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Bush’s Final Message

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.

Bush's Note to Obama

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

Write Bush's 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 in the comments, or send it to me via the contact page.

I’ll start.

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

One Comment

  1. The made-up note at the top brings my mind to a different topic regarding President Obama’s inauguration…. My partner looks at Obama’s election with mixed feelings. Granted, he sees the momentous time in history of electing a black man to the Presidency of United States. However, he also sees how the “white man” (a.k.a. GWB) has screwed things up so badly with the war and economy then leaving it to the black man to clean up the mess.

    There is a lot of doubt how well any person can clean up the mess that Bush made. The worry for my partner, is that Obama (and consequently, black folks) would be seen as incompetent in spite of the difficulties. From this angle, it seems to be yet another hurdle for black folks to jump through in a similar way that the Tuskegee airmen participated in a program designed for them to fail.

    From another angle, the election of Obama isn’t really a vote for the black man as much as it is a vote against the incumbent. Would Obama even have a chance if the situation isn’t nearly as dire as they are?