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The End of the Line

Lunch with President George W. Bush.

11:00 PM, Jan 4, 2009 • By FRED BARNES
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A final impression: Bush is mentally ready to leave Washington, a town he never really liked. He says he has a lot of packing to do. But my guess is he won't look back with regret at what he might have done if he had more time in office. He's proud of what he achieved. And proud he should be.

Fred Barnes is executive editor of THE WEEKLY STANDARD.