This is long overdue since the greatest President America has seen in my three decades of living has been out of office for a couple of weeks now. Nonetheless, on behalf of the vast majority of Americans, let this be a heartfelt word of thanks and praise for Mr. William Jefferson Clinton and his beautiful family.
**THANK YOU** BILL, HILLARY, CHELSEA!!!!
THANK YOU for leaving America more prosperous than any time in recent history. THANK YOU for the more than $4 Trillion surplus that your predecessors even failed to achieve. THANK YOU for expanding our national economy, in real terms, by more than 50%. THANK YOU, Mr. President for the increase in the Gross Domestic Product--$10 Trillion which is 1/4 of the world's total economic output! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for the drop in the unemployment rate to only 4%--A forty-year low! THANK YOU for achieving those NAFTA trade deals with China, as well as for the Mexican and Canadian trade initiatives. THANK YOU for, at the time, consumer confidence being at a 30 year high! THANK YOU for being so instrumental in bringing about a Northern Ireland Peace agreement. THANK YOU for your diplomacy in Vietnam recently which you helped facilitate a better relationship between the Vietnamese and the American government. THANK YOU for instituting the Family Medical Leave Act, for without it, so many of us would be practically abused by our companies! THANK YOU IMMENSLY for the sharp decrease in crime all around the U.S! THANK YOU (especially Hillary) for helping emphasize the value of women's rights at that conference in Beijing. THANK YOU for trying to push a new, much-needed health care initiative (we won't worry, we still have Hillary on the political scene to achieve it, despite so many embittered republicans on Capital Hill). THANK YOU for being so instrumental in getting the Mideast to tame those oil prices--without you, we'd now be paying $6 for a gallon of gas!
Gosh! I'm almost out of breath! I can just go on and on if I had the time. But the point is this: The world will forever look at your legacy with a broad smile. People from Ireland, China, Korea, Vietnam, Great Britain, Somalia, Brussels, Elian's Dad in Cuba, Kosovar refugees, all admire you. The tons and tons of young, new millionaires in Silicon Valley praise your being the catalyst for their new wealth. Families from Long Island to inner city L.A. (and everywhere in between) praise you because they've been able to earn decent paychecks and afford nicer things now than ever before.
You, Hillary, and Chelsea are loved the world over. But of course you already know this.
What are we gonna do now that the best president since John F. Kennedy and/or Franklin Delano Roosevelt is no longer in office? Methinks even Georgie Junior realizes he has some very, very big shoes to fill.
Good bye, Mr. President. Much luck in the civilian world to 'ya.
AMERICA LOVES YOU FOREVER!!! Everywhere.
God Bless William Jefferson Clinton & Family.