Thank you for the grace and class you have shown from day one of your presidency in spite of the constant attacks on you from cultural elites and the mainstream media. There are many examples of this grace but the two most memorable for me have been "Tonight, I have a high privilege and distinct honor of my own — as the first President to begin the State of the Union message with these words: Madam Speaker" and your recent statements wishing Mr Obama well in his presidency and his family all the best for their time in the White House.
Thank you for taking the tough decisions when they were there to be made. Through your actions you have laid the platform to make the world a safer place, which you have clearly done give that there have been no attacks on US soil since 9/11.
Thank you for appointing General David Petraeus and ordering the surge at a time when a weaker president would have crumbled to public pressure and given up.
Thank you for freeing 60 million Afghanis and Iraqis from the murderous regimes that ruined their lives and destroyed their hope.
Thank you for your resolute resistance to the ecofascists of the climate change movement whose intention is not to 'save the world' but to bring down free societies.
Thank you for supporting Israel through thick and thin in spite of the best efforts on the United Nations, terrorist organisations and their soul mates on the left who are trying to wipe it off the map.
Thank you for delivering sustained economic growth while at the same time trying to introduce regulations to limit Fannie's and Freddy's ability to wreak the financial havoc that they did at the end of your presidency.
Thank you for appointing judges Roberts and Alito who will serve long terms and help temper the influence of whomever Obama appoints to the bench by focusing on what is stated in the Constitution and not whatever position du jour that elite talking heads have taken up.
Thank you for your commitment to dealing with the AIDS problem in Africa. No other president in history, or any other world leader, has provided so much aid to help people in need in the third world.
Thank you for the massive bilateral engagements you undertook that saw relations with India, the Asia Pacific region, Mexico and Columbia become stronger to the benefit of all concerned.
Thank you for commuting the sentences of border agents Ramos and Compean, who committed no crime and did not receive a fair trial.
Best of luck to you and Laura for a happy, health future.