"After decades of hard work you've become one of the most respected journalists in the business. You're a role model for young reporters, and while you leave big shoes to fill, we hope many are inspired to follow in your footsteps." ...George Bush.
It gets better. Hume got this salute from Dick Cheney:
" I've always known you to be a skilled and fair-minded reporter. You've lived up to that standard every day of your career, and you've made 'Special Report' one of the finest news programs in the world."
Enjoy it while you can, Brit. Twenty-seven more days and the George-and-Dick dark comedy hour will be officially off the air for good. I report. You decide.