January 12th, 2009
05:27 PM ET
14 years ago

President Bush requests time for farewell address

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/10/art.bush11.gi.jpg caption="President Bush will address the nation Thursday night."] WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Bush has requested time from the networks Thursday evening to deliver a roughly 15-minute farewell address from the East Room of the White House.


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soundoff (386 Responses)
  1. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    why doesn't bush just shut his stupid mouth and go away?

    January 12, 2009 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  2. BB

    I already have plans. Can't make it.

    (When is it?)

    January 12, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  3. Ken Pittsburgh

    It is time to say Good Night Gracie

    January 12, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  4. alvino

    Right in the middle of CSI. He just keeps messing up.

    January 12, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  5. ran

    I am happy I have DVD's. Why can't this guy just go away.

    January 12, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  6. Gant30

    I look forward to watching it.

    January 12, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  7. sky

    I hope he doesnt wreck my CSI...I want to see Grisoms last night.....and I could really give a rats pattottie about what Bush has to say.

    January 12, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  8. johnny

    Why????!!!! Why spoil good TV?

    January 12, 2009 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  9. BUSH BEGONE AND NOW 75% OF AMERICA AGREES, FINALLY!

    Couldn't he just send an email to the 22% that care about what he has to say?

    January 12, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  10. wes

    But The Office is on Thursday night.

    But then again, any Bush speech is full of laughs too.

    January 12, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  11. McCrazy

    Does this mean 'The Office' will be pre-empted? F

    January 12, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  12. Maggie from Virginia

    Enough bashing already... Let the man have his last words as President, please!

    January 12, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  13. MarkP

    only this guy would interrupt a new Office episode

    January 12, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  14. Charles L. Shaw, Liverpool, NY

    Does the new HDTV allow my shoes to go through?

    January 12, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  15. the idiot

    Ed@why do dumocrats still indulge in name calling and degradation of the presidency. It will soon be their man making the stupid decisions. Bush's biggest problem was trying to go bipartisan in the beginnning, not realizing at the time that Teddy Kennedy and the vacuous lefties would respond to trying to bring them in as partners in the only way their shallow minds will let them.

    January 12, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  16. Scott the Independent

    SOES HE HAVE TOO

    January 12, 2009 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  17. Scott the Independent

    DOES HE HAVE TOO

    January 12, 2009 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  18. Dave, Central Illinois

    Ah, yes, the usual hateful remarks from the Libs. So insightful, so revealing.

    January 12, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  19. ah

    he is still our president and has right to say goodbye. Can people be civil in their comments?

    January 12, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  20. Scott the Independent

    MUST HE – I MEAN REALLY WE'VE HEARD ENOUGH bs OVER THE LAST 8 YEARS

    January 12, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  21. Minnesotan

    I wonder if he'll apologize for the illegal war, rampant corruption, Trillion dollar debt, torture, erosion of civil rights, Trickle Down Economics, lies, screw ups, growth of government, Pork Barrel spending, Bridge to Nowhere, destruction of our economy, outsourcing and total failure of nearly every issue on his watch? Probably not, as he's too oblivious to his innumberable failures, as well has his status as the WORST PRESIDENT EVER!

    January 12, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  22. boered1

    why? he can send me a letter to say good bye I do not need any more of his lies about how he has done the "right" thing and a wonderful job. shut up and go away quietly have some dignity for a change

    idiot

    January 12, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  23. Jimi NY

    Please don't talk to us anymore. All we want to hear is, "good-bye."

    January 12, 2009 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  24. Surly Scholar

    Maybe he'll finally apologize for being one of the least capable presidents in modern memory (if not THE least capable). Fat chance, though.

    January 12, 2009 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  25. MikeH

    Last broadcast of his presidency and hopefully not the first as dictator.

    January 12, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
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