John

    I have heard about all I can take. If he will just please say Good-bye and leave I 'd be happy, and grateful.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  795. Kirk (Apple Valley, MN)

    "I'm sorry for screwing the country the past 8 years. I'm sorry I lied to you and invaded Iraq on false pretenses. I'm sorry I caused the death of over 4000 and injuries to over 30,000 American men and women for nothing. I'm sorry that I caused the deaths of tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians. I'm sorry I violated my oath of office and spied on you without court authorization. I'm sorry I doubled the national debt and spent more money than all other Presidents in the history of this country. I'm sorry I gave the banks that got the country into the financial mess it's in a $350 billion gift."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  796. Marylou from Reedsville PA

    Jack, it doesn't matter so much what he says, for all thinking people know he can't change the past 8 years. What matters most is that he say it with humility. If he can do that, perhaps more Americans will be able to forgive him for America's losses.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  797. James

    "Oops, did i do that?"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  798. Marvin C

    Jack the only thing I want to hear for Bush is GONE!!!!!And hop I never hear anything about him again. Marvn, Wesco MO

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  799. Jason

    Jack,
    Nothing but love songs, for 15 minutes.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  800. Tyler

    Hi Jack,
    I want Bush to say that he won't be stepping down from being president, and that he will be in power for the remaining of his natural life. Until Robo-Bush is created, to defend our country and to take on the terrorist at the same time!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  801. Ken De Vito

    That: "I apologize for needlessly killing over 5000 Patriots (while I defected to Alabama in lieu of serving My country) and 25000+ maimed for life, and ruining the greatest beautiful surplus that Bill Clinton left me. I truly *am* the worst President in History and will rot in hell forever, I am sure"!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  802. Fred - Coral Springs, FL.

    In the infamous and appropriate words of Porky Pig...
    "Th-th-th-that's all folks !!!"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  803. Mary Gydesen Lyons Falls NY

    I have no intention of listening to Shrub's farewell speech so I don,t
    care what he says. I never understood how anyone could listen to him in the first place, or why any thinking person could vote for such an idiot. Thank goodness it's over.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  804. Daniel Webster

    Nothing. Please, no more. Wasn't yesterday's news conference sad enough. We don't need more fiction from this man.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  805. Kay Dangaard

    I would like to hear a sincere apology from departing President Bush for his inept and blundering eight years in office.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  806. Jule Spohn

    Hello Jack. I'd like President Bush to have the courage to say: "I stood on my principles, despite the cries from the leftist/liberals in this country and abroad, to keep this country safe from terrorist attack for the past 7 1/2 years."

    Jule Spohn
    Newark, New Jersey

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  807. D'Andre L.

    "Sorry" Jack. That's all, just "Sorry". Sorry for ruining the United States standing in the world, sorry for lack of oversight, and sorry for lying to the citizens he took oath to represent.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  808. Joe Barron

    It would be nice to hear the truth for once come from this "great" mans mouth. An apology to mothers whos sons have been murdered by Bush's lies and an apology to the great American country for the dissmal state he leaves the great US in.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  809. Don goldman

    I would like to see Bush get down on his knees and beg forgiveness from the Iraqi people

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  810. Loren - New York, NY

    I'd like hiim to admit that he has been woefully over his head for the past 8 years and is glad that it's finally over.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  811. Denver

    He should say: "I'm sorry."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  812. Kay P Tempe AZ

    Nothing – my plan is to find out when he has hijacked all the stations and put in a DVD. I spent 4 hours yesterday with his ridicules presser – i threw a slipper at the tv over the Katrina crap – and that was my limit. I was in NOLA last year – and it is still a mess today. Someone put a bag over his head and send him home to TX. Save us all from busting our tv screens.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  813. Erich Elster

    Effective January 20th, I will be surrendering to the Hague for my crimes against humanity.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  814. Michael Holford, Yakima WA

    Nothing..."Say goodnight Gracie".

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  815. Tony Principato

    I can not imagine anything President Bush could say that I want to hear. Except "Good-bye"!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  816. jimmy vise

    i have a ticket for 2 to the hague

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  817. calvin howe

    adios!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  818. Barrett

    He should say – "Hasn't it been a great 8 years! NOT! Jokes on y'all"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  819. darek

    America...you've been punked!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  820. Henry G

    All I want to hear, is where does he wants to serve his prison term?.By the way should the new administration leave Gitmo open for hin and the vice president.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  821. Rosemary

    I want to hear him make a public apology to all of the men and women in our Armed Forces that were killed in Iraq and to their loved ones because of oversized egos and they got it wrong on WMDs; and, just maybe, this war was not the right thing to Do.

    Otherwise, just hurry and go away like, yesterday.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  822. Scott, Toronto

    So long and thanks for all the fish.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  823. Dave Michon

    How about, "Sorry folks, 9-11 made me crazy and I wasn't on very solid ground to begin with. To make it up to you all, I made Jeb promise he'll never run and we cleared it with Dad."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  824. Jim Naples, Florida

    Jack,

    I would suggest that President Bush start of with:

    "My fellow Americans; I'm sorry, so deeply sorry, for the human suffering and pain and loss of world respect my administration has thrust upon this country of ours. If I had to do it all over again, I would have asked that the recount in Florida be stopped to avoid the needless polarization of our citizens and, as it turns out, the "pit" I have buried our nation in that will take several generations of Americans to dig themselves out of......

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  825. Marina Vadachkoria

    "Thank you for putting up with my antics"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  826. nasiru tejan

    Sorry america I have failed thee

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  827. Vince Carson City, Nevada

    How about a simple "I am Sorry" for destroying the nation and its reputation in the world? We know he won't do that, and it would be way too much to ask him to apologize for all of the death and bloodshed he has wrought upon the world.

    So how about just an "Adios suckers!" with his trademark smirk?

