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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.


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To: Diogenesis

Thank you!


101 posted on 11/20/2004 4:57:41 PM PST by Wneighbor
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To: GW and Twins Pawpaw
Rumor has it that when he's at home, he will go to the local cafe for a meal, sit down, and actually talk with people...

Not just rumor. It is truth.

102 posted on 11/20/2004 4:58:44 PM PST by Wneighbor
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To: wjersey

President Bush offers a T-shirt to any of his Secret Service contingent that can beat him on his daily "jogs" as well. From what I've been told, the number of SS personnel that actually have one of those shirts can be counted on one hand.


103 posted on 11/20/2004 4:58:49 PM PST by asgardshill (November 2004 - The Month That Just Kept On Giving)
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To: Wneighbor
Not me. Thank GOD for President Bush. I do.
104 posted on 11/20/2004 4:58:57 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Then I say unto you, send men to summon ... worms. And let us go to Fallujah to collect heads.")
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To: bd476

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.<<<<<<<<<<,

This was the senior agent. He did nothing wrong. Bush didn't want it to get worse and He knew no one would shove him if he stepped into it.

THAT is a leader men will follow.


105 posted on 11/20/2004 4:59:04 PM PST by politicalmerc (Kerry/Edwards rejected not elected http://www.tdowc.com/store/catalog)
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To: Phsstpok

It is alarming--what the heck did the Chileans think they were doing, anyway? But "W" handled it just great.


106 posted on 11/20/2004 4:59:13 PM PST by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: Diogenesis

Is this "The Moment"??!

107 posted on 11/20/2004 4:59:57 PM PST by Ladysmith (November 2, 2004: Taking America BACK!!!)
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To: Diogenesis
Not me. Thank GOD for President Bush. I do.

Me too. But, being without Fox News, I appreciate you showing me the pictures! :-)

108 posted on 11/20/2004 5:00:11 PM PST by Wneighbor
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To: Bahbah
If I was guarding the President...

The cool part is that while they thought they were guarding him, he proved to the world that he is guarding them and the rest of our beloved country.

God, bless President George W. Bush.

109 posted on 11/20/2004 5:01:10 PM PST by Krodg
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To: Texas Deb

BUMP!!!!!!!!!!


110 posted on 11/20/2004 5:01:50 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Paperdoll
sorry... it's a spoof from Team America-World Police
111 posted on 11/20/2004 5:02:29 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Diogenesis
Laura's heart must have been beating a hundred miles an hour.

God bless President and Laura Bush.

112 posted on 11/20/2004 5:03:06 PM PST by BigWaveBetty (Teresa high maintenance? Who'da thunk it?)
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To: Wneighbor
This is the pic where he notices something wrong
and FIXES it.


113 posted on 11/20/2004 5:03:26 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Then I say unto you, send men to summon ... worms. And let us go to Fallujah to collect heads.")
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To: wjersey
THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD STEPS INTO A SCUFFLE FOR ONE OF HIS MEN AND WE DON'T HAVE A GOOD PICTURE OF IT. SOMEBODY FIRE THE MEDIA!
114 posted on 11/20/2004 5:03:56 PM PST by politicalmerc (Kerry/Edwards rejected not elected http://www.tdowc.com/store/catalog)
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To: politicalmerc
"He knew no one would shove him if he stepped into it."

I would not want to be the guy who shoved the POTUS with his SS contingent in the vicinity.

115 posted on 11/20/2004 5:04:30 PM PST by Bahbah
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To: BigWaveBetty
Watch out for those drinks


116 posted on 11/20/2004 5:04:35 PM PST by Lady Jag (YAHOOO!!! W2!!!)
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To: Phsstpok
Folks, this is scary.

Yes, it is. I hope the Secret Service is especially on its toes now. Trying to separate the President from his agents could be part of bigger scenario.

117 posted on 11/20/2004 5:04:59 PM PST by Samwise (This day does not belong to one man but to all. --Aragorn)
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To: wjersey

I saw it on FOX -- the President was pi$$ed off. He was headed into dinner and turned on his heel and basically through himself into the middle of the mess.


