We suppose that at this point we can blame everything that continues to go horribly on George Bush, and that includes all the closing shows on Broadway. It’s actually very fitting to have his last presidential address, You’re Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush, on the very streets where these shows have hit a dead end because of the doomed economy. It’s also fitting that the only Bush New Yorkers ever really liked—Will Ferrell’s dead-on impersonation of him from Saturday Night Live—is the star of the show. We’re assuming the squinty-eyed former (hooray! We can finally say “former”) president will gloss over his mistakes made in office, have a good laugh about the mess he’s left for his successor, and contemplate what he plans to screw up next.
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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 7, 2009