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  828. Jose from Hoboken, NJ

    That he finally woke up from Cheney's hypnotic trance, realized that Cheney is a crook and he is turning him to the International Criminal Court.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  829. Karen

    I want to hear him admit that he was wrong abut the WMD, wrong about the war in Iraq, wrong about not getting Bin Laden, wrong about "Mission Accomplished," wrong about Katrina, wrong about refunding our tax money, wrong about his position on choice, wrong about torture, wrong about Guantanamo, wrong about making Cheney his VP, wrong about Rumsfeld, wrong about gay marriage, wrong about education, wrong about global warming, wrong about France, wrong about social security, wrong about healthcare and a bunch of other things I can't think of at the moment.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  830. Cathy Weston, Toronto

    I would like to hear him say: Take this job and shove it.
    Unfortunately, another of my favorite people will be saying goodbye at the same time (8 p.m. Thurday EST), that is, William Petersen of CSI. Still not sure who I will watch.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  831. Dylan

    "My fellow Americans... Can I get a reference letter? The Jack In the Box in Dallas needs a Decider."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  832. Sharon

    GOOD-BYE AND GOOD LUCK!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  833. lori

    "The Great American Nightmare is over. Now please join me in welcoming President-elect Al Gore."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  834. Jeff Tott

    Does anyone in the U.S. (or the World for that matter), still believe that Mr. Bush has the intellect to give advice on what direction the Country should take given our current mess?

    Has anything during this administration really ever worked out as described and or planned?

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  835. Bob Horwitz

    I would like to see George W Bush give his farewell address from a podium at a Payless Shoe Store in front of a bevy of Arabic Reporters. I would like to hear him say. What was I thinking?

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  836. Mark

    I am proud of our response to the attacks of 911...as for the rest, I am sorry!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  837. Dave, West Virginia

    Say nothing more, Mr. Bush.

    Your press conference was enough. You shamelessly compared your presidential woes to those of President Lincoln during the Civil War.

    So I say this to you: "I knew Abraham Lincoln. I served with Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was a friend of mine. And you, sir, were no Abraham Lincoln."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  838. Bryan Rockford IL

    The media has scrutinized his every move to the point of exhaustion and although he has made bad judgement calls at times he did keep this country safe and free from attacks for nearly 8 years, I wish the media would report an equal amount of news about him like its true he messed up the war in Iraq but gave more money to relieving poverty and for AIDS medication to Africa then any other administration in history... or how how just a year ago our economy was setting records and now its at its lowest, just think of how bad it would be right now if our economy hadnt been that strong in the beginning

    Lastly I wish he would tell the liberals and the people who played the blame game for the last 8 years well thats history and who are you going to blame now, weh the racial barriers are broken as they are now who you gonna blame... when you can't blame the rich white establishment in Washington for your plight in life, who you going to blame, funny how who rhymes with you....!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  839. Dustin Sizemore

    Jack - I would like President Bush to acknowledge that he has kept this Country safe and increased security since 911, and then welcome President Elect Obama and speak about the many challenges which face this new administration.

    Dustin Sizemore
    Felicity, Ohio

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  840. Anna

    Say "Nothing" – Please just ask him go to Crawford – I really feel sorry for those people in TX!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  841. Casey 2009

    My fellow Americans,

    I'm sorry.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  842. Keith

    Nothing!
    15 minutes of silence for the lives lost as a result of his incompetencies.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  843. Marty Bolin

    There's only 2 words I'd like to hear come out of President Bush's mouth: "I'm Sorry".

    Marty Bolin
    Grants Pass, OR

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  844. Sumiyia

    I would like to hear a sincere heartfelt apology for the following:

    – Deliberately lying to the nation to force us into an illegal war
    – Causing the deaths of over one million Iraqis
    – Creating the hell hole known as GITMO
    – Blindly supporting Israel in its massacre of nearly 1,000 Palestinians
    – Running our economy into the toilet
    – Eroding our civil liberties in the worst possible way
    – The disaster called Katrina
    – Every time I was pulled aside for "special screening" at airports because of my headscarf.

    Last I checked, pigs weren't flying and hell hadn't frozen over, but a girl can dream, right?

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  845. M KIM

    I would like President Bush to apologize for all his mistakes. Then I would like him to promise to be accountable for all these mistakes including not finding Osama Bin Laden, ruining the economy, starting the war in Iraq, and failing to rebuild New Orleans. This would be worth listening to, but I do not expect to hear it. President Bush has never admitted he made any serious blunders. What arrogance!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  846. Sheriff Robert Bass

    I would like for President Bush to tell CNN & The Cafferty file to kiss the backside of his Texass. Regardless what CNN thinks I personally like and respect President Bush,now its time for CNN to slam President Elect Obama.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  847. Darin Wirth

    I would like to hear a heart-felt apology. The country well deserves at least that for Bush's 8-year blundering presidency and for turning the majority of the international community against the United States.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  848. Jan from Delaware

    I would like to see him humble himself and admit that he haqd made some bad decisions but that he did the best that he could. Then I will throw my shoe at the TV !!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  849. Jacqueline

    Jack, nothing. He should just shut up, pack his belongings and go quietly off to Texas. I hope the networks deny his request.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  850. Marcia

    oops.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  851. David from California

    Jack,

    I have read the Bush hating responses ad-nauseaum in your posts of the past, but have not responded until now. The financial crisis (particularly the credit and mortgage crisis) are none of Bush's doing. Rather they rest squarely in the laps of so called "compassionate" democrats such as Barney Frank and Cristopher Dod. Now, the majority of your readers chose to blame Bush for the "failed policies of the last eight years," although I would challenge any of you to give data and back up for your claim. I find it ammusing that liberals create problems in this country like the mortgage crisis, and then somehow place the label of "victim" on themselves when the consequences of those decisions come to fruition.

    So, what I think Bush should say in his parting shot is this (keys to the White House in hand): As he throws the keys at the mindless media he should say "here's the keys you nuanced idiot. You broke it, you fix it."

    "Bye"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  852. Cindy

    Bush should appologize to the American people – period.
    OR:
    He should INVITE investigations.
    He should state he is fully OPEN and will be honest and cooperative with future investigations.
    He should state that if he, in ANY way is found to have abused or manipulated his oath of office and the Constitution that he will find the courage to face accountibility.

