Thank you so much for your service, Mr. President--for your courage, determination, love, honor, sincerity, patriotism, heroism, and leadership. I've cried often these last few days, watching your exit interviews, and especially when you left with your family (your honorable father, amazing mother, beautiful daughters, and role-model wife) today. I will greatly miss the honor and privilege of being an American citizen under you stewardship. I will miss not only your grand ideals of this nation, the world, and human character, I will miss your smile, your wit, your swagger, and a million other things that make you "Dubya" being in the White House.
I cannot in any words express my deep appreciation for the gifts you've given this country, the world, and myself, nor can I convey the immense admiration I have for you not only as a president, but as a man.
So, my words of gratitude being entirely inadequate and unable to do justice to your historic and remarkable leadership, let me then just simply say: I know that everything you may do to further serve your country in the future will be another gift. So, may God bless you and keep you safe. And thank you.