Digital News report- Tonight President Bush addressed a room of around 250 invited guest called his “Fairwell Address,” which was also broadcast across the nation. He reflected on addressing the nation on September 11th, the Iraq War, and restated his belief that his actions have helped protect America from another terrorist attack, which he said was our biggest threat. He stood by his “tough decisions” that he made through his presidency, despite the fact that people may not have agreed with them. He also addressed the armed forces and stated that it had been an honor to serve as their President for the past eight years.
Bush expressed his pleasure with the new Superior Court Justices. Chief Justice John Roberts was nominated by President Bush to replace Sandra Day O’Connor, but upon the death of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, Bush withdrew the nomination and nominated him for Chief Justice instead. President Bush also nominated Justice Alioto to the Supreme Court.
He described his actions on the economy as taking, “decisive measures to safeguard our economy.” He also said that, “All Americans are in this together. And together, with determination and hard work, we will restore our economy to the path of growth.”
This will be the last public appearance with the press until he greets President-elect Obama on inauguration day. He wished Obama the best of luck and said that it will be a, “moment of hope and pride” for America. “Standing on the steps of the Capitol will be a man whose story reflects the enduring promise of our land.”