    And, on his spiritual level, he should state he will go back to the drawing board, having now gotten over his new convert excitement of being a Prophet (that so many told him he was) to a focus on mature spirituality.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  853. Tony

    Sayonara

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  854. Margaret

    All I would like for President Bush to say in his farewell address to the nation is I, the "Decider", screwed-up on some of my decisions. Iraq, Katrina and New Orleans etc. I'm sorry. Oh I guess I'm dreaming Jack.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  855. James C Grady II

    Goodbye, and I hereby PARDON James and all working people of all of their debts. I also grant James an early retirement and free vacations at my ranch in Texas for life.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  856. Jim - Florida

    Unless he's going to apologize for the sorry state he's left us all in, he should keep his mouth shut.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  857. Lessie Donelson

    About the Bush farewell speech: HE SHOULD SAY N-O-T-H-I-N-G!
    jUST GO AWAY..... quietly!
    He can say .. NOTHING ...that I care to read, hear nor comment on!
    Period!
    He has done enough damage! His farewell was on the aircraft carrrier!
    Now we are rid of him! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  858. Chase Swayze from Houston, Texas

    Sorry for sitting in your chair for 8 years Mr. Gore.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  859. Dr. David Gonzales

    The president should say in his fare well speech, "I am sorry I screwed up."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  860. Deb McMahon

    The best words I could hear would be for Bush to say "I am so sorry for all the major problems and various mistakes I have made. The good news is that this has all been a national nightmare and now it is time to wake up."

    Des Moines, Iowa

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  861. Mike from Vancouver BC

    I'm sorry.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  862. Mike Hauer

    President Bush should admit the war in Iraq was a mistake. The basis for attacking Iraq was never there.

    Mike

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  863. Pat, Fayetteville, NC

    I would like the President to say that the decision to invade Iraq was already decided when Cheney left Texas to declare his residency in another state! Short of that, he could tell us how it felt to send the Nation's Treasury (people) to war when he did everything possible to avoid Vietnam and therefore stayed out of harm's way while the country was at war.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  864. Martina

    I do not want to hear anything from him at all. Silence is golden.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  865. LAURA

    I'm sorry.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  866. Pony

    "I'm sorry."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  867. Eldon

    I would like him to say…
    “While the entire country got it….I still didn’t get it…and I probably never will”

    Eldon – NJ

    January 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  868. Ryan P

    Goodbye, and I am sorry.

    The only thing that I feel he can honestly say that is the truth is that he has sucessfully prevented another terrorist attack since 9/11. Other than that, he has messed every single thing else good in this country up.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  869. justsane

    just one word, one that he can remember without having to look at a teleprompter: "goodbye."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  870. Deon C.

    I think he should apologize for wher he's taken the country and regret that him and his administartion could have done better.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  871. Janice B

    Jack :
    As little as possible!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  872. Jimbo from Redondo Beach, CA

    I think a heartfelt apology to the people of the country would be appropriate. People's lives have been impacted and there will need to be some real work done to get back our momentum. He is the root cause of much of this due the Iraq war and his handling of the Katrina. I think if he wants to stay public, he should get involved with the New Orleans situation and helping the Iraq veterans get back their lives. Maybe he could do that with his time. I sure hope he does not show up in California. Sure don't need his kind of help here!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  873. Vietnam Vet

    My self and the President I mean Vice President will ride in to the sunset, I am confident that PE Obama will straighen out this turmol and hardship I will leave behind.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  874. don sanders

    no, i have heard more than enough!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  875. John

    Oh !!!If he'd get some guts I wouldn't mind hearing a " I'm Sorry "

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  876. Dawn Gervais

    Admit you made at least one mistake while President – we don't expect you to honestly admit to more than that – that would be asking too much from you!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  877. Sherron Lout

    I would like for President Bush to acknowledge to the American people that he was in deed inept for the job of President. His narcistic personality led us into a war through lies and deceipt. This President has done more damage to this Country than any other President except possibly Ex-President Nixon. Good bye and we'll all be glad to see him go...

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  878. dave

    i confess. this administration orchestrated and carried out the events of 9/11.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  879. jim

    president bush should apologize for letting corporate and wallstreet greed consume our countries values

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  880. jason

    People of the USA. i stand beforeyou, the president with the lowest approval rating in history. i single handedly, ruined the US economy, destoyed our export ability, and drove the price of oil sky high with all my oil buddies.
    All of this after stealing an election in 2000 and completely ignoring New Orleans during hurricane Katrina.
    The future looks bright, our children will never dig themselves out of this hole we created, most of us will never see Social Security and we have pushed alternative energy away from the common man.
    With all this being said, i am sure the American people wil want to vote for my brother Jeb in 4 or 8 years so he can become a great president just like i did.
    God bless America!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  881. david

    Now it's the Democrats turn to lead us further into misery, I mean Socialism....

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  882. Jason

    Mr. Bush needs to sincerely apologise for his mistakes & those of his administration for the Governments failings concerning the economy, environment & International Relations! First & foremost he should beg the forgiveness of America's Military for placing them needlessly in Harms way in Iraq!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  883. Cyndy

    I'm sorry world!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  884. Randy-Alaska

    What words could rise above the angusihed cries of the suffering, assuage the grieving and not fall upon the unhearing dead?

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  885. Rome

    I wouldn't show up if i was him. The best thing Bush could say if he has to show up is just good-bye and i'm sorry that i have foul the United States people for so long.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  886. Jaden

    I sucked as president.
    I love the French and french fries.
    I'm moving to Saudi Arabia to live the rest of my years with my extended family.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  887. Lori

    You can now arrest me for my crimes against the United States and humanity at large.....if you dare...

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  888. Shirley Rogers

    The famous line from M*A*S*H-
    "So long, farewell and amen!"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  889. James

    April fools. And then I wake up from my nightmare.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  890. Charlie Collura

    GOODBY!!!!!!!!!!
    GOOD RIDENCE!!!!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  891. Kellie in Fort Worth

    I'd like Dubya to say Buh Bye, with a follow-up vow to NEVER run for public office again. Not even for city dog catcher, with apologies to our fine dog catchers in DFW.

    And if he could extend that same vow to cover any other Bush's waiting in the wings hoping to extend the family "legacy", we'd appreciate that, as well.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  892. Steve in Toronto

    ** I’m not the bad guy here, folks! Cheney is the one who has been really running the show for 8 years!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  893. Seemi Hassan Tx.

