Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Notes in the desk

From this article in Vanity Fair we learn that recent United States presidents have left a note in their desk in the oval office addressed to the president who will succeed them. This began with Ronald Reagan when he wrote, "Don't let the turkeys get you down!" Bush Sr. left Bill Clinton a note saying he would be “rooting” for him.

Next year will be bush’s turn to write such a note. What’s he going to write?

Speaking of notes, on a serious and sincere note, I want to thank all of you for your comments every day and especially yesterday. You made me feel that I wasn’t alone and you also understood. I feel like we had a group cyber session and the results were very positive. Thank you!

The changing values I mentioned yesterday had nothing to do with anything political. It was more about what I found to be important in my life and how some of the things I used to treasure, I see now as just “stuff”. It seems a whole lot easier these days to shed some of that stuff and focus on the real true and honored treasures of my life.


Blogger Blue said...

I have no idea what the chimp will have to say in his note--definitely something idiotic--and I bet he writes it in crayon.

I figured the changing values were of a more personal nature...and I'm learning about some of that too...navel-gazing time! ;)

October 16, 2007 5:22 AM  
Blogger FreakyNick said...

Yeah me too. The older I get the less "stuff" I want, the less "material" I become.

What I want more is to be able to spend time with people who have less time to spend with you.

October 16, 2007 5:22 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

"If you have to go to the bathroom, just write a note."

And nothing wrong with navel-gazing, or looking out the window up at the sky, avoiding thoughts of work or politics!

October 16, 2007 5:54 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Chimpie won't write a note - he has no intention to move out of there. He loves his rug!

If the election goes off fine, and there's no emergency between now and then that Cheney can use to declare martial law...

Well, I'll be the most surprised and pleased person around.

If you told me 10 years ago that I'd be that happy just because we had a successful election, I'd have thought you were nuts.

October 16, 2007 6:29 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

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October 16, 2007 8:14 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

he'll have somebody else write it, and it will be standard operating bullshit.

October 16, 2007 8:14 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

after i left yet another political tirade on your post of yesterday, i calmed down and realized that you may have been questioning something much simpler than that...which you were.value shifts seem common,in those that question what surrounds them.you're a thoughtful soul, pop.

as for bush's note,i can't imagine him having the audacity to even try. just get the hell out, i say.

October 16, 2007 8:16 AM  
Blogger Jazz said...

He can write?

Damn, the word verification is longer than my message.

October 16, 2007 9:01 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Bush is a prankster. He'll leave a pile of crap wrapped in a tattered constitution.

I understand the shifting values as you describe them. A shedding of the old skin is good sometimes. It's what stays intact that's essential.

October 16, 2007 9:20 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

The idiot will probably write out in crayon "War On" if someone helps hom spell it.

October 16, 2007 9:41 AM  
Blogger sumo said...

I'm sure it will be very ironic. And if he has enough gray matter to rub together...(and we know he doesn't)...he find something insulting. I'm of the notion like Gypsy that he doesn't want to leave his rug...my husband says nope! He can't wait to leave...he can't live with the derision and bashing anymore it has become too much for him. He wants freedom (heh heh!) and he wants to party. He's tired of all the BS the others require of him. Makes sense too...if he never bothered with school...imagine the hassle the presidency has been for his pea brain.

Patricia...you are right about feeling the changes. When you leave the young years behind and face the gapping maw of the older years things do take on a different perspective. You do value things differently...it's almost a right of passage I think. When you are young you don't think so much about the future and retirement. When you get closer to that (and realize that the Chimpster has played fast and loose with your future) it becomes a tad worrisome. You think your future was set and then he up and ruins it all with his cronies. A president and his buddies shouldn't be able to affect people's futures that way...but look at Enron and all the other terrible stuff going down. Makes you not want to get old.

October 16, 2007 9:55 AM  
Blogger Fran said...

My comment is similar to robin andrea's... He will have shredded a constitution and attached a post it to the pile of paper saying "hehehe who wins asshole?" He thinks he does but he is a pathetic fool.

As for yesterday, I send you ongoing good thoughts and am glad that we could all support you. I know I feel very supported by this world of bloggers. The only one that I know personally is DistributorcapNy, but I feel a bond with so many of you. The like minded ones!

I did not worry about you going all right wing on us! Fred would never go for that!

If you go back, I just left another comment especially for you. I was going to do that anyway but after reading your words today, I did it definitely!

Peace sister!

October 16, 2007 10:21 AM  
Blogger Targa said...

His note will say:
"Jesus told me to ruin America. Good luck fixing my mess."

October 16, 2007 10:46 AM  
Blogger In_Flight said...

I think Vanity Fair has some great articles. I especially enjyed the Mrs. Giuliani smear.

October 16, 2007 2:05 PM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

As I didn't read this till today and didn't comment on your post yesterday, I just want to add that I too feel my values are shifting as I get older. And I'm becoming more of a curmudgeon! Not afraid to say what I think, compared to when I was younger and was more of a people-pleaser...

October 16, 2007 3:45 PM  
Blogger jmsjoin said...

Bush should say My attempt at a new order failed please try to get your America back.
I missed you yesterday but don't worry what you are going through is normal and worsened by a feeling of responsibility and what Bush has done on our watch.

October 16, 2007 4:23 PM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

He will probably say, please stay in Iraq.

October 16, 2007 4:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even in my current state of utter overwhelm and fatigue I cannot imagine what will be on that note. But I do love that you posed that question.

Sorry I missed you yesterday...sounds to me like you are just having a little 'growing funk'. It means you are alive. Getting better all the time.

I'm truly running on empty. Had to take a breather and say hello though!

October 16, 2007 7:46 PM  
Blogger Swampcracker said...

Patricia, I discovered your site this evening and I like what you have to say. I will be returning often.

In answer to this post, may I add:

The current occupant of the WH may say: "leave the 'W' on the keyboard or else you'll never get past word verification."

October 16, 2007 9:17 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

Of course, George will leave a hundred dollar note!

Pinned to it will be the message: i Made a lots of Moola out OF Haliburtun and ooil. Hop yu do two?


October 16, 2007 10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever he leaves, you can bet it will be done in crayon.

They won't let him use the markers yet.

October 17, 2007 4:33 AM  
Blogger Batocchio said...

If he were honest, I think he'd write something like, "Drop the bomb, exterminate all the brutes," but that'd be way too literary for him.

October 17, 2007 9:48 AM  
Blogger Batocchio said...

As for changing values, what are they changing from and to? And do you like them? It seems you're talking about being less concerned about material things. I don't think that's bad.

October 17, 2007 9:51 AM  
Blogger Gigi said...

I agree, that as we get older, we get what really is important. We like calm, and serene, and weed out the drama. We understand how little stuff really matters to our happiness. Which is not to say I don't have too much stuff, I just understand it better. I think I get more compassionate as I age. But also more impatient with some people. It's a crapshoot.

October 17, 2007 10:12 AM  
Blogger Dave The Angry Rhode Islander said...

Bush isn't going to write anything. For one, he probably doesn't know how to write a coherent sentence, and second, he's such an arrogant prick that he would have nothing to say to anyone following him. If anything, he'll take a shit in the drawer and leave that for the next guy.

October 19, 2007 12:34 PM  

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