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Twins Travel With Bush to Iowa, Missouri
Associated Press ^ | Tue, Jul 20, 2004 | PETE YOST

Posted on 07/20/2004 1:03:58 PM PDT by presidio9

President Bush is squeezing in some campaigning before the political spotlight turns to next week's Democratic National Convention in Boston.

Bush's twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, were to accompany him Tuesday. It's the first time they have made joint appearances with their dad on the campaign trail, although they each have traveled separately with him on other outings. The twins also will take part in an online chat Friday on Bush's re-election Web site.

Bush flies to re-election rallies in Iowa and Missouri, toss-up states that he and Democratic rival John Kerry are fighting hard to win this year. Bush narrowly lost Iowa in 2000, but won Missouri by about 3 percentage points.

Bush is scheduled to speak at an "Ask President Bush" event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, before heading to a rally at the Family Arena in the St. Louis suburb of St. Charles on his 19th presidential visit to Missouri.

His visit to the Show Me State comes a day after Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites)'s sixth trip to Missouri, where on Monday he told a friendly audience at a lumber company in Columbia, Mo., that the nation's economy is on the rebound.

On Thursday, Bush speaks about homeland security in Glenview, Ill., and attends a GOP fund-raiser in nearby Winnetka.

Campaign finance reports filed Tuesday by the Bush campaign showed the president had raised nearly $230 million by July and spent about $160 million through June. At least $84 million went to ads, and another $32 million went to mail-related costs. Bush began July with about $64 million in the bank.

Aides say the president will stay out of sight at his Crawford, Texas, ranch from Friday evening until the Democratic convention concludes July 29. He's expected back on the campaign trail the day after the convention.

His campaign, however, will send about a dozen people to Boston to rapidly respond to Democratic critics — a "thorn-in-their-side" delegation, as one Bush adviser put it.

"We'll have a strong presence in Boston to respond to all of the charges and the negativity and pessimism that comes out of John Kerry's and John Edwards' campaign," campaign spokesman Scott Stanzel said.

Bush plans to charge back out to the campaign trail on July 30, the day after the Democratic convention ends, heading straight to four battleground states in two days.

Although Bush will be idle during the Democratic convention, Vice President Dick Cheney plans a West Coast campaign swing. He will continue headlining re-election rallies and delivering policy speeches contrasting Bush's records with Kerry's, they said, declining to provide details. Cheney also will appear at fund-raisers for Republican congressional candidates.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa; US: Missouri
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1 posted on 07/20/2004 1:04:00 PM PDT by presidio9
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2 posted on 07/20/2004 1:05:40 PM PDT by presidio9 (FREE MARTHA)
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To: presidio9

Were these taken in Cedar Rapids?


3 posted on 07/20/2004 1:09:56 PM PDT by RushCrush (GW in 04!)
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To: presidio9

This and the first one were taken at Andrews. The second was taken at Kirkwood CC in Cedar Rapids.

4 posted on 07/20/2004 1:13:26 PM PDT by presidio9 (FREE MARTHA)
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When I first saw hands I thought oh gee they are holding hands and it brought back terrible memories of Chelsea holding x42s hand.


5 posted on 07/20/2004 1:16:59 PM PDT by mel
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6 posted on 07/20/2004 1:17:55 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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hubba hubba


7 posted on 07/20/2004 1:21:05 PM PDT by rudypoot (Rat line = Routes that foreign fighters use to enter Iraq.)
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To: presidio9

The President has wonderful daughters. Thanks for the nice post.


8 posted on 07/20/2004 1:22:47 PM PDT by Edgewood Pilot
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To: rudypoot

The First Honey's. What a great idea for them to come on the trail with the Prez. At least I'm glad.


9 posted on 07/20/2004 1:23:28 PM PDT by numberonepal (<a href=http://goodnewsamerica.us>goodnewsamerica.us</a> Fast News For Common Sense People)
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To: presidio9
So they flew the helicopter to Iowa so the President could take it from the Cedar Rapids airport to Kirkwood Community College????

That's a lot of logistics to avoid a 15 mile drive through open countryside!!

I'm very upset that I'm here in Cedar Rapids and didn't get to see the twins. Well, I'll be sure to watch the news tonight.

10 posted on 07/20/2004 1:24:37 PM PDT by Dr._Joseph_Warren
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To: numberonepal; Edgewood Pilot; xsmommy; cyborg; NYC GOP Chick; Xenalyte
The First Honey's. What a great idea for them to come on the trail with the Prez. At least I'm glad.