    Say Sorry and mean it for changing the world for ever! Accept his mistakes and stop saying he doesn't pay attention to his ratings. He obviously does. Thats why he just won't go away.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  894. Keri

    George Bush should say " I am guilty and I am sorry"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  895. "RJ" Fiducia

    St. Louis Missouri

    My Fellow Americans – – I now leave this Office to someone who is more capable, more inspiring, more intuitive, more intelligent, and more talented than I. . . . I WON’T be back!” . . . That’s all, folks”

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  896. Joaquin from Denver

    how about, "my name is president bush, the american saddam hussein, just wait a few more days and you (the american people) will be liberated..." and throughin in a sorry wouldn't hurt either

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  897. John

    I believe George W Bush is incapable of recognizing the damage he has done to this nation and the world. Thus any apology from him would fall very short of the mark. Maybe just a promise he will disappear unless called on to pay for his transgressions regarding running afoul of the US Constitution and US law.

    I have NOTHING good to say about the job he has done as President of this great Country.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  898. LOU

    bush have to ask the nation to forgive him.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  899. jerrod Celestine

    Since his last eight years in office, I have hear enough of what he has to say PERIOD!!!!

    GOOD BYE!!!!!!!!!

    Jerrod
    Houston Texas

    January 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  900. Tim

    I want him to say:

    1. I should've never ran for president because I have made things in this country worse.

    2. I should've never sent troops to Iraq for a war that should've happened.

    3. I should've done more for the Katrina victims. I drop the ball on that.

    4. I wish I never lied to the American people like I did in the past. I'm sorry.

    THE END. GOODBYE.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  901. lynn from Fairfax

    I would like President Bush to say: I am sorry, really sorry. I am a good man, but I am a stupid, stupid man. I have put your children's furture, nation and planet in peril. Please forgive me.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  902. John

    I'm sorry for the mess I created in our country and throughout the world. I'm sorry for the soldiers who died in vain in Afganistan and Iraq.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  903. Chris

    I'd like GWB to say he loves this country. what it stands for and how it will remain a beacon on the hill. Regardless of your political beliefs, always place our beloved country and the ideals we were founded on first. the sun is still rising on our nation.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  904. Sandra

    I would prefer that he not say ANYTHING else and just leave quickly and quietly but since that apparently will not happen I would like to hear him apologize to the American people for running this country into the ground and for being the worst president this nation has ever had. Oh, and also apologize for making Darth Vader his vice-president.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  905. Randy-Alaska

    What words could rise above the anguished cries of the suffering, assuage the grieving and not fall upon the unhearing dead?

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  906. Fol Lawal

    Are we safe now than before?

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  907. Dave

    "Mission Accomplished"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  908. phill

    I want him to say "I courageously led us through the wars, defended our freedom, invaded your privacy, ruined our economy, our dignity, our pride, sold us out to the chinese, and came so close to doubling our debt in just 8 short years"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  909. cy gardner

    Jack Bauer just convinced me to admit, I'm a liar, an incompetent and a complete corporate whore. Eight more years of Republican rule and we could have burnt this country down to the ground and started over from scratch. Like Cheney wanted to do. Cy Gardner arlington , va

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  910. Harry Angus

    At least I did something for posterity: I took James Buchanan's place as the worst President ever.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  911. Janice B

    As little as possible!!!

    Orlando, Fl

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  912. Mike in Virginia Beach

    We have heard enough of his BS, lack of remorse, and inablitly to assume responsibility for anything. It's time for the leader of our country to stop being the butt of an international joke. na na na na. na na na na. hey hey hey GOODBYE!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  913. Eleanor B.

    I've heard and observed enough of this sectarian politician. Bush should confine his remarks to no more than one word: BYE

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  914. Mimi Ward

    For the young lives lost in the war, for the homes lost in foreclosure, the retirement moneys diminished or disappeared, the lost jobs, the lost confidence in our country, both here and abroad, for the assault on our constitution, and other sins too numerous to list here, what can he say but "Mea Maxima Culpa"!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  915. Ron

    I did it my way.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  916. Major

    I would just like to hear GOODBYE, and I certainly hope he doesn't MISUNDERESTIMATE how bad a job we think he has done.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  917. Sandra fromTexas

    I do not care what he says and I will not be watching. After living through eight years of 9/11, Katrina, the Iraq debacle, warrantless wiretapping, torture, etc. and finally the worst financial meltdown since the Great Depression, I just want him to Go Away. Don't say Good-bye, just GO.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  918. Joaquin from Denver

    throwin not throughin...oops

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  919. Roger L in Ft Myers FL

    How about a full chorus of:
    Hit the road George and don't you come back no more, no more
    Hit the road George and don't you come back no more
    (What you say?)
    Hit the road George and don't you you come back no more, no more no more,no more

    Obama! Obama! don't treat me so mean
    You are the toughest man I've ever seen

    I guess if you say so
    I have to pack my bags and go.

    That's right hit the road George and don't you come back no more, no more no more............

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  920. Rache from Bowie

    He should recognize himself as the worst president ever. I want an apology and still to this day cannot understand why this clown was not impeached. It was obvious he could not do the job, then it was obvious he did not want the job.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  921. judy knight

    Bush should just say goodbye and leave we'll say good riddance. Bad chapter gone. thats all

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  922. joe rios

    All I see are a bunch of crybabies. Let's see any of you do public service with good intentions and not be found for any fault in the service of your country. Whatever your opinion is of Mr. Bush, he did guide our country through post 9/11 and we went without attacks for seven years. That was not dumb luck, that was vigilance.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  923. Jeff Tennessee

    Im not going to bore you with 15 minutes of excuses.But I cant help Im genetically Stupid! Good Bye.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  924. Brett from California

    You won't have Dubya to kick around anymore because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  925. Al from Houston

    I'm sorry I mess you life up. Dick Chaney made me do it.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  926. C. Schlz

    I would like to hear Bush say on TV that he will pay taxpayers all the money which has gone to waste under him, especially war, and to donate it to the unrich he took from to give to the rich.

    Cil
    McAllen, Tx.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  927. Fahad Pasha

    America,

    I have started wars I can't end, and made new enemies we can't fight.
    I have taken a surplus and plundered it into a deficit.
    I have abused the Executive power to the utmost and made a mockery of the Constitution.

    And now I leave you with the worst economy in Modern American History.

