“Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.”

— William Shakespeare from Romeo and Julie

President George W. Bush gave his farewell address on Thursday evening. The final address to the American people was broadcast by every major network, but who was really watching and to the point, who really cared what W had to say as he steps off the stage none too soon.

Bush summarized his presidency, which has the highest disapproval rating since Dick Nixon, as one that has prevented any terrorist attack on American soil for seven years.

Earlier in the week, Bush faced the press one final time and became defensive when questions focused on the Iraq War.

While it will be left to historians to outline the accomplishments and the missteps of the Bush administration, most Americans are ready for change.

One might say, anything is better than what we have had. Whether Democrat or Republican, the desire from something better is expected and desired.

We can only hope as Barack Obama takes office an atmosphere of hope will spur our country back to greatness.

Bush’s 13-minute speech symbolizes how few accomplishments can be touted and the need for a quick exit.

A song sung by the von Trapp family in the movie “The Sound of Music” is how we now sum up W’s presidency.

“So long...farewell...auf weidersehen goodbye... goodbye...

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