Skip to comments.Bush: ‘Change’ coming to Washington
Posted on 11/05/2008 8:30:38 AM PST by BGHater
President Bush said Wednesday that he promised his full cooperation to President-elect Barack Obama in their phone conversation on election night.
Bush also reflected on the history-making race, which for the first time propelled a black man to the countrys highest office.
No matter how they cast their ballots, all Americans can be proud of the history that was made yesterday, he said, adding, Many of our citizens thought they would never live to see that day. This moment is especially uplifting for a generation of Americans who witnessed the struggle for civil rights with their own eyes and four decades later see [that] dream fulfilled.
Bush acknowledged the historical gravity of the moment, saying that were embarking on a period of change in Washington.
But he also warned that there are some things that will not change, as he sought to assure the country that he would continue to keep the nation safe during the transition period.
The United States government will stay vigilant in meeting its most important responsibility protecting the American people, Bush said. And the world can be certain this commitment will remain steadfast under our next commander in chief.
Bush said he will continue to conduct the peoples business as long as this office remains in my trust, but he said he will keep Obama informed as the 43rd presidency comes to an end with the country fighting two wars and in the grips of an economic crisis.
Outside the White House, where on Tuesday night thousands gathered, cheering and chanting Obamas name, the crowds had returned to the smaller, more subdued groups of tourists.
The president said it will be a stirring sight to watch the Obama family move into the White House, and he knows that millions of Americans will be overcome with pride at this inspiring moment that so many have awaited so long.
Bush said he extended an invitation to Obama and future first lady Michelle Obama and said he looks forward to welcoming them as soon as possible.
The president also spoke of his conversation with defeated Republican candidate Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), saying that hell continue to make tremendous contributions to our country.
Just leave already Bush
Well......I propose all Freepers to send a penny by mail to the White House when Ho-Bama is sworn in. Hehe.
George W Bush...what an idiot....
Bush still believing nice words will get him somehwere.
I am not amused
Evil walks the land
In the boxing world, if Republicans were a fighter, the experts would say we “have a great chin and know how to take a punch.” Unfortunately, boxers have to throw some punches every once in a while in order to have a chance to win the fight.
Damn it! Let’s start throwing some haymakers!!!
Wow, will Bush ever get it?
Obama and the Congress are going to drag him and folks in his administration through show trials for the next eight years.
Most likely, W will end up in jail
On the campaign trail, Biden said they would put Bush on trial.
Can Bush pardon himself? Can he pardon his administration, then resign and have Chenny pardon him?
Shut up el presidente Bush!
“Bush still believing nice words will get him somehwere.
No, not clueless, a true Christian who turns the other cheek.
The Bush Legacy is President Elect Barack Hussein Obama.
I voted for George twice and he still was better than algore or effin’ Kerry, but what in the World is he using to think with?
I voted for him twice too.
Dear Dubya: just shut your chili-hole, you worthless POS sellout. You failed your country. Go die in obscurity.
Bomb Iran and Syria while you have the chance, Bush. The peacenik about to take your place doesn’t have the nerve for it.
Save Israel! Save America! Take out the nuclear centers!
Exactly. I saw that in Gov. Palin as well. They both live their Faith.
That's such a wonderful strategy when you are representing 300+ million people.
Did you really say that? Bush, just shut up and go to your ranch like a good boy.
must be back on the sauce....
As I've posted before, IMHO, Bush knew that the type of conflict called for here would weaken his ability to WIN the WOT. This was especially true of his need to maintain enough support to continue the battle in Iraq. He had to make a choice and, consistent with his character, he chose as his highest priority "Victory in Iraq". He gave up his popularity and he did not fight the conservative battles that many Freeps would have liked. But, he won the war in Iraq. It may be lost in the future, but at this point it is all over but the shooting. AQ has shown it's true colors in Iraq and has been rejected by the Sunni masses. History, unless it is all written by the left, will recognize this. Again, IMHO
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