Monday, January 12, 2009

President George W. Bush's last White House press conference

A classic President George W. Bush joked, laughed, and talked through his last press conference this morning from the White House, thanking the press corps for being there even though he did not always like what they had written. That was generous of him considering he was, for the most part, standing in a shark tank.

The range of topics was amazing ... his openness in responding was typical George W. Bush. For fifty minutes the president called reporters by name and responded to their queries ... a class act that is typical of the Bush family, offering a look at the behind-the-scenes President who is easy going, laid back, and somewhat of a prankster.

As the President spoke to reporters, I couldn't help but reminiscence about my two sisters, my mom, two nieces, and SWAC Daughter in that very press room when we "played press conference" complete with photos standing behind the podium ... those are precious memories of a President whom I have admired throughout the years. I had opportunities that will probably never present themselves again ... meeting the President on several occasions, attending events at the White House on several occasions, roaming the hallways of the Old Executive Office Building ... good memories that are seared into my brain.

It also brought back a sad memory ... Press Secretary Tony Snow who passed away before the President left office. He is missed.

The President ended by saying, "I wish you and your family all the best. God bless you."

Thank you, Mr. President, for protecting the American people and for your service to America. May God bless you.

Fox News has coverage.

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