    All this, and I have gotten away with it.....Mission Accomplished

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  928. steven nienkerk

    jack.since this is not a public service anouncement,i would like him to close this feeble attempt at salvaging his legecy,by paying all the networks that will air this embarrasment,all the revenue they will lose as a result..just go away

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  929. Susan Signor

    I am deeply sorry and ashamed of myself for the deplorable shape I am leaving this country in as I leave office.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  930. Laura

    The only thing I want him to say is GOODBYE.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  931. Daniel (Pennsylvania)

    Mr. Bush to Obama: “Good Luck cleaning up my misunderestimated mess”

    The World to Mr. Bush: "Good Riddance, you won't be missed"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  932. Jim Grimm

    i'm outta here!
    Williamstown, NJ

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  933. Edwina Vauclain

    As your President, I apologize for taking the country into a war that was uncalled for based on bad information supplied to me by your government employees. I truly messed up.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  934. Jordan Niles

    "racism is ending if a Black man is replacing me"

    Jordan
    Boston MA

    January 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  935. John Francescone

    Bush's final words? "As president, I caused the needless deaths of more than 4,200 US servicemen & women in Iraq."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  936. Chris

    Im sorry

    Rockville, MD

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  937. Trudy Hauck

    Please not another last speach! I want President Bush to gather his croonies and his cowboy boots and sneak out of the Whitehouse. If he would not constantly "misoverestimate himself, that's what he would do.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  938. Denny Sangiovanni

    " Where the hell are the WMD ?

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  939. Cindy

    How about:
    "I'll see you all, the American people, in court!"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  940. Eric

    The truth – just one time in 8 years.... By the way, enough Palin. Please stop the madness

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  941. Tiffiny from Kansas City

    Jack,

    Does it really matter? This speech will clearly not be in his words anyway; just like the countless speeches that came before it.

    This man reads from a sheet of paper that he has never seen before; that's clear from the delivery of his prior speeches.

    Here's what he should say: "None of this should have happened, as I had no business holding this office in the first place. I sincerely apologize."

    Tiffiny in Kansas City

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  942. Vince Carson City, Nevada

    How about "which cell is mine?"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  943. Vincent

    I want to hear him say I've made a few mistakes. For instance I should have prevented the firing of General Shinseki. As the head of the Federal Government I did not do enough during Katrina and I failed to fully vet the intellingence in Iraq. My administration was to closed, which I believe cause me to receive only financial advice I wanted to hear. That closed door attitude help caused bad decisions leading to the financial meltdown.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  944. Marty

    Just "Bye" would be good enough, but if he added that "I'm a ignorant, stupid person who should have never been President of the United States and I'm leaving and you'll never hear from me again!" would also be nice! But just "Bye" will work!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  945. Deb

    Fellow Americans
    I am sorry that I failed myself, my administration , and the American Public.
    I am sorry that I was not honest, forthcoming with the truth.
    I am sorry that "I" did not live up to my duties as a human being nor a servant of which I was elected for the people, whom elected me to do what is honest and upright.
    I am sorry that I was not considerate for the people for the people of whom I was elected to be considerate to.
    I was to above myself to admit to the American people that I did not have all the answers and relied on Dick Cheney to provide me with the guidance, I should of not sought.
    I ask that you put me in your prayers for forgiveness.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  946. Beth

    You've been PUNK'D!

    – Beth
    New Rochelle, NY

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  947. pete

    mission accomplished

    pete
    arkansas

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  948. kendall oliver

    i want to hear Bush say:
    "Rich got richer...check!
    civil liberties eroded...check!
    detainees tortured...check!
    America's image in the toilet...check!
    MISSION ACCOMPLISHED...goodbye, America."
    good riddance,George Bush!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  949. Patty

    Jack,

    Karaoke is the only dignified way to end this now. I'd like to see Georgie the Weasel do a couple verses of My Sharona.

    Patty

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  950. Joe

    That he apologize for nearly destroying the USA and that he will book himself into solitary confinement for life in a maximum security prison and that Dick Cheney will do the same for himself. Most appropriate, of course, would be if he renditioned himself and Cheney to another country that definitely tortures.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  951. Al from Houston

    I'm sorry I mess your life up. Dick Chaney made me did it

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  952. Jo Queen

    Nothing, just Go Jo Queen Tempe AZ

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  953. Andy

    I'm very sorry I did nothing right. I will now go directly to jail. It is the only way I can begin to make amends for completely disregarding the Constitution for 8 years. You can tap my prison phone if you like.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  954. SJ Neese in San Jose, CA

    I would like to see President Bush apologize to the American people for his hubris in foreign and domestic policy. He has violated international law and reduced our Constitutional freedoms. The list could go on and on. While I admit that under his watch only ONE major terrorist attack took place on American soil, and I am grateful that there hasn't been another, the first one should not have happened in the first place and is a direct result of our foreign policies. Enough! Goodbye and stay out of public office.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  955. Martina

    <>

    a 15 min speech. Hell he cant string words for sentences to speak that long coherently. 15 minutes what the hell!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  956. hugh graham

    Jack..ask this question and see the answers...it may surprise you...How many millions to make a BILLION??? How many billions to make a TRILLION,,, i asked several so called EDUCATED people and the did not have a clue....keep up the great work HUGH

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  957. Drew Hassenzhal

    You thought I was in over my head...have you listened to BO try to speak. "If someone has a better idea I will entertain it." Thats good leadership there. Do the dems have anyone else we can put in?

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  958. MSM

    He just need to go and GO FAST!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  959. Karl X

    See Ya... Wouldn't wanna be ya!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  960. Al in Atlanta

    I walking out of here with a new pair of shoes!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  961. Ramesh

    “I am sorry, I see the mistakes I have made and am man enough to admit it” would do just fine!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  962. Bruce, Chicago

    Five words, Jack. Just five words: "Mea culpa; mea maxima culpa."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  963. Andy Thomas

    Dear Fellow Americans:

    Vice President Cheney has been incarcerated in a federal penitentiary to serve a life sentence for traitorous acts while in office. As was the American Way before I took office and will be again once I leave, Dick Cheney received a fair trial with full legal representation heard by a judge. The verdict was rendered swiftly by a jury of his peers. It will be hard time served with violent, hardened criminals as befits someone who has commited such treachery and villainy.