What would it take to get Jena to dress like an adult once in a while?

11 posted on 07/20/2004 1:25:58 PM PDT by presidio9 (FREE MARTHA)
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To: numberonepal

I wonder if we could get the First Honeys (love that name, by the way) to visit my town.

Jeanna, Barbara, if you're reading this, FReepmail me :)


12 posted on 07/20/2004 1:26:46 PM PDT by Terabitten (Father, grant me the strength to live a life worthy of those who came before me...)
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To: Tragically Single

Jeanna = Jenna


13 posted on 07/20/2004 1:27:08 PM PDT by Terabitten (Father, grant me the strength to live a life worthy of those who came before me...)
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To: Dr._Joseph_Warren
So they flew the helicopter to Iowa so the President could take it from the Cedar Rapids airport to Kirkwood Community College????

No, they flew Marine One from the White House to Andrews. This is standard procedure.

14 posted on 07/20/2004 1:27:34 PM PDT by presidio9 (FREE MARTHA)
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To: Dr._Joseph_Warren

Actually that is about a 4 mile drive. There is no way the would take the helicoptor.


15 posted on 07/20/2004 1:50:01 PM PDT by TalonDJ (wanted: witty and insightful tag line)
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To: presidio9

A little less soap opera political nonsense if you please.


16 posted on 07/20/2004 1:54:39 PM PDT by eskimo
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To: eskimo

What is your issue with this thread?


17 posted on 07/20/2004 1:56:28 PM PDT by presidio9 (FREE MARTHA)
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To: presidio9
What is your issue with this thread?

I wasn't explicit enough?

18 posted on 07/20/2004 2:00:48 PM PDT by eskimo
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I wasn't explicit enough?

Nope.

When I posted this, several mainstream news sources thought this was a top story.

If a story does not interest you, your best bet is to not waste your time reading it.

19 posted on 07/20/2004 2:05:35 PM PDT by presidio9 (FREE MARTHA)
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To: presidio9

Could these chicks be any hotter?


20 posted on 07/20/2004 2:08:10 PM PDT by bigeasy_70118
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To: presidio9
If a story does not interest you, your best bet is to not waste your time reading it.

Good advice. Seems that is what most everyone else is doing.

I was just trying to help.

21 posted on 07/20/2004 2:09:18 PM PDT by eskimo
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To: eskimo

When I was a lad, there was this cranky old man in my neighborhood who used to sit on his porch and holler "You damn kids! Stay the HELL off my lawn!"

Never mind.


22 posted on 07/20/2004 2:13:44 PM PDT by presidio9 (FREE MARTHA)
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To: presidio9
When I was a lad, there was this cranky old man in my neighborhood who used to sit on his porch and holler "You damn kids! Stay the HELL off my lawn!"

Perhaps that is the primary reason children learn, the old and "cranky" care enough to try to teach them.

23 posted on 07/20/2004 2:17:59 PM PDT by eskimo
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To: eskimo

Thanks.

I have parents.

They did just fine.

Maybe you should get a cat.


24 posted on 07/20/2004 2:20:10 PM PDT by presidio9 (FREE MARTHA)
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To: presidio9

Ignore eskimo -- he/she/it has become nothing more than an irritating site pest!!!!

Thanks for posting this fun article about both the President's trip and his beautiful daughters!!!


25 posted on 07/20/2004 2:22:29 PM PDT by DrDeb
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Start pinging nanook to the Morford threads... he'll love ya' even more then. :)


26 posted on 07/20/2004 2:22:45 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Be a Dollar a Day FReeper, and SMILE when you get your Mastercard bill!)
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To: presidio9
Maybe you should get a cat.

The wolves would just eat it.

27 posted on 07/20/2004 2:23:06 PM PDT by eskimo
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I predict Mister Bigglesworth will invoke noticable changes in his personality. Then maybe I can get my frisbee back.


28 posted on 07/20/2004 2:25:57 PM PDT by presidio9 (FREE MARTHA)
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To: eskimo

A hamster then? Gerbil?


29 posted on 07/20/2004 2:26:41 PM PDT by presidio9 (FREE MARTHA)
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To: DrDeb
Ignore eskimo -- he/she/it has become nothing more than an irritating site pest!!!!

I was here long before the "site pests" invaded.

30 posted on 07/20/2004 2:28:32 PM PDT by eskimo
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To: presidio9
A hamster then? Gerbil?

