Skip to comments.Where can I find this video of President Bush last night? (Vanity)
Posted on 11/03/2004 9:15:28 AM PST by mike182d
I just saw it again on CNN right now, but remember when Bush called all the press into the White House to see how confident they were of how things were going?
As they're zooming into President Bush's face, on the end table with the lamp, I could have sworn I saw an icon of the Blessed Mother with the Infant Jesus sitting on the table.
I've seen this clip several times on the news, but if anyone can direct me to a video file (or confirm from their own observation), I would greatly appreciate it!
I don't have an answer to your question, but I'll surely bump the thread!
I just saw it and you are right. It is an icon style image of Mary holding the infant Jesus. I believe it is Our Lady of Perpetual Help...it is in Red and Gold. I will research it and see what artisit did that style.
That has to be Jeb and his wife's influence on the family. She is Catholic and I think he converted after they were married.
He did, if memory serves. A member of Jeb's family (maybe his wife? I'm not sure...), right before the 2000 election, went on pilgrimage to Guadalupe, and asked for the Blessed Mother's intercession... and (possibly) even "consecrated" President Bush's presidency to her.
I'll see if I can dig up the details, when I have a moment.
I'm sure that as a Christian, Bush has the highest regard for the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of his Lord. But as a Southern Protestant he is unlikely to venerate her to the extent that Catholics do; Protestants don't go for that kind of thing much. They concentrate more just on Jesus.
President George W. Bush (news - web sites), his daughter Barbara and first lady Laura Bush (R) gather in the residence of the White House in Washington, November 2, 2004 as election results from the 2004 presidential elections come in. Bush declared himself upbeat and said he believed he will win re-election as he watched election returns with his family. Photo by Jason Reed/Reuters
Tue Nov 2,10:27 PM ET
President Bush (news - web sites) smiles as he watches early poll results with members of his family in the residence of the White House,Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004 (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Tue Nov 2,10:06 PM ET
U.S. President George W. Bush (news - web sites) sits in a chair in the residence of the White House in Washington, November 2, 2004 where he and his family gathered to watch the 2004 presidential election results. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Tue Nov 2,11:50 PM ET
U.S. Marines from Charlie Company, second tank battalion, watch news about the tight U.S. presidential race at a base near Iraq (news - web sites)'s rebel-held western city of Falluja, November 3, 2004. President George W. Bush (news - web sites) declared himself upbeat on Tuesday night and said he believed he will win re-election as he watched election returns with his family upstairs at the White House. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte
It looks like an Orthodox icon. My parents and grandparents all have them. I have one.
Maybe contemporary Protestants don't but most of them have never read the writings of Calvin, Luther and Zwingli on the Blessed Virgin Mary.
I can't believe I just found this thread. I was looking for this picture. An Orthodox icon it is. A message of thanks for all the help of the Orthodox Christians in Milwaukee, Detroit,Indiana and throughout the midwest ..... and esp Cleveland????
Orthodox heads up!
This is undeniable. We should.
Bush, Sr. goes every year to Greece for vacation and is fond of the Orthodox traditions.
Has he ever made pilgrimage to Mount Athos?
I don't know but Bush Sr is tight with the retired Orthodox Archbishop Iakovos.
I do not believe it to be "Our Lady of Perpetual Help" as Mary is clothed in Red. Mary is traditionally shown in a blue robe symbolizing her "motherhood." It may be the Virgin of the Passion...
Thought you'd find this interesting.
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