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January 20, 2009 at 4:00 PM

The end of an error

Heads you lose

From George W. Bush’s Farewell Address:

“You may not agree with some tough decisions I have made. But I hope you can agree that I was willing to make the tough decisions.”

The flip of a quarter could have made the tough decisions. At least that George W. would have made the right choice half the time.

Farewell, indeed.

— Lewis I. Hutchison, Everett

A BIG legacy

The president of BIG — Big government, Big spending, Big war, Big tax breaks and giveaways to Big business and the wealthy — is gone at last! What a legacy he has left behind for us!

Will we be able to pick up the pieces and put a better America back together? Yes! Will we need the help of the government and the people? Yes! Will it be quick and easy? No!

Jan. 20 is the first day of the next four years of our lives. We must all pull together and work in big, little, out-of-the box and in-the-box ways for a better future for all Americans.

Let’s build community, starting with our families and extending to our neighborhoods, states and beyond. An America going in new directions for the good of all the people is at the top of my list for 2009.

— Sharon Sawhill, Enumclaw

Free indeed

It’s difficult to believe that eight disastrous years of Bush/Cheney rule are finally at an end. My God, it’s been a long hard slog.

I think I speak for many when I quote Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, we are free at last!”

— Dave Richards, Bainbridge Island

An ironic farewell

I was hoping for a strong and memorable line in George W. Bush’s farewell address and I wasn’t disappointed. He said, “Murdering the innocent to advance an ideology is wrong every time, everywhere.”

I just hope that someday he realizes the irony of that statement when applied to Iraq.

— Dave Richardson, Shoreline

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