Monday, January 19, 2009

To My President



GOODBYE, MR. PRESIDENT..

Thank you for your service to this country.

Of course I do not agree with everything you have done in the 8 years you have been in office, but I respect you as an honorable and good man, who always did what he felt was right for this country.

Thank you for your strong and courageous response when terrorists attacked our country in 2001, and for never losing your resolve to fight the war on terror.

Thank you for always honoring our military, for being a good commander in chief and keeping the respect of your men in uniform.

Thank you for choosing Dick Cheney to be your vice president.

Thank you for choosing two excellent men, John Roberts and Samuel Alito, to serve as Supreme Court justices.

Thank you for keeping your promise to cut taxes.

Thank you for never responding in kind to the brutal and vicious attacks that you have had to endure day after day for all the eight years of your presidency.

Thank you thank you thank you for making the decision to commute the sentences of Scooter Libby and border agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean.

And thank you to Laura Bush for being one of the most gracious first ladies we have seen in this country in many years.

It is appalling, Mr. President, that you are leaving the presidency with no proper dignified farewell from this nation, for every president deserves this from the country he has served. My great hope is that history will judge you kindly.

Enjoy the retirement that you and Mrs. Bush have earned. And please know that some of us will miss you greatly.

God Bless you, Mr. President. Peace be with you.

4 comments:

WasSoggyInSeattle said...

Well said Sharon. It is a great shame that President Bush is basically being shuffled aside and with so much celebration - not of his presidency (after all, he is the president that brought down Hussein's regime is he not?) but of his 'finally' leaving office. I think its an embarrassment for all Americans.

And let's see... Obama is president now and Bryan & I still don't have jobs. HAHA Where's my job or at least my part of the wealth he promised? OK, that was tacky and I apologize.

Thank you President Bush for serving our country so admirably and to the best of your ability. Let's all pray that President Obama can/will do the same.

Jenny said...

Very well said. Amen.

Kris, in New England said...

Thank you Sharon - very well said indeed.

Buck said...

Yup. Agreed with all the rest of your commenters: Well said, Sharon.