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Presidents Bush to Skip Obama Inaugural
abc news ^

Posted on 01/18/2013 4:13:23 PM PST by traumer

Former President George W. Bush does not plan to attend President Obama’s second inauguration on Monday, joining his father, former President George H.W. Bush, among the living former presidents who are sending regrets, according to several officials with knowledge of inaugural planning.

The decisions mean Obama’s second oath of office will occur with only Democratic former presidents sharing the stage. Both former President Bill Clinton and former President Jimmy Carter plan on attending.

The younger President Bush is citing his father’s health in declining the invitation to attend, according to the officials. The older Bush, who is 88, was just released from the hospital this week after an extended illness. “President and Mrs. Bush wish President Obama and his family all the best for a wonderful inaugural weekend,” said a spokesman from the younger President Bush’s office Friday.

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KEYWORDS: bhoinauguration; bush41; bush43; x42

1 posted on 01/18/2013 4:13:28 PM PST by traumer
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To: traumer

I’m sure it was STRICTLY a schedule conflict......


2 posted on 01/18/2013 4:15:11 PM PST by traumer
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To: traumer
Started to say one thing, but instead...

I'm thankful that the elder Bush is out of the hospital and apparently back in good health.

3 posted on 01/18/2013 4:16:47 PM PST by OKSooner ("The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people. Amen." - Revelation 22:21)
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To: traumer

Bill Clinton will be seated in the intern section. Party!
His political payback.


4 posted on 01/18/2013 4:19:25 PM PST by cruise_missile
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To: traumer

Good. I wouldn’t be seen dead there either. Others should boycott it.


5 posted on 01/18/2013 4:21:33 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Great excuse by Dubya. Reading between the lines, what he actually said “I’ve kept my mouth shut for 4 years but don’t make me puke by being in the company of commie bastards”.


6 posted on 01/18/2013 4:25:28 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: traumer

That’s OK, I plan to miss it too!


7 posted on 01/18/2013 4:38:05 PM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: traumer

That’s OK, I plan to miss it too!


8 posted on 01/18/2013 4:38:10 PM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Malone LaVeigh

That’s OK, I plan to miss it too!
-——————————————————————————————Me too. Regretfully the cat box is scheduled to be cleaned.


9 posted on 01/18/2013 4:41:58 PM PST by bytesmith
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To: traumer

Darn the luck. I can’t make it either. Wonder how much taxpayer $$$ they’re spending on this? Hope it snows...hard. ;o)


10 posted on 01/18/2013 4:44:23 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: traumer

Good time to clean the cat’s litterbox.


11 posted on 01/18/2013 4:44:23 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: traumer

Second CORONATION, ya mean?


12 posted on 01/18/2013 4:45:03 PM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: traumer
I wish Darth Cheney and his new ticker ( I say this as a term of endearment ) would go and give the anointed one that look again and let him know exactly what Dick and the rest of think of him...
13 posted on 01/18/2013 4:45:05 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: traumer

I wasn’t invited....

But if I WAS, I wouldn’t go!


14 posted on 01/18/2013 4:50:29 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: max americana

Yup, pardon the language by this is a giant “f*ck off” by someone who knows how to do so diplomatically.

And diplomacy is the art of telling someone to go to Hell in a way that makes them look forward to the trip.


15 posted on 01/18/2013 4:51:28 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: traumer
I'm skipping it too. I've got to rearrange the socks in my drawer.

5.56mm

16 posted on 01/18/2013 4:53:44 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: traumer

Do not tune in to see this demon take the throne. Do not give this abomination good TV ratings.


17 posted on 01/18/2013 4:57:11 PM PST by dforest
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To: y'all

Be a real shame if something happened to spoil things . . .


18 posted on 01/18/2013 5:01:56 PM PST by tomkat ( </s>)
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To: traumer

I think I have to poop that day, sorry.


19 posted on 01/18/2013 5:02:25 PM PST by Flightdeck (My four children have been robbed)
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To: tomkat

Actually, it would. Other than the obvious human tragedy issue, it would make an even larger portion of dumb America think Obama was a hero and patriot. Look at how the lying, cheating, POS JFK is remembered.


20 posted on 01/18/2013 5:06:38 PM PST by Flightdeck (My four children have been robbed)
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To: traumer
I won't be attending either.I've scheduled an oil change for Monday.Funny,as I'm typing an ad is being shown on the tube for one of those free Obama Phones...the ones that allow 250 free minutes and 250 free texts per month for “emergencies”.Many holders of these vital instruments will surely be in attendance.
21 posted on 01/18/2013 5:08:30 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Red State Secession Is The Only Answer)
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To: Flightdeck

We weren’t thinking of violence. But it would be kind of interesting if Obama had a nervous breakdown in the middle of the festivities, or Michelle finally cut loose and decked him, or something else dreadful and dramatic that they couldn’t explain away.


22 posted on 01/18/2013 5:11:28 PM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Flightdeck
Got news for ya: helter skelter is in the works regardless.

