January 13, 2009

Tonight's LKL: The President and First Lady!

Posted: 03:46 PM ET

Just one week before an historic inauguration, President and Mrs. Laura Bush look back at eight years in The White House! bushs3And at what's ahead for the Obama administration!  Larry interviews the first couple from The White House Library, tonight on "Larry King Live," 9 p.m., ET.

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bilal TEXAS   January 13th, 2009 4:08 pm ET

hey larry.
where is the democracy mr president?

Thad Crump   January 13th, 2009 4:21 pm ET

Mr. President. You have received flak over the response to Hurricane Katrina. Could you not have Larry King play , The Hurricane Director;s Comments on Sunday Night before the Katrina hit on Tues and see what Mr Mansfieild said warning the residents of New Orleans. This will prove that the Residents were notified in plenty of time to leave. He is retired now and I forgot his name

Linda   January 13th, 2009 4:36 pm ET

George Bush needs to go out quietly, he has made a mess of this country and our standings in the world. Whatever happened to the good old days when Presidents got impeached for their wrongdoings?
He is a joke and you should not have him on your show.

Joan M.   January 13th, 2009 5:34 pm ET

Dear President Bush and lovely Laura;

WHile I appreciate your loving relationship and the president's good taste in choosing a wife I must state here that I am appalled that you became president by a supreme court decision; neglected the massive intelligence available concerning the planning of 911 and stood stunned at the news the day it happened. I am dismayed that you didn't use the opportunity of the unity in our great nation after the attack for the betterment of the U.S. and that you divided us again in a misguided war that you bamboozeled us into. I resent the fact that you have alienated us from our allies. I resent your excuse for poor relations with these allies as protecting our soil when you had ample opportunity to do so when you first took office before the attack. Unfortrunately you were too busy making sure your oil cronies, the enron folks and the banks were able to loot our coffers while you were busy constructing a tax cut for your rich contributors. Then to add insult to injury you attempted to privatize social security to really get us all sold down the river. I am disgusted with your re election and your obvious misunderstanding of what it is to be a christian; a sober christian at that. There were 12 steps for a reason Georgie boy prez. I am thoroughly glad that you are leaving office and going to join in with the rest of the U.S. to rebuild the trash heap you left behind. LIke it just happened huh? and you had nothing to do with it? Get real. GEt out of denial. It isn't a river in Egypt.

virginia Hill   January 13th, 2009 5:57 pm ET

Want to just say to President and Mrs. Bush, we will certainly miss you and I feel you've done a wonderful job. My husband a retired 30 year man, had respect for your father President Bush, but he never lived to get to see you and how awesome you have handled our country. God bless You and yours and God bless America.
This will be a very sad day to see you have to leave and whats happening but may God be with us all.
V. Hill

Joe G.   January 13th, 2009 6:22 pm ET

Sometimes forecasting, planning and public relations fall short. Sometimes people are just prone to fall on their faces and that’s all right because somebody has got to do it. But I have never seen anyone reign through all that shredding, defrauding, bailing and catastrophe over catastrophe and never break a sweat. Regardless of its merit, I can only guess that Bush learned something in these past 8 years. And that much less can be said about that other 53% of the population who just most recently voted for Obama. The idea of untainted free willing public perversion, butchering of innocent children being the price for the key to Americas riches and prosperity does not sit right with me. It all reeks of rotten stench, failure, despair.

Erika   January 13th, 2009 6:36 pm ET

The Bush Family,
I was wondering if you all actually read your Christmas cards or does someone else read them? I have enjoyed receiving a follow up letter each year after sending you all one.
I pray you and Laura peace and happiness. Thank you for serving our country!

Pricella from nyc   January 13th, 2009 6:50 pm ET

I always love yr’s show. never miss it. But I am very disappointed by the CNN covering Gaza conflict. When there are so many people dying and CNN covering very little. No one has any right to bar any foreign reporter to get in Gaza unless they wanna hide something.
We will love to see the true picture of the innocent victim and their suffering.

D. Caruso   January 13th, 2009 6:52 pm ET

Ask this misguided individual if he really thinks he's done a great job? In his recent news conference, he got irate over comments on katrina's lack of fed gov't help along with a few other items. Ask bush if he is self-righteous or just delusional?

Mary Liz Sente   January 13th, 2009 6:57 pm ET

I don't think they should be moving back to Texas. Maybe they should go to Iraq and see (first hand) how wonderful Democracy can be. This is the worst 8 years of American History and I hope I am around when they start "Teaching" it in the public schools. I am a American Citizen and being so makes me feel ashamed now. I also think Mr. Bush is not interested in the "truth" and that is shameful.

Niel Nill   January 13th, 2009 7:00 pm ET

George Bush is one of the greatest statesmen I have admired in recent times.I totally disagree with the war in Iraq and may be Afghanistan and above all the economic disaster the US is going through as a result of his policies.

But I admire his bravery,courage and stamina not only as the President of the United States,but also as a man who stands by his word though the whole world might be against him.Every one should put themselves in George's position if they were given wrong intelligence information,and how was he supposed to react after 9/11 and constant threats ?Take a break an think for a while.

George you remain an icon and the world would always remember you and may be history would prove you right.Laura you have a task of cuddling him and keeping him safe.

And lastly,George I have your Medal of Bravery,Courage and Stamina,I wish I could hand it over to you today as you handed yours to your closest allies.But be re-assured,I would preserve your medal till the day I am opportune to hand it over to you.

George Goodbye, be strong as ever cos thats what will keep you alive.


muzna sarwat   January 13th, 2009 7:22 pm ET

what i think personaly about him,he is not a bad guy,only thing, he is ignored and not aware of the situation and the problem,he was not ready to be a president,but system of democracy is that we can not say to a person that due to lack of knowledge, you can not stand for a president,and it is part of our system that even a best democracy can elect a worst a president and a dictator can be a best president. he himself belief that he has done nothing wrong,and he is not responsible for all the bad things happening,half of the problem is solved if you just recognize the issues. Good luck world!

Mike, Zephyrhills, FL   January 13th, 2009 7:30 pm ET

I was proud of you the day after 9/11 and to actually see tears in your eyes in the oval office made me have goosebumps and a great sense of pride.

Mike, Zephyrhills, FL   January 13th, 2009 7:36 pm ET

Mr President,

Will you support Immigration reform now and be a strong advocate for it?

Here in FL many illegals have most of the jobs in construction, road building etc... I also notice when im in the grocery store many pay for food with food stamp cards and then go load it in a new vehicle, sometimes a Cadillac Escalade?? Now this is not right!!

I fear that our new stimulas package that has billions for infrastructure and it should , those jobs will be given to illegals. Whom do not pay taxes.

I hope you take this up as an issue and help get reform and employers who hire them need to go to jail.

Please Help!! Thanks and dont run any red lights!!

Mike, Zephyrhills, FL   January 13th, 2009 7:38 pm ET

I want to know why Bankers and loan officers all over the country are not be held accountable for bad loans?

We are bailing out banks and to me rewarding bad decisions and fraud.

Banks now do not want to disclose where the money has gone? WhY?

Mike, Zephyrhills, FL   January 13th, 2009 7:40 pm ET

Mr President,

Do you believe Ronald Reagan's Trickle Down Economics Policies are failures now?

Mike, Zephyrhills, FL   January 13th, 2009 7:42 pm ET

Mr President,

Why is the Saudi's shutting down a Refinery ? our friends?

