The Washington Times - January 15, 2009, 07:05AM

President Bush will bid farewell in a televised address to the nation — not before a joint session of Congress, but before a small audience at the White House, Jon Ward is reporting.

The idea is to make the president’s farewell address more intimate than a speech delivered directly to a TV camera and more friendly than one before a Democrat-packed Congress.  Kinda like the final episode of “MASH” but without the helicopter ride.