Shortly before Mr. Bush spoke Thursday, the White House published his schedule for Tuesday, Mr. Obama’s Inauguration Day. In the peculiarly stilted language of White House scheduling documents, it captured perfectly Mr. Bush’s transition from President Bush to Citizen Bush, as follows:
11:30 a.m. THE PRESIDENT and Mrs. Bush participate in the swearing-in ceremony for the 44th president of the United States of America.
1:25 p.m. THE FORMER PRESIDENT makes remarks at departure ceremony, Andrews Air Force Base — Hangar 6.
(Via The Daily Blague.)