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President Bush Gives "Rummy" a Standing Ovation!!
The FOX News Channel | 5/31/04 | GeorgeW23225

Posted on 05/31/2004 11:27:33 AM PDT by GeorgeW23225

What a great "spontaneous" moment!! I hope you all got to see the ovation Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld got today at the ampitheater of Arlington National Cemetary.

When his name was announced, the crowd went abolutely wild!! The screamed, cheered, whistled, & stomped their feet. The look on Rummy's face was priceless, but.....the BEST part was when the President stood and gave Rummy a standing ovation. The crowd went NUTS!! And so did I. I found myself standing in front of the T.V. applauding, and giving Rummy a standing "O" along with the President. It was a great moment, and it touched Rummy deeply. If y'all missed the moment, I'm sure FOX will replay it!!


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1 posted on 05/31/2004 11:27:35 AM PDT by GeorgeW23225
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To: GeorgeW23225

Secretary Rumsfeld is great, such an asset to this administration. Calls from the left for his resignation are so pathetically misguided that it's clear they have no concept of a strong, civilian military leader.


2 posted on 05/31/2004 11:31:50 AM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: GeorgeW23225

Wow! What a great boost for a great man. I'm grateful that President Bush reaffirmed his support for him in such a meaningful, public manner.


3 posted on 05/31/2004 11:32:48 AM PDT by Faith
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To: GeorgeW23225

He sounded as if he was a bit flustered by the ovation when he started speaking.


4 posted on 05/31/2004 11:36:17 AM PDT by Bob (Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club, Class of 1972)
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To: Unknowing

You can certainly see how increasingly out of touch the media and the dems are with the public.

Look at that ranting loon, Gore (a man I used to have some sympthy and respect for) calling for the president to fire almost his entire administration, 6 months before the election. If the people don't like Bush, or the people he has working for him, in a very short time they'll be able to send that message loud and clear. I guess Al knows just how unlikely that is to happen, so he's trying to get his licks in now.


5 posted on 05/31/2004 11:37:09 AM PDT by jocon307 (The dems don't get it, the American people do.)
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To: Faith

When you have Jesus on your side, you don't have to sweat polls, and you can readily support your friends who have done so well. God love both of them.


6 posted on 05/31/2004 11:37:20 AM PDT by vandykelastone (Nuts to Governor Goober: let's get serious now!)
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To: Unknowing

"Calls from the left for his resignation are so pathetically misguided that it's clear they have no concept of a strong, civilian military leader."

No, I think the point is they DO know what a "strong, civilian military leader" he is. He's too good for their liking and helps the President.


7 posted on 05/31/2004 11:37:48 AM PDT by Humal
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To: vandykelastone
When you have Jesus on your side, you don't have to sweat polls, and you can readily support your friends who have done so well. God love both of them.

Amen PING!!!

8 posted on 05/31/2004 11:41:23 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (I approve this message: character and integrity matter. Bush/Cheney for '04.)
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To: GeorgeW23225

OK, With Rumsfeld receiving standing O's it is clearly time for him to step down. </sarcasm>


10 posted on 05/31/2004 11:49:37 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: vandykelastone
When you have Jesus on your side, you don't have to sweat polls, and you can readily support your friends who have done so well.

Isn't it great? That is what true freedom is all about.

11 posted on 05/31/2004 11:53:00 AM PDT by Faith
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To: GeorgeW23225
We cheer for that marvelous no non-sense, honorable American each and every day. Respect for someone that truly deserves it is not often seen; President Bush once again, did the right thing! Lord love ‘em both and keep them safe and strong – we need men like these two!
12 posted on 05/31/2004 11:57:18 AM PDT by yoe (Senators Kennedy, Byrd and Clinton, unpardonable, unprincipled, unqualified and totally unpatriotic!)
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To: GeorgeW23225

I feel better now. (Still getting over nitwit family visit)


13 posted on 05/31/2004 12:04:04 PM PDT by BillyCrockett
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To: Unknowing
Good. I hope that shuts up the traitors.
14 posted on 05/31/2004 12:07:30 PM PDT by Ukiapah Heep (Shoes for Industry!)
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To: Specter50

"Why?"

Mostly because I always liked Tipper. Now I just feel sorry for her.


