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. raf

    Dustin:

    Ironically, it's spelled "grammar". Read your third sentence, then apply it to yourself.

    January 12, 2009 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  2. john

    just go away youve done enough to bring our country to its knees

    January 12, 2009 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  3. chuck

    dan in nm@ WHAT DID YOU HAVE FOR BREAKFAST TODAY.ARE YOU SMOKING THE SAME DRUGS WITH GWB?

    January 12, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  4. xavier

    Dont let the door hit your butt on the way out W.

    January 12, 2009 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  5. Angi's mom

    Can Bush make it a 15 SECOND farewell?

    January 12, 2009 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  6. Larry

    Most of the Democrats will not be watching because I doubt if President Bush will be specifically addressing the gay community.

    January 12, 2009 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  7. Larry in TX

    The networks should give him the time – 14 minutes to form a complete sentence and one to tell us all he knows, delivered roughly in 15 minutes.

    January 12, 2009 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  8. John in KY

    T0: Decent American
    No we're not weak, just tell it like it is in KY!
    Proud to say he never got a vote of mine! people are fed up with his
    incompetence and cohort in crime Cheney.
    The oil men's term has come to an end!!!!

    January 12, 2009 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  9. Noemi in Los Angeles

    This should have been Gore's farewell speech. Imagine how better off we WOULD HAVE been. Yes, yes, I know, I'm clinging to the past. So what, Bush is still clinging to the belief that he saved us anyways.

    January 12, 2009 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  10. bushisuseless

    I usually do not respond. I loved J Deans response. If you are going to bash anyone on their grammer, please spell check before you hit submit. These days, many people use "lol", but I actually did laugh out loud when I read his post. He voted for Obama, which really does not suprise me.

    The same way your spelling of grammar and surprise didn't made me wonder why you voted for Bush Dustin. Please stop taking some talking pointers from your idol. Whoever accepted him from Yale must had received a large check fat check from daddy bushie

    January 12, 2009 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  11. Pat J

    I look forward to it, Mr. President.

    January 12, 2009 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  12. DO LET THE DOOR HIT U ON YOUR WAY OUT!!

    WE DON'T CARE!!!!!! JUST GO FAR FAR AWAY, AND TAKE THAT OTHER LOSER PALIN WITH U, IDIOT!

    January 12, 2009 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  13. mark

    AFTER ONE YEAR OF OBAMA, WE WISH WE CAN HAVE YOU BACK, TRUST ME. THANKS FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE. GOD BLESS.

    January 12, 2009 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  14. Home of the Free

    That's 15 minutes of your life you can never get back. I would rather watch paint dry. Idiot

    January 12, 2009 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  15. mark

    yes, i too think President Bush deserves a third term: in prison

    January 12, 2009 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  16. Popcicle

    A little less vitriol folks. The end of this Administration is near. Let the formalities play themselves out and make room for what will hopefully be a transformational change in American governance and reputation around the world. Gitmo will soon be gone and the healing process will begin. Hope for the future and work toward healing the past. There is too much to be done to perpetuate the pettiness and hostility. This is the time for progressives to show how to lead and accomplish. So please, stop using the Rove play book. It did not work for the current party and it will undermine the future. In short....give it a rest and be prepared to stop yammering and work toward accomplishing.

    January 12, 2009 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  17. Neutral

    Only history will tell whether or not he is the worst President. So far he is far from it.

    January 12, 2009 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  18. SM

    "As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil they set out to destroy."
    from THE JUDGMENT OF THE NATIONS by Christopher Dawson.

    This sums up Bush's legacy, and from what I read from his supporters, they have bought into the evil as well.

    January 12, 2009 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  19. Ula Nejad Sacramento, Ca

    He sure did bring admiration from former Presidents for changing the oval office rug. Vinaka vakalevu(thank you in Fijian) President Bush for bringing back the dignity of the office. And you will always remembered for your informal style of leadership that keeps people grounded to earth. Come Jan 20th, we the people can expect to be high on hope . God bless President Bush and God bless America.

    January 12, 2009 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  20. Yvette

    An arangutan would have done a better job! Let's dispense with the formalities... off to ABUGRAIB with you Bush! You and your entire gang of thieves and liars!

    Would've have loved to see those shoes KNOCK YOU OUT!

    Now hit the road chief! The village awaits their IDIOT!

    CNN U ROCk!

    January 12, 2009 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  21. Jeff

    Are the laws that apply to the rest of us restored to him...or does he get to continue to ignore them, and/ or make up his own?

    Good luck getting an audience for future speaking engagements ...perhaps your mom, dad, and stupid neo-CON brethren will show up in support.

    Also, try drinking again...HEAVLY...perhaps you will make better decisions that way. Start in New Orleans...they 'luv 'ya there.

    January 12, 2009 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  22. Jeff

    I guess you just can not fix...IDIOT.

    January 12, 2009 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  23. Jonathan Buchanan

    Wouldn't when the helicopter takes him and Laura away on January 20th be "farewell" enough??!! We don't need 15 minutes of "air time" to see once again how much of an idiot this man is (he's already given us 8 years of proving it)!!

    January 12, 2009 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  24. Carl from MI

    One last chance to attempt to rewrite history.

    Too late, Dubya... time to go down in history as the worst President ever!! He should just own up to it...

    January 12, 2009 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  25. bob in LA

    Unless it includes an apology for his mistakes, his lies and his total lack of management, then we've heard enough from him.
    Just walk away George, we've put you to the side. why give us another reasonto comment on how bad a leader you have been?

    January 12, 2009 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
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