FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
With the election of Barack Obama, President Bush is now a certified lame duck who will quickly disappear in the rear view mirror.
In 2000, we elected a guy we'd like to have a beer with. Huge mistake.
Bush soared when the Twin Towers came down. On September 14, 2001, he gave a rousing speech to rescue workers at Ground Zero. It was arguably his finest hour with 90 percent approval ratings and the entire world ready to step in and help the United States in any way they could.
But Bush blew it. The next seven years were pretty much a steady downward spiral. The invasion of Iraq, torture, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, domestic spying, secrecy, lost White House emails, zero accountability and the economy in ruins.
Watch: Cafferty: Miss most about Bush?
President Bush will leave office as arguably one of the worst presidents this country ever had. His approval ratings are at an all-time low. He is so unpopular he dared not show his face on the campaign trail.
The ultimate irony is without the utter disaster that was the Bush Presidency, an African-American would probably not have been elected president. Funny how things work out. George W. Bush, a conservative Republican, did as much to get Barack Obama elected as the primary voters in Iowa did on a cold January night earlier this year.
Historians will render the final verdict, but you can have your say right now.
Here’s my question to you: What will you miss most about President Bush?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Nicks from Bklyn, New York writes:
It's going to be tough but he's leaving us with so many memories. With tears in my eyes, I'll be reminded of our gazillion dollar deficit when I pay my adjustable rate mortgage. In spirit, I'll hear his voice on the phone and wonder what was the fuss about wire tappings. And when it becomes so unbearable that he is gone, I'll re-read the Patriot Act and remind myself how much he has done and cry for joy some more.
Two things we won’t miss: the humiliation Americans suffered watching Bush fumble his way around the world stage among foreign leaders speaking the English language better than he did; and the insult to our democracy and government we suffered at the hands of Bush's puppet master, Dick Cheney.
I will miss seeing an "every man" type as leader of the free world. Though his mistakes were numerous and his missteps well-documented, he was more a victim of those around him and the fact that he trusted them so much.
Jack, I truly believe President Bush is a good Christian man. Challenges he faced during his Administration, no one ever faced. Our country got attacked by Islamic terrorists. His foreign policy failed. History will tell the American people about his presidency.
Syrus from Kirkland, Washington writes:
I just now realized the inadequacy of the word "nothing" despite the fact that President Bush has shown me just that over the last 8 years.
Heather from Flagstaff, Arizona writes:
Ask again in a year when we've had time to gather some perspective. Right now it's still too fresh. It's like walking away from a bad 8 year marriage.
Kevin from Pennsylvania writes:
That Dick Cheney didn't take him hunting.
Nothing. I hope he has a hard time sleeping at night.
Oh I'll miss that stupid grin he used to put on when he thought he made a funny, the way he couldn't pronounce big words like "nuclear" and "the", the way he acted like he had a clue, the way he tried to make us believe he was running the country and not Cheny...yep, good times, good times.
nothing. I will miss absoulutely nothing about him. I think history will show that he was the worst president in the history of this great nation.
I'll miss all of the comedy sketches about him on TV. He will go down in history as one of the worst Presidents ever, so it will be difficult to miss anything more than that. Good Riddance.
I'll miss his great foreign policy strategery and being a man of great characterization.
We are losing one of the largest targets of our collective hate and anger. Let's hope we don't end up killing each other now. We need someone new to hate, maybe you can point us in the right direction Jack.
The chance to have a beer with him. Come to think of it, even if he had found the time in his schedule, it might not have been worth the price.
One word Jack, "Nothing".
Absolutely Nothing! This BUM is among the three worst presidents in the history of this nation.
I'll miss his mispronounciations.
I'll miss that deer in the headlights look when asked an impromptu question, or when he was told about the 9-11 attacks.
I'll miss his arrogance, his ransacking of the Constitution, his 'my way or the highway' approach to the Presidency.
I'll miss his lackadaisical if not outright crappy treatment of the veterans of our armed forces.
I'll miss his secrecy, his behind the locked door approach to doing whatever it takes to get his own way.
In short, not a damned thing.
Nothing........Jan 20th, 2009 can't get here fast enough.
What will I miss? Nothing...Absolutely Nothing!
not a thing i'm glad he'll soon be gone.he has done nothing for this country except make more enemies and has ruined our economy.he will go down as one of the worst presidents this country's ever had
MISS??? Well, I guess I'll miss all the speech bloopers. They were hillarious till you realized these goofy, dyslexic sayings were coming from our Nations leader.
He was good for a laugh every once in a while. Other than that, I'm not sorry to see him gone. Bush has created a mess not only here in America, but also in other parts of the world.
Jack, if I could think of one single redeeming quality about George W. Bush, I could give you an answer. But I can't.
Trashing everything about him.
From Yvonne in BC, Canada
The only thing I will miss is his lying to the American people.
I'll miss his command of the english language. I always enjoyed his mispronounciationess of words and his speechifying.
Someone to blame really. It is so easy to point the figure at him and say it was all his fault. Now who shall we make fun of on the world scene.
Laura Bush and her mother in law. These are two classy ladies.
The last 8 years have been like pulling teeth without anesthesia. I will ot miss one moment of George Bush's time in office. He has put us in harm's way in a war that should have never been. He has said no new taxes when he borrows from foreign countries to help with our growing financial problems. He has spent billions on foregn countries and wars and then wants to discuss how the incoming President will spend our money. It has been a joke from the beginning.
The only thing I believe America will miss about President Bush is the comedy they obtain from his demeanor. SNL, Frank TV, and other shows on Comedy Central will run out of George Bush Jokes. The Biggest mistake America made was putting George Bush in office, and it would have been a bigger one putting John McCain in office too. Americans will miss the ability to make such mistakes.
Scottie -dog Barney is the ONLY thing I will miss about G.W. Bush and his administration!
Elizabeth in GA
With Obama I feel safe in America again!!! I'm 64 and this is the greatest thing to happen to the entire world!!!! I have NOT felt that feeling of "safety" since Bush came into office. I will NOT miss that feeling!!! The world will be peaceful and prosperous again!!!
Those great Luckovich cartoons. Beyond that, absolutely nothing. I am looking forward to him fading like the memory of a bad illness.
Not one little thing.
President Bush has been such a source of inspiration for comedians, there will be a big void to fill after he leaves the White House. I just hope no one is in a rush to fill that gap!
Oh, how sad I'll be when I no longer have to hear the word "nucular." Or maybe not.
Nothing! I had a picture of him hanging on my office bulletin board for these past four years to remind me of how dumb 59 million people can be. I burned that picture this morning. Now I won't have to look at him ever again! Obama's picture now hangs in my office.
