Congratulations to President Barack Obama.
Those of us on the center-right respect you as our President, but have profound differences with you on policy. We hope to have a respectful, but vigorous, debate in the future about free markets and the size of and scope of government.
We must focus on civil discourse and use facts and logic to solve the problems before us. Wit, irreverence, name calling and distortions can brighten our days, but should not be used as a substitute for public discussions on public policy, which is all too common on the Internet and blogs, and especially on Kansas political blogs.
As President Obama was being sworn into office, the official White House web site changed.
Minutes before that change, the White House web site showed a picture of President and Mrs. Bush welcoming President-Elect and Mrs. Obama to the White House.
We all must hope for the good of our country, whether we’re on the left or the right politically. We must only hope for the best in the historic change that has just occurred.
- Bush White House web site preserved, National Archive, Feb 2009.
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