Terrance Heath

Bush's Final Message

Filed By Terrance Heath | January 28, 2009 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Media, Politics
Tags: Bush legacy, economic policy, Hurricane Katrina, Iraq, meltdown

You know that tradition that started with Reagan, where the outgoing president leaves a note for the incoming president, in his desk drawer?

Well The Progressive has an exclusive of Bush's note to Obama.

Well, that'd be nice. Wouldn't it? I mean think of the time, money, energy, and hot air that would've been saved by making that simple statement, instead of going on that delusional magical mystery legacy tour.

I mean, it's not like that would have begun to cover it. But at least it would have been honest.

But that's not what he really wrote.

President Bush wrote a private note to Mr. Obama Monday and left it in the top drawer of the "Resolute" desk in the Oval Office, reports CBS News correspondent Mark Knoller.

The White House will only say the theme of the note is similar to what Mr. Bush has said since election night about the fabulous new chapter Mr. Obama is about to start, and that he wishes him the very best, Knoller reports.

"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," White House press secretary Dana Perino said Tuesday.

During his last moments in the Oval Office, former President Ronald Reagan scribbled a note for his successor on a notepad with a turkey insignia that said "Don't let the turkeys get you down." He, too, slipped the note in the presidential desk for his successor, President George H.W. Bush.

So, in what is perhaps a useless attempt at making Bush honest, I came up with an idea: Let's write his note for him.

Write Bushs Note to Obama

Edit in Picnik..

Here's the idea:

  1. Click the link above to edit the photo in Picnic.
  2. Re-write the note with what you think Dubya would write if he were honest.
  3. Post your image or just post your rewrite in the comments.

I'll start.

If I get enough responses, I'll even post a slideshow of some of the better re-writes.


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Dear Barack,

Um, I forgot to pardon a bunch of people. Can you handle this for me? I told them all they're off the hook and I don't what I'll do if they find out I forgot.

Love, George