Miss his bad decisions!!!
I won't miss a thing, I was ready to get rid of him four years ago......I still can't believe after the mess he got us into we re-elected him for four more years........I can honestly say I won't miss one thing about him or his croney crew..........I'm ready to look ahead proudly with a Commander in Chief that looks and acts "Presidential" and can spell it too
Entertainment? But seriously the question to the degree that George W. Bush actually hurt the Office of the President is probably the most anecdotal thing about 43. This man may go down in history as being at least worse than President Gerald Ford who was never elected president. W. simply lied his way into office, something President Ford could never do. As the information about the degree to which incessant election fraud occurred both during 2000 and 2004 is coming forth only asks the question: Will Bush feel poorly knowing that he truly wasn't desired as president as Obama has only demonstrated a disconcerting notion? Believe me, Bush will not be missed as a REAL president is taking office!
The Daily Show/Colbert Report
You know...once upon a time, I acutally liked Bush. I found him funny, and a little goofy but down to earth. As a Hispanic-American, with more education than both my parents and grandparents combined, I'm totally not in his demographic – but I was able to find something likeable about him when we were told that he was our President. I will sincerely miss the reminder that Presidents are not perfect and I hope that while we delve into this new era that we remember that President-elect Obama will not be perfect either.
Absolutely nothing! I will enjoy seeing him leave Washington, however.
His fear-mongering and being very, very afraid (not).
The nausea I used to experience every time I saw him on the evening news, he helped me to loose weight by ruining my appetite.
What will I miss most about President Bush? I'll miss the "Great Speeches in Presidential History," and all the other great late night comedy we have enjoyed for the past 8 years. What will we do without him?
The Late Night shows making fun of him.
Making fun of his stupidity!
I will not have the opportunity to blame Bush everytime I fill up my gas tank or buy groceries.
Can't think of one thing I'll miss. He and Cheney, Rumsfield & Brummer should be tried and convicted of treason. That's the last time I ever want to see or hear of these criminals again.
I'll miss David Letterman's Presidential Speeches gaffes. He's going to have a hard time finding that kind of humor in Obama's mistakes. There just aren't that many.
Congratulatons to the U.S.
he is a compelet idiot,he should get out of the white house.
What I'll miss the most – Letterman's "Great Speech's In Presidential History" bit...Bush has had a few humdingers in the last 8 years...
Jack, where will all my anger towards the US go?
With Obama as president, I will actually favour the US a lot more than I did. What will bring families and friends together in the place of anger towards that moron?
Jack, there is not much in his past actions which I will miss. He does have a good way of speaking which I will miss, but we see that in Obama as well.
That deer caught in the headlight look that he gets on any issue.
Let's see. Will I miss attacking countries that were no threat to us? No. Will I miss the shredding of the Constitution? No. Will I miss adding to the trillion dollar Chinese credit card bill? No. Will I miss the total disregard for the health and well being of average, nonwealthy Americans? No. Maybe I'll miss the opportunity the Democratic Congress had to impeach him and didn't.
I will miss not one little iota of anything that has to do with "dubbya". Goodbye and good riddance. 76 days until Inauguration day!!!!
MISS George Bush? My God...is that a joke? Missing George Bush would be like missing that bad case of athlete's foot you finally managed to get rid of.
Will miss him and SArah on SNL !!!
There will be fireworks in my backyard on January 20, 2009
at 12 o'clock noon, with "Happy Days are Here Again" blaring on
a loud speaker.
This man, George Bush should not be allowed to go quietly into the night. For what he has done to our country, he belongs in prison along with Cheney, Paulson. Before he goes, he could do the right thing and pardon border patrol agents Ramos and Compean, but don't hold your breath, this idiot doesn't do anything unless he gains something out of it.
port republic new jersey
Mr. Bush is one of my favorite presidents. I am totally convinced that Barack Obama owes his victory to Bush and Cheney. It is the backlash against their screw ups and their policies that enabled Americans to put aside race and religion and take a chance on a candidate that promoted a total change in America.
His humility. Unfortunately, President Bush seemed to believe he was being guided by a higher power and went with his heart instead of his head.
I'll miss his innate ability to make up words and sayings as he went along, because the world can never have enough bush-isms. Just remember, "fool me once, shame on...shame on you...you fool me you can't get fooled again!"
I guess the jokes on the late night talk shows. Other than that, nothing.
His made up vocabulary contributions and his inability to pronouce the word nuclear. For goodness sake, he's married to a librarian. You'd think she could have helped him out with his vocab and pronunciation. Every time he was on TV I would think "does the world think we are all this dumb?".
My husband will miss Bush's slaughtering of the English language. Hopefully Obama knows how to say "Nu-cu-ler".
Ft. Wayne, IN
All of his Gaffes from his "speeches." Won't it be nice to actually have an inteligent speaker in the White House now.
not dick cheney!
Jack this has to be the toughest question to date. After much consideration I draw a huge blank, there is absolutely nothing I will miss of Bush.
The material he provides to comedians and talk shows, now I can Tivo other programs.
Nothing much except for his disability to talk coherently without the help of an autocue. Very refreshing to see a president who can talk about issues without preparation.
From Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Nothing. I can't really say it's his fault, our entire government has been pretty worthless these past seven years. Despite Obama's election, I don't much expect that to change now.
Absolutely nothing. Cannot wait until the man vacates the
We have been victims of lies, cover ups, irresponsible
leadership for too many years.
His adminstration and followers have almost destroyed
our country. His policies have not served us, only the
I just hope he is not allowed to make any decisions or
sneak anything through before his exit.
His belief in America
Council Bluffs Iowa
The way he strides around when he walks – without a care in the world!!
The jokes about him
having an easy target for everyone to blame things on.
Letterman's "Greatest Moments"............................
Nothing, except the trillions of dollars of debt he squandered away.
TV comedy programs lampooning him and his aides.
The joke that just kept on giving.
Jack, In the words of Joe Biden , is that really a question ,you must be joking. About 75 days and bye, bye to Bush the dunce.
Connie form "BLUE" Indiana
I'll miss what I've already been missing for the past 4 years. Does anyone remember those terrorist color alerts (red, green, yellow, etc.) that Bush constantly used to scare us into re-electing him? Seems after that second election, they disappeared. By the way, what did happen to them?
In a good way I will miss the destruction of our relationships with the rest of the world. However, he did destroy the Republican party!
Nothing...It says something that Josh Brolin was a better dubbaya than dubbaya!
Nothing jack, absolutely nothing!
