College Republicans create ‘W’ Day to honor Bush.

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Conservative nostalgia for the days of President Bush has been running strong recently, with billboards of Bush’s picture and the phrase “Miss Me Yet?” popping up around the country. Now, College Republicans at Western Kentucky University have decided to honor their dear leader with the creation of a “W” Day:

“With President Bush often getting dogged quite a bit in the media, and amongst younger people, I felt it was our duty to show that there is a fair number that support President Bush and appreciate what he did for our country,” [student Timothy Gilliam] said. [...]

A booth was set up outside the Downing University Center where any supporter could sign a giant thank-you card that will be sent to Bush’s home in Texas. Passersby could also catch snippets of the former president’s most famous speeches and pick up a flier highlighting his accomplishments, Gilliam said.

Gilliam said he’s going to share the idea with other universities due to its success. More than 200 fliers were handed out, and about 100 people signed the thank-you card, Gilliam said.

The group also plans to make “W” Day an annual event.

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