January 7th, 2009
12:23 PM ET
11 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. Stacy

    I haven't agreed with everything that Bush has done while in office, but he's kept our country safe and for that I'm thankful. You may not like how he did it, but he lived up to his promise....no attack on our country.

    Obama better be of the same mindset or we will see another attack before his done. If so....please let it be Hollywood.

    January 7, 2009 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  2. Rainy

    Everyone should throw a shoe in front of his motorcade as he leaves for the airport......

    January 7, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  3. AlanBTR

    Goodbye Mr. Bush!! I'll miss you like I miss the flu!

    January 7, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  4. Hope for the future

    When you leave the White House, don't let the door hit you on the way out. On the other hand, maybe it should. Maybe, just maybe, it will knock some sense into you.

    January 7, 2009 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  5. Cori from Colorado

    @ Mike in Dallas, just curious – why didn't you vote for McCain?

    January 7, 2009 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  6. John

    Thanks you for keeping us safe Mr. Bush. Enjoy the rest of your life in Texas with a clear conscience knowing that you served our country well.

    January 7, 2009 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  7. sick n tired

    Hope they don't forget to invite all 8 of their friends!

    January 7, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
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