I will not miss bush. I think he is an ivy league graduate very smart who falsely played the home grown country bumpkin role to blindly pass off the elitist agenda he was serving the american people. In the end, corruption ran amuck, and this country is now on the brink of a complete collapse. He was unjustly sworn in in 2005 after an election marked with an incredible amount of controversy; has engulfed this country in a futile war; has refused to stray from a path despite public opinion; promoted a rose-colored view of the economy despite all of the signs to the contrary, and has ignored the desperate need to control spending. Now, at the end of his eight years, I find myself asking- "who was bush working for?"
His botched discussions of 'Merica!
To quote Joe Biden "Are you joking? Is this a real question?"
Jack, I will surely miss my telephone being a party line with the NSA, my taxes being used to prop up some third world dictator, knowing that our troops abroad are less important than the profits of some crony company that supplies them with inferior equipment and finally the rampant incompetence that allowed me to feel superior to the President of the United States. Ba-bye.
Jack, I'm going to miss the eroding of our civil rights and more PATRIOT Act style stuff. Oh and the misuse of the military has been pretty neat, too.
I'm trying to think of something, but nothing comes to mind.
the biggest mistake McCain made was selecting Sarah Palin as his running mate
His lovely clueless wife. Him – NOTHING !
I will miss the last seven years of having not a shread of optimism about the course our great nation has been on.
As Biden so appropriately put it, is this a serious question, your joking right??? We want him packing his crap and out yesterday!!!!!
Texas finally gets back the villiage idiot they've been missing.
The smell of expensive whiskey on his breath at ten in the morning.
NOT ONE THING!
Not one damn thing. He led us wrong at every turn. He destroyed our reputation and our economy. He turned us into a nation of cowards and torturers. He has led us to shame and degradation.
On the up side he killed offf any remaining belief in "trickle down", he proved how wrong Regan was and he has proven beyond a doubt that America is NOT a conservative nation. This new 21st century America is progressive, liberal and has a deep belief in person freedom.
I will really miss Barney.
Nothing. 1/20/09: the end of an error
I'll miss Letterman's Presidential moments comparing Bush to other presidents!
I'll miss his nucular strategery.
I will miss nothing and i'm sure no one else will either..
He cannot leave office soon enough. There is nothing I will miss about him only wonder on why he was ever in office to begin with.
The jokes from comedian's, and his mangled vocabulary. Seriously I wish that we had missed his eight years of disaster. God help us all, we need it.
Barney, he was by far the best and most talented member of the Bush administration.
Bad administration and the result of having bad advisors.
Ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. I will miss ha ha ha ha... sorry, i can't help it. Not one little thing.
I'll miss having so much to make fun of.
Katie from Alton, Illinois
I'm going to miss his stupid smirk, his stupid lies, his stupid warmongering, his stupid mispronunciations, his stupid attempts at humor, his stupid soft shoe on the porch while waiting for John McCain and his overall general stupidity. His only non-stupid achievement was his selection of the current Press Secretary. In an odd way, she makes him seem smart at times, compared to her, that is. But that's stupid, too.
Nothing. I recently saw the movie "W" and I feel sorry for him. I watched him this morning on TV and he looks "old and beaten down."
In cowboy lingo...he'll be headin' out of town and makin' his way back to the ranch on a broken down old nag (horse).
What I will miss (if anything at all): Misunderestimated me, fool me once shame on you, rumors on the internets, the google, OGBYN's can't practice their love on women, the haves and have-mores, is our children learning?
not one thing Thank god he's gone
I will miss seeing him make an ass of himself on national TV. Priceless.
Not one thing. Glad he's gone and his would-be successor is out of the picture.
I will miss his strategery and his fondness for pretzels!
I'll miss Laura Bush. She's, like, the quintessential First Lady.
Brady from Columbus, Ohio
I miss my head exploding every time I heard his voice.
Laughing at him. What a joke of a President. I feel that if Bush could be President, anyone could.
I will not miss him at all. I hope he stays out of politics completely. He has done more damage to this country and its people in his 8 years than any other president in our history. The GOP has a great deal of rebuilding to do.
I can't wait to find out!
Eeew what an unpleasant topic to discuss. That's like asking what I will miss about the Hemorrhoid I have living with for the past eight years!
Nothing! His retirement should be based on his performance in office. Let him try collecting foodstamps, housing & utilities! He should be in the shoes of some in the economic stress he created & is leaving behind to be cleaned up by someone else.
Well, he was the first president to give us working people a stimulas check in the mail. i always paid and never received a thing.
NOTHING!!!!!!!!! At all!!!!!!!!!!!!
I sure won't miss that bumbling fool. The only thing I'll miss about him is the fact that he wasn't impeached. If anyone deserved it......he would be #1.
Nothin, he ain't gone yet?
Not a damn thing!
George Bush did a great thing for this country. He became possibly the most hated, reviled, despicable President this country ever had and in doing so he united the people in a way that we could look past the petty differences we held and we could unite and do one of the most important acts that has ever occurred in our country. In one fell swoop we have taken back our country and gave the politicians a long over due message.
And, that will be George Bush's legacy!
Pretty much everything, actually. I'm a cynic and often enjoy a fair bit of humor when a politician turns belly-up under the scent of their own soothsaying.
David Letterman's "Great Moments in Presidential Speeches"!
Bush was everybody's punching bag. If you had a bad day or if a major screw occured, you could aways blame it on Bush. Now that he has gone, we will have nobody but ourselves to blame.
I will miss the fear of having such an inept, elitist, power mongering, selfish, greedy, misguided President at the helm. This man has led all of America to the end of the plank, asked us not to look down – and Thank God! let us pray we have been pulled back from danger. The environment, health care, jobs, education, children, justice, economy, and all other aspects of life – we may now have a chance to have what America is all about – and have our downward spiral stopped.
The number 43. I will have to work hard to make it into a number again and not a symbol that represents the worst of our county
"Great Moments in Presidential Speeches" On The Late Show With David Letterman.
Hi Jack, Can we miss bush/cheney from their cell, for the assorted crimes against our Constitution?
The comedy. But I can't wait to see him gone.
I will miss hoping that he would be held accountable for his actions and ultimately impeached!
I'll miss seeing him not be impeached–otherwise not a damn thing
The grin on his face when he thought he was fooling us or just didn't know the answer. It was always a "giveaway".
His intelligence – it's been missing from day one.
Nothing. I hope he retires to China. He has done a better job looking out for their interests than ours. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
I will miss nothing about Bush. He was a poor president who looked out for himself and did not put the country first. He is smug and arrogant. He put the profits of the oil industry above the lives of people and the environment. January 20th can't come soon enough if you ask me.