Mike, Zephyrhills, FL   January 13th, 2009 7:45 pm ET

Me President,

I have one great admiration for you, that is the Love for your Father and Mother. I see it in your eyes and expressions. To honor thy Mother and thy Father, a great commandment.

Mike, Zephyrhills, FL   January 13th, 2009 7:47 pm ET

Mr President,

Are we to look forward to a George Bush , BBQ Sauce? or Beef Label?

Mike, Zephyrhills, FL   January 13th, 2009 7:49 pm ET

Mr President,

I hope in the future that it will be possible that facts about why you done what you did during your presidency come to light and sheds a positive note on your decisions.

Mike, Zephyrhills, FL   January 13th, 2009 7:51 pm ET

Mr President,

Knowing that Saddam tried to kill your Dad and the love you have for your father . What was it like seeing Saddam hanged by the neck?

Mike, Zephyrhills, FL   January 13th, 2009 7:54 pm ET

Mr President,

Torture can lead to good information, and can lead to bad information too. Saying anything to stop pain!!

For me, Id torture anyone I had to to protect my family or my home, thus our country.


Mike, Zephyrhills, FL   January 13th, 2009 7:57 pm ET

Mr President,

The ENRON scandal was as bad as we see now, Ken Lay was a friend of yours, right? As Governor where their signs of problems with Enron or was this just like Madeoff?

Some even believe Ken Lay is alive somewhere, the immediate cremation and the secrecy of it does tend to lead to a conspiracy.

Mike, Zephyrhills, FL   January 13th, 2009 7:58 pm ET

Mr President,

What do you really think of Michael Moore?

Steve M., Northfield NH   January 13th, 2009 7:59 pm ET

Mr, President,

I have heard you state on at least two occassions that you regret that there were no weapons of mass destruction found in Iraq.

While there were a number of now discredited intelligence reports that supported the existence of an Iraqi WMD program, there was also considerable intelligence that indicated that Iraq had neither a stockpile of WMD's nor the capicity to manufacture them. Do you also regret that you and your advisors dismissed that intelligence out of hand and ridiculed the competence of the UN inspectors who were proved to be right, or is it only that the weapons didn't exist that you regret?

Mike, Zephyrhills, FL   January 13th, 2009 8:01 pm ET

Mr President,

Whats wrong with a national healthcare system like France has, or England? arent we paying more and getting less?

We pay for it in many ways as it is. Add em up and think it pays for itself!

Mike, Zephyrhills, FL   January 13th, 2009 8:02 pm ET

Mr President,

Did you ever just tell Cheney to leave the room?

Mike, Zephyrhills, FL   January 13th, 2009 8:05 pm ET

Mr President,

Why pardon Scooter Libby? and are we to expect any unpopular pardons? i.e ... Rove, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Wolfowitz, etc...?????

Mike, Zephyrhills, FL   January 13th, 2009 8:08 pm ET

Mr President,

Are you a good BBQ'er? and whats your specialty?

Mike, Zephyrhills, FL   January 13th, 2009 8:11 pm ET

Mr President,

Id like to thank you and Mrs Bush for allowing C Span and others to do specials on the White House . It allowed I believe many of us , like myself to make it more personal, like it is surreal and not above or Castle like.

Mike, Zephyrhills, FL   January 13th, 2009 8:14 pm ET

Mr President,

Today when you gave out the Presidentail Medal of Freedoms, it is very evident that the office of the presidency has meaning and can still humble leaders of foreign lands.

Mike, Zephyrhills, FL   January 13th, 2009 8:19 pm ET

Mr President,

Goodnight, and Goodluck!!

Johan   January 13th, 2009 8:19 pm ET

Hi Larry,

I am just wondering how much an inauguration costs? (security, food and beverages, guest flying in from all over the country, the effect on traffic in the city, electricity, etc.)

Is it not possible to keep the ceremony to a minimum and instead use the money to help the people in need. Donate the money to organisations that is helping the American people; simply: save it for a rainy day.

Recently, there was some criticism on how the three heads of auto mobile companies where travelling in private jets. They were simply spending too much money, especially as they were in great need of money – why not show the American people and the rest of the world that "a change we need" is actually implemented on the first day in office?

Thanks for a great show!

Nicole Boudreau   January 13th, 2009 8:34 pm ET

President Bush, definately a leader, let all those who point fingers walk a day in your shoes. You were dealt a bad a hand, and made decisions that you thought correct, I commend you for standing up against terriorism to protect your people. Good Luck.

RG   January 13th, 2009 8:47 pm ET

We would have wished that the two terms were affirmation of the goodness that USA stands for.

GL   January 13th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

He was first told there were no weapons of mass destruction (by Richard Clark and Valerie Plain's husband) and he rejected the information and asked for a different report. He's not mad at the 'people who told him there were no WMD's, because they were just doing what he told them to.

Gabriela Farias   January 13th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

Dear President Bush:
Thank you so much for protecting and defending the life of the unborn children in America. You have saved lots of lives and helped lots of mothers. We are proud of you and we are going to miss you.

joanne from Sudbury ontario canada   January 13th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

As a Canadian I honestly have to say that we are very happy to see George Bush's term come to an end. What affects the U.S. also affects us in Canada... BON VOYAGE!

Casanova   January 13th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

Mr. President there are many people who believe that the government is aware of UFO's. Can you tell the American people the truth before you leave?

Judith   January 13th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

President Bush,how can you be in denial and say all was done fast when hurricane Katrina hit?Nothing was fast.It took 2 whole days until some of the people receive help.Many were still on roof tops for a week begging for help..Kids and elders were without food along with the sick without meds.All you have to do is recap it and look at the clips of the dates.Thousands are still not back in their homes and not all rebuilding is done.The rebuilt is done in small towns were the people themselves because they were tired of waiting.The Fema trailers are toxic tin cans.No President Bush,these people that live here in the USA were not help fast enough so why the denial many of us do not undertand.

The war.When you found out there was no Mass Destruction that was the day the American people shouldn't have been there.Nam War was a Political War and the Iraq was Your War dragging us in.How many soldiers were killed along with ones burned or disfigure.How many innocent died?How much money was spent each month that could have been spent right here at home with bridges,dams,water pipes that is so old and in Dire Need of repair.

What about Walter Reed?How long was that a mess until to get something done it had to hit the press?

You gave Paulson in charge of the $7 billion and he nor the banks are telling or will not tell who got what,how much and for what except a leak was out with the CEOs lining their pockets with millions.There were no hearings before or after the 1/2 money was spent.Who should be accountable for that?Now you Mr Bush and Paulson wanted the other half of $350 billion.Are the American people crazy for not being on tv to say no.The politics go to Washington and work for us but many of us feel it's we that work for you in Washington.

We are to take cuts in pay or lose jobs while Congress received their over $4,000 increase.Congress people (if) they feel they work for the people should have had a hearing saying they are going to freeze their increase along with taking cuts.

Cheney had a cocky attitude and you too a bit about who ever agreed with you both fine and who didn't well that's their problem.Many families have gone down hill.Many elders received less in medical
along with less in medicare.When Clinton went out a person on medicare could be in the hospital 120 days which an old person would need.When you came in it went down to 20 days paid then after that ins pays or one gets out of the hosptial.

srao   January 13th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

I am soo pleased that I will be calling you for the next 7 days! In either case, I am rellay surprised that you still feel and want others to believe that Iraq was worth fighting for. We all supported your decision to fo to Afghanistan after 9/11, but you were sidetracked because of your hawkish VP and your other advisors.

