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Bush comes to aid of Secret Service agent
AP ^ | 11/20/2004 | AP staff

Posted on 11/20/2004 4:13:02 PM PST by wjersey

Edited on 11/20/2004 7:38:20 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

President Bush stepped into the middle of a confrontation and pulled his lead Secret Service agent away from Chilean security officials who barred his bodyguards from entering an elegant dinner for 21 world leaders Saturday night.

Several Chilean and American agents got into a pushing and shoving match outside the cultural center where the dinner was held. Bush noticed the fracas after posing for pictures on a red carpet with the summit host, Chilean President Ricardo Lagos and his wife and first lady Laura Bush.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 11/20/2004 4:13:03 PM PST by wjersey
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To: wjersey

Beats Kerry blaming the Secret Service for everything and Clinton using them to conceal the affairs of the day.


2 posted on 11/20/2004 4:14:43 PM PST by peyton randolph (Time for Bush to pack the U.S. Supremes)
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To: wjersey

Damn, I really like this guy!


3 posted on 11/20/2004 4:14:55 PM PST by sc2_ct (This is the way the world ends... not with a bang but a whimper)
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To: wjersey

My heroes have always been cowboys!

Contrast this with the Kerry ski slope incident.


4 posted on 11/20/2004 4:15:04 PM PST by JanetteS (My heart is as light as a song!)
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To: JanetteS

Man, makes you proud, doesn't it??


5 posted on 11/20/2004 4:16:54 PM PST by AirForceMom (I have post-election elation syndrome)
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To: All

For some reason this makes me smile ... I guess the idea of the Prez bailing out a Secret Service agent is just comical.

Ann


6 posted on 11/20/2004 4:17:02 PM PST by Cloverfarm (four more years!)
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To: wjersey

If I was guarding the President, I would not let anyone keep me out. Kudos to the agent, and to that great cowboy, George W. Bush.


7 posted on 11/20/2004 4:17:14 PM PST by Bahbah
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To: wjersey
Here's the part not included in the [post...says a ;lot for the President.

"Chilean security tried to stop the president's Secret Service from accompanying him," said White House deputy press secretary Claire Buchan. "He told them they were with him and the issue was resolved."

"They are with me...if they don't come in, I don't come in". Issues settled.

8 posted on 11/20/2004 4:17:46 PM PST by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: wjersey

Wow, rescued by the President, that is something to tell your grandkids.


9 posted on 11/20/2004 4:18:58 PM PST by MontanaBeth (NEVER FORGET)
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To: wjersey

I just saw a clip of this on Fox News. It was awesome.


10 posted on 11/20/2004 4:19:08 PM PST by KJC1
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To: wjersey
Who says Dubya doesn't do diplomacy?
11 posted on 11/20/2004 4:20:24 PM PST by RichInOC (George W. Bush is smarter than a lot of the people calling him stupid.)
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To: wjersey

Gees I love this guy! :-)

I'm so proud of him.


12 posted on 11/20/2004 4:20:33 PM PST by Wneighbor
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To: RichInOC
Who says Dubya doesn't do diplomacy?

You are so right! And what's so endearing is that it's such a "normal guy" diplomacy. :-)

13 posted on 11/20/2004 4:21:59 PM PST by Wneighbor
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To: wjersey

W's got our backs!


14 posted on 11/20/2004 4:22:14 PM PST by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: wjersey

Anyone got pics yet??? What a guy our President Bush is.


15 posted on 11/20/2004 4:23:01 PM PST by PilloryHillary (Thank God that President Bush is in the White House for 4 more years!)
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To: wjersey
Mebbe I'm over-reacting, but can we get the coordinates of the Chilean secret service's HQ?


16 posted on 11/20/2004 4:23:08 PM PST by Pharmboy (Listen...you can still hear the old media sobbing.)
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To: wjersey
Whata man!!!

Whata Texan!!!

Does my hubby proud.

17 posted on 11/20/2004 4:23:22 PM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: wjersey
The last paragraph was the best...

"Chilean security tried to stop the president's Secret Service from accompanying him," said White House deputy press secretary Claire Buchan. "He told them they were with him and the issue was resolved."

He spoke, and things were resolved. My heroes have always been cowboys.

;-)

18 posted on 11/20/2004 4:23:29 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (Bush/Cheney -- Peace through Strength)
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To: wjersey
To paraphrase a great line from ' The Right Stuff'-- " Is that a man we got in there?" " You're damned right it is!"
19 posted on 11/20/2004 4:23:35 PM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

W is the man!


20 posted on 11/20/2004 4:23:50 PM PST by Chieftain (Thank you Swift Boat Veterans/POWs/Vietnam Veterans for Truth - you did it for ALL your brothers!)
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To: JanetteS

I'm with you about the Cowboy.......I love W.....


21 posted on 11/20/2004 4:23:55 PM PST by marmar (Faith is a beautiful thing.....)
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To: wjersey

Why would the Chilean security guards not offer the normal deference to the security detail of a visiting dignitary? Was this an offhanded international slap at President Bush; something to embarrass the US? President Bush stepped up and took care of the incident personally, instead of instructing someone else to do it. I love the man! I still suspect Chile wanted to embarrass the US and the President.


22 posted on 11/20/2004 4:24:27 PM PST by Galena Nevada
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To: Pharmboy

ROFFLMAO


23 posted on 11/20/2004 4:24:53 PM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: wjersey
"Abandoning the other three, Bush walked over to the agents, reached through the dispute and pulled his agent from the scrum."