To tell you the truth Jack, I always thought that under Bush terrorists would be knocking down our door. Now I realize they didn't have to, he was doing it for them. I think Al Queda will miss Bush more than any of us.
Is this a rhetorical questions Jack?
The only thing I have enjoyed about the W years is the laughs from his unfortunate grasp of the English language. I may actually miss his weekly gaffes of speech...if they were not embarrassing the USA so much to the rest of the world!
What I will miss most about W is the opportunity to impeach him for the high crimes and felonies he has committed against this country.
a 300 point drop in the Dow every time he came out on the White House lawn to address the nation
his heavy breathing whenever he talks!!!
I wonder if American's are ready to have truth, honor, integrity and accountability in their White House again? Can you imagine what that would be like, Jack?
Molly from Iowa
I won't miss him. I hope that all his misdeeds are burned into our
memories so we never again allow someone of his ilk to occupy
the oval office.
Is this a trick question?? My answer is NOTHING......Also applies to the entire administration.
I will miss wondering if my comments to you will be eaves-dropped upon and that because of them I will be classified as a terrorist and end up in Guantanamo.
What will you miss most about President Bush?
Is this a trick question Jack?
TAMPA, FL. THAT NO ONE HAD THE BALLS TO IMPEACH HIM AND THAT HE IS NOT SITTING IN JAIL.
fighting for america and iraq, stopping the chemical gas massacres, and taking down saddam acruel dictator, but now a lot of americans worry about a very weak commander in chief- when will the terroists, iran, north kores, china, russia - attack.??
Nothing... In fact the less you remind us of him the better we are... We should not forget the last eight years and some peoples need to end up in jail for it but we must not let this mess poison the next administration for the next four years. On a side note who want to bet Karl Rove is about to flee the country?
"I will miss the war in IRAQ, Afghanistan, poor reputation around the world, poor economy, high gas prices, lack of response to natural disasters and the countless number of Bushisms. He is and always will be a "Youtube" star!!"
All the SNL jokes about Bush and his administration... what am I going to look towards now on SNL when Bush leaves? Oh Well.
I will miss absolutely nothing about Bush. He has been a total disgrace to our country; home and abroad.
HIs annhiliation of the English language....
I'll miss not getting to see him dragged dragged out of the White house to prison
Listening to John Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Dave Letterman making fun of him.
Well first Jack, we didn't elect him. The republicans stole the 2000 election from Gore. Next, all your viewer comments say basically the same thing: will not miss him. And I ask: then how come so many people RE-Elected him 4 years ago? For myself it is like a breathe of fresh air to have helped elect obama. Deep, Deep Breathe everyone! The stentch is almost gone!
That's like asking "what will you miss most about a toothache".
I don't know if I will miss the scandal of the week, or the latest violation of the Constitution most. The shame of having the whole world see the disgraceful way we take care of our poor and elderly when hit by a natural disaster was pretty bad too! Then there is the war that we lied about, and the allies we dragged down with us,. Just too many things to list without writing a book. But that would be a book that no one wanted to read. Living it was bad enough
I will miss the various parodies of him. Television just won't be the same without him!
The 'excitement' of always wondering what he was going to screw up for us next. Will he trick us into another little war? Will we go bankrupt filling our cars with gas? Will my money be there for me when I retire? I sure will miss always living on the edge with good ol' W.
Jack how can you miss something that has been so incompetent arogant and so out of touch with Americans. I think a lot of that comes from is VP who i think really runs him and the country. Charles TX
Counting down the years he had left in office.
The lies, arrogance and betraying the american people, I'm sure he and his buddies have made millions at the expense of the american people, oil, defense contractors and the banking industry. It is my hope that he gets what is due him before I die.
Nothing, except the parodies on the different TV shows.
I will miss nothing. He was fraudulently elected in 2000 and agin in 2004. These are two more blemishes on our country's history.
I will miss him. I will miss his goofy smile that he gives when he talks about important issues such as the war and the economy.
I will miss how he makes the US look like the most incompetant country in the world.
Finally, I will miss he side kick, Cheney. I will miss how Cheney was always there pulling the Bush's puppet strings.
Good Bye Bush and Cheney...Hello HOPE!
I'll miss....give me a minute......Ummmm......sorry I give up?
Ill miss his dumb, stupid and out of touch comments that he made to which the US and the World would ask themselves "What? Did he just say that?"
From a Man that gave nothing – what can you miss about him?
I will miss all that money he has spent and given to his friends, the jobs he has let go overseas because of his poor policies and management...we'll all have to tighten our belts because Bush has left us so deep in debt....
GOOD LUCK President Obama – we'll be working together to make it better....
I will miss starting off every conversation with my foreign contacts with, "My name is Harley, I'm from the United States and I apologize for our current administration."
I will miss getting to sit back and shake my head, since my input wasn't wanted anyways.
Sure, I'll miss the jokes and late night skits – but let's be honest here – just like any person, if you feel ignored and unimportant you either become apathetic or comical. What happens when you ignore the majority of the people you are suppose to server? We make fun of you, and then you are replaced.
The comedic factor, the sense of self-loathing about living in a country that voted him in twice and having to use an unconvincing Canadian accent when I travel overseas, eh.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Absolutely nothing except the political jokes. Oh my, now what will SNL do?
I fear that with the end of the Bush administration, comedians will become the next group of Americans to fall victim to job loss. Of coarse the rest of us are bound to be better off.
Nothing ! In fact my stomach will be doing a lot better not having to look at his face on TV.
Knowing that I was more intelliget than the President and a monkey could have done a better job, at least the monkey would have kept our troops safe at home.
I won't miss him because I believe he served his purpose. If it had not been for his administration's disregard of the honor and integrity for the office of president, we would not have had the chance to elect Barack Obama as our new president.
Who's President Bush?
New material for late night comedy shows.
I will miss looking at Bush without knowing that every parent should tell their child – "If you want to be president, you can -but not without preconditions and preparationsl. "
I'll miss worrying about what freedom he'll take from American citizens next. Oh, wait, maybe not.
I will greatly miss David Letterman spoofing him. -Jesika, San Francisco, California
Constant air of "gloom and doom" and being made to feel "unpatriotic."
I will miss his stupifying speeches. All of the gaffes and the poor postures.
He turned out to be exactly what I thought he would be. Thats why I never voted for him either time.
I will miss the comedy half-hour show every time he made public speeches.
