Since we’re now just hours from the end of the Bush administration, and the start of a new one, here are some thoughts from a previous transition.
“Mr. President, I want our fellow citizens to know how much you did to carry on this tradition. By your gracious cooperation in the transition process, you have shown a watching world that we are a united people pledged to maintaining a political system which guarantees individual liberty to a greater degree than any other, and I thank you and your people for all your help in maintaining the continuity which is the bulwark of our Republic.”
Ronald Reagan January 20, 1981 First Inaugural Address
Such civility and graciousness should mark all we do, if we honor the legacy of our fortieth President.