I sincerely feel that US went to Iraq to make amends of our failure in capturing or kiiling Bin laden.

I hope that the new President will correct all the errors that happened in your terms.


Ed Simms, Phila., Pa.   January 13th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

President Bush (again) mentioned how well the surge has worked. Please ask him why he didn't commit the troops that the military said were needed at the onset of the invasion? Thanks.

Jerry Sun   January 13th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

I was angry with George W. Bush before election.
Now I just feel sorry for him and our nation.
The job is well over his head...

angela   January 13th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

I absolutely can not listen to this man GWB, I will have to watch QVC tonite instead.

Michael Olotu   January 13th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

I feel sorry for this man. Its not the decision to go to Iraq that troubled Americans or the citizens around the world. it was the how the decision was made and communicated to Americans and the world. Bush indifference and inability to self-reflect is the reason why people became antagonistic against him.

Jennifer DelMonaco Massachusetts   January 13th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

What will be your legacy?

Anna Gladstone   January 13th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Mr/Ms Bush are in denial, they remind me OJ Simpson who really believed he did not kill his wife. In spite of all the data, info, etc they still believe he did the right things (Iraq, Katrina, economy, you name it).
When will they start feeling a little guilty of what they did to this country

Judith   January 13th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

President Bush why are those 3 mexicans who did their job on the border still in jail.You know the ones that shot the drug deal,rapist.
They were doing their job and never should have been sent to prision.
Why aren't they pardon???????   January 13th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Stoomzee's support of George W. Bush, rests primarily on the belief that he is of a good nature, spirit and sincerely and absolutely dedicated to the practices of integrity and justice for all. His decisions are made in judgment upon technological and scientifically generated equations, intellectual thinkers, people and friends he trusts because they make -sense- and with his inherent simple good values and common sense – and what he truly feels to be correct and in the best interest of everybody, Americans and Internationals, with our country and the entire world at heart. He is simply a sensitive, thoughtful, warm, generous and devoted hard working individual, husband, father and president of the United States, who if you might just imagine, has devoted so many hours, days and years of his private life, giving so much time and energy serving the interest of each one of us, securing our private life, through the office he holds, which is not as easy as one might think, or understand...
"Nobody is perfect, George, but if your well intended and informed, you will be loved.
We appreciate your service Mr. Bush."...KTM GEORGE WALKER BUSH

Brian Lauvray   January 13th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Lets not waste another minute even discussing or listening to this worthless President. Let's look ahead and work with Obama for change!

leslie   January 13th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

yes laura bush i would have rather seen un resolution after un resolution or just about anything other than the war that happened. it blows me away that you assume the american people feel the same selfish crazy way you and your husband. moor bad everything on both your parts.

AL TRAUTMAN   January 13th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Good riddance FOR NAFTA AND CAFTA, Hurricane Katrina and Rita, You're the most inept president in American history.

Of course,I can't blame you entirely for being stupid, I am too, I actually voted for you (THE FIRST TIME).

I didn't realize that yoou and Kerry were CFRists and Skull-n-BONERS.

That explains why you helped put OBAMA in the Whitehouse and pushed the CFR goal of the NAU.

Jesus blessing to your mess-ups..

Ellen   January 13th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Jan 20 won't come fast enough. This man will not take responsibility for anything. And seems to be living in his own little world without any clue to how he bungled the country. And how Mrs. Bush says we have forgotten the pain of 9/11. Where is she getting that thought from? She didn't lose anybody on that day. No one has forgotten and I'm appalled that she even said that. Jan 20 just won't get here fast enough.

ivan morse   January 13th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Ask Pres Bush what IRAQ had to do with 9-11

RANDY lee   January 13th, 2009 9:22 pm ET


Kelli from Tampa   January 13th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

What has happened to this country in the last 8 yrs. finacially is criminal. The greedy Wall Street, insurance companies, CEO's should all be in jail now, and yes there needs to be regulation x 100!!
The fastest growing population of homeless are single women with children and it is getting worse by the minute. Housing has become unaffordable. In my city there are literally thousands of luxury condo's that are now sitting empty with "bankupcy" signs on them. Who did they think could afford those.?..Jeb allowed that. I want these idiots in jail! We did not need terrorists to devastate this country-just greedy Republican's who are beasts.

ivan morse   January 13th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

ask bush, what did sadaam husain have to do with 9-11

srao   January 13th, 2009 9:24 pm ET


You have been brainwashed by Dick Cheney and others like Bolton and others, you are not willing to accept the truth.

I give up now and will watch CSPAN!

Hope you realise that all the decisions you made listening to other morons were stupid

Good Bless you!

Ellen   January 13th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Respect is earned and honesty is part of that....

Adi Dana   January 13th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Larry, I would like President Bush and Mrs. Bush to tell me how they sleep well and sound at night when our world is in such turmoil. I would like to know if they have any idea how an army wife sleeps at night while her husband is deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan in harms way. I would also like to know how they would feel if their daughters were deployed to Iraq to fight a war that should not have been waged to begin with. Also, why didn't their daughters join the army, navy, or the marines?

Thank you!,

Army Wife

Brian Lauvray   January 13th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

The worst president of all time.

Maher   January 13th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Mr. President,

Israel has murdered 300 Palestinian children in the past 2 weeks. Doesn't that bother you at night?

John Stevens   January 13th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Hopefully President and Mrs. Bush's holdings were not invested with Mr. Madoff and his Ponzi Scheme!

Sue   January 13th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Please tell President and Laura Bush ... thank you for your years of service to our country. President Bush has remained a man of conviction and integrity. He has put the protection of the United States as a top priority and has sought to uphold laws that are for the best of our country. He has kept above the fray of what can be nasty potitics and treated others with respect and dignity even in the face of undeserved criticism. I am thankful for his leadership and pray for God's blessings on the Bushes.

Brian Lauvray   January 13th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I am amazed that anyone on this blog could support President Bush!

Kelli from Tampa   January 13th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

commit a crimanal act and you make less that 100K= jail
commit financial terrorism and you are rich= staying at home in your 7 million dollar penthouse or 200 acre estate.
Jeez I am so proud to be American!

Peggy Stackwood   January 13th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Still wonder why the purchase of 97,000 acres were purchased in Paraguay by the George W. Bush family and still wonder why Dick Cheneys' "Haliburton" is now based in Dubai. What is it they know that they have to take "home base" outside of the United States?

Peggy   January 13th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

President Bush!! That man is so cocky. No wonder he is so hated. He puts the blame on everybody else. He acts like he's the cat's meow.

ivan morse   January 13th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

I cannot believe tha Larry K is not asking the real tough questions: to wit: Condaleza and Colin both said prior to 9-11: "IRAQ does not have capability to deliver WMD's to USA: therefore, "what was threat of IRAQ to USA? other than Sadaam sent individuals to kill his father? Why did we invade IRAQ? Do you really think it is possible to establish democracy in middle east?

Marcye RN in Georgia   January 13th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

What has disturbed me over the last 8 years is the Presidents lack of action on a number of issues. It seemed to me that all his advisors were more in charge and knowledgeable about the government than George Bush was. He got briefed from them rather than him being the one who knows. His haste to risk the lives of our military and his continued support of his own ill fated info has been a sore spot with me. Finally just days before he leaves office he admits all his mistakes. Why? And as if all this past stuff wasn't enough he has yet to name his Pardons. Give me a break. I do not think the president has the right to pardon people who have gone through the judicial system and been judged guilty and just because he can he gives them a get out of jail card free. One last thing, Ms Bush is a charmer and a lovely lady. She is such an asset to George. They seem so different in their ways. But they do have 2 lovely accomplished daughters to be proud of. Best of luck as they leave office, I only wish he had left years ago.

