The Associated Press got it's hands on the letter after repeated Freedom of Information Act requests.
Guess which two words never appear: "Iraq" and "war." The Iraq War is alluded to with ephimisms such as "challenging time for our country."
The delay has got people wondering why the delay in announcing the resignation.
"[Mr Bush wanted to avoid] the appearance of trying to make this a political decision." -- White House spokesman Dana Perino
A stamp on the letter shows Mr Bush read the resignation letter as voters were going to the polls. A massive anti-war vote swept Democrats into majorities in both houses of Congress. Political observers question whether the administration tried to cut GOP losses by holding off on the news. (ABC)