    To ensure a peaceful and effective transfer of power I will remain in office until the duly appointed time on January 20, 2009. However, upon leaving the podium that day I will remand myself into federal custody to stand trial for my complicity in the acts which condemned Vice President Cheney.

    Thank you and God Bless America

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  964. Veronica in California

    I would like for him to say, I'm sorry you lost your home and job.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  965. Jim Sarkus

    What he needs to say is that you thirty somethings with your entitlement attitudes better shape up or you will end up being a second rate nation....and that you need to look to your inner self in order to determine how you can make things better in the United States......that what goes on in the middle east, if unchecked, will eventually affect you....that local governments are responsible for disaster readiness (not the feds).....that you can't buy more house than you can afford......and that you need to focus on the simple things in life because going out for dinner and a show tonight will lead to a very obese population with diabetes and heart problems that cost money to treat...........Such things.....a President cannot tell you or show you what to do....and such things...cannot be blamed on a president.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  966. Jake, Oregon

    "Ya know that goodbye thang I did the other day.........I was just shoveling smoke at ya. I know I've been a smart aleck and stubborn , but now you're rid of me. By the way, I will be going on a hunting trip with Dick Cheney the week after I'm out of office.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  967. Jerome Hall

    I would like President Bush to apologize to the people of Louisiana for his Inconsideration towards them. To the Military families left torn apart as a result of an unnecessary War, and to the forefathers of this great Nation for his efforts to destroy what they have worked so hard to make of America………..

    FL

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  968. Paul Husband

    Silence

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  969. Mary in Texas

    Considering all the nasty comments you people have made, and continue to make, maybe he should just flip all of you off with an "AMF!"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  970. Mike Malik

    He should start by saying , “Let me count the ways how I have failed the trust of the American people and the rest of the world……….”.
    No doubt Mr. Bush will not say that.
    Bush just awarded Tony Blair the United States’ highest civil award – the Medal of Freedom. Before leaving office, he should award one to Mr. Chenny as well. I think the partners in crime should be treated equally.

    Mandeville, LA

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  971. Jackie in Dallas

    Two things, Jack.

    "I'm sorry I screwed up so badly and that the nation as a whole is suffering."

    "Goodbye, and God Bless."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  972. Phillip

    How about I'm sorry for the poor FEMA response to Katrina, needless Iraq war, poor government oversight of Wall Street, and the loss of our civil liberties.

    Nevermind. that will never happen.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  973. Frederic

    Bush should surrender and say to clean up his bad karma:

    " Now arrest me for the atrocities and lies I told you, the People of my Nation who trusted me and to the entire World, so I can rest in peace in my jail"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  974. D'Andre

    "Sorry" Jack. That's all, just "Sorry." Sorry for ruining the United States standing in the world, sorry for ignoring calls for oversight, sorry for lying to the tax paying Americans he vowed to represent.

    Whenever he appears on television, he reminds me of the dead beat dad that is now trying to tell me how to raise my kids. He lacks the know how and the right.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  975. JIM FALLBROOK CA

    My buddy Jack Cafferty: I would like to hear George W. Bush tell the people that the economy was in much better shape than when Jimmy Carter left Office You remember Jack. Mortgage rates were 21% and unemployment 14% inflation 18%. Then there was his failed foreign policy. How about allowing a terrorist governement to hold Americans hostage for over 444 DAYS!!! Then not supporting the Shah of Iran in allowing the terrorist to overthrow him. Of course this is the main reason why we are spending billions of dollars in the middle east conflicts. Thank you Jimmy Carter. The Shah was an ally of the US. Bush remind the American people that there was no terrorist attack on US soil since 9/11 and Obama won't have the same record on this. I just wish Jack Cafferty could tell me that Jimmy Carter's record was much better than George W. Bush. I could always use a good laugh.

    He should apologize to the American people for not conducting the War in Iraq as a war not a police action. He should have fought the war with brute force and a scorched earth policy just like General Sherman in the Civil War. He should have figured that out whe the Iraqi citizens did not appreciate the overthrow of Saddam Hussein whom they alledgedly hated!!! If this action was taken, the war would have been over in 1 year and saved lives on both sides. His biggest blunder was not killing or capturing Osama Bin Laden in Tora Bora.
    He definitely owes the American people a apology for this.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  976. Derekj

    Not that I will be watching, because the mere sight of the man turns my stomach, but if I were I imagine I would like to hear him speak at least one truthful, complete, grammatically correct sentence. It would be a first in his eight years.

    PS – it would also be nice to hear him pronounce "nuclear" properly.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  977. Jon Sauer

    "So long suckers." ~La Fin

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  978. Todd

    I would like to see him wave good-bye to the liberally controlled media that has lied and mislead this country for the last 7 years, and I'd like him to do it with only one finger.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  979. Vic New York

    1) I would like to hear him invite us all out for a beer.

    2) Have his father Bush 41 give the address and explain that his son was never qualified to hold this office.

    3) Have Cheney deliver the speech and explain that when he was head of the VP seaech committee in 2000 and recommended himself for the VP job, we should have known something about this admnistration.

    4) Not what we "hear" but what we may actually see. MAYBE THE VANTRILOQUEST WILL STAND DIRECTLY BEHIND HIM THIS TIME AS WE HEAR THE SPEECH.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  980. nate from canada

    Personally, I think it would be priceless for him to say, after his farewell address, "thank you, and praise be to Allah" instead of God bless America

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  981. Loretta

    How about, "I'm sorry"!!!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  982. Murphy

    I would like to hear an apology, not an offensive defense of his presidency.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  983. Juan

    Well, if would be nice to hear an apology but, instead, he'll probably say something like: "my administration has freedomized the world and strengthified our country".

    Juan
    Palo Alto, CA

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  984. Jack Adkins

    Jack: I would like to hear him say "See you in court."

    Jack
    San Francisco

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  985. LOU

    BUSH WILL SAY I'M SORRY TO THE AMERICA PEOPLE. no blame on the president elect for this mess bush put this nation on.
    LOU
    MD

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  986. Lidija

    " I promise I will never come back".
    But, Jack, who will listen to this idiot??

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  987. Bonnie Clemon, Jr.

    I did it myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  988. Marlo

    Who cares?...
    I'll be too busy watching something, anything else.

