1600 Empties Out

The last weekend for the Bush White House is going to be a quiet one. After his final address to the nation tonight, the president and First Lady Laura Bush are off to Camp David. Staffers these days are left handing in their passes, label pins, IDs, BlackBerries, and clearances. "At 9:00 p.m. Friday, the highest-level staffers will turn in their gear; and the West Wing will become a ghost town," ABC News' longtime White House correspondent Ann Compton writes. Plus, with Monday a federal holiday, 1600 will be mostly manned by loyal standbys: Chief of Staff Josh Bolten, Counselor Ed Gillespie, and Press Secretary Dana Perino. Laura's already packed up her books for Dallas. The Obamas' moving van will pull up Tuesday morning.