President Bush Congratulates President-Elect Barack Obama, Says He "Can Count On Complete Cooperation From My Administration As He Makes His Transition To The White House"
"This Moment Is Especially Uplifting For A Generation Of Americans Who Witnessed The Struggle For Civil Rights With Their Own Eyes"
President George W. Bush:
"Across the country, citizens … showed a watching world the vitality of America's democracy, and the strides we have made toward a more perfect union." "And they chose a President whose journey represents a triumph of the American story – a testament to hard work, optimism, and faith in the enduring promise of our Nation."
"Many of our citizens thought they would not live to see that day." "This moment is especially uplifting for a generation of Americans who witnessed the struggle for civil rights with their own eyes – and four decades later see the dream fulfilled."
"Last night, I extended an invitation to the President- elect and Mrs. Obama to come to the White House." "Laura and I are looking forward to welcoming them as soon as possible."
"I know millions of Americans will be overcome with pride at this inspiring moment that so many have awaited so long." "It will be a stirring sight to watch President Obama, his wife Michelle, and their beautiful girls step through the doors of the White House for the first time. … I know Senator Obama’s beloved mother and grandparents would have been thrilled to watch the child they raised ascend the steps of the Capitol – and take his oath to uphold the Constitution of the greatest nation on earth."
President Bush: "The American people will always be grateful for the lifetime of service John McCain has devoted to this Nation." "And I know he will continue to make tremendous contributions to our country."
"I Told The President-Elect He Can Count On Complete Cooperation From My Administration As He Makes His Transition To The White House"
President Bush: "During this time of transition, I will keep the President-elect fully informed on important decisions." "There's important work to do in the months ahead, and I will continue to conduct the people's business as long as this office remains in my trust."
"I told the President-elect he can count on complete cooperation from my administration as he makes the transition to the White House." "We're embarking on a period of change in Washington, yet there are some things that will not change. The United States government will stay vigilant in meeting its most important responsibility -- protecting the American people. And the world can be certain this commitment will remain steadfast under our next Commander-in-Chief."