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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  1. vincent - phoenix

    Um... maybe just write us a note???

    January 12, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  2. Erik in Real Pennsylvania

    Shhhhhhh. . . Mr. President. Don't say anything. Just leave in peace.

    January 12, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  3. dale

    I hope he tells y'all to suck it.

    January 12, 2009 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  4. Irene

    The "Decider" has made yet another bad decision........

    January 12, 2009 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  5. J. Dean

    FOR THE LAST 8 LONG YEARS, THIS IDIOT DID LEARN NOTHING. EVEN HE DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO SPEAK OUR ENGLISH LANGUAGE. HE INDEED ACCOMPLISHED NOTHING. ZERO PLUS ZERO IS EQUAL ZERO.
    DURING THE LAST 8 YEARS, WE WITNESSED NOTHING BUT THE GRADUAL DECLINE OF GEORGE BUSH'S ADMINISTRATION. ONE DISASTER FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER DISASTER UNTILL THE TOTAL MELTDOW OF THE HOUSING, FINANCIAL, INSURANCE, POLITICAL AND HIS FOREIGN POLICIES. BOTTOM LINE, THIS IDIOT STARTED HIS PREDISENCY WITH LIES AND IS ENDING HIS "REIGN" WITH TOTAL LIES. I JUST WONDER HOW HE WILL BE SLEEPING AT NIGHTS WHEN WE DID NOT HEAR HIM ACCEPTING THE KILLING OF OUR OVER 4220 YOUNG AMERICAN HEROES, THE BEST OF OUR MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN WHO WERE KILLED BECAUSE OF GEROGE BUSH'S MISGUIDED DECISIONS AND LIES.
    YOU LOOK AT THE GACE OF THIS IDIOT AND YOU CAN EASILY CONCLUDE LIES WHICH WILL FOLLOW ANOTHER LIST OF LIES.
    CANNOT WAIT TO SEE THIS IDIOT OUT OF OUR SACRED PLACE, THE WHITE HOUSE.
    SHAME ON GEORGE BUSH AND ON ALL WHO HAVE THE SAME ATTITUDE TOWARDS OUR GOVERNMENT AND OUR BELOVED COUNTRY.
    GEORGE BUSH THE ONLY REALITY AND THE BEST STATEMENT WE THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA AND THE PARENTS, FATHERS AND MOTHERS, HUSBANDS AND WIFES, SONS AND DAUGHTERS WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU IS, """"" YOU AND YOUR DECISION OF INVADING IRAQ WAS THE DIRECT CAUSE OF ALL THOSE AMERICAN MILITARY HEROES WHO DIED BECAUSE OF YOUR GROSS LIES""""""".
    SHAME ON YOU. MAY YOUR GUILT BE YOUR ONLY LEGACY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, IF THERE WILL BE A PLEASANT LIFE THAT YOUR WILL HAVE AFTER YOU DESSAPEAR FROM THE WHITE HOUSE.

    January 12, 2009 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  6. JM

    Just wait until Obama is president for a while. You think that we have a mess now, you have not seen nothing. Your pay check will go for taxes, gov. regulations will put the country out of business, The United States will become the UNITED WORLD. President Bush is a good man and has protected this country well. Lets see what peole are saying in about 2 years from now.

    January 12, 2009 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  7. Joyce

    George Bush is still our president, and as such, he deserves our respect. If you don't want to listen to him speak, then don't. I am an Obama supporter, but George Bush is my president until Jan. 20.

    January 12, 2009 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  8. Sophia in Canada

    I will suffer for the 15mins if it means he won't write a book.

    January 12, 2009 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  9. cf

    Bush doesn't need to place his mug on my television in order to get outa town! He can leave this minute for all I care. God help us for ever having that man in Washington, anyhow.

    Unless he is willing to admit Iraq was a colossal mistake, that Katrina was a huge crime against humanity, that outing Valerie Plame was morally wrong, that practically every word he said as president was a lie... well, I just ain't interested in hearing his so long, fare-the-well, goodbye y'all.

    Just get on the bus and leave town as soon as possible.

    January 12, 2009 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  10. mstercor

    i am not a bush fan, but i feel he desreves his last 15 minutes of fame to say goodbye, or whatever it is he wants to say.

    January 12, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  11. Sophia in Canada

    Do you think he will be announcing that he will be joining "Joe the Plumber" in the war zone.
    Oh boy, oh boy – two for the price of one.

    January 12, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  12. bgriff

    Good point Ernie . . . . apparently all these folks think they could do the job better, I guess they think it's easy or something. They are probably the same folks who elected Clinton, and we all know how well that turned out! One of these dasy this country will learn to respect others.

    January 12, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  13. believe

    good bye president bush, have a good life.

    January 12, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  14. cswpurgeon1@cfl.rr.com

    Farewell Bush. Go enjoy your payoff and fade into obscurity. You didn't care what anyone thought for 8 years..why bother now?

    January 12, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  15. Kim Ohio Independent mom

    I actually feel a little sorry for Bush. I think we did the best HE could. I also think that a lot of Americans loved him in the beginning too. I wonder how long it will take for the media and Americans to turn on Obama.

    January 12, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  16. Sophia in Canada

    Trying to steal the spotlight from the recession are you Mr. President?

    January 12, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  17. Kim Ohio Independent mom

    I actually feel a little sorry for Bush. I think he did the best HE could. I also think that a lot of Americans loved him in the beginning too. I wonder how long it will take for the media and Americans to turn on Obama.

    January 12, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  18. dyellon md

    to Dan in NM. you should change your name to delusional. The only sane people that wish he had a third term are the late night comedians that get an easy laugh just by mentioning his name. A third term?? to further destroy this country? And you think he would get reelected with an approval rating of 29%????

    January 12, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  19. gichaba

    While you're all quick to part some unflattering shots at Bush, it was you that re-elected him to the White House. Those disasters were well underway in 2004 and yet Bush significantly widened his lead from 2000 to re-sit in the White House.

    For all his shortcomings and general incompetence, one thing he wasn't and isn't is inconsistent. We knew what we were buying; the merchandise now sits in our living rooms.

    Deal with it and be more prudent in your next shopping outing.

    January 12, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  20. Roger

    There are lies, damm lies, then there are blog writers !! CULTS- Cussing – Uninformed – Lazy – Teachless – Socialists. Give us some subtance. Hyde Park Sunday debates, not elementary school retort .

    January 12, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  21. Patriot

    Thanx Mr President for keeping Americans unsafe on 911, during Katrina, letting the maniac muslims escaped to 'breed up' in Pakistan, and for keeping unsafe the tens of thousands young Americans who lost lives, limbs and mental health in your PERSONAL& UNPROVOKED Iraq bush war.

    January 12, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  22. Kevin

    Who cares! Goodbye and good riddance...

    January 12, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  23. Jeff From Jersey

    15 nano-seconds will be too long!I'd rather watch Julia Child getting drunk on an old re-run than watch the "Idiot President" "no see much" that he did wrong except maybe sometimes "speak too strongly" every once in a while.

    JUST GO HOME YOU DESPICABLE LITTLE MAN!

    January 12, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  24. AIR-TIME 4 W

    I request air-time for his trial on charges of war crimes and treason.

    January 12, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  25. Joanna

    Like any of us will watch.

    January 12, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
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