January 7th, 2009
12:23 PM ET
5 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. John in Ohio

    Like a dog with tail between legs.

    January 7, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  2. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    THE WORLD WILL BE DANCING IN THE STREETS WHEN BUSH IS GONE. WORST PRESIDENT EVER.

    January 7, 2009 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  3. Griff

    Why is it I could... But CNN couldn't.... Barack Obama will go down in History as America's Destruction..,.. He will have all the Problems!
    No other American President as had his Problems.... They were not Muslim. Not Black. Most not Ambition Green....

    January 7, 2009 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  4. Cori from Colorado

    Jan 20th will be the most wondrous day we've had in 8 years. Good riddance Bush.

    January 7, 2009 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  5. Ken in Dallas

    Too late, Noah, this Liberal nut bar already had his say, so... 3, 2, 1, B–e me.

    January 7, 2009 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  6. Michael, Houston Texas

    Okay Jan, name 8 things the GWB has done put this country in a better place. And I am a very moderate independent, so much for your lib attack theory, Noah and Jan. Jan you either obviously are joking or you must be an inmate that has not been in the real world in the past 8 years.

    January 7, 2009 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  7. Mick in Mesa

    Do ya think he can leave this afternoon instead?

    Just leave the keys to the WH under the front door mat, I'm sure the Obamas will find it....

    January 7, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  8. Jake Paterson, Fairfax, VA

    He's going to Waco? How appropriate.

    January 7, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  9. Shane

    WISH HE COULD LEAVE SOONER!!!!!!!! WHAT AN IDIOT. THANKS BUSH FOR TRYING TO RUIN OUR COUNTRY.

    January 7, 2009 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  10. facts are facts

    Maybe he still has time to start another war before the 20th and judging from some the blogs it just might be civil.

    January 7, 2009 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  11. obama-mama

    Heeee Haw...Must be nice to be rich rich rich....

    January 7, 2009 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  12. Erik S.

    Wow, you people are so immature, you think Bush makes the U.S. look bad? Take a look at some of the comments on CNN and then think who really looks like the idiot. For goodness sakes, GROW UP.

    January 7, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  13. They pushed the envelope

    The paper cowboy.Go back to the state of your birth,Conn.

    January 7, 2009 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  14. Jeff Brown

    "Jan" said...

    "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!"

    I say...
    "Jan, it's idiots like you who are to blame for putting the idiot in office"!

    January 7, 2009 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  15. Judy Miami Fl

    Texans – you still have a chance – maybe his plane will go through the Bermuda Triangle and he'll never be heard of again.

    Obama/Biden

    January 7, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  16. dr.mimi de la cruz

    MIGHT I HUMBLY SUGGEST ALASKA.

    YOU & PALIN CAN KEEP AN EYE ON RUSSIA &

    YOU CAN KEEP AWAY FROM OUR EYES AT THE SAME TIME.

    January 7, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  17. Gil

    Thank goodness we will be free of bush once and fore all. The sooner the better. Do we have to wait?

    January 7, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  18. zzzzzz

    @ Proud Americans
    Don't lump all Texans in that village. All Texans don't want him back either.. especially in Dallas. He's not a true Texan anyway.

    January 7, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  19. arc, Lugano CH

    The “welcome home event” in Centennial Plaza should be at The Hague.

    January 7, 2009 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  20. Robert

    They should fly him straight to the Hague to be tried in the World Court for criimes against humanity and/or war crimes. Cheney too.

    January 7, 2009 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  21. Borris

    Thank You President Bush for your service. You did an admirable job during a very tough time in our history.

    You are to be commended and thanked by All Americans for your service

    January 7, 2009 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  22. SG in SD

    Don't let the door hit you on the way out!!

    Good riddance!

    January 7, 2009 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  23. REAL-EYES

    Take care George. We know that you had help doing all the damage. You were just following the instructions given to you by the evil ones. You had a choice to deal w/the scrutiny of the public, or the wrath of the string pullers.

    January 7, 2009 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  24. Bob

    Joe buddy, by mid July you'll be singing a different tune.

    January 7, 2009 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  25. Travis

    Can't we just place him into a Wylie Coyote-ish slingshot and launch him through the air out of Washington?

    January 7, 2009 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
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