Show 'em how to do it ...

24 posted on 11/20/2004 4:24:58 PM PST by Countyline
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To: wjersey

"Chilean security tried to stop the president's Secret Service from accompanying him," said White House deputy press secretary Claire Buchan. "He told them they were with him and the issue was resolved."

Looks like Pres. Bush won - again!


25 posted on 11/20/2004 4:25:06 PM PST by LibSnubber (liberal democrats are domestic terrorists)
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27 posted on 11/20/2004 4:25:31 PM PST by Flavius ("... we should reconnoitre assiduosly... " Vegetius)
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To: Jeff Head

Thanks for telling "the rest of the story." I was getting sort of concerned for the President because I thought that maybe he was going to go without his guys.


28 posted on 11/20/2004 4:25:59 PM PST by petitfour
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29 posted on 11/20/2004 4:26:24 PM PST by Flavius ("... we should reconnoitre assiduosly... " Vegetius)
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To: wjersey; Brad's Gramma
Wow! Just busting with pride over our president!!

No Nuancing happening there!

30 posted on 11/20/2004 4:26:48 PM PST by Ladysmith (November 2, 2004: Taking America BACK!!!)
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To: wjersey

It takes a real man to do a man's business
31 posted on 11/20/2004 4:26:50 PM PST by NewLand (God Bless America and God Bless President Bush!)
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To: Galena Nevada
Well W. flipped the tables on them if that was their plan.

Whata man.

32 posted on 11/20/2004 4:26:59 PM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: wjersey

If anyone caps that I'd like to see it.


33 posted on 11/20/2004 4:27:03 PM PST by bahblahbah
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To: ClearBlueSky

Damn.

Why GWB doesn't have to talk the talk:

He walks the walk...

I LOVE this president:)


34 posted on 11/20/2004 4:27:31 PM PST by SE Mom (God Bless our troops.)
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To: KJC1

Someone has GOT to get this online!!


36 posted on 11/20/2004 4:28:04 PM PST by Ladysmith (November 2, 2004: Taking America BACK!!!)
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To: NewLand

Nice photo of W!!


37 posted on 11/20/2004 4:28:10 PM PST by AirForceMom (I have post-election elation syndrome)
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To: wjersey

Abandoning the other three, Bush walked over to the agents, reached through the dispute and pulled his agent from the scrum."

This is my favorite part. He left the President of Chile to go help his Secret Service agent. Now that just says it all.


38 posted on 11/20/2004 4:29:54 PM PST by Dr Snide (vis pacem, para bellum - Prepare for war if you want peace)
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To: Galena Nevada

It's the macho....it's their country and we are implying that they can't do the job...very understandable seen from the male spanish side........


39 posted on 11/20/2004 4:30:20 PM PST by OregonRancher (illigitimus non carborundum)
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To: wjersey

What a guy; that certainly shows his human side just as his private meetings with families who lost their loved ones in Iraq - no cameras, no reporters.


40 posted on 11/20/2004 4:30:30 PM PST by matchwood
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To: wjersey

Wow! Very neat.


41 posted on 11/20/2004 4:30:32 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Jeff Head; wardaddy; SLB

I was watching him arrive this afternoon and was wondering how the USSS and the chest thumpers in Chile were getting along....always a problem with those peckerwoods.


42 posted on 11/20/2004 4:30:36 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: wjersey
Abandoning the other three, Bush walked over to the agents, reached through the dispute and pulled his agent from the scrum.

No game playing for him .. He takes care of thing head on

43 posted on 11/20/2004 4:30:43 PM PST by Mo1 (Should be called Oil for Fraud and not Oil for Food)
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To: Wneighbor
And what's so endearing is that it's such a "normal guy" diplomacy. :-)

Diplomacy...the art of telling someone to got to Hell and making them look forward to the trip.

44 posted on 11/20/2004 4:30:45 PM PST by tubebender (If I had know I would live this long I would have taken better care of myself...)
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To: Jeff Head
Secret Service agents are supposed to protect the President and protect in a manner which will not bring embarrassment to the President. That President Bush had to intervene on behalf of the Secret Service agent might say to someone higher up within the ranks of the Secret Service that the agent gave the appearance of not doing his job.

Now I'm wondering if the agent will be reprimanded or blamed in any way by his Secret Service supervisors for any part in the disagreement with the Chilean security. It is my hope that he isn't, but those guys in the Secret Service have very rigid rules and regs to follow.

I am very proud that we reelected an honorable and real man to lead our country. God Bless President Bush.

45 posted on 11/20/2004 4:30:51 PM PST by bd476
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To: marmar
"I love W..."

Me too. We're so lucky.

I feel almost as smug now as I did after election night!

I'm even changing my tag line to commemorate the occasion.
46 posted on 11/20/2004 4:31:51 PM PST by JanetteS (My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys!)
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To: wjersey

My kind of President!


47 posted on 11/20/2004 4:32:55 PM PST by Samwise (This day does not belong to one man but to all. --Aragorn)
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To: wjersey






Do NOT Mess with Texas.

I love my President. Go GW !!
48 posted on 11/20/2004 4:33:10 PM PST by baseballmom (You Know Where I Stand - GW Bush - 9/2/04 We're standing with you, Mr. President)
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To: KJC1

Now there's a Real Man for you! Lucky Laura, lucky us!
GO DUBYA!


49 posted on 11/20/2004 4:33:57 PM PST by Paperdoll (on the cutting edge - OUR FIGHT HAS JUST BEGUN)
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