for him and won't if he runs in 4 years. But even though he wasn't my choice,
the people of my country have chosen Mr. Obama. It's my duty now to
support him-as best as I can- and pray for him. My instinct tells me that
he very well could be in over his head-just a little.
I'm a Republican, born that way and probably will die that way. I voted for Mr. Bush twice (his
daddy, too). Like a lot of people, including my fellow Republicans, I have been really
disappointed with him. But that era is over now, and time to move on. He's just plain Citizen George now and it's time to let him rest so that the books may be written and the
library built. His was a job I would never want. To be the President of the most powerful-and
sometimes the most hated-nation in the world could never be easy. All that responsibility. He will forever be the president of September 11th, the president who botched a war.
So, on this Wednesday night, 24 hours into his presidency, I say "Good luck, President Obama.
Treat this wonderful country well. Handle it with care. It's a special responsibility that has
been given only to a very few men in it's glorious history. Make it a place we're all proud of. Make
Sasha and Malia proud of their father."
And to George. Thanks for the good things that you did for us. Get some rest. Write a book.
Take your place in history with your head held high. I don't know about others, but I'll miss you.
Sort of......Actually, I think it's Laura I'll miss the most. You're a lucky man.