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. gregory james

    i find it hard to beleave this man went to harvard the y should take his dipolma away from him i swear he dont have one its fake his daddy paid for it in the worse way... get it!!!!

    January 12, 2009 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  2. chuck

    Would it not be better if he just fades to black. Or in this economic environment maybe he should fade to red.

    January 12, 2009 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  3. MARY

    The President deserves respect. You don't have to like someone but he is our President and that office deserves respect. To all of you and you nasty comments, give Bush the respect you want for Obama.

    January 12, 2009 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  4. MARY

    The President deserves respect. You don't have to like someone but he is our President and that office deserves respect. To all of you and your nasty comments, give Bush the respect you want for Obama.

    January 12, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  5. RCLGuard

    Don't the East Room door hit your a$$ on the way out.

    January 12, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  6. Splurge

    15 minutes? How fitting.

    January 12, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  7. heathme2003

    Go away, go away, go away!!!

    January 12, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  8. Pam Holt Los Angeles, CA

    I hope they refuse his request. No one wants to hear what he has to say, let alone 15-minutes worth.

    January 12, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  9. Vee in Ohio

    George Bush...

    please.. Please... PLEASE..... Just go away.

    You've done more damage to this country than any other President or person in history. the next words from you should be heard in a courtroom while you're being brought up on federal charges.

    January 12, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  10. Max, Sugar Land, TX

    ... and good riddance!

    January 12, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  11. kayla

    HE NEEDS TIME. WHY? THEY COULD NOT FINISH WRITING HIS FAREWELL SPEECH.

    January 12, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  12. Tonya

    Well Mr. President it was good knowing ya, I have one question, How long do you think it will take P.E Obama to get us out of the mess we are in, I wrote down all the things Obama has to do and I ran out of ink do you think Mccain can let me use his pen that he has to veto all the bills that crosses his desk.....It will take God and the help of Mosses to get us out this mess........

    January 12, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  13. HB IN LA

    Mr. President just go quietly...

    January 12, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  14. scdemocrat

    Hey as much as I may dislike his policies he is OUR President and he is LEAVING. Give the guy a break for 15 minutes. Soon to be PRESIDENT Obama would want us to show him the respect due the office.

    January 12, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  15. Cwisty

    Good Riddens!!!

    January 12, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  16. Dov Berkman

    This is our President and whether you like him or not, you should have the decency to listen to what he has to say. I'm sure Barack Obama will.

    January 12, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  17. trn

    After he's done attempting to speak they should load him up and ship him off to the Federal Pen. And lose the key once he's safely locked away.

    January 12, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  18. hdf

    Farewell and good riddance! The end of the most tragic & costly error in our nations' history. He belongs right next to James Buchanan.

    January 12, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  19. Alan

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ....

    January 12, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  20. Alex Prasad

    I'll watch. The man transformed the middle east for the better and will be remembered as courageous, whether or not you consider him misguided.

    January 12, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  21. bgriff

    It's a shame that people in this country don't have more respect for our out going Commander-In-Chief. He hasn't done the worlds best job but he has done the best he can. I'd like to see some of these folks making these comments try to run the country better . . . . I want to see CSI too but I have enough respect to watch what he has to say. He's had to deal with allot and I think it will be interesting.

    January 12, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  22. MDH, NM

    I will be busy there is some paint I need to watch and make sure it dries properly.

    January 12, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  23. Psychotic moron

    the fool just doesn't get...he has bumbled and lied his way through the worst presidency in modern history....Left with a surplus, he leaves us with 2 wars, a trillion dollar deficit, fewer civil rights, My pet goat and a republican party left in shambles. Now he wants to go on all these silly talk shows and revise history. Hey Georgie, you are an idiot and a drunk..... figure it out...go sulk away to Texas and let us bring our country back to how it was before you cheated your way to the presidency.

    January 12, 2009 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  24. JC

    GO AWAY!!!

    January 12, 2009 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  25. David M.

    You should have closed the borders 5 years ago and brought the troops home and invested our tax payers money in infrastructure and technology with an agenda of self-reliance.

    We could be winning the battle with trade and sanctions, instead you took it personally and ruined all of us!

    Take care and may God really Bless us now!!

    January 12, 2009 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
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