Yes, I say it now, though it’s not yet official. I’ll be at work tomorrow morning when it all goes down, so I won’t have the opportunity to blog my best wishes them. But it’s also applicable because this post is two-pronged.
First, I’d like to grant best wishes to the current President, George W. Bush. Though I did not always agree with him, I think he did what he felt necessary to best serve the country. Some of those measures are, of course, debatable, but I won’t get into them here. Yet, there is no doubt in my mind that he had done many great things, least of all keeping the country safe since 9/11. He has been my President for eight years, and I’d like to wish him well in his future endeavors.
Second, I’d like to wish a successful term to the incoming president, Barack Obama. There are trying times ahead, sir, and I look forward to seeing what solutions you and your team come up with to solve them. I also look forward to respectfully opposing you where we disagree, because a good and healthy democracy necessitates the debate. In less than 10 hours you will be my president and so I wish you good luck.
More thoughts later today.