Your 60th Birthday

Ever wish you could whisper in the president's ear? Give him advice on issues plaguing the nation? Well, here's your chance to tell the world what you would do if you were president of the United States. Twice weekly, we'll ask our readers a question about an issue facing the nation and post your responses here.

Today's topic:

After months of griping about getting old, President Bush turned 60 Thursday and decided it wasn't so bad after all.

"Let me just say this: It's a lot younger than you think," the birthday boy said with a rueful smile.

There were surprises, a spilled secret, a song and congratulatory calls from afar.

Chinese President Hu Jintao and Russian President Vladimir Putin both wished Bush happy birthday in separate telephone conversations that focused on a less-cheerful subject: North Korea's missile tests this week.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, visiting the White House, also brought birthday greetings and a surprise gift. But Bush found out about it during a joint press conference in the East Room. A Canadian reporter blew the secret. Read more.

If YOU were president, how would you celebrate your 60th birthday?

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Quietly with family. A birthday is a private thing and doesn't need to be shared with the NATION just because you are President.

Bamberg, SC

I would grow a beard, get away from the press, the football and the desk. I would then sneak off to Wyoming and go fly fishing.

I'd ask Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam to meet me at Augusta National Golf Club for a 36 hole playing lesson! Then, I'd invite them back to the White House for dinner, but that's just me.

Lynwood, CA

If it was my 60th birthday, (which it will be soon), and were President, I'd take my family and have AirForce One fly us to Alaska, so we could all enjoy the most beautiful scenery in the US-- I would be away from people and the press, and just share that time with my family, and hopefully come home with a renewed outlook, and proud to be President of this great land!

Happy Birthday, Mr. President!

Rice Lake, Wi.

I would spend as much time as possible, birthdays or not,getting the UN members working as one.


I would spend a quiet weekend with my family and a few close friends.

Wayne, PA