15 posted on 05/31/2004 12:09:19 PM PDT by jocon307 (The dems don't get it, the American people do.)
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To: GeorgeW23225
"When you have Jesus on your side, you don't have to sweat polls, and you can readily support your friends who have done so well. God love both of them."

AMEN! We cannot lose heart with that thought!

16 posted on 05/31/2004 12:14:31 PM PDT by Bobbisox (And the Rope-a-Dope Begins!)
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To: GeorgeW23225
My Man Rummy! Saw it on TV and he deserved it.

Anyone got pics?

17 posted on 05/31/2004 12:20:04 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: GeorgeW23225

I was at the West Point graduation on Saturday when he received a similar reception as he walked on the field, and then again later when he stood up to speak. And yet a third time when he finished his address to the cadets and to all of us!


18 posted on 05/31/2004 12:40:51 PM PDT by LiteKeeper
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To: GVgirl

It was a great moment, wasn't it???

Here's my theory..........

We have been putting up with so much being dumped, and dumped, and dumped on us ( I believe the football term is "piling on") that when given the opportunity, the crowd just exploded with emotion. I hope this is a trend, and that we see more spontaneous "explosions" of emotion in the days, weeks, and months to come!! It's about time!!


19 posted on 05/31/2004 12:41:58 PM PDT by GeorgeW23225 (Liberals really aren*t bad people. It*s just that they know so much that simply ISN*T true!!)
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To: Bob

A commentator I was listening to at the time, said he rarely ever saw Rummy get so emotional. It really was a great moment, and SO well deserved!!
And BRAVO to the President for leading the standing "O"!!


20 posted on 05/31/2004 12:44:20 PM PDT by GeorgeW23225 (Liberals really aren*t bad people. It*s just that they know so much that simply ISN*T true!!)
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To: vandykelastone

AMEN and HALLELUJAH !!


21 posted on 05/31/2004 12:45:56 PM PDT by GeorgeW23225 (Liberals really aren*t bad people. It*s just that they know so much that simply ISN*T true!!)
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To: GeorgeW23225
Got to love President Bush standing with Rummy. I still wonder what Clinton did to make Bush 41 push him at the WW2 celebration on Saturday. Do any of you know what that was about?
Love of GOD, Family and Country! !
22 posted on 05/31/2004 12:59:21 PM PDT by ducks1944 (GOD BLESS THE USA ! !)
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To: Mia T

Americans are letting their voices be heard. And this is just the beginning, the momentum is ours. :^)


23 posted on 05/31/2004 1:05:03 PM PDT by jla (http://johnkerryisdangerousforamerica.blogspot.com)
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To: ducks1944

First mention I have had of a Presidential Push. Would love to hear more.


24 posted on 05/31/2004 1:07:08 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I aint wrong, I aint sorry , and I am probably going to do it again.)
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To: Unknowing

I did see Secretary Rumsfeld receive his utterly fabulous ovation from that crowd and I was more than pleased for him. He deserved it and I thank the people in attendance who supplied it. What liberals and the liberal media simply do not understand, or if they do, they refuse to acknowledge it, is that our military love and respect him and the American people love and respect him and are grateful he's our Secretary of Defense. And it was very classy of President Bush to stand and applaud Secretary Rumsfeld.


25 posted on 05/31/2004 1:12:37 PM PDT by maxwellp (Throw the U.N. in the garbage where it belongs.)
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To: GeorgeW23225
Looks like Rumsfeld is soon to receive his next mission:

OPERATION: IRAN

26 posted on 05/31/2004 1:15:39 PM PDT by F16Fighter
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To: Humal
I think the point is they DO know what a "strong, civilian military leader" he is. He's too good for their liking and helps the President.

I hope that this is a sign that Dubya gets it. Whenever the shrill voices of the left rise with an insane diatribe, like these calls for resignation, Dubya needs to respond with more than just "No, I'm sticking with him." He also needs to chide them for their foolishness and hysteria. 'Course, maybe he does and Rather Clueless keeps that clip off the air.

27 posted on 05/31/2004 1:21:11 PM PDT by Nevermore
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To: Nevermore

Not the Bush style. Why add more fuel to the fire? He just shows class and keeps on doing his job and lets the others do the fussin' and chidin'. It works because then we have to get mad and fight for them.