Would not even make good bait.

31 posted on 07/20/2004 2:30:00 PM PDT by eskimo
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Please. I have "been here" since 1998.


32 posted on 07/20/2004 2:30:11 PM PDT by presidio9 (FREE MARTHA)
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I thought maybe you'd do something else with them.


33 posted on 07/20/2004 2:31:04 PM PDT by presidio9 (Habitrail anyone?)
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I thought maybe you'd do something else with them.

And what would that be?

34 posted on 07/20/2004 2:33:58 PM PDT by eskimo
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I'm sure you'd think of something. From what I gather, neither is an outdoor pet.

Also, I think lots of old people like to do crossword puzzles or something.


35 posted on 07/20/2004 2:36:05 PM PDT by presidio9 (Habitrail anyone?)
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Well, if it isn't the bluebird of happiness. Or perhaps something the cat drug in. Panties in a bind? Colon in a bind? Necktie too tight?

If you have difficulty with this thread then you should just walk on by, honey. I think many of us have had quite enough of your antics.

36 posted on 07/20/2004 2:40:57 PM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle (AMERICA, LAND OF THE FREE **BECAUSE** OF THE BRAVE.)
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I have no idea what you are talking about. Please be specific, or perhaps that is impossible to do and still seem rational. Just say so if that is the case.


37 posted on 07/20/2004 2:41:59 PM PDT by eskimo
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I'm saying that you seem to be a particularly unhappy person. I'm told that a pet or a hobby (or both) can do wonders for the outlook of someone like you.

In the mean time, try this on for size:

Thousands wait hours for a hug

38 posted on 07/20/2004 2:45:14 PM PDT by presidio9 (Habitrail anyone?)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle
If you have difficulty with this thread then you should just walk on by, honey. I think many of us have had quite enough of your antics.

Call me "honey" then reject me. You seem to be quite conflicted.

39 posted on 07/20/2004 2:45:40 PM PDT by eskimo
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Rationality is not a problem.

I am simply awarding you the level of respect you deserve.


40 posted on 07/20/2004 2:48:02 PM PDT by presidio9 (Habitrail anyone?)
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If anyone has a personal conflict I would venture to say it would be you, eskimo. Your history shows you attempt to stir up trouble on certain FR threads.


41 posted on 07/20/2004 2:48:44 PM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle (AMERICA, LAND OF THE FREE **BECAUSE** OF THE BRAVE.)
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To: presidio9
I'm told that a pet or a hobby (or both) can do wonders for the outlook of someone like you.

I have freinds not pets; a brown bear and a wolf pack that visit regularly. Every now and then my friend the wolverine comes by. Life is wonderful here. My main hobby is survival and all is well.

42 posted on 07/20/2004 2:52:22 PM PDT by eskimo
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To: mrs tiggywinkle
If anyone has a personal conflict I would venture to say it would be you, eskimo.

Why would you say that? Please be specific.

43 posted on 07/20/2004 2:56:27 PM PDT by eskimo
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Oh please...
44 posted on 07/20/2004 3:01:00 PM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle (AMERICA, LAND OF THE FREE **BECAUSE** OF THE BRAVE.)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle
Oh please...

Nothing specific I gather, just an emotional evaluation.

45 posted on 07/20/2004 3:03:42 PM PDT by eskimo
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Eskimo...you've visited the Dose plenty of times with your arrogant remarks about Dosers and President Bush. So yes......oh please.

Do you live alone? Do you interact with human life outside of the internet? Or is your time spent solely with bears and wolves? sigh.

46 posted on 07/20/2004 3:16:48 PM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle (AMERICA, LAND OF THE FREE **BECAUSE** OF THE BRAVE.)
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Eskimo...you've visited the Dose plenty of times

What on earth is "Dose"?

47 posted on 07/20/2004 4:19:42 PM PDT by eskimo
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It's "A Day in the Life of President Bush"

posted everyday here in FReeperland,

http://makeashorterlink.com/?J47321AD8

my "text-based" shortcut for easy searching.


48 posted on 07/20/2004 5:29:01 PM PDT by EvaClement
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Who is Jena?


49 posted on 07/20/2004 5:38:22 PM PDT by beyond the sea (There's always one to turn and walk away ........ and one who just wants to stay)
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You two going out to dinner together soon? ;-)


50 posted on 07/20/2004 5:43:10 PM PDT by beyond the sea (There's always one to turn and walk away ........ and one who just wants to stay)
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