November 12, 2008
KATIE GRANJU: "I have been very struck by the obvious efforts President Bush is making to set a tone of civility and optimism with regard to his successor's imminent arrival in The White House. There has been an explicit demonstration on his part of respect for President-elect Obama, and for the change in administration. No hint of sour grapes, or even misgivings on his part are evident. . . . At a time when the nation is so bitterly divided by partisanship, Bush's leadership in this area is more than just for looks. He is demonstrating to the world how responsible, civil democratic transition should look. It's pretty inspiring, and makes me proud to be an American."