Jack, I will miss not a got-darn-thang! From Hurricane Katrina, 9-11, the War, his dumb-founded speeches, The Economy Crisis and sooo much more, are you kidding. Yesterday we made history with Obama. I say Bush who!!!!!
-his strong belief in America
-his protection of the unborn. Knowing that America is a safer place because of his hard stance against terrorism.
-his family values.
-hearing him say, "May God bless you and may God bless the United States of America" at the end of every address.
-knowing that we have a president who, thought imperfect, knows the power of an almighty God and the power of prayer.
I wish miss everything about President Bush. But on the upside that is a sacrifice I am willing to make.
Absolutely nothing...he leaves a legacy of nearly insurmountable problems both domestic and foreign. I am so thankful to my fellow citizens for having the common sense to elect Obama. He's the only person capable of cleaning up after Bush!
I , as well as many Americans, will have to learn how to pronounce the word "Nuclear" properly. That's gonna take some time.
Carrie from Kentucky
Absolutely nothing...except the delicious lampooning of George W. Bush by Frank Caliendo. "Very funny..."
San Francisco, CA
I'll miss that feeling of hopelessness that I've become so accustomed to. I'll also miss the embarassment I felt whenever I spoke about politics with my relatives from across the pond. Jack, I've just come to terms with the idea that my government really doesn't care about people like me. I don't know what to do with myself.
What I will miss most about Bush are the comedic possibilities! Since he made such a mess of everything else, at least he gave us a chuckle from time to time.
HIs total lack of respect, understanding and committment to the Constitution of the United States, as well as his total disregard for our brave men and women serving in the military.
One word: Hallelujah
The puppet show's he was always in...or were those speeches?
Nothing Now bring the troops and my son home from Iraq!
Nothing. He's an embarrassment, a disgrace, and a criminal.
I'll miss that 48% of our country that put him in office TWICE, didn't make the same mistake again. Gee, maybe we FINALLY learned our lesson.
Easy, the comic relief he provided on a constant basis.
I will miss the ridiculous criticism the president takes for individuals problems. It appears that people think a single person (president) can enhance their lives, and are disappointed. If you think a president Republican or Democrat can help you with your life problems go ahead and hold your breath, enjoy the nap.
Why would anyone miss President Bush? But the least he could do before leaving office is, pardon patrol agents Ramos and Compean.
Its pretty bad when you cant think of one thing you're going to miss about a man that has been in charge of running the best country in the world, but I seriously cant think of one thing. Kevin
I will dearly miss his folksiness, his rewriting of the English language, and his ever-present smile. Even with all of those wonderful memories, the thing I will miss most of all is laughing at his stupidity, then wondering why on Earth I am laughing since what he does has the potential to ruin my life.
But I bet SNL misses him a lot
Margaret NM 😀
I'll miss the comedy routines – for 8 years, comedians have had a HUGE well of material to dip into as Bush was a walking cartoon/buffoon like Mr. Magoo. Now that he's being run out of town to hopefully fade into obscurity, I smell dark times for political comedy.
You're making this too easy! I'll miss the lat night talk show hosts roasting him on his low I.Q. After 8 years of his stupidness, it is going to be hard to find that kind of material on Obama. Maybe Biden will lend a hand!
His farsightedness and thoughtfulness. Only joking.
Bush has served his purpose in the Divine Order of things. Because, if there was no Bush, there would be no President Barack Obama.
There really is nothing to miss. Clearly, Obama's history making moment was truly enabled by Bush and his incompetence. I hope this nation's memory of Bush and his presidency will continue to enable us to be more selective when picking our future leaders. I think this will enable a new era of prosperity for us until our memory fades once again. Hope that will not happen for many years to come....
Not a thing.
But i am proud of the fact that since 2000 resident bush has not been allowed to speak in my home - mostly he was muted out, but when the clips came too fast, i would blah-blah-blah over his voice, sometimes to the chagrin of friends and relatives. (cheney as well)
the letterman gag was the only exception.
this was done not because i disagree with him, i am willing to listen to folks i disagree with. but as a pathetic personal expression of protest, since i was powerless to impeach him, or lose him any other way.
i look forward to jan. 20, when i can take my tired finger off the mute button.
god bless america - eventually we get it right.
down with fake patriotism that divides, secrecy and lies, and down with trickle-down, which is discredited forever.
a new dawn awaits.
For people from Africa, President Bush was one of the great friends of the continent and a humanitarian. Although he earlier on stated on that Africa was not on his radar, he reconsidered and launched a $15 billion initiative to combat HIV/AIDS, the largest commitment by any country making it possible for 1.4 million people in Africa to receive life-saving treatment. He expanded trade with Africa and enhanced growth among others.
President Bush, you will not be forgotten. We even named a highway in Accra after you.
I can't say I'll mis anything about Dubya other than the many jokes about him and even those I won't miss much. I look forward to wanting to watch my president on TV making his state of the union address and having press conferences. For the length of Dubya's presidency, other than in the days immediately following 9/11, I couldn't stand to look at or listen to him.
I will miss the daily media attacks on the administration while Congress gets a pass. Now the administration AND Congress will get a pass. The lovefest the media will pour on Obama will be worse than what we had. Excuse me while I get sick.
Without the failing economics and war, we wouldn't understand the huge mistakes of electing another president on the premise of fear. He taught this country a great lesson about jumping on the bandwagon, hurrying to conclusions... I will miss the bittersweet, valuable information we received in the last 8 years, and look forward to avoiding them.
I will miss adding to my compilation of "Bushisms." You know, the crap that spills out of his mouth on a regular basis but which makes no sense or has any resemblance to the English language.
Jack, my house cats and I will miss having a national leader with the countenance of a rodent. Enough said.
Not a damn thing.
NOTHING!!!! couldnt stand looking at his stupid face and hearing his annoying voice. goodbye dork..i can breath now
Not a d*mm thing! Can not wait for the White House door to hit him in the you know where. He has been an the worst Presedent we have ever had, and with the help of his croonies we have not faced a so many things wrong with this country since the great depression.
I will miss realization of the fact that America is such a great country, that even a total mental misfit could be at the top and not killed this country completely. Every time I saw W on TV, I couldn't help thinking about it. His chase of "nukelar" weapons in Irak, his "looking into Putin's eyes, and realizing he could trust the man", – primal instincts mastered by dogs and kids (I profoundly apologise to dogs and kids here.)
What a great country...............
What a misfortune...........
What a relief.............
There really is nothing to miss. Clearly, Obama's history making moment was truly enabled by Bush and his incompetence. I hope this nation's memory of Bush and his presidency will continue to enable us to be more selective when picking our future leaders. I think this will enable a new era of prosperity for us until our memory fades once again. Hope that will not happen for many years to come....
