In our President’s farewell speech, he told the press corps that at times they had “misunderestimated” him. I’m not kidding. Take a look at the transcript from Monday’s Press Conference and take a look at the second paragraph.
No, this is not the first time this President has used that word and it probably won’t be the last. But it is the most symbolic considering that after 8 years as our chief executive, he is still using made up words. And what a perfect summation of the Bush Presidency: even when he tries to tell the press that they haven’t given him enough respect, he manages to prove why he didn’t deserve any.
I’m not sure if I’ll be able to watch his farewell tonight. It’s a day I’ve been looking forward to for a long time but I kind of just want it to happen and don’t really need any fanfare. We’ll see how far I make it before I decide I’d rather be watching Dr. Phil. (Mercifully, it’s only scheduled for 15 minutes.)