    Ft. Lauderdale Fl.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  989. Jim in Indiana

    I should have been impeached.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  990. Ryan Love

    I think he should leave with his head held high. Mr. Bush is a patriot in my eyes and dont care what anyone says. Thank you President Bush for protecting this country and for the most part growing this economy. I think history will be very kind to you.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  991. Patrick

    Jack,

    I want him to pardon our U.S troops that are held for war crimes. Most of these young men and women were just doing their job in a combat environment and wanted to come home safely. How can you determine who is the good guy from the bad guy.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  992. Mike

    Well I believe he can say what he would like, because this is the home of the free and of the brave. I believe he made the best choices that there he could with the information that he gets. So to those who do not like him, all I can say is get over it. He is a man that has to make decisions that not every one will agree with. And I know he knows this and I Hope that Obama knows this. Because you can not satisfy all the people all the time. We live in this country so we can have that right to not like what some one else did. But over all I want to thank MR. Bush for all his hard work and his dedication to this country!

    Respectfully

    Mike in Camarillo, CA

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  993. Charlotte Osborne

    Sorry, can't make it. I have endured 8 years of a man struggling to express thoughts I wonder if he understood. Words undoubtedly written by others, and yet he managed to mangle them. It was embarrassing. It is sad when we need an interpreter to understand the words of the Leader of the Western world speak in his first language. I wonder if others flinched, as I did when he insisted on delivering speech after speech. Charlotte Osborne, Grand Junction, CO

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  994. Michael Newman

    President Bush, you have the lowest public approval rating of any president. To what do you attribute this ?

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  995. South Jersey Steve

    I, George W. Bush, pardon myself!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  996. BradO

    "Do-over!"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  997. Otis

    I would like nothing more for ( president bush, this is in lower case w/out respect because of negative actions he took this country in ) him to admit " I f ' d up the country and please I hope Obama can fix it, good-bye."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  998. John Elder

    Read "Bush Apologizes" in the 1/22/09 issue of Rolling Stone. It should give him some possible angles to take.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  999. Allen

    What would I like to hear President Bush say in his speach? How about, "I'm moving to Canada."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  1000. ROBB

    SO LONG SUCKERS!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  1001. Sandy

    I guess this means that I'll no longer be "the decider" and the majority of you think that is a good thing. Our troops are still in Iraq, our economy is in the sewer, unemployment is high, America has lost a lot of the world's respect...Yes, I guess "the decider" can say "Mission Accomplished" ...or, Dick, was that our real mission?

    Arkansas

    January 13, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  1002. Mike/Atlanta

    I think George Bush should acknowledge and apologize for the many mishaps of his adminstrations, and the two positive accomplishments.
    He should apologize for his response to Hurricane Katrina, going to war in Iraq, and driving this economy into the ground with his tax breaks.
    He should also mention his two accomplishments. 1) Screwing up so much that Americans elected the first African American President, and (2) Increasing the ratings on the Situation Room.
    I, like many of my friends, first starting watching the situation room, when I heard you Jack on the Cafferty Files during Hurricane Katrina. You said, "How does this administration expect to win a war, if they can't get a bottle of water into a major American city?".

    January 13, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  1003. val

    "I'm sorry" and "I will never do it again"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  1004. mike

    I'm sorry...I screwed up...

    January 13, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  1005. Travis

    He doesn't need to apologize for anything. He needs to say what an honor it was to govern what is still the greatest nation in the history of the world. That yes, he made his share of mistakes but that they were the best decisions that he could have made when faced with difficult circumstances. He should give us one more "God Bless You" He should say good luck to Obama and he should keep his head up as he signs off for the last time.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  1006. George W. Bush

    I love you Jack

    January 13, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  1007. RSH

    Man, I'm no huge fan of Bush but what are all of you people going to do with all of your hatred for this man once he's gone and you have no one to blame for all of your problems.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  1008. Ruth Glatt

    I apologize for destroying our Country both economically and Diplomatically.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  1009. fred

    In President Bush's final address to the nation, he should admit he was wrong about many things and to apologize to American people. One example of this, is the invasion of Iraq.

    Fred
    Panama City, FL

    January 13, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  1010. mike

    I'm so sorry.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  1011. Dan of Arkansas

    My fellow Americans, forgive me and my administration for what we've done to YOU and the for the tarnished image we have left the rest of the world on what this country "had" stood for before MY tenure of leadership. Thank you, and pray that God can help the new administration work us out of the fiasco WE'VE laid at their feet.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  1012. Ralph

    It would be refreshing if he would actually admit to some major mistakes and errors in judgment instead of acknowledging minor mistakes and disappointments. For example, the Neocons including Rumsfeld, Cheny and Wolfowitz, had undo influence on international affairs including the major blunder of the Iraq war. While it is wise to get contrasting views within your inner circle it is clear this Neocon group dominated and had major influence on the actions of this president. He should admit to his obvious lack of good judgment in listening to the views of this group and getting us into this mess. It is also not looking like Treasury secretary Henry Paulson has provided good leadership, direction and oversight in dealing with the financial crisis, perhaps another error in this president's judgment in selecting competent and accountable people around him.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  1013. Crockett

    The door close behind him......

    January 13, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  1014. Bob

    He should simply say, "I'm sorry."

    Bob
    Palos Heights, IL

    January 13, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  1015. Eric Jackson

    Good bye, good luck, and God Bless the United States.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  1016. Dems Have Brains

    I don't care what he says, as long as it's the last words we hear from him. Won't matter to me anyway, as I won't be watching.
    Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out, George.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  1017. Russell (Little Rock, AR)

    "Cheney made me do it!"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  1018. toml

    Bush only needs to say thank you to the American people for having elected him president the past two terms. He can talk about the progress made on the war on terrorism, especially now witht e stable Iraq and Al Queida on the run there. He can talk about the fact that we haven't had a rep[eat of 911 even though there were other opportunities averted.

    He should hope that Barack Obama doesn't encounter the same negative tone and undermining that occurred with the lack of leadership in the Democratic Party- Reid and Pelosi specifically. Always pointing fingers and doing nothing to support his efforts.

    He can thank Barney Frank and the rest of the liberal leadership for not taking action 2 years ago to avoid the Sub-Prime lending actions which were a catalyst to the financial meltdown occuring.