Dorothy   January 13th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Mr. Bush

So long, farewell, GOODBYE!

Ken in NC   January 13th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Mr. President, please pardon the two Border Patrol Agents that are in prison now.

Kelli from Tampa   January 13th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Dubai owns most of Las Vegas now too.

Brian Lauvray   January 13th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

I am amazed that anyone on this blog could support President Bush!!!

Robbi   January 13th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

I'm sorry, but this man and his wife are either delusional or consummate fabricators. GW your ratings were well into the 20's long before the financial crisis. You took us into war under false pretenses and kept us there for as long as you were in office. Mother's are still losing children because of you. You have been proven to be the worst president in our modern history. You've brought us nothing but pain, woes and hardship, both here and abroad for your entire presidency. Yet you and your wife have the unmitigated gall to try to justify, smugly and without sincere concern, for the tragedies you leave us with now. No one is better off than they were 8 years ago, except you and your cronies. I thought you would at least leave gracefully....

Cynthia Lindsay   January 13th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

I would just like to say, I think you treated the President and Mrs. Bush with disrespect.
I will never watch your program again.
Our country is falling apart because of people like you who try to trash everything in order to get a story. I am so tired of the negative press coming from supposedly unbias press.
Thank the president and talk of positive things instead of this garbage.
And, by the way what if one of your kids was killed in the 9/11 I bet you would be saying a lot different story.
You should be trying to make our country better not get people all upset. What a disgrace.
I would like to say thank you to President Bush for taking the time out of his life to try and be our president, knowing that no one really cares.He stood by his principals and thats what its all about. Thanks you Larry for nothing.

JRal   January 13th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Amazing...W...How can such a falure continue to be so cocky..................

JRal   January 13th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Write a book....Presidency for Dummies????

Kelli from Tampa   January 13th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Sorry I meant Abu Dhabi owns Las Saudi Arabia and China own us now.

Ellen   January 13th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

George W. and Sarah Palin. The face of the Republican party. Remember that the next time you go to the polls!!! Let's now EVER make this mistake again letting the Supreme Court choose our president!!!

tamara from Michigan   January 13th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

the poor in Detroit are eating dog food & freezing to death..& I heard Laura Bush /a few yrs ago/ on TV talking about how delicious the burgers are @ Camp David..I almost cried....& there are so many honeless people living near the white house...are they in denial ?..

Bobbie Alagappan San Antonio   January 13th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Hi Larry,
A nicely done interview as always.Mr Bush & the first lady looked uncomfortable.It is not easy to do an interview when you have the country waiting for you to be out the door.It is sad but the truth.These 8 years of Bush presidency will be a sombre recording of history of this great country.

Judith   January 13th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Peggy Stackwood, Cheney was CEO of Halibuton before he became VP.Then when he became VP it was a conflict of interest and Halibuton is the only one getting contracts in Afghanistan and now they are in Saudi Arabia getting contracts there.

Katie Brown   January 13th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

George W. Bush was so defensive in the interview with Larry King. He came accross as cocky, arrogant and almost bothered by some of the questions.

He also seemed to have no regrets.. Wow, he is something else.

SO GLAD HE WILL BE GOONNNEEEEE!!!.. Thank goodness!!.. Go away.. Move to the MOON!!!

GL   January 13th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I think the American people 'misunderestimated' his ability to run the country when they elected him – twice

Brian Lauvray   January 13th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

If there is anyone on here that supports Bush then please tell us why???

Michael Mande   January 13th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Larry – really a wimpy interview – and most disappinting follow up questions –
what do you think GB means when he says polls can be manipulated polls – so the popularity polls by cnn are worthless? what denial.
c'mon larry – you must be disappointed in yourself – bet you've thought you're not letting your fire out..... you can do it. Wake up now we may need you still!

Michele   January 13th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

The soon to be former President is delusional. The soon to be former First Lady is showing her pettiness. We're in a recession, Laura. Just HAD to buy that china, hmmm?

I CANNOT believe Mr. Bush thinks the reaction of the Federal Government to Katrina was "swift". Pardon me – America watched that debacle on tv. 30,000 saved from rooftops? Have you forgotten the thousands left with no food or water in the stadium? Fort Polk could have been mobilized – and wasn't.

January 20th cannot come fast enough. Worst President in my recollection – surpassing even Richard Nixon. Failed policies, failed plans and a poor understanding, if any, of middle class America.

I've watched enough – and I WON'T be watching tommorrow night.

ely valipay   January 13th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

i want to know why are the elected officials so out of touch with people on the street? the bail out money has gone in the pockets of the banks, i am unemployed, still managing, i dont want to go for forclosure, but the banks will not reduce my rate or let me refinance. practically my tax money of 700 billion dollars is going in the pockets of banks that put us in this economic crisis to begin with.

peggy from detroit   January 13th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

well, while the poor are eating dig food & freezing to least we will not hear Mrs Bush talking about "how delicious the steaks/Burgers are @ white house & Camp David ...oops DOG...

Joe DG   January 13th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Larry missed a chance at a meaningfull interview with President Bush. Where does he get these questions? Maybe its time to retire Larry.

Karen Salvador   January 13th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Listening tonight to this interview..please tell me what is Mr. Bush taking, what kind of medication??? And Mrs. Bush of course is defending her very incompetent a Lady would. She is also a can she really be proud of these last 8 years!!!
The administration he led has taken us down to a low I have not seen in my lifetime. They are responsible for destoying the MiddleCl;ass American. Mrs. Bush is very mannerly and I "appreciate" that..but this administration has taken us to a new low. The Republican Party has to "rebuild" itlself which will take years to achieve.
Larry, I thought I was watching the Comedy Channel or Saturday Night Live..seriously..this man has not a clue???

benjamin a poston /Tennessee   January 13th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

What makes you think you will be remembered as a good president.|'m related to famous people too. |' m related to steven austin,and davy crockett. |Over the century's people will forgive you,but you might also be remembered as a tyrant.|How do you think your leagacy will play out|||||||||||||||||||||||?

JRal   January 13th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

The man is simply disconnected from reality. Complete denial.

jo   January 13th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

America should be grateful to have such a President and 1st Lady.
They were hardly ever appreciated for anything that they had done well, yet they remain faithful to this country.
The Media should stop criticizing them! They're leaving in a week.
We'll see 10 years down the road if what they have done has placed a great impact on our lives.

Judith   January 13th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Ken NC
ok I might have been mistaken about 3 border Patrol Agents so you say it is 2 .Anyway these guys Should be pardon because they were doing their job with that drug dealer,rapist.When that happen all the Patrol Agents should have had a sit down or quit because what happen could have happen to others.Why do we have agents on the borders if the President doesn't back them?????????

neka   January 13th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

well, the trruth hurts and that is why Laura doesnt like Obama. Bush messed up and should just admit it, maybe people might respect him

tamara from va   January 13th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

there are so many homeless near the white house..are they in denial? Bush family have been enjoying camp david for yrs @ our expense..condi rice has her own suite @ camp david w/agrand piano ...& now they want jeb bush in white house ? crazy ...

Bob   January 13th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

He (George Bush) is in Denial and Laura is his Cheerleader. May God help Us.

