Out there in the blogosphere there’s a commenter I’d like to thank for this post!
This comment was left on a Think Progress article titled “White House sends memo to Cabinet officials with talking points on Bush’s successful presidency.” (LINK)
Here, then, is George W. Bush’s legacy – in his own words:
“5th Estate” Says:
From the 2002 State of the Union:
“Once we have funded our national security and our homeland security, the final great priority of my budget is economic security for the American people. (Applause.)
“To achieve these great national objectives — to win the war, protect the homeland, and revitalize our economy — our budget will run a deficit that will be small and short-term, so long as Congress restrains spending and acts in a fiscally responsible manner. (Applause.)
“We have clear priorities, and we must act at home with the same purpose and resolve we have shown overseas: we’ll prevail in the war, and we will defeat this recession. (Applause.)
“Americans who have lost their jobs need our help, and I support extending unemployment benefits and direct assistance for health care coverage. (Applause.) Yet, American workers want more than unemployment checks — they want a steady paycheck. (Applause.) When America works, America prospers, so my economic security plan can be summed up in one word: jobs. (Applause.) ”
And we all lived happily ever after!
Posted on December 9, 2008 at 10:31 am
I checked Bush’s first SOTU over at whitehouse.gov, and, sure enough, his words are recorded for posterity HERE.
Comments are the best part of a blog. Thanks, 5th Estate, for serving up this cold plate of words for Bush to eat.