Ali from Beaverton, Oregon
I will miss Will Ferrell playing "Dubya" on Saturday Night Live. One word...Strategery!
Well to be honest not a damn thing.. Ok Ill miss is stupidity on tv. What an idiot....
I will miss nothing about this President. The criminal Bin Ladan lives and is unapprehended, and too many have died in a war that has distracted our efforts to bring the criminal to justice. I miss our valiant dead.
His mispronunciation of words, which to me, a word-lover, showed me his contempt for the power of words and more importantly, the power of thought.
I really won't miss him at all.
Nothing, Jack – in fact, I'm looking forward to missing him in his entirety.
Gearge Bush was the Major Frank Burns (M*A*S*H) of presidential politics. We will no longer have such an easy target for jokes in the White House but I thank GOD for that.
Absolutely nothing. I was stuck with him as the governor of Texas and then as President of the U.S. When his term ended as governor W. had driven Texas into the sewer and then he went to Washington where he did the same thing to the entire U.S.
If we are lucky he'll join Sarah Palin in Wasilla where they can form a commune for incompetent, scary and greedy nut jobs.
Nothing! Good riddance! He stole the presidency in 2000 and has caused this country and the rest of the of the world enormous misery. This country and the rest of the world will be a much better without George Bush.
I'll miss that fact that, even in the end, he isn't brave enough to leave the office immediately and let Obama move in right now to start healing our country now. Why wait? We are in the toilet with him being there!
He has a chance to add to the many unprecedented things he has done, but this time, something good and worthy!
I've had bones to pick with many presidents in my time (I'm 60 years old), but always found something of genuine merit to credit them with. Bush, Sr. handled the first Iraq war efficiently without getting us bogged down. Reagan lifted our spirits with his golden oratory, Clinton gave us a roaring economy and falling crime rates. Even Nixon and Johnson had China and civil rights going for them. As for Dubya, he has nothing of merit to claim to his credit, absolutely nothing. I find him utterly lacking in anything praiseworthy. I have never had such a complete lack of respect for a president. There is absolutely nothing about him that I will miss.
I will miss bush in as much as I miss being shot at in the service,,in a good way...The next time I see him, I hope it is on a cereral box or a most wanted for destroying ihe USA poster on the wall of our local post office......reward 10 cents....
Miss most? His humility, his obvious respect for others and for language, the utter HOPE and PRIDE he gave all of us in America. We'll miss his contempt and disrespect for our laws and for anyone other than Cheney! Oh boy, how we'll miss these qualities. And he still believes that we want to see his face on the air! We'll also miss his blind arrogance and his ideological stupidity. A C- human being of Presidential intelligence? Below an F. But what does he care? His parents ought to be deeply ashamed of what he's done to their name!
While I certainly believe Bush has been a terrible President and should have been impeached, I have a grave feeling that I'll be wishing he was still president within 1-2 years.
I think the thing I will miss most after he is gone is the ability to complain about him when anything goes wrong, like getting pulled over for running a red light, I don't know how but its Bush's fault!
I'll miss all the food he put on my family. And "nucular" power.
Other than that, nothing.
Nothing. People may look to Bush's investing of billions in Africa for AIDS prevention (PEPFAR) as the one good thing he did. Well, that money came with strings attached. If you accept PEPFAR money, you cannot promote the use of condoms as a method of prevention and can only preach abstinence as a way to prevent AIDS. If there is any money diverted to family planning, the strings are tied tighter and are completely out of touch with realities in Africa. It has had a negative effect on what was becoming a highly successful prevention campaign in Uganda until they took PEPFAR money. So, President Bush, you have done nothing but harm to billions around the world....Good Riddance.
You have got to be kidding?????? This guys was a joke. He's a disgrace to Texas and the people in the state. I'm counting the days until he's out of office.......
The only thing I will miss is the ammunition he gave me to taunt my staunchly Republican friends.
Well in an email circulated it showed a photo of president Bush and a photo of a chimpanzee to prove evolution does exist. Now we'll just have to watch the Discovery Channel to keep up to date on how we evolved.
Why his command of the English language, of course.
Besides the usual responses like his parodies and such, Id like to add that what I miss most is a feeling of hope, because I really hoped... really really hoped that at least he would have been brought to justice for SOMETHING. Its funny and all how incompetent he was but come on, how conniving can he be that he was never held accountable for any of his catastrophic disasters??? One thing I wont ever miss for sure is the fear...
Actually NOTHING, same goes for "SHOOTER".
I will miss ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, except maybe for cracking up when listening to him trying to put a sentence together that makes any sense at all!!!
I'll miss the free time I had whenever he came on television. I would get so disgusted that I'd turn the TV off and take care of other business.
Lets face it people no one can really say what well miss. But i know for sure that no matter how many centuries, decades, years, or days pass that i will never forget the wrinkles on his forhead
But I will be relieved of the chronic anxiety and depression that we've all had to endure since he, Cheney, and company took office.....
Not a single thing! Good riddance!!
Absolutely nothing. In fact, I wish I could start not missing him before Obama's inauguration.
You know what I'll miss? I'll miss that moment after September 11th when he could have become a great leader and fumbled.
I'll miss all the good joke material. Buh bye Mr. Bush!!!! 🙂
I will only miss the the feeling of tension I had when I watched him speak – waiting for him to smirk at the wrong time or bumble his way through an ad-libbed response to a reporters question. I never wanted to have a beer with him and I won't miss him.
Rich – Southlake TX
All I can say is that one can never appreciate the value of Light unless he has seen Darkness before.
I have renewed faith in God thanks to Bush...in him I have seen God create the unexpected!
George Bush is the worst president this great nation has ever seen and he should have become a comdedian instead of president of the United States.
I'll say I'd miss anything, even everything about him, if it would get him to leave tomorrow instead of January. Let's start missing him right away, please, the sooner, the better.
I'll miss the comedians' parodies. What will Jon Stewart et al do?
Lets hope he leaves office quietly and doesn't cause a problem with Iran or Russa in the next couple of months. He is one scary guy and
it is astounding he was ever the Republican nominee. Why didn't his family stop him from running for President?
Nothing, Zero, Nada!!!!
NOTHING...absolutely nothing. All the things he has taken this country to, why would I miss him? I wish Jan 20 is just next week. Can't wait.
His speeches. They made me laugh
I'll miss having a president that I'm ashamed of and despise. It's going to be so strange to actually respect and admire America's Commander-in-chief.