JRal   January 13th, 2009 9:51 pm ET


R Graham   January 13th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

We love President Bush in Texas! Considering 9-11 and all the obstacles during his Presidency, he handled himself very well. He may not be as eloquent as some speakers, but he is a good man with strong morals. Thank You, Mr. President and Mrs. Bush for your special contribution.

Welcome home!

michael Hicks   January 13th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Larry King, I’m Michael from Ottawa, Canada. I would just like to say that I watch your show almost every night and I do sadly say this: If GW Bush is going down as one of the least popular Presidents, you are going down as having done one of your worst interviews I have seen. It reminded me of the interview of Oprah and Michael Jackson.
Tonight you had the opportunity to ask this man intelligent, introspective questions and instead you kept him on a personal, tacky, hot seat- too bad Larry, just not a good interview.



Tracy McCollister   January 13th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

An excellent interview with 2 outstanding people. I believe George and Laura Bush are 2 of the finest moral and ethical people to ever serve in the White House. Why would anyone WANT that job. I believe George W. Bush was the right man for this time. I am a Republican, but I certainly hope that Mr. Obama succeeds as president and leads our country to greater heights. May God bless America, the Bushes and the Obamas!

Kelli from Tampa   January 13th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

We traded Islamic terrorists for American financial terrorists. I cannot even stand the site of any Republican capitalistic pig on my tv. Go home Romney you are a pig too. Greedy rich creeps every one of you.

Troll   January 13th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Obama is over 9000
Obama is over 9000

dede from DC   January 13th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

BarbBush said on Oprah 8 yrs ago "he's the black sheep in the family"..cannot believe the US citizens voted for hm many people have said "there's a drunk in white house" ...

Rob Aout   January 13th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Laura Bush`s wife will be have been a better president. Her answers were clear and more intelligent than President Bush.
I shocked by his answer to the question if we've been close to catch Bin Laden. His answer was I don`t know. Anyway he is leaving and we are all happy about it.

Gregory Doty   January 13th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

George Bush is a criminal and should go to trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

JRal   January 13th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Texas cab have him back.....he should have never left. Texas deserves him.

newfag   January 13th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

His power is over 9000

Sandra Jordan   January 13th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

These two people are so sad. They seem to really think they did a good job. They are so far removed from the reality of the situation. 9/11 happened on his watch. Katrina on his watch. The Iraq debacle on his watch. The politicizing of the Justice Department on his watch. Warrantless wiretapping on his watch. Torture on his watch. The financial meltdown on his watch. His Presidency was a total disaster from start to finish and they both do not even appear to realize it. I do not want him to say Good-bye. All I want is for him to GO.

stanley from MA   January 13th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

I refused to watch tonight..the last 8 yrs have made me ill ....& i'm not kidding....

Judith   January 13th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

While the American People are going under with job cuts,home loss and health care loss the President and First Lady Laura will be moving into their 2 million $$ home.It was stated on a news channel that where they are moving in Dallas Texas in a restricted area with one rule.That rule is a seller can't sell to blacks.I don't know how true this is but it was on the news.

BillyCrystalLover   January 13th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Obama is the new chocolate reign

Bush has run out of white chocolate power

Bo   January 13th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

I just watched the Bush interview and for the first time in 8 years, I saw the George W bush I liked....the private citizen...He seems like he's already gone

bim   January 13th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

dear larry,

your interview with bush was good. somebody should ask bush this question that why is there so much corelation between gas prices and his presidential regime. gas prices went through roof under his regime and tanked with end of his regime. this texas oil cowboys have ripped and raped american middleclass

Mychaeltodd Robinson   January 13th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Just yesterday I gave Bush a compliment, I felt he would be a hoot to hang out I think he's an arrogant man with special needs, Larry I felt he was rude to you......he did'nt wanna talk about the PARDONS! His response to the Bin Laden question.....His cocky attitude and the comic book he's about to write will be a waste of paper, Laura's book to!-
Min. Mychaeltodd Robinson

Susan K. Harkins   January 13th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

I believe that President and Mrs. Bush conducted an honest and heartfelt interview . I also beleive that President Bush made the best decisions that he could and always tried to do what was best for the majority of Americans. I beleive that the incoming administration will also put forth their best efforts, but will soon learn that it is never easy to to have the majority approval when you are President of such a deverse and complicated country as the United States. Good luck to President and Mrs. Bush and may they both find peace and rest in the future.

Daniel Talley   January 13th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

I think President Bush did a hell of a job. He knocked all of those mask off those terroist. They got what they deservied. We need to keep up the good work he as laid down for the American people. God bless our country!

Steve   January 13th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Give president Bush a break...Think about what he walked into in the beggining of his first term....911 Do we remember that ?? He was our hero...He should be our hero today as he protcted us to the highest levels....The news media was relentless...Lets face it the media really runs this country....

Tim Nolan Editor of Global Peace   January 13th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Mr. President, My heart goes out to you. It will be difficult for you to operate on your own after 8 years of having Dick Cheney pulling your strings. Karl Rove writing your script. Ronald Regan said tear down the wall, You countered with put up a wall at the Mexican border. Just six short days WE the People can say Happy Trails to you. LOVE & my you find an inner PEACE!!

jb   January 13th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

One the most disrespectful interviews I have witnessed.
the public is fed up with the entire state of the political system.
i believe Congress has a lower rating.

i can see all of those whining and all of you playing Monday morning quarterback living in a Middle East country. you would be dead as a result of your defiance. it is a shame that so many have forgotten the ultimate sacrifice that a democracy is built upon.

John Hanley   January 13th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Re Joan M. Jan 13, 5:34 pm. It becomes just a little bit tiresome to keep hearing over and over again that the U.S. Supreme Court gave George Bush the Presidency in the 2000 election. I see from your repeated allegations that you would have been quite happy to have the Florida Supreme Court give the election to Al Gore. If what I have heard after all the shouting was over, numerous groups had gone over all the facts and details and discovered that George Bush did win the election fairly keeping in the the Electoral College System which is the law today. I realize Al Gore actually won the popular vote but unfortunately for all the unhappy campers, this is the system in place today and both sides play the game under the same rules. If the results had been reversed, I suspect Joan and her supporters would happily have the U.S. Supreme Court give the election to Al Gore. Just a tempest in a teapot. If you don't like the current system, then get involved in our political system and find a way to change it. You might find that there is support for the popular vote taking precedence among Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.

Bill Curtis   January 13th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

I want to know why you took so little days off for vacation in the last 8 years. Surely a good president would've just sent a small mammal to the oval office while you could've been in Africa watching more elephants fornicate.

Delbert Stanton   January 13th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

Shame on you! You had three very liberal anti-Bush commentators and only one pro-Bush who commented on your interview of George and Laura.
David Gergan is a joke. What was Bill Clinton's legacy when he left office? I can tell you: Having oral sex with an intern and lying about it!

Ellen and Charles Olivier   January 13th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

We usually enjoy Larry King interviews, but this interview of President George Bush and his wife, Laura, was anything but enjoyable! Larry King was completely negative with his questions and nothing but disrespectful! How could Larry not bring up the Aids intervention in Africa? Bush himself brought,up this momentous commitment to Africa!

Our daughter and son-in-law were watching the interview as well and were equally appalled at the lack of respect and appreciation for the office of the presidency!! And they are Obama voters!!

Grace   January 13th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

Stop saying the USA has not been attacked again since 9-11. Every time a soldier is killed in Iraq Or Afganistan is an attack on the United states. We have been attacked over 4,000 times.

