Bush looking forward to new domestic agenda

January 21, 2009

Former President George W. Bush says he’s got a new domestic agenda — mowing the lawn and taking out the trash.

OBAMA/He says he’s looking forward to his wife Laura’s home cooking, sort of,  and plans on relaxing Wednesday on his first morning out of the White House — making Laura coffee, skimming the newspaper, calling friends, reading a book, going fishing, and taking a walk — all before 8 a.m.

“That’s what happens when you’re a Type A personality,” he said.

At a welcome back rally in Midland, Texas, just hours after Barack Obama’s inauguration as the new POTUS (President of the United States), Bush reflected on his time at the White House.

“We came face-to-face with kings, presidents, popes and a son-in-law,” he said, referring to his daughter getting married during his second term.

Bush said he had kept the same values that he left with from the Lone Star State.

“When I get home tonight and look in the mirror, I’m not going to regret what I see, except maybe some grey hair.”

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I really appreciate Pres. Bush–He had hard decisions to make and he made them and stuck by his guns. What more could be asked? History will vindicate his presidency and we will be safer and better off becasue he was President of the United States.

Posted by phydemiller | Report as abusive

Thank you god..our prayers were answered and Bush is gone! And it couldnt have been sooner!

Bush will always be remembered.. for being a blithering idiot that was so far out of his depth for the job he undertook. We shall never make the same mistake again of appointing such a man… that was similar in many ways to a brain dead baboon to the highest office of this land.

Thanks George but please DONT come again!

Posted by David | Report as abusive

thanks for the reminder david,helps me to remember that in a country which is so obviously democrat, but because of their mediocrity they fall by the way side.rave on david.hope obama does well but the problem is not the economy, but the dem congress,not a winning team.

Posted by brian lee | Report as abusive

I don’t think so Tim!!! errrr phydemiller

Posted by debrasch1 | Report as abusive

“Pres. Bush–He had hard decisions to make and he made them and stuck by his guns. What more could be asked? ”

How about making the right decisions? Or being humble enough to admit that mistakes were made and try to rectify them?

“Making hard decisions” and “sticking by his guns” are the lowest possible bar to set a president. You clearly have low standards.

He has not made this country safer. History won’t vindicate him. He won’t be missed.

Posted by Andy | Report as abusive

Who ever disagrees that Bush is a bad President will live to regret that. Those who think that terrorist will not attack America now that Obama is president will live to see that and Obama will do nothing against the terrorist. Bush is a true politician and statsman.


Posted by Sebastine | Report as abusive

So much negativity. Bush was not an idiot. Not a great speaker, but a smart businessman. Those that criticize him forget he, like all presidents, was limited by a democratically controlled congress. How many attacks have we had since 9/11? Did you forget it was the Clinton administration that pushed Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to issue mortgages to people that couldn’t afford it? Why didn’t the regulatory authorities stop it before it could get so far? Did you not get it when it was reported that Obama and other Dems profited from it? The only idiots are those that like David.

Posted by scott | Report as abusive

Good riddance George. Enjoy that retirement home ‘to die for’. I hope you never leave it. Unless of course you’re heading to prison.

Enjoy sucking on those pina coladas. Both at home and in your jail cell

Posted by Nu’man | Report as abusive

Good riddance! I will absolutely remember you being a very very terrible president. I would not be upset if you moved to Dubai or Paraguay and never came back.

Posted by jason | Report as abusive

President Bush was delt an ugly hand at the beginning of his presidency. It changed a lot of things. But through it all he didn’t faulter on his promise of it would never happen again on his watch – that is another terrorist attack on American soil. I remember. With a Congress full of democrats he could get nothing else done. Because of his resolve to protect America, all of us have been safe. The mess of the economy, the financial crisis, and the like are bleed overs from the Clinton administration. Obama will reep the benefits of the actions Bush took during his final months in office.

Posted by John | Report as abusive

Man he is no longer the President. You people on the left got your way and got Obama in. Now can you please quit bad mouthing Bush!

I promise you if someone starts bad mouthing obama you will be quick to say give him a chance or that wasnt nice. Thats becasue the people on the left who spew the hatred never change. They want it their way or no way.

Well you now have 4 years of Obama and lets see if he screws up or not.

Posted by J | Report as abusive

To assert that Bush couldn’t get anything done because he had to deal with a Democrat majority Congress is fallacious and an outright falsehood. For the first six of his eight years in office, Bush enjoyed a Republican dominated Senate and House who rubber-stamped every piece of legislation and social cause he supported (remember Terry Shiavo?).

As to all the “problems” Bush had to deal with during his two terms, blaming them on Clinton is disingenious. Will you same people give President Obama the same consideration if he doesn’t fix everything this week? As far as I can tell, expectations are that President Obama “now owns it” and he cannot “blame anyone but himself from now on”.