I will miss having a president that protected the American people and did the best he could with being handed a bad presidency. We've had the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Katrina, economic melt down, two wars, an unusual number of natural disasters, fighting global terrorism, etc. But somehow we always find a way to blame the President for everything. Bush did the best he could. At the least, he taught us what NOT to do.
The comedians are going to have to work much harder now. Maybe Joe Biden can help a little, and of course now that she has national attention Sarah Palin will be a constant joy to us all. He can't get out of office soon enough ... I keep thinking that he still has one giant screw up left in him, so I am keeping my head down until January 20th.
Tony Brookly NY
I knew I wouldn't be the only one to say it! The only thing I will "miss" is the comedy that managed to be the only good to come out of two terms of stupidity! We will now have an eloquent and intelligent president, and I will take that any day over comedy fodder. I will still laugh at SNL and Dave Letterman reruns and breathe a huge sigh of relief that we made it through the last eight years.
Nothing; hopefully he will write a book showing his remorse for destroying the stature of the best country in the face of the earth-the United States of America-and his trampling of the best living document known to all of us-the Constitution of the United States of America.
I will miss the material he provided late night comedians over the past 7 years. They will now all have to work really hard to make us laugh.
1. Can't miss him 'till he's gone
2. I'll miss him the same way I would miss a migrane
3. or a hemerroid
Bushisms, hahaha, I'll happily give up those laughs for the good of the country though.
I will miss all the great SNL spoofs with Will Ferrel.
Not a darn thing. The whole world hates Americans because of Bush, I will not miss him at all!!!!!!!
Jobs is what most people will miss about George W. Bush, homes to live in. I think that is what we will miss.
I will miss his providing us with great videos of our military blowing stuff up. Other than that, Obama should symbolically pardon him for crimes against humanity.
I live in Hamilton County Ohio. In a perverse way, we owe Bush for our "color change" last night. If he hadn't been such an incredibly awful president, if he hadn't ruined the Republican "brand" beyond repair, then my county, and state wouldn't have gone blue. The Republican forces had no wind in their sails here. In four years I may miss Bush - he made it much easier to marshall the Dems to get out the vote.
The safety and security of the United States. The being able to get up in the morning and KNOW I was safe because there WAS a steady hand on the helm.
I shall miss a GOOD man. One who has been sorely misunderstood.
Unlike the Bush haters I KNOW history will be kinder to Bush than the liberal media of today.
Nothing, he should be tried as a war criminal.
His linguistic skills!
Absolutely Positively NOTHING!!! There isn't anything about that man that's worth missing...
The ONLY thing I will miss about the worst President in our history is the opportunity to make fun of him on Saturday Night Live and David Letterman.
What will I miss? The way he pronounces nuclear...made me laugh, cringe, and cry all at once. He made me work harder at articulating and communicating clearly to others. Now I will have to aspire to being as eloquent as President Obama!
Jack, every generation has that president they love to hate. My father had nixon and I had Bush. I will sure miss having someone as ignorant as bush in the whitehouse that I can blame all the problems my family and I have faced due to his very long eight year stint in the whitehouse.
Nothing. Well, maybe the wonderment of how he has not been impeached. Goodbye, farewell, aufweiderzien, so long. Don't let the door hit you when you leave.
What I will miss most about Bush is just the family lineage of the Bush family. Both father and son were in office. As well, it will probably be the last time a Bush will ever be connected to the White House. Yes, after 20 plus years, it will all be over.
What will be most missed about Bush? The Out-of-Office Countdown calendar.
Screaming at the TV.
Will Ferrell's dead-on impression.
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!! Good riddance. He can pack up now and head back to Texas.
Absolutely nothing! Judy, Louisville, KY
I'll miss most about Pres. Bush, his mispronunciation of the English language, esp. saying "nucular" (rather than "nuclear" correctly)! Good-Bye Sir
Listening to President Elect Obama last night I realized there is one thing I will miss from President Bush, the cringing I did when he spoke and the constant source of "Bushisms."
Nothing..nothing at all.
I am a 16 year old Democrat from Atlanta, Georgia and the thing I will miss most about President Bush is all of the dancing. we do not often have a President so willing and able to make a complete fool of himself in front of millions of people. President Bush... I salute you!!!!
He's one big joke and it would be funny if he wasn't the president. He needs to go and take Cheney with him. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
I am going to miss hearing the word "nucular".
Hmmm.......what will i miss?? Wait, is that a trick question???
I will definitely miss watching Bush bloopers on You Tube.
When Geo W is gone, I will miss seeing him on Saturday night live and the comments Letterman makes.
I'm going to miss John Stewart taking apart all the dumb subtleties of Bush's administration. The Daily Show, and political satire is not going to be as funny now that we have a decent President.
I'll miss Jon Stewart exposing Bush's idiocy on the Daily Show.
I will miss David Letterman's analysis of Pres. Bush's speeches. Always a great laugh!
We do not need George to come home to Texas. We understand that he will be selling his "ranch" in Crawford for a high priced mansion in Dallas.
Only the sketches they would do of him on Saturday Night Live. At least it added a bit of comedy to all this insanity.
I will only miss the blundering speeches.
I'll miss having my liberties in limbo, my economy in crisis, and my country at war. I'll miss living in fear, I'll miss domestic spying, and I'll miss being lied to.
South San Francisco, CA
Jack are you serious? you must be kidding me. well coming to think of it, he was comical.
Nothing! wish i could elaborate more but theres nothing more to it!!! !
The things I will miss most about President George Bush are the SNL spoofs about him. Not much else will make me nostalgic about his administration.
What I will miss most of all about Bush? Hmmmmmm Nothing! Except for the way that he is made fun of continuously. His silly walk. The silly way he talks and the fact he is the biggest idiot on the planet.
Really, the greatest thing about Bush is that he was legitimately responsible for all the stuff he did to us, so we could pass the buck to him without feeling guilty. Backed out of Kyoto Protocols? Bush did it. Went into Iraq for no reason? Bush's fault. It's a darn shame to lose that, but Obama's ability and integrity should more than make up for it.
I will miss hearing his misuse of words and having them used in SNL sketches....like "STRATEGERY" from the 2000 election. Poor George.
I will miss him messing up on live television, and trying to make sense of what he was trying to say.
That's easy! The ONLY thing I will miss is the Bush's Scottish Terrier, Barney!
Of course it's easy to pick apart the man's presidency, but he was trying to get us set in a good direction. It'd be interesting to see how Al Gore would have responded to 9/11, the whole table could have been reversed. Despite the fact that he wasn't our favorite president I'm sure his book will still top the list of best sellers. The man has an interesting story. The thing is there is a difference between a man who can listen to a panel and a commander and chief that can fit in amongst the panel.