28 posted on 05/31/2004 1:53:55 PM PDT by ClancyJ (It's just not safe to vote Democratic.)
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To: GVgirl

http://www.c-span.org/VideoArchives.


Go to the c-span video archives, look for laying flag at Arlington

It comes at about 32.12 minutes into the festivities, you can fast foward to it there. It is worth the trouble.


29 posted on 05/31/2004 1:56:16 PM PDT by hilaryrhymeswithrich (Herman Cain for the U.S. Senate.....this Georgia man is in YOUR future!)
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To: GeorgeW23225

Your report made my day. Thanks!


30 posted on 05/31/2004 2:01:20 PM PDT by sultan88 ("I went down Virginia, seeking shelter from the storm...")
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To: ducks1944

I was watching, but didn't see 41 push Slick Willie. I would have prefered if he had "hit" him!!


31 posted on 05/31/2004 2:06:03 PM PDT by GeorgeW23225 (Liberals really aren*t bad people. It*s just that they know so much that simply ISN*T true!!)
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To: sultan88

It was really a memorable moment, and I was not expecting anything this dramatic. That is why it was so special!!


32 posted on 05/31/2004 2:09:55 PM PDT by GeorgeW23225 (Liberals really aren*t bad people. It*s just that they know so much that simply ISN*T true!!)
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To: GeorgeW23225
U.S. President George W. Bush (L) applauds as Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld prepares to speak at an observance of Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery, May 31, 2004.   REUTERS/Larry Downing
Mon May 31, 1:14 PM ET
Reuters

U.S. President George W. Bush (news - web sites) (L) applauds as Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld prepares to speak at an observance of Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery, May 31, 2004. REUTERS/Larry Downing

President Bush, left, shares a light moment with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld after Rumsfeld spoke at a ceremony marking Memorial Day at the amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery Monday, May 31, 2004 outside Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Mon May 31, 1:47 PM ET
AP

President Bush (news - web sites), left, shares a light moment with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld after Rumsfeld spoke at a ceremony marking Memorial Day at the amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery Monday, May 31, 2004 outside Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
President Bush applauds while Army Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld acknowledges the audience during Memorial Day ceremonies at the Arlington National Cemetery amphitheater in Arlington, Va. Monday, May 31, 2004. At right is Army Maj. Gen. Galen Jackman, Commander of the Military District of Washington. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Mon May 31, 1:48 PM ET
AP

President Bush (news - web sites) applauds while Army Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld acknowledges the audience during Memorial Day ceremonies at the Arlington National Cemetery amphitheater in Arlington, Va. Monday, May 31, 2004. At right is Army Maj. Gen. Galen Jackman, Commander of the Military District of Washington. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
President George W. Bush(R) bows his head with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Richard Myers(L) and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld(C) during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, May 31, 2004. Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters
Mon May 31, 4:53 PM ET
Reuters

President George W. Bush (news - web sites)(R) bows his head with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Richard Myers(L) and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld(C) during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, May 31, 2004. Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters

33 posted on 05/31/2004 2:14:53 PM PDT by ChadGore (Vote Bush. He's Earned It.)
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To: sgtbono2002; Howlin

>>>>First mention I have had of a Presidential Push. Would love to hear more.<<<<

Howlin has the picture, maybe she will post it.


34 posted on 05/31/2004 2:16:24 PM PDT by Lucy Lake
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To: ChadGore

Thanks for the photos!!


35 posted on 05/31/2004 2:33:51 PM PDT by GeorgeW23225 (Liberals really aren*t bad people. It*s just that they know so much that simply ISN*T true!!)
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To: GeorgeW23225

I just caught the tail end - the media was showing Clinton trying and pushing to stand as close as he could to Sr. Bush and get in the picture & that was shown from two angles. At first I didn't recognize Clinton, he has lost a lot of weight - then as he tried once more to hog the spotlight, there was sort of a shove. Bill Clinton is so disrespectful; so undignified and just right down rude and I don’t give a whit if he was the president between the Bushes, he was never America’s president, just VIP for foreign interest, the United Nations and the DNC.