Steve   January 13th, 2009 10:02 pm ET

Thank You Mr.President....Thank You

Eric   January 13th, 2009 10:02 pm ET

What an arrogant guy. I am so thrilled that I won't have to listen to him rant and rave like a 5 year old kid any more.

I wish Larry King would have asked him "do you know what the large UFO was that flew over Stephenville Texas back in January 2008 which is not far from your Crawford Ranch?"

That would have been interesting...

mac   January 13th, 2009 10:02 pm ET

Texas is welcome to have GWB back. His move from Washington to Texas will significantly raise the average IQ's of both places.

Bobby Orr   January 13th, 2009 10:04 pm ET

Bin Laden Comment – Not a fan of "W" but I think that his Bin Laden comment was well thought out. He's not answering that question to say we just missed him once for two reasons. One, he doesn't want to be the guy who missed. Two, he knows that they watch his every word and doesn't want to let on that we have any idea where he is or what he is up to. There is no way the President doesn't konw. I'll give him a little credit for that one.

Jimmy   January 13th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

I am troubled with the amount of people in the United States bashing the president. I realize that the last 8 years were troubling, but how can one man be blamed for that? Did he fly planes into NY? Did he cause the hurricane that hit LA? Or maybe he was the person who told Americans to live outside of their means and buy things on credit, knowing they could never pay for it.

It is amazing how the media can have such a significant influence.

Here is an idea, but look at the middle east. It was a mess before Bush. The ideology of those from the middle east is troubling to say the least. Oh and who is moving in next door? Consider immigration patterns and realize that we need to spread democracy in the middle east. If we do not, the liberty and freedoms we all hold in such high regard will be lost.

Sorry Larry, but you and your network have lost my respect.

Judith   January 13th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

John Hanley in the electoral Bush had 271 and Gore 266

Lisa   January 13th, 2009 10:09 pm ET

Poor choice in a guest & lame questions. Time to retire, Larry. Bush & Laura are so completely, totally , and inexcusably out of touch with the reality of middle class Americans. Just disgusting! Jan. 20th can't come soon enough!

Tayo Adelakun   January 13th, 2009 10:12 pm ET

I saw your interview with President Bush on 1-13-09. I noticed his body launguage. He is arrogant ,and did not even answer some of your question. I was suprised, when he said he never get angry about the war ,also when He stated he did not known how closed we are to captured Bin-landen. Thank God ,all will be over in about one more week. I can't wait. Thanks–Tayo

Alexis   January 13th, 2009 10:13 pm ET

We are such self richous Americans! we have no respect for the President! No I did not agree with some of his decisions, but he is our President! History will thank him. I hope we give our in comming president the respect he deserves. I hope that "when" not if were attacked again, that we have a President that is strong enough to make unpopular decsions, that is what leadership is all about.

Sushma   January 13th, 2009 10:14 pm ET

Look, I'm not going to sit here and say that I'm a big fan of Bush but I think the country needs to reflect on the last eight years and what this one man had to go through. Maybe I'm naive but Bush had to go through one catastrophe after another, which doesn't justify his poorly executed decisions. However, how can anyone condemn his reaction to 911? Sure, everyone's going to point fingers at him and talk about all the strong evidence that almost disclosed the fact that this was inevitable but I believe people are overreacting, it's called hindsight.

On the contrary, Bush's obliviousness makes me critical of his fractured legacy. Most of his answers were a couple of words and nothing seemed to sink in. He labeled-let's face it the meltdown of the Bush Administration-many catastrophes as "disappointments".

In the end though, I think we should remember that he is human. We can only criticize and put the blame on him because we are upset. Seriously, there are so many pressures associated with leading your country in the right path. I can't believe some people actually think that Bush deliberately messed up, that he didn't try at all. It's downright disrespectful. If we are going to blame him, we have to start accounting for the fact that we voted for the man, twice! The hypocrisy is unnerving.

Oh and for the record, I'm a Democrat.

Mark Montgomery   January 13th, 2009 10:15 pm ET

I watched your interview with President George Bush and his wife Laura, I was hoping George could come clean and be more humble about his past mistakes. Instead all I saw was the same old excuses and putting blame elsewhere while constantly referring to the past history of 9-11.
We need to move forward and stop living in fear of What If. We need to have long term strategy for improving the state of the world, bringing healthy, peaceful partnerships with other countries for our coming generations.
Fear has no place in that equation, and the people are ready for a different road. George missed the opportunity.

Lorraine White   January 13th, 2009 10:16 pm ET

We missed Larry's interview with the Bushs' tonight and
need to know when it will be rescheduled.

Mychaeltodd Robinson   January 13th, 2009 10:16 pm ET

The surpreme court made you a President, not the people. You are the biggest crook this country has ever seen, the votes were stolen by the help of your crooked friends in Flordia. If your dad had never bombed the middle east and killed Sadams family members, we would not be in half the mess we're in, they wanted pay back any way they could get it. You tried to make anyone in American a hater to Veterans & service people anytime we disagreed or spoke out against the WAR, white people are hated by other countries and people over seas are sick of your uppity, "I'm rich- screw you attitude". That's the real fear you should of scared the Republicans with, White bias Americans' are running scare and making other countries hate us.

Casual Observer   January 13th, 2009 10:21 pm ET

George Bush must be a psychopath. How else could he separate himself from reality? The reality is, he wanted to be a good president, and he wanted people to like him. People who really do not care what others think about them are usually more interested in making themselves happy rather than trying to please others.
For a man who claims that he was only interested in helping people, and then to claim that he doesn't care what they think or say about him, or how low his approval ratings are, just doesn't strike me as truthful.

Tim   January 13th, 2009 10:22 pm ET

Its interesting to me that no one ever seems to notice President Bush's personal decency-I simply can't recall a single time in his entire presidency when he got personal or into name calling with anyone as heavily as he was criticised. Before anyone pushes back with the argument that it was his policies that mattered, le tme say i only raise this point because a lt of the attacks on him got rather personal and weren't always about policy issues.

Shazard   January 13th, 2009 10:24 pm ET

Bush and Laura are so out of touch with the world. They are totally disconnected!!!! January 20th can't come soon enough. Finally we have some intelligence coming to the white house.

Viral Dave   January 13th, 2009 10:26 pm ET

Dear sir Larry,

First of all, I think that USA was lucky to have Mr. Bush as president after 9/11. I have never seen a person who is so open, honest and determined to use his executive powers for the cause..He might not be the smartest but atleast his intentions were worth noting...President do not have to be smartest but really be a good executioner....Smartness is based on the efficiency of team which he is working with...but He was a good executioner with right intentions... can't predict the future and you can't mould your judgement and personality just to please everyday life...It should be based on what was available on table on that particular day and what was the decision making from top brass as course of action...

I still think his decision on war on Iraq was right...Considering the Saddam's behaviour during those can not take any risk seriously....

Obama is very smart and charismatic who will bring change everywhere....But it was Bush who took the blame for all wrong doing as the consequences of war but at the same time for the good cause of America and American people....

That's why I salute him.....

People are there for critics..But to be consistent on any issue or foa any goal (here to protect America at any cost) is the key and he did well...I hope people atleast in USA will treat him well,,,

Daniel Hale   January 13th, 2009 10:31 pm ET

Thank you, Mr. President and Mrs. Bush, for your undying belief in the American People and our system of government. Your resolve to protect the Unborn, your decision to strongly move against AIDS in Africa, and your belief in Jesus Christ as your Savior have inspired me. May God Bless You and Yours in the next chapter of your lives.


