Oklahoma reaction to Bush's farewell speech

January 16, 2009
In The News

• Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa: "I am not saying there have not been setbacks or problems. I am saying that this president has fulfilled his solemn obligation to protect the American people.”

• Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne: "I believe when the American people look back at his terms in office, he will be remembered as the ... president who led our country during one of its most trying times.”

• Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore: "History will be kinder to this president than ... political commentators suggest ... Moreover, the tax cuts he championed pulled America out of a recession ... and gave us 52 months of prosperity — one of the longest on record.”

• Rep. Dan Boren, D-Muskogee: "We should try to focus on some of his positive accomplishments, such as ... efforts in Africa to combat the pain and suffering of AIDS.”

• Rep. John Sullivan, R-Tulsa: "I would personally like to thank President Bush for his tireless work on behalf of the state of Oklahoma and our nation.” }

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