/.02

23 posted on 01/18/2013 5:13:58 PM PST by tomkat ( .. shall NOT be infringed)
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To: bytesmith

“Me too. Regretfully the cat box is scheduled to be cleaned.”

My toenails need clipped.


24 posted on 01/18/2013 5:14:40 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: ottbmare

That would be worth tuning in for. I just wish the media would do their job, because there would be a scandalous and humiliating story on Obama twice a day if they did.


25 posted on 01/18/2013 5:14:40 PM PST by Flightdeck (My four children have been robbed)
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To: tomkat

“Be a real shame if something happened to spoil things . . .”

Paging Vince Flynn......


26 posted on 01/18/2013 5:19:55 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: Flightdeck

. . This, too, shall pass. :o)


27 posted on 01/18/2013 5:35:29 PM PST by Twinkie (JOHN 3:16)
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To: traumer

I am sick to my stomach and also won’t be attending.


28 posted on 01/18/2013 5:38:16 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: traumer

jch10 and family will not be attending either.


29 posted on 01/18/2013 5:43:39 PM PST by jch10 (Hey GOP! Only Conservatives get my vote.)
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To: traumer

“I’m sure it was STRICTLY a schedule conflict......”

I actually believe you cannot tear him away from his father and his family right now. I would like to believe that he would never come after the crowd sand “ Nah nah nah, Hey Hey Hey Good Bye”, as a nice swipe at obama such people who support him. However, I know he would actually come if he really could, because he believes its the right thing to do.


30 posted on 01/18/2013 5:45:05 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: traumer

I like the presidents Bush more and more..........


31 posted on 01/18/2013 5:45:45 PM PST by basil (basil)
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To: traumer; a fool in paradise

Well, that is really this time Bush’s fault!


32 posted on 01/18/2013 5:50:45 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: traumer

Darn, I can’t watch or attend as I have “clean carpet with tooth brush” on my calendar.


33 posted on 01/18/2013 5:51:31 PM PST by matt04
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To: bytesmith

Me too I think I have a bowel movement schedule during the Coronation of King Obama


34 posted on 01/18/2013 5:51:31 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: traumer

Supposed to be a high of 34 and wind Monday.

That kind of weather gives me digestive tract anomalies.

I’ll be home putting voodoo dol...uh, wood in the stove.


35 posted on 01/18/2013 5:55:22 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: jivin gene

I would love for obama to make some comment that soclearly shows how much he really hates the American people that the media cannot explain it away.


36 posted on 01/18/2013 6:23:16 PM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: max americana

“....in the company of commie bastards”.

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Bush could have saved the nation from this commie bastard had he divulged Obama’s ineligibility for his office.

Does Obama have the goods on Bush?


37 posted on 01/18/2013 6:30:08 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: tomkat

Molon labe signs, etc?

Bwahahaha


38 posted on 01/18/2013 7:22:18 PM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: WildHighlander57

helter skelter
39 posted on 01/18/2013 7:34:56 PM PST by tomkat ( .. shall NOT be infringed)
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To: Viennacon

The “others” are Clinton and Carter. They fit right in.


40 posted on 01/18/2013 7:40:01 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: traumer

I was going to watch it on TV, but my wife has some paint she wants me to watch dry.


41 posted on 01/18/2013 7:40:56 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet
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To: traumer

When Michelle sent me the invitation to the inauguration I regretfully had to turn it down. I was planning on spending the day at the Martin Luther King museum in New York. Now I come to find it is closed for MLK day! ;)


42 posted on 01/18/2013 7:46:35 PM PST by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: traumer
“President and Mrs. Bush wish President Obama and his family all the best for a wonderful inaugural weekend,” said a spokesman from the younger President Bush’s office Friday.

Then muttered an additional "bless his heart."

43 posted on 01/18/2013 7:47:24 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: tomkat; Flightdeck; ottbmare

A war between certain groups?

I don’t think that’s a good idea.

Manson was/is INSANE.


44 posted on 01/18/2013 7:50:47 PM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: traumer
Good for him and Bush pater.

I send my regrets, too. :)

45 posted on 01/18/2013 7:51:31 PM PST by thecodont
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To: traumer

Too bad we all couldn’t be there. There should be myriads and myriads of protestors compaired to attenders.


46 posted on 01/18/2013 7:52:10 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: jivin gene

See post #44.

I’d rather see Molon labe signs all over the place along the streets.


47 posted on 01/18/2013 7:54:35 PM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: traumer
Presidential inauguration? I would LOVE to go. Unfortunately, something important has come up. I have to watch From Justin to Kelly that day.
48 posted on 01/18/2013 9:14:35 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: traumer

Hey how about that...I’m skipping it too!


49 posted on 01/18/2013 9:16:46 PM PST by jughandle
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To: traumer
Can't blame anyone for skipping. This inaugural will just bring back too many bad memories.


50 posted on 01/19/2013 2:42:22 AM PST by clearcarbon
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