For any doubters who continue to think we do not have a president, the fact is we do. On Saturday George Walker Bush was sworn in as our 43rd president, ending one of the most controversial presidential elections in history.
This important event means the controversy over the election has ended and, whether you voted for Bush or former Vice President Al Gore, it is time as citizens of the United States to support the president sworn into office Saturday by Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Rehnquist.
Bush has four years in which to prove himself a man qualified to be president. If voters decide he has not done so, then in 2004 they will have a chance to replace him.
Bush appears to be doing everything he can to unite the country. He seems to be making strides, perhaps more so than any other president, to create an atmosphere in which Democratic and Republican leaders can work together rather than against each other. If our leadership is divided, nothing will get accomplished.