Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Bye Bush

Bye, asshole

Bush's time as president has finally come to an end. And so begins his new life as an internationally hunted criminal defendant desperately trying not to end his days in the Hague alongside roommates with names like Ratko and Slobodan.

Some people were moved by Obama coming in.

(Photo: He's all yours now, Laura. )

According to AP, Bush left a note in the White House for Obama. Dana Perino was mum on what was in it, saying only that "the theme is similar to what he's said since election night about the fabulous new chapter President-elect Obama is about to start, and that he wishes him the very best." Which will probably be Dana's last lie.
So what was the last sentence spoken by Bush before he left. No word on that, but here's a few of our best guesses...
"That stain was there when I moved in."
"You mind if we go out the back door?"
"Is Johnny Cochran still alive?"
"No tonic, I'll take it straight."
"Those pushy black people want the house, too?"
"I thereby pardon myself."
"Somebody plug in Dick Cheney, it's time to leave."
"Oops, my bad."
Angry white guy says goodbye

Turns out it was harder saying farewell to Bush than we'd thought -- or at least for Dick Cheney, who was so overcome that he may have nodded off.
As for the speech itself? This sums it up:
"There is legitimate debate about many of these decisions. But there can be little debate about the results."
On that, we all agree.
Other than that, it's strange that Bush's presidency was book ended by plane crashes into New York City. The outgoing one seems appropriately happier than the first.
So for those that weren't nodding off during the speech, what were you thinking?....

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