36 posted on 05/31/2004 2:37:31 PM PDT by yoe (Senators Kennedy, Byrd and Clinton, unpardonable, unprincipled, unqualified and totally unpatriotic!)
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To: jocon307

Speaking of Al and Tipper....I had read an article about these two back during Clinton's first four years in office and it wasn't flattering in the least. Apparently Disney had loaned Al and Tipper two costumes for Halloween. Tipper was "Beauty" and Al was the "Beast" from the Disney movie "Beauty and the Beast". Somehow, these two had forgotten to return the two costumes when they were done with them and Disney had a fit. I don't recall if they actually ended up returning them, or paying to have new ones made....I just remember thinking how utterly arrogant they were to pull a stunt like that.


37 posted on 05/31/2004 2:46:02 PM PDT by Arpege92 (There are no more political simpletons in the world today other than European Leftist -Yossi Halevi)
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To: Nevermore

"'Course, maybe he does and Rather Clueless keeps that clip off the air."

That is a good possibility. The media, especially Dan Blather, does not want to say anything good about the President, his cabinet, the war, or the good being done in Iraq. I refuse to listen to him any more ...... in fact, the only national news I listen to is Fox.


38 posted on 05/31/2004 3:22:53 PM PDT by Humal
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To: Mrs Zip; BOBWADE

ping


39 posted on 05/31/2004 3:30:57 PM PDT by zip (Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough became truth to 42% of americans)
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To: Unknowing

I watched it live...it wad the crowd who started the standing ovation and the President then followed along. Rumsfeld was taken back.


40 posted on 05/31/2004 4:02:12 PM PDT by God luvs America (Support Our Troops....Don't vote for Kerry!)
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To: GeorgeW23225

Were you aware that 3 libs (spewing Bush hate) have been booed in the last 2 weeks ..?? I do believe it is a trend - and it's not good for Kerry.


41 posted on 05/31/2004 4:15:24 PM PDT by The Final Harvest (The 2004 Election is for the SOUL of AMERICA)
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To: Unknowing
Calls from the left for his resignation are so pathetically misguided that it's clear they have no concept of a strong, civilian military leader.

Oh yes they do. That's why they want him gone. He will frustrate their plans to turn this country into a bunch of libwimps ruled by the likes of COFFEE ANON!

42 posted on 05/31/2004 6:10:15 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: vandykelastone
When you have Jesus on your side, you don't have to sweat polls, and you can readily support your friends who have done so well. God love both of them.

But not everything that happens on this Earth is God's will--a lot of dreadful things happen here, for as Jesus told us, this is the kingdom of the Devil for the time being. So even if Jesus is on Bush's side, which He unquestionably is, that doesn't guarantee a political victory in November. I pray daily that he will have the victory, but it's far from a certainty.

43 posted on 05/31/2004 6:41:10 PM PDT by Capriole (DO NOT WRITE IN THIS SPACE. FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY.)
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To: GeorgeW23225

My heart sings with joy and jubilation this Memorial Day! In my lifetime I have never been prouder of our President, our Secretary of Defense, the President's Cabinet and all our men and women serving in the United States of America's Military all over the world.

God Bless America and guide Her through the upcoming months.


44 posted on 05/31/2004 6:55:00 PM PDT by not2worry
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To: Miss Marple; Howlin; PhiKapMom; Lady In Blue

Just so you don't miss this


45 posted on 05/31/2004 7:03:07 PM PDT by deport (To a dog all roads lead home.......)
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To: sgtbono2002
The Push
46 posted on 05/31/2004 7:06:17 PM PDT by deport (To a dog all roads lead home.......)
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To: GeorgeW23225
It was. It's been a great weekend. The standing ovation and rousing welcome for Bush at the dedication of the WW11 memorial, and now the enthusiasm for Rummy.

I think you're right that the public is more than sick and tired of this "piling on".

Abu Garaib, Abu Sharaib.

Wars are enourmous endeavors and bring out all human attributes. As anyone who has seen or read Band of Brothers knows, humanity has it's share of drunks and criminals and murderers. But we still honor the heroism that existed, too. I hope this young generation will be served likewise. I've underestimated them.

47 posted on 05/31/2004 7:27:46 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich

Thanks.


48 posted on 05/31/2004 7:29:07 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: ducks1944

Some really corny joke so he could get into the picture.


49 posted on 05/31/2004 7:32:54 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: deport

Thanks for the Post . would give $50 bucks to watch him punch Bubba in that wine blossom nose.


50 posted on 05/31/2004 7:42:57 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I aint wrong, I aint sorry , and I am probably going to do it again.)
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