Monday, January 19, 2009

Dubya's Last Day

Well, the day has finally arrived. George W. Bush's last day of President of the United States. It's a day many feel couldn't come soon enough. In fact when he gave his last TV address last Thursday, I was among those worried that he might decide to stay and pull some sort of coup (see dictator remarks in previous post for why). Outside of him pimping the horrific tragedy of 9/11, there wasn't much to see.

It's somewhat ironic that his last day falls on Martin Luther King Day. Both are controversial figures for completely different reasons. However while Dr. King caused controversy for trying to move this nation and humanity somewhat forward, Dubya managed to try to push humanity back to a simpler, more willfully ignorant, scarier time.

So how do we say bye to G.W. Bush? I don't know. I'm just glad this long national nightmare is over. The next four years may bring their own set of problems, screw ups, and things that have to be challenged. However, I don't think things can get much worse than what we've been through.

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