I will miss Great Moments in Presidential HIstory on the David Letterman Show – and all of Letterman's other comments about President Bush. Bush was great commedy material.
His complete lack of eloquence. I can think of no other president that made as many idiotic comments as Bush. It did provide for great comedy. I have a calender with a daily 'Bush Quote'. Makes me laugh each time.
I'll miss the confidence I gain from seeing what even the most stupid person on the planet can achieve – President.
I won't miss a single thing about "W" except the material he provides for Letterman's "Famous Presidential Speeches" and the nightly laughs provided. It's "nukyaler"!!!!
I will miss Bush as someone who did everything he could to protect our country. He may have done things that we as Americans disagreed with, but I know he genuinely cares for ours and his America.
I'll miss having the feeling that I need to give an explanation or defense for being American. I'll miss those days when I felt the need to distance myself from the president and the nation as much as possible, as if being from the USA made me a global villain.
Funny, I can't think of a single thing.
I will miss Great Moments In Presidential Speeches on Dave Letterman at night. "W" was great fodder for comedy, but our country paid much to high a price for those laughs.
What will I miss about George Bush?
Nothing, Jack. Absolutely, positively nothing.
Absolutely nothing I can think of! He would have loved to become
a Dictator if he could have thought of an executive privilige that
would have eliminated our Constitution!
I will miss him most on Saturday Night Live. Same goes for McCain and Palin.
The Daily Show wont be as good as it was. I watched a bit of Indecision 08 between your coverage last night and they are already starting to hack it. Good news just isn't as funny. Oh well.
What will I miss about President Bush? Like war...absolutely nothin'!
Not one single thing.
Hmmmmm.... this is a tough one....NOTHING!!!! Good Riddance
Absolutely nothing Jack.
I will miss all those grammatical "Bush-isms", which were brilliantly summed up by Will Ferrel's use of "Strategory" in a Saturday Night Live spoof on the 2000 Presidential Debate between George W. Bush and Al Gore. It's really sad that a man who inspired our country during the 9/11 crisis will be remembered for nothing more than a handful of comedic blunders.
What I will miss about George W. Bush is probably one of the best skits on TV. David Lettermen of the The Late Show; Great Moments in Presidental Speechs. I will miss them very much. It really showed what kind of pres. Bush was. One of the worst presidents we as country helped elect into office. As we go forward hopefuly we have learned from our mistakes.
The 8 Years.
I will miss the sense of utter superiority he gave me. Good riddance.
Hmmm, what's to miss, what's to miss.... well there used to be a creature known as the Proud Republican... I think those are extinct now, thanks to Bush. Meh... actually, come to think of it, I don't really miss them all that much.
I will miss the "Chimp-o-Matic" devise on my homepage. It is a George W. Bush quote generator. Priceless.
The jokes! He was a terrible president... But let's face it, the man was great for comedy.
I'll miss the late night comedy laughs, the gaffes, and the SNL impersonations. And I'll miss Laura Bush; and the Bush twins, they seem to have grown into lovely young women, having successfully avoided being corrupted by their father (like everything else that he's been involved with).
The dog, buddy.
his funny i gotcha look, or so what, kinda attitude when he makes a decision in front the camera that all america cant stand but cant do anything about cause well... he is who we made him
I am going to miss the "Bush-isms." There were so many times that I have busted up at his gaffs. They were hysterical. But I also came to realize these laughs were a temporary release from the constant anxiety I felt since this man took office in 2000. He started as president with a questionable election, compromised his nations trust in the value of their vote, questionable wars, unwarranted surveillance over US citizens, he compromised our constitution, and garnered hate for our country around the world. He weaseled his way into office and our lives and made our lives and county worse. The laughs were not worth it, My laughs were more like weapons.
The Assault weapon ban wasn't extended during his term at least.
I will miss trying to figure out what 25% of people are smoking or medicating themselves with these day whenever hearing Bush's job approval rating stood at 25%.
Not a damn thing. He absolutely ruined this country! The world hates Americans–ask overseas travelers how often they pretend to be Canadian–or anything but American when asked! Lies, torture, war–endless war–self-centeredness, just to begin the plethora of evil that Bush has burdened this country with over the past 8 years. We went to war–in direct opposition of the frickin' United Nations!!! Bush's agenda–and what do we have to show for it? How many dead Americans overseas fighting a war that should have never been? How many billions of dollars in debt are we now that Bush decided that we would just keep pouring money into this senseless war? Enough, Bush!
Good-bye, and good riddance!
Even though I voted for Obama this time, I must admit Bush did try to keep us safe. He tried his best to protect us. Hopefully in the future, future generations can look at him in a kinder light.
I'll miss the hundreds of billions of dollars he cost the American people through misspending, no-bid contracts & outright thievery. I'll miss the 4,000 Americans who died on 9/11 because his administration wasn't paying attention. I'll miss the 4,150 or so American soldiers who died in Iraq due to his corruption & lies. I'll miss the 1,000 plus people who died in New Orleans because he didn't want to be bothered...and then lied again saying he didn't know about it. I won't miss him when the Congress FINALLY performs it's obligation and indicts him.
The thing I will miss most about President Bush is his divisiveness. His ability to pit poor against rich, black against white, religious against sensible, and political against conscious has caused America to band together and face challenges together and elect qualified, competent, unified leadership to govern our nation. His contribution to this achievement is undeniable. I only hope that his inept leadership and good ole boy appeal has awakened our realization of the truth,leadership reflects patronage reflects . I don’t want to follow a leader that reflects the least in us. Let’s pray that our leadership now reflects our patronage.
If the US can elect Obama over Clinton and MCain, all of the impossible problems we face (including social security and pension debt), seem within our bounds. And, we have all hands on deck.
We are one "impossible" energy solution away from fixing this. Yes we can.
I will miss President Bush's ability to clearly artic, articu, articula….aaaahhhh convey his messages in a clear and concise way.
I will miss the number of conversations that I have had about Bush. I will miss those shared frustrations about him and about our country with my fellow students. I will miss these things, but let it be known that these things were a suffocation of which I was most conscious. I look forward now to take direction from a new leadership under President-elect Barack Obama – a breath of fresh air.
WOW, I wonder how any of these people would feel if they had to read something like this about themselves. After they had spent 8 years of thier lives in something much like a prison (the white house) thinking every mornting about how to keep the country safe. Its people's best interest. maybe not always making the right choice but he did what seemed right at the time and most of the time the country was behind him only to change thier mind later.