Monday, January 12, 2009
The White House says President George W. Bush will deliver a farewell address to the nation on Thursday night.
White House press secretary Dana Perino says Bush's prime-time address from the ornate East Room of the White House will be delivered in prime time. The specific time has not been set.
Perino said the speech is not going to be a "swan song" about Bush's administration, but rather one that looks forward and shows graciousness to President-elect Barack Obama.
President Bill Clinton and other recent past presidents have given goodbye speeches too.