January 7th, 2009
12:23 PM ET
6 years ago

Bush heading to Texas on Inauguration Day

The President and First Lady will attend a welcome home event in Midland, Texas on Inauguration Day.
The President and First Lady will attend a welcome home event in Midland, Texas on Inauguration Day.

(CNN) –- The White House said Wednesday President Bush will go directly to Midland, Texas after leaving Washington on Inauguration Day.
 
White House spokesperson Dana Perino said the President and First Lady Laura Bush will leave Andrews Air Force Base, and fly to Midland for a “welcome home event” in Centennial Plaza on the town square. They will fly on one of the jets he used as Air Force One during his presidency, though it will have a different designation that day.
 
Midland was the site of his send-off rally when he left for Washington before taking office in January 2001. The president lived in Midland as he was growing up, and it is the first lady’s hometown.  
 
The President and Mrs. Bush will then fly to Waco, and go to their ranch in Crawford for the first night after leaving the White House.


Filed under: Inauguration • Laura Bush • President Bush • Texas
soundoff (183 Responses)
  1. Tony

    GOODBYE and GOOD RIDDENS!

    January 7, 2009 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  2. Newport News, VA

    I thought this day will never come. Thank God!!! Do you need help packing Mr. President? I can have a convoy of Uhauls up to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in no time. Good riddance.

    January 7, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  3. Al, NY NY

    Midland Texas should be wiped off the face of the Earth for being the launching point of this bumbling buffoon's reign of error

    January 7, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  4. Polar Bears Against Palen

    George W. Bush – all hat, no cattle.

    January 7, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  5. Joe PA

    Just go now. why wait two more weeks. Trust me no one will miss you.

    January 7, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  6. DIZIZI31

    What? He didn't book the Blair House!! Bush knew this day would come no big deal 8 years and you're out. It's not like he's leaving the job broke or without medical coverage for the rest of his life.

    January 7, 2009 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  7. Todd

    Click...Dial Tone....Goodbye!!!!

    January 7, 2009 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  8. Polar Bears Against Palen

    George W. Bush – all hat, no cattle.

    January 7, 2009 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  9. Newport News, VA

    Where'd he get that hat from?

    January 7, 2009 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  10. Proud American

    So If I understand this article Midland wants this Idiot back? Now that speaks volumes for Texans. it must be a village thing.

    January 7, 2009 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  11. Barb

    I expected to hear him say "I'm goin to Disneyland..ha huh" I'm sure going to miss the laughter he gave me on Youtube!

    January 7, 2009 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  12. Matt

    don't come back

    January 7, 2009 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  13. Laverne

    Good riddings!

    January 7, 2009 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  14. chuck

    I HOPE TO HEAR FROM THEM NO MORE. THE BUSHES ARE ALL CRIMINALS.

    January 7, 2009 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  15. Vic

    What a wonderful day when he leaves. This country is ready for a real president!!..Fly away on BONE HEAD1.

    January 7, 2009 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  16. Ken in Dallas

    Do we have to take him?

    January 7, 2009 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  17. Jan

    Good Luck, President Bush and thank you for 8 years of hard work against all odds–you will be known as one of the Great Men in the future! Can't wait for the libs to spew their hate on this article..after all, they have freedom of speech thanks to you and others like you!

    January 7, 2009 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  18. Noah

    Cue the Liberal nut job posts in 3, 2, 1 .....

    January 7, 2009 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  19. Eugene

    Rats. We had a hot bucket of tar, a big bag of feathers, and a long hard rail all ready for him in D.C. for his trip out of town.

    January 7, 2009 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  20. California Gold

    Waving good bye to you along with millions of other happy Americans.

    January 7, 2009 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  21. Arkansas Undertaker

    Thank the Lord! I cant wait until January 20. Its not coming fast enough!
    And by the Grace of the Lord, we will never ever have another Bush in the White House in the Future!

    January 7, 2009 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  22. Michael, Houston Texas

    Good. I would have made him walk back to Midland.

    January 7, 2009 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  23. totally neutral

    YAY.
    Now all we gotta do is convince Mexico to take Texas back.

    January 7, 2009 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  24. Lyndon from CA

    Goodbye and Farewell, only thirteen days to go.

    January 7, 2009 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  25. northside irish

    Wouldn't a more appropriate "welcome home" be in Connecticut as he's actually from there?

    January 7, 2009 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
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