Tomorrow

I was flicking through Bill Clinton’s autobiography when my eyes just happened to gaze over the final paragraph, describing the moments just after George W. Bush had been inaugurated in sucession to him.

Within an hour, the peaceful transfer of power that has kept our country free for more than two hundred years had taken place again. My family said good-bye to the new First Family and drove to Andrews Air Force Base for our last flight on the presidential plane that was no longer Air Force One for me. After eight years as President, and half a lifetime in politics, I was a private citizen again, but a very grateful one, still pulling for my country, still thinking about tomorrow.

How very much like the ending of a certain television series!

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