Daniel Hale

ian   January 13th, 2009 10:32 pm ET

I admire your charisma and I will always be proud of you! I'm still hoping that I will one time get a chance to meet you and tell you how your personality has influenced me!

You have led US in one of the toughest and most challenging times of our country's history. Your presidency has been so much tested and extra-ordinally.

God Bless you George. God Bless you Laura.

Ellen   January 13th, 2009 10:35 pm ET

Won't it be interesting to see if he pardons Dick and club (including himself)? Wouldn't suprise me.

informedviewer430   January 13th, 2009 10:39 pm ET

I watched the President Bush/Laura Bush "exit interview" this evening. It was the usual, typical interview that is done by Mr. King. I watched about 30 seconds of the panel comments afterwards. While I don't agree with everything that has been done by President Bush, I do believe that he has done some things right. I wasn't surprised that the panel would be populated by mostly people to barb the President one more time. History will judge that is for certain. I am thankful for that and for the character of a President who I feel did keep this country safe after we were horribly attacked. I wish the President and First Lady a great retirement and let's have four years of blind mindless reporting and interviews for the next administration. I will be watching Mr. King to see what kind of exit interview and panel you have for Barack Obama and Michelle.

Lynette Herlan   January 13th, 2009 10:40 pm ET

I watched the last part of the program this evening with President and Laura Bush. I am not a fan of George Bush, but I thought the comments made after the interview were completely inappropriate and disrespectful. I will never watch this program again after tonight! I see absolutely no reason to criticize someone a week before he leaves office and I thought it was one of the rudest things I have ever watched on television (and there is a lot of garbage out there).

I would like to know what planet Larry King was raised on. My parents taught me to have respect for my leaders regardless of whether or not I agreed with them. There is a time and a place to criticize a politician and this was not one of them. It was filthy garbage and I'm ashamed of anyone who would invite the president of the United States on his show and allow people to ridicule him like that one week before he leaves office. You will never catch me watching your program ever again.

Bud Kennett   January 13th, 2009 10:43 pm ET

One of the worst shows I have ever seen you moderate..Disrespectful... It's time for you to hang it up Larry... You lost 6 steady viewers tonight..The President has advisors... he's not alone in his decisions ever though he has the final say.. We wish President and Mrs. Bush the very best... History will reveal the truth..

Joan M   January 13th, 2009 10:43 pm ET

What Jerry hanley failed to realize about the electoral college and the supreme court interference in the 2000 election is that as evidenced in this recent election and the senate race in Minnesota that the recount should be allowed to continue to the completion that includes and counts all the ballots. I think Jerry Hanley forgets that many of the ballots were not counted in florida and the supreme court decision was regarding the extention of the recount or rather the mere counting of all the ballots.
That was not democracy and the electoral outcome would have changed had all the votes in florida been counted perhaps gore would have taken minnesota decided yet? for awhile one candidate was seemingly a winner until other ballots were counted so the other candidate was ahead by about 50 votes etc. etc. get the drift there Jerry dude?

There is no disputing this last election. We made sure to get the vote out strong enough that no election theft could be declared. To think that so many people wouldn't have been counted again would have caused an uprising I am afraid. Our country would be in an entirely different dynamic had Gore won that election. Woulda coulda shoulda.

ed ,vancouver canada   January 13th, 2009 10:47 pm ET

Dear President Bush,had the war money have been put into the economy over the last many years,this economic disaster could have been averted.Now you have left a problem that will take an equal amount of time and money to fix.Billions and billions of dollars.The problem is that the economy does not have that surplus.No one human being can possibly fix what you left behind.What is even worse,is that the rest of the world,your trading partners have been dragged down with it.You will look not so bad for a long time.You left a problem that can not be fixed in less than 10 years.

Nina   January 13th, 2009 10:50 pm ET

I think GWBush is taking a cue from Blagojevich and just living in his own personal happy place while reality swirls around him.
His farewell addresses and statements are briefly heartening and then..he's kind of a jerk. (heavy sigh)

John Hanley   January 13th, 2009 10:53 pm ET

Re Judith Jan 13, 10:07 pm ET. Judith. You are correct. All Gore won 266 Electoral College Votes and George Bush won 271 during the 2000 Presidential Election. I'm not certain if your comment was meant to support my argument or put me in my place. Last time I checked, 271 was 5 votes more than 266. George Bush was elected by a margin of 5 electoral votes just as previous presidents have. The fact that the Florida Supreme Court made decisions favorable to Al Gore and the US Supreme Court decided favorable to George Bush. Last I checked, the US Supreme Court was Superior to the Florida Supreme Court and in all questions of law is the Court of Final Appeal. The U.S. Constitution my friends. It all boils down to the fact that those who supported Al Gore, prefered having the Florida Supreme Court as having the final say and those who supported George Bush were happy to allow the Constitution play out and have the US Supreme Court resolve the matter. I can see more merit in the argument that Al Gore, having won the popular vote, should have won but that's not the way we play the game. The US Supreme Court did not "GIVE" the Presidency to George W. Bush. You know I was almost as happy to see Bill Clinton leave the office as many of the above are happy to see George W. Bush leave. Now you know how millions of us felt back than and can perhaps empathize. Believe it or not, I am happy to see Barack Obama become our new President. I think he is an excellent selection and hope that we can all support him and wish him the best of luck. Some of you might be surprised to find how much you sound like Sean Hannity on Fox Cable with all the sour grapes. If you listen to him, you may agree with me that he is pathetic and that is what much of this anti Bush dribble sounds like to me. I know that it will be an unforgiveable thing to put you in the same basket as the like of Sean Hannity but that is the way I see it. My apologies to those who may be insulted by this. I fully expect to catch all billy hell anyway.

Ron L   January 13th, 2009 10:53 pm ET

Larry King,
I am hope that you could read into President Bush's demeanor and responses to your predictable line of questions his contempt and disrespect. I found it refreshing to see him return the the favor to you.

The instant analysis offered by you and your hapless group of self important "experts" provided no intelligent insights or original thought about any successes or failures of the administration, but rather another myopic recitation of short term political speak.

bp /Tennessee   January 13th, 2009 11:02 pm ET

Bush has a messiah complex,or maybe something else|!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Another Patriot   January 13th, 2009 11:07 pm ET

To President Bush and Our Troops: Thank you for keeping Americans (even the ungrateful, ignorant ones) safe since 911 till now. Mr. President, you are a patriot ,and a true gentleman. Your grace under fire has been admirable. We will miss you!

To The First Lady: You are grace itself.

To The Complainers: Well, lah de freaking DUH! Go study your history books. The voids in your knowledge are stunning. Seek the truth!

To CNN: What's with that annoying, blinking logo in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen? Just reminds me why any time I enter a public establishment airing CNN (or spewing MSNBC – mostly stupid news), I am compelled to ask them to change the channel, and guess what, they always do! Better yet – your show, and MSNBC often never returns to these venues. Hah!

To Our Enemy Terrorists: Love Your Enemy. This is GOD's command. Try it, you'll like it. But, if you don't, remember, GOD never commanded us to be STUPID!

Penelope Scherer   January 13th, 2009 11:09 pm ET

I am stunned how your interview lacked respect and was embarrassing. No matter how one feels about him and his performance, the man you interviewed is the President of the United States, and contrary to what you report, many people appreciate him and his stand on issues such as Pro-Life, his Supreme Court Justice appointments, and also his protecting this country from another attack.
Wouldn't it have been more effective to wish President Bush and the First Lady well? I think so or would this have affected ratings.