    And finally he could say "God Bless America", let the LIBS figure it out.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  1019. Natan

    It seems like President Bush still in a campaign mode. Everything he said or did for the last eight years took us nowhere, what can he say or do in 60 minutes to take us out of this deep hole he dig for us; the answer is nothing. He should just go quietly and enjoy his ranch, that is what he is being doing anyway.

    Natan

    January 13, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  1020. Darrell Fichtl

    How about what he's always implied, "Screw you".

    January 13, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  1021. CALVIN from Texas

    He should say he will be surrendering for trial for conspiracy, aggression,war crimes and crimes against humanity (as happened at Nuremburg in 1945) before the Hague Court of International Justice.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  1022. Dan Ky.

    I am not going to waste anymore time. I am riding off in the Sunset. So goodby goodby. THANK GOD ALMIGHTY WE ARE FREE AT LAST of him.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  1023. Shannon T

    "Eh-th, Eh-Th, Eh-Th, Eh-That's all, folks! ...

    Porky Pig

    Orlando, Fl

    January 13, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  1024. Deb Carlson

    How about " I'M SORRY!!!"???!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  1025. John

    He should use the Nixon statement "you won't have me to kick around anymore.."

    Me? I say "good riddance to bad rubbish!"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  1026. Roman Jones

    I would like the audio to fail as soon as he steps to the microphone so that we don't have to hear anymore 'misunderestimations'.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  1027. Steve

    All Bush has to say is: "I'm Sorry" and walk off the podium

    January 13, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  1028. Patrick

    His legacy, his future and his basic human existence demand an expression of deep atonement. Anything less will result in a cancer of regret that will doubtlessly take his life.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  1029. RICK

    to my fellow americans,the people of Iraq, the people of Af ghanistan,the american troops I put in harms way I'm sorry LOSTANT IL.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  1030. John in Mountain Brook

    Would you guys like some cheese with your whine?

    January 13, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  1031. lee Perez from Florida

    " ".

    January 13, 2009 at 5:28 pm |
  1032. Gard

    In the past eight years I have seen very little which indicates he either understands or articulates anything very well. For the gifts he has received at our expense he should say "Thank You", it's polite and simple. If he wants to go for the brass ring, he should add "Good Bye".

    Scottsdale, AZ

    January 13, 2009 at 5:28 pm |
  1033. Jay - Calgary

    I did my best, I have no regret – what an idiot he is

    January 13, 2009 at 5:28 pm |
  1034. Merle

    He should say "I'm sorry for all of the pain and death I have caused to our Armed Forces and the Katrina victims." I have seen him laugh when asked about the deaths of our troops in Iraq.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:28 pm |
  1035. Laurie, New York, NY

    "I'll be turning myself in to the proper authorities..and bringing Dick too."

    January 13, 2009 at 5:28 pm |
  1036. James in Illinois

    He SHOULD say he's sorry for what he's put the country through, but as he doesn't want to be "mis-underestimated" I think we would all be better served if he just put a lid on it and said nothing.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:28 pm |
  1037. Chris

    I want him to give the bird to all the hate filled liberals like yourself.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:28 pm |
  1038. Loretta from Minnesota

    How about "I'm Sorry"!!!!!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:31 pm |
  1039. John

    I would like to hear Bush reflect on his last 8 years as President and his accomplishments. It would also be nice to hear Bush give some wise advice to our future leaders. Bush has done a solid job as President and has carried criticism on things he had no control over. In the end, history will crown him as one of the best Presidents we've ever had.

    The liberal media has destroyed him and the uninformed viewers of this network continue to hear the hatred directed towards him. The main thing to keep in mind is that we've been safe since 9/11 and Bush is the main reason why.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:32 pm |
  1040. marke

    thats all folks!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:33 pm |
  1041. Jimbo

    I don't look good in tar and feathers...

    January 13, 2009 at 5:33 pm |
  1042. dan

    I can't believe how the left is still so bittter, bringing up the 2000 election, blaming all the ills of the world on Bush. What' a bunch of morons you all are.

    Bush should be honest, humble, and thankful for the opportunity.

    I almost forgot, all you haters our there, at noon on Jan 20, it all becomes Obama's fault. I hope you will be consistent in your hate when the president's name is followed by a (D) instead of an (R)

    January 13, 2009 at 5:33 pm |
  1043. ron

    Good-bye, Good-bye
    Auf wieder Sehen
    Good night
    I hate to go and leave this pretty sight

    Good-bye
    Good-bye
    Gooooood-bye

    January 13, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  1044. Krishna Koliwad

    Jack,
    Mea Culpa. PERIOD.

    KK,LCF, CA

    January 13, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  1045. Nick in Oakland, CA

    I wonder if any of the courageous Americans in the audience will be tempted to throw their shoes at him and call him a dog.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  1046. Spencer

    My apologies.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  1047. Mike Jurkovic

    Thanks for the memories, Amerika!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  1048. EmbarrassedTexan

    Apres moi le deluge!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:44 pm |
  1049. John

    I'd like him to admit that Cheney (aka Mr. Burns from the Simpsons... can you guess who Smithers is?) was running the show and that he did it all for the benefit of him & his Haliburton buddies, his energy companies buddies, his weapon contractor buddies, his construction buddues, his...

    January 13, 2009 at 5:44 pm |
  1050. Bob

    Jack, why do you ask such stipid questions when you know all everybody is going to do is say nasty things about Bush. I use to think you were good but now I think your a jerk!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:44 pm |
  1051. Lori

    I want to hear him remind us of his incredible embarrassing moments which we all laughed about. The time he dropped the dog and when he said Opec instead of Apec is only the start. There should be s screen behind him and on it is projected Bush's top 20 stupidest moments with him giving the commentary. All at the same time he should try not to mess up on his words, because the more he tries, the worse it gets. At the end of his speech he'll probably end up going the wrong side of the stage and say something like "I thought the exit was the right side of the stage" when he's going left.

    January 13, 2009 at 5:44 pm |
  1052. Tom

    "My fellow Americans: I screwed up royally!"

    January 13, 2009 at 5:44 pm |
  1053. marke

    How about singing the old Fraank Sinatra song ... I did it my way!!

    January 13, 2009 at 5:44 pm |