I just got a White House press release with excerpts from George W Bush’s farewell address to the nation tonight. He seems to have found the time to tell us that "America’s air, water, and lands are measurably cleaner," but there’s nothing about, you know, the economy. Still, it’s only excerpts. He might be able to squeeze something into the speech somewhere. Unless it’s a subject he doesn’t even want to think about any more.
Update: He did.
When challenges to our prosperity emerged, we rose to meet them. Facing the prospect of a financial collapse, we took decisive measures to safeguard our economy. These are very tough times for hardworking families, but the toll would be far worse if we had not acted. All Americans are in this together. And together, with determination and hard work, we will restore our economy to the path of growth. We will show the world once again the resilience of America’s free enterprise system.
Not exactly contrition, but at least a mention, I suppose.