118 posted on 11/20/2004 5:05:47 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Diogenesis

Thank God for this President. What a MAN!


119 posted on 11/20/2004 5:06:00 PM PST by Bahbah
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To: wjersey

I learned a new word today,"scrum".


120 posted on 11/20/2004 5:06:12 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve to keep us free.)
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To: GW and Twins Pawpaw

Can you imagine kerry, gore, hildebeast, bubba or any of the kennedys doing this? I can't.


121 posted on 11/20/2004 5:06:18 PM PST by proudofthesouth (Boycotting movies since 1988)
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To: Diogenesis

We are all truly blessed of God to have a man like this in leadership over us.


122 posted on 11/20/2004 5:06:33 PM PST by Wneighbor
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To: what's up

Yessiree!


123 posted on 11/20/2004 5:06:56 PM PST by BigWaveBetty (Teresa high maintenance? Who'da thunk it?)
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To: Diogenesis

Oh, to see the look on his face. Can you imagine?...


124 posted on 11/20/2004 5:07:28 PM PST by Ladysmith (November 2, 2004: Taking America BACK!!!)
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To: Lady Jag

I love the look on Laura's face. :^)


125 posted on 11/20/2004 5:07:57 PM PST by Samwise (This day does not belong to one man but to all. --Aragorn)
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To: All
Very scary, even if it's a misunderstanding. The arrangements should have been (and probably were) worked out ahead of time. Clearly, the president, particularly during a war against worldwide terrorists, isn't going into a large building filled with hundreds of people (including dozens or hundreds of anonymous "workerbees") without close Secret Service protection.

I wonder if the world's anti-americanism isn't getting completely out of hand to the point that it is endangering the president abroad, even at supposed "safe" locations and events.

126 posted on 11/20/2004 5:08:08 PM PST by BushMeister ("We are a nation that has a government - not the other way around." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: Wneighbor

The President needs to start traveling, at least in foreign countries (including visiting the UN), with a Marine Expeditionary Unit along for the trip (probably does that already), but also a fully loaded out platoon in close attendance. >>>>>>>>>

And I dare any Chiliean security scrum to put his hands on a Marine in uniform protecting the President like that.


127 posted on 11/20/2004 5:08:25 PM PST by politicalmerc (Kerry/Edwards rejected not elected http://www.tdowc.com/store/catalog)
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To: BigWaveBetty
Thank goodness for four more years of Laura and NOT Teresa.

Big Bump for Truth

128 posted on 11/20/2004 5:08:28 PM PST by af_vet_1981
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To: Diogenesis; politicalmerc

Wow! Incredible. And also amazing that the press wasn't all over this.


129 posted on 11/20/2004 5:09:04 PM PST by livius
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To: Wneighbor; Phsstpok

Maybe he already does and we just don't realize it. I'm sure he does everything necessary to take care of those travelling with him; he cares about their (especially Laura's) safety more than his own!


130 posted on 11/20/2004 5:09:11 PM PST by homemom (Check out my updated website at www.homeiswherethemomis.com--the PERFECT gift for any mom!)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Well, if this President thing doesn't work out for him, he can always get a security job at Pacer games.


131 posted on 11/20/2004 5:09:16 PM PST by Samwise (This day does not belong to one man but to all. --Aragorn)
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To: wjersey
PICTURE!!!!


132 posted on 11/20/2004 5:09:22 PM PST by ohioWfan (W.........STILL the President!!)
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To: Jeff Head

If John F'n Kerry were to be confronted like this, I am sure he would have checked with the French before taking any such action.


133 posted on 11/20/2004 5:09:29 PM PST by albee (Those who desire peace should prepare for war.)
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To: BigWaveBetty

Thanks for the nice pictures of Laura!


134 posted on 11/20/2004 5:09:47 PM PST by homemom (Check out my updated website at www.homeiswherethemomis.com--the PERFECT gift for any mom!)
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To: politicalmerc
THAT is a leader men will follow.

EXACTLY right!

135 posted on 11/20/2004 5:10:10 PM PST by JennysCool (1969'ers telling us how to run our government are like 1929'ers telling us how to land on the moon.)
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To: proudofthesouth

Never happen. There would be Hell to pay for the poor guys who were so unfortunate to have been on the scene. The dum dims can't appreciate the people who protect them (since we're all one big happy family, I mean)...


