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2 Months Left, Bush Says Goodbye, Quietly
158 | November 20, 2008 at 06:29 amby
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Two months from today, the White House packs up the Bush Family belongings and moves in those of the Obama’s.
And it seems President Bush is accepting the ever-nearing end of his term in good spirits.
“He’s usually in a good mood,” said Press Secretary Dana Perino on Monday.
There are no indications he’s trying to hold back the calendar as did predecessor Bill Clinton, who was repeatedly heard to say about the presidency during his last months in office that “even the bad days are good days.”
When we see Mr. Bush at the increasingly-few public events on his daily schedule, he appears upbeat and even good humored, as was the case Tuesday when he spoke to officials at the Department of Transportation.
“You have done a terrific job, as far as I am concerned. The past eight years, I have not seen a traffic jam, waited for an airplane, or had my bags lost,” he said to hearty laughter from a decidedly supportive audience.
And last week in New York: “You know, oftentimes they ask me, what are you going to miss about the presidency? And first reaction is, I say, no traffic jams in New York.”