I didn't exactly think I would miss W. Sure, I voted for him in 2004. Do you remember who he was running against? Honestly, I always thought Kerry came across as a hybrid between Herman Munster and Maury Povich. Without their charisma. As far as the Bush years, I thought the first term went great. Second term, not so much although I was a big fan of the surge. Hated TARP, but it looks smarter all the time (with the exception of AIG). Needless to say, I wasn't expecting an emotional reaction to this video, but darnit if I didn't tear up a little. I guess that's what a post-American, neo-socialist, wannabe celebrity occupant in the White House will do to you - it makes the low-key Texas cowboy persona seem fresh again. It's almost enough to make somebody wonder - Is Obama a Karl Rove plant to make Bush look good?
Over-the-top exit question: Is Bush the Next Reagan? Will we watch old footage of him at Ground Zero with a lump in our throats? No doubt Republicans will welcome W with open arms at the next presidential convention. I'm predicting a five minute standing ovation. Can't wait to watch Keith Olbermunch and Richie Maddow's reaction.