Kelli from Tampa   January 13th, 2009 11:10 pm ET

Bud Kenneth-6 steady viewers? Really ?Have not seen your name on these blogs before...stop your lying and go back to your brain washing FOX!

ed ,vancouver canada   January 13th, 2009 11:10 pm ET

Attacks that are provoked are not attacks.They are replies.

When perpetrators are wiped out by a superior power,they cry to the world that they are victims.

Poverty stricken,they read on their "blackberry" where the next shipment of rice is.

While feeling sorry for them,one of their children suicide bombs your house.

I have no sympathy for terrorists.

greg from ca   January 13th, 2009 11:13 pm ET

Larry,,forgive me but how can you be in the same room w/these 2 people ?can't you read between the lines..the denial..who does he think he is ? they do not care about us the middle class the poor..they are rich rich...we are all children of God but this guy has got to GO !.. we knew Gore & Kerry would have been tons better than this person..has he ever attended a military funeral..he never let us see all the flag draped caskets flown in from Iraq...Rudy Giuliani attended many funerals after 9/11..many ....only the Lord judges....

Bill   January 13th, 2009 11:22 pm ET

I watched the entire show and was taken with how the President was soooo relaxed and reallty seemed at peace.
Does he really feel that way? If in fact he does, then he is a better man than I.

ed ,vancouver canada   January 13th, 2009 11:26 pm ET

Considering that Mr .Bush was governing in wartime...economics are normal.He did a pretty good job overall.Countries do not have expanding GNP and low unemployment in war time.Wars in the middle east makes oil double.That eats the average american's budget. But the war in iraq is old boring news.Oil prices are way down in spite of the war. So Iran gave a few nice rockets to Hamas,to help the sagging price of oil.The israelis do not like long wars,so they are surrounding the palestinians.When Hamas gives up and when the war is over,things will change.
The problem people are having is that the wars should have never started.Neither of them.
Oil is the root of all evil.

JACK DALETH   January 13th, 2009 11:44 pm ET

Really enjoyed your show od the Biggest Losers.Amazing that she lost 110 pounds in 7 months. She deserved the award!

I didn't know that you were continuing the Big Loser for the rest of the week. George W Bush was also a great follow up show for the Biggest Loser!

Can't wait for tomorrow night to find out if Cheney, Rumsfield or Condy Rice will be the next winner!!

brett   January 13th, 2009 11:50 pm ET

We the american people that arent in lala land,greatly appreciate your dedication,loyalty and decisions to protect this country from terror.I cannot believe the extreme hatred the left has for such a patriot. ihope you and family pay no attention to these liberal nutjobs who like bash anything remotely physical.i refuse to believe that people who have views like these libs are actually americans or in reality for that matter.Its scary to think what my generation 18-30 will be voting for in the future once we have a majority of voice.i wish you two would have had a son so we at least have a chance in the future.god bless the whole bush administration.except (SCOTT MC)

lawrence from VT   January 13th, 2009 11:56 pm ET

Larry isn't this stupid war costing us 9 billion a month ? we could us that money here to help the poor middle class, etc...he's pro life? the neighbors told me they read Kitty Kelly's bk, "the Bush Dynasty" that reveals when he was single & his girlfriend was pregnant, the Bush family pd her BIG BUCKS to have an abortion..they intervirewed the woman/now/ she refused to be interviewed/.....he's pro life? more than 4200 lives have been lost abroad....go figure...

Rotimi Osuntola   January 14th, 2009 12:21 am ET

The true test of leadership is accepting responsibility for failure and sharing success with the team. This has greatly been exhibited by Pres. Bush. While I am not much an admirer of some of your policies, I am highly impressed about your sticking to the course you believe in, and not finger-pointing. Congratulations to you as you look forward to a retirement.

Rotimi Osuntola
Windsor, Canada

Cris   January 14th, 2009 12:31 am ET

Dear Mr. President and Laura Bush:

THANK YOU for taking up the responsibilities of the Presidency and the White House with dignity and courage. Maybe I didn't always agree w/ your decisions, but then again, your administration covered very trying, difficult world events. You faced some unprecedented challenges. It's so easy to judge and criticize. People need to put themselves in your shoes and ask themselves how they would have handled the tough decisions you faced. If they think they know so much then maybe they should have run for the Presidency. Seriously.

Please ignore all the haters who have incessantly criticized you. Those people will complain and criticize EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING. That's just who they are. Those folks fail to realize that we live in really trying times. We can't blame one person, one leader, one U.S. President –or anyone else for historic, life events. That's just life.

You did your best. Ppl fail to realize that they are blaming you for historic events that have been set into motion over the course of time. Prevent 9/11?! War in Iraq?! Peace Not War?! At least you protected Americans from ANOTHER TERRORIST ATTACK!!! It had a cost, and the naive folks who criticize fail to realize that WE IN AMERICA are FREE because of BRAVE MEN and WOMEN who are fighting so that we can live in our quiet apartments and houses/ get into our cars, take the subways/ work in our jobs/ get our paychecks/ so that we can criticize ppl who defend US FROM ANOTHER TERRORIST ATTCKS.

Why didn't we catch Al Quaeda Terrorists before 9/11?! Aren't those same critics the same ppl who are defending suspected terrorists on their Free Speech/ Privacy/ Constitutional Rights?! Damned if you do. Damned if you don't. Seriously, all those critics need to get real and stop all the criticizing. You can't please everyone.

Blame you for the economy?! Please dismiss the ignorant ppl who fail to realize that the economy is cyclical. It expands and contracts. It's not always going to be rosy and happy. Ppl who have been maxing out their credit cards and shopping like crazy and buying things they can't afford - ALL fail to take responsibility for their own poor decisions.

Worst approval rating?! Please. All those haters out there need to get a clue and recognize that being the President of the U.S. through ALL the tough, difficult, global, historic, life events is NOT an EASY Job. I know I can't do better. Maybe that's why I didn't run for the Presidency.

Mr. President, for every one critic there are 100 more citizens who recognize ALL YOUR BEST EFFORTS and RESPECT you for doing your best. So, enjoy the next stage of your life. You deserve it!


Cindy Kahl   January 14th, 2009 12:32 am ET

Ask the president why he thinks we are in the financial situation that we are in today.

Lisa   January 14th, 2009 12:38 am ET

Good riddance!!

Carmen Herman   January 14th, 2009 12:47 am ET

Thank you for keeping us safe after 9-11. I appreciate your high standards and high morals. I am very thankful for the fact that you are a Christian and knowing that you pray.

May God Bless You!

Lisa   January 14th, 2009 12:50 am ET

Mr President,

Go back to Texas! I will never forgive you for the squandered eight years of failed policies, and the total lack of leadership on our climate crisis. EIGHT WASTED YEARS. The next time you are in the limelight I hope it is on a stand, on trial. For what? Let us all count the ways!

Terry Toffan   January 14th, 2009 12:55 am ET

Bush says he wants to write a book. Has nobody told him that all the "See Dick Run" books have already been written.

renee pierson   January 14th, 2009 12:59 am ET

I just dont understand your correspondents. President Bush and first Lady were very gracious and came on your show and all your panelists could do was to put down his remarks . typical for CNN .
I felt safe under Bush and I had friends who had sons in war and a nephew but I feel this had to be done for the protection of our country and show terriorists we would not be intimidated. everyone in Congress was behind the war when we got hit in 2001 now that its election time again they want to blame only Bush . He had advisors .
I WISH I could email President Bush and let him know I was behind him !!!1

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