Farewell, You Son of Texas, You Prince of Confusion
Quick observations on Bush’s farewell address.
He pulled out the big guns for this one. It was well written and empty of Bushisms. Too bad he couldn’t always speak off prompter or have someone whispering into his ear.
But it also felt softly defensive; he was defending his actions and his record and in the end he did us right and if we could just see that he could go out on a high note. The swaying back and forth and squinty right eye was hypnotic. Perhaps he did have a point. Maybe we misundestimated him.
I also found it a bit odd that the four people that he invited to hear is speech that night were all black. And one guy, a doctor of 60 about to embark on a tour of Iraq wasn’t there. What, was he white? Is that why he couldn’t sit with the others?
Five more days and then he’s gone. But not forgotten. His special touch to the country will be remembered. Heck, we”ll be trying to fix it for the next few years.