136 posted on 11/20/2004 5:10:56 PM PST by GW and Twins Pawpaw (Sheepdog for Five [My grandkids are way more important than any lefty's feelings!])
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To: proudofthesouth
Can you imagine kerry, gore, hildebeast, bubba or any of the kenne

I once saw a video of Clinton getting ruffled by an adoring mob. He was purple with rage--not cool at all.

137 posted on 11/20/2004 5:11:19 PM PST by Samwise (This day does not belong to one man but to all. --Aragorn)
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To: homemom
Laura's husband's a MAN!


138 posted on 11/20/2004 5:12:11 PM PST by ohioWfan (W.........STILL the President!!)
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To: Lady Jag
I'm not much of a drinker but enjoy a nice hard adult beverage from time to time. That picture, catching Laura with a look that I interpret as, "Hmmmm, one of those would be good right now" has me wishing I had a big fat Margarita right now. :-)
139 posted on 11/20/2004 5:12:15 PM PST by BigWaveBetty (Teresa high maintenance? Who'da thunk it?)
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To: Galena Nevada

I agree with you about the slap from Chileans. They are really irate about Iraq. Can't figure--they're nowhere near the region. Must just be a hate America thang.

It makes me proud of W, too. The world can call him a cowboy all they want--about the only manly man leading a nation. I love cowboys and Texans--that's why I married one.

vaudine


140 posted on 11/20/2004 5:12:28 PM PST by vaudine
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To: wjersey

DON"T MESS WITH A TEXAN NAMED GEORGE W.BUSH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OR YOU MIGHT REGET IT.


141 posted on 11/20/2004 5:12:35 PM PST by solo gringo (Liberal democrats are swamp leaches they attach to any living thing they can suck their blood from)
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To: Samwise; All

Just saw it on FOX, awsome move on behalf of W.


142 posted on 11/20/2004 5:12:42 PM PST by eastforker (Maybe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure what I said is what I meant_John Kerry)
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To: politicalmerc

Post 132!


143 posted on 11/20/2004 5:12:56 PM PST by ohioWfan (W.........STILL the President!!)
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To: politicalmerc
And I dare any Chiliean security scrum to put his hands on a Marine in uniform protecting the President like that.

I'd like to see any footage like that! LOL

144 posted on 11/20/2004 5:13:08 PM PST by Wneighbor
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To: mdittmar
he probably pulled him aside and said,"What the hell are you doing,we're guests here."

Not likely

145 posted on 11/20/2004 5:13:20 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Michigan's last flock of penguins left for the west coast in 1823 never to be heard from again.)
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To: ohioWfan

Nice picture--THANKS!

I'm so glad they're travelling together; I always hope it's at least a chance for them to relax a little away from Washington.


146 posted on 11/20/2004 5:13:50 PM PST by homemom (Check out my updated website at www.homeiswherethemomis.com--the PERFECT gift for any mom!)
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To: eastforker
LOL Ya know, GW has a reputation in Houston of having more than his share of bar fights in his younger days, I think it may just be true.
147 posted on 11/20/2004 5:14:15 PM PST by Texasforever (I need a new tagline)
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To: proudofthesouth

They may not have done exactly as W did, but I imagine John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan both thought highly enough of their Secret Service detail to have done something.


148 posted on 11/20/2004 5:14:16 PM PST by JennysCool (1969'ers telling us how to run our government are like 1929'ers telling us how to land on the moon.)
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To: wjersey

Where I go, he goes. Ya got that, Pilgrim?
No wonder 61.5 million people voted for W.


149 posted on 11/20/2004 5:14:27 PM PST by foofoopowder
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To: Samwise

Remember Thanksgiving last year when he paid a surprise trip to the troops in Iraq and waded into the crowd to shake their hands and speak to them? The look on his face showed pride, respect, and love and the troops gave those things right back to him.


150 posted on 11/20/2004 5:14:33 PM PST by proudofthesouth (Boycotting movies since 1988)
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