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. laura

    Bye Bye Georgie ... now no need to go on tv.

    January 12, 2009 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  2. LS, Austin, TX

    Good to know it is going to be on Thursday – Now I know when my 'once a week' shopping day will be for the week.

    Thanks CNN for the FYI.

    January 12, 2009 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  3. S Callahan

    Who knows, he may tell you something you have been waiting to hear.
    Give the guy a break, he is leaving office, he is/was your President whether you agreeded or disagreed with him...show some respect!

    January 12, 2009 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  4. Pam

    There's got to be something better on than that. Maybe there's a Hee Haw rerun I can watch.

    January 12, 2009 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  5. Nino

    I wonder if he will make any confessions?

    January 12, 2009 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  6. Bararck Obama, still just B.O.

    Glad to see all the idiots commenting. I needed a good laugh.

    I'll look for all of you when things start going south for your chosen one. Oh wait, they already have.

    January 12, 2009 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  7. dr.mimi de la cruz

    I WOULD GIVE HIM 8 SECONDS

    TO SAY WHATEVER HE WANTS.

    January 12, 2009 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  8. Ola

    Zzzz...

    January 12, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  9. decent american

    "Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength."
    Eric Hoffer

    you guys are weak

    January 12, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  10. WIlly Brown

    Thank you Mr. President for keeping the USA safe these past 8 years. I only hope Obama and the democrats can do that for one day.

    January 12, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  11. Roberta

    Hey, leave the man alone! He tried, not effectively, but he tried. I rather enjoyed McCain's concession speech so Bush's farewell address could be good.

    January 12, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  12. Tylenol666

    NOOOO He's gonna ruin my NBC Comedy Lineup! Just do a You Tube Clip or something, sheeesh

    January 12, 2009 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  13. TCM

    Hey...way to go Americans...snub your nose at the one that kept us safe so you could enjoy your DVDs, CSi, etc....had Bush not taken the battle to the terrorists, you might have been practicing light and noise discipline just to keep your family safe. Such shallow, spoiled Americans the liberals, media, and democrats have made, to make such comments. Obama's done nothing for this country but disrespect it, and you can't get your nose far enough up his crack....

    January 12, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  14. Karl Rove

    I heard he plans to read "My Pet Goat" under a "Mission Accomplished" banner and wearing a "codpiece". With any luck we won't even see Cheney's lips move!

    January 12, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  15. bill

    amen to all the above.just shut your lieing mouth and go to hell where you belong.bush i am sick of your face get lost. FOOL

    January 12, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  16. Former Republican

    AMERICA LETS SHOW BUSH HOW MUCH WE THINK OF HIM.

    ***************AMERICA LETS NOT WATCH.********************

    January 12, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  17. Griff

    Away to Go! Mr Bush.... Does America know what it like to be stuck in another Country: Thousands of Miles away Fm NYC; in 2001....
    You Don't.... Figure's!! "A Generation! You forgot about America....

    January 12, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  18. HiFi

    Your 15 minutes of fame are over....too little and too late.

    January 12, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  19. j

    Please, just go away Mr. Bush. The sooner you're gone, the better.

    January 12, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  20. NYHillary

    See ya and don't want to be ya.

    January 12, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  21. David Goldman

    HOW MANY WAYS CAN WE SAY

    "YOU JUST MAKE US SICK"

    THIS IS LIKE A RAPIST INSISTING YOU LIKE IT.

    WE DON'T LIKE IT & YOU MAKE US SICK !!!!

    January 12, 2009 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  22. rich

    Which part of GO ALREADY does he not understand?! I have plenty of shoes in my closet that might get him the message if he likes. After 8 years of him, I dont want to hear another word from him or see his monkey jestures. He should be speaking to the Haige instead.

    January 12, 2009 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  23. Stacey, California

    I'm curious to know how many viewers will tune in.

    January 12, 2009 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  24. John

    This will be the least watched show ever. I hope they tell him no.

    January 12, 2009 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  25. Jack in Florida

    Enough. Please go away quietly.

    January 12, 2009 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
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