Idaho state employees:
As I embark on a new chapter of public service in my life,
I have a deep appreciation and
my two terms as Governor, it has been my great fortune to work with
and enjoy the support of so many dedicated public servants. I am proud
of what we have accomplished together.
Your service to the people of Idaho has indeed made this the greatest state in the nation in which to live, It is an honor to have been nominated by President Bush to serve our country as the 49th Secretary of Interior and confirmed by the United States Senate. I have accepted this awesome responsibility knowing the course we have set for Idaho over the past several years will continue to serve the citizens well.
Patricia and I are grateful for the experience of serving
as Idaho’s 30th Governor and First
God bless Idaho, and God bless the United States of America.