I have many reasons to thank you for your years of service to our country. First, and most important to me, is the fact that thanks to you there have been no terrorist attacks on our soil since 9/11/01. You have shown the countries that have sponsored terrorism against the USA that they do so at their peril, and they haven't done so for seven years and two months. Now that you are leaving office, they may be emboldened to try it again. I hope not, and I pray that your successor will have the fortitude to respond appropriately.
Secondly, I thank you for the prosperity we have enjoyed under your leadership. The recent economic disaster will be blamed on you, but is clearly the result of the Democratic leadership's blocking reforms of FM/FM, and the financial ties of Dodd, Frank and Obama to those corrupt entities.
Finally, thank you for your strength, your commitment to our country, your humanity, and your decency. And thanks to Laura, also, and her support for Letters About Literature and other programs.
No thanks for the bailout! Still your friend,