I find it extremely telling about some of the commentors here who advocate Bush getting a pass because “it was all Clinton’s fault”, but Obama is not allowed to blame anyone but himself.

Posted by Susan | Report as abusive

All you republican supporters are confused. Bush had an approval rating of less than 25% which means that a VERY large part of this county (not to mention the world) found his presidency to be inept. Obama won for the most part because of Bush’s inadequacies and performance in the last 8 years. This point is not lost on the American public.

Being blatant apologists and finding everything else (democrat congress, clintons, al qaeda..santa clause!) but the source to blame is what distinguishes the 25% of deluded people that still support Bush and will inevitably follow the ultra conservative agenda to hell no matter what the consequences.

Using the argument that Bush kept America safe since 911 takes away the point that 911 happened during Bush’s watch..(but I suppose Clinton was to blame for that..or wait was that the tooth fairy?!?!).

The reason that democrats and many republicans (>75% of this country cant all be democrats!) make a point to correct what went wrong in the last 8 years is because we dont want to be let down again by an administration like Bushs. It is time to accept unequivocally that the last 8 years will never be repeated again and time to understand why the American public were taken for a ride by a bunch of thugs that sat in the White house.

Posted by Steven | Report as abusive

Finally, he’s gone.
Lets hope the war crimes trials start soon.
He no longer has the protection of the Presidency, although he did do a good job immunizing himself and his cabal. If the Haque threatens to prosecute now, how can he threaten to withdraw from NATO now?

He won’t be vacationing in Brattleburro, Vt or Germany.

The worst President , period.
Doubled the federal budget and deficit in 8 years.
Lies led directly to the killing of 100,000’s.
Turned 3 million people into refugee’s and made the 90’s Iraq look like a paradise.

“I never said Saddam attacked on 9-11″ – G.W.B.

Posted by Jim | Report as abusive

Bush lied! He said he would do everything possible to find Bin Laden. He lied about that and then lied about Iraq so he could vindicate his daddy. He should have seen 9/11 coming, he should have seen the financial crises coming, he should have seen Katrina coming, he should not have gutted no child left behind (and lied about many things there too), he should have upheld the constitution rather than gutted that, he should have listened to scientists instead of rewriting and burying their warnings, he should have listened to the American people rather than oil companies and the less than 1% ultra rich American people. He made a lot of ‘tough’ decisions. Tough yes, that’s why you read reports and listen to smart people’s viewpoint. You don’t just decide and not worry about the consequences. God almighty, how could you curse us like this. I am so glad he’s gone. And I not a liberal nor am I left of center!

Posted by JebBush | Report as abusive

Thank you Susan. I was wondering what country some of these people claiming a “Democrat-controlled congress” were living in for the past eight years.

Posted by John D. | Report as abusive

We welcome you Mr. & Mrs Bush with open arms to the great state of Texas! Thank you Mr. Bush for keeping us safe after 9/11. And for staying to yourself.
Also, can’t wait to checkout your library which will be built on the campus of SMU here in Dallas. Again, welcome to the great red state of TEXAS!!!!

Posted by DavidinDallas | Report as abusive

President and Laura Bush are truely class acts.

Posted by Dawn | Report as abusive

The person that just became POTUS will end up having the title of the “VERY WORST PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. IN HISTORY!

Jimmy Carter must be thrilled to know that he will be the runner-up in the worst President in history category.

Those of you Bush haters are going to wish we had someone like him in office when we get attacked again. Bush is an honorable man. Did he make mistakes? Yes

Did he use the Oval Office for personal sexual satisfaction? NO!

Did he do what was necessary to protect this country? Yes

Did he have failures? Yes.

But he is an honorable man who loves his country unlike the socialist dictator now in office and his criminal cronies that he has appointed to his cabinet.

Posted by Steve | Report as abusive

Bush is by far the very worst president in our history. He took an strong economy and put it in the biggest hole since the depression. He took our government that was doing it’s job and paying off the debt and turned it into a government that could not longer function along with record breaking deficits. Bush took the greatest country in the world and destroyed our earned reputation as the leader of the free world. Bush was a plague on us and the whole world.

Posted by Chet | Report as abusive

For Bush being such a horrible president, Obama seems to be taking the contrarian view. He is continuing many of Bush’s policies because he knows Bush made the right decisions.

Campaign talk is one thing, real life is another.

Posted by TC | Report as abusive

The anti-Bush whiners never stop. Thank God we had an honorable man willing to do the right thing. For the dolts who think Bush – or any President – has a significant affect on the economy, go back to school.

Posted by John F | Report as abusive