Skip to comments.A day in the life of President & Mrs. Bush (5/1/05): photos of the roast
Posted on 05/01/2005 4:20:51 PM PDT by Wolfstar
PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: The President and First Lady attended Sunday morning church services at St. Johns, and were spending a quiet day at the White House.
TRANSCRIPT OF THE DAY: While I could not find an official transcript of the First Lady's remarks last night, I didi find the next best thing by cobbling together several news reports.
First Lady Laura Bush has stolen the show with a surprise comedy routine that teases her husband President George W Bush.
The performance at a dinner honouring award-winning journalists brought a standing ovation from the audience -- that included much of official Washington and a dash of Hollywood.
The president pretended to start a planned a speech last night at the 91st annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, but was quickly "interrupted" by his wife in an obviously planned ploy. "Not that old joke, not again," she said to the delight of the audience. "I've been attending these dinners for years and just quietly sitting there. I've got a few things I want to say for a change."
GWB sat down and Laura proceeded to note that he is "usually in bed by now," and said she told him recently, "If you really want to end tyranny in the world you're going to have to stay up later." She outlined a typical evening: "Nine o'clock, Mr. Excitement here is sound asleep and I'm watching Desperate Housewives." Comedic pause. "With Lynne Cheney." Comedic pause. "Ladies and gentlemen, I am a desperate housewife."
The First Lady went on to quip that one night she went out to Chippendales, a male strip bar, with Lynne Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and top Bush aide Karen Hughes.
"I wouldn't even mention it, except (Supreme Court Justices) Ruth Ginsberg and Sandra Day O'Connor saw us there," she said. "I won't tell you what happened. But Lynne's secret service code name is now 'dollar bill'."
Laura Bush also joked about the president's mother Barbara Bush. "People think she's a sweet grandmotherly aunt Bea type. She's actually more like (fictional Mafia capo) Don Corleone."
She said that her husband actually knew little about ranching when they bought their ranch in Crawford, Texas.
"I'm proud of George. He's learned a lot about ranching since that first year, when he tried to milk the horse. What's worse, it was a male horse," she said.
The president now often spends time at the ranch clearing brush and cutting trails. "George's answer to any problem at the ranch is to cut it down with a chainsaw. Which I think is why he and Cheney and Rumsfeld get along so well."
**I really love that picture of W blushing**
Me too! He's even cuter when he's blushing! :)
**Seeing them so in love makes me want to have a relationship like that when I'm older**
Ditto. As I told my best friend (and I think I've said it here about 600 times so I hope no one's sick of hearing it) I want to find someone who looks at me the way Dubya looks at Laura.
Have a good day off! I will be priming and painting the basement . . . stop over if you need something to do--LOL!
aww I see it! How sweet! haha yep...the blushing pic is my new fave along with the "love pat".
Funny thing, Laura Bush gave an interview to CNN's Dana Bash a day or so before the dinner in which she said she has NEVER even watched Desperate Housewives. Her daughters gave her the DVD of the first year's shows and she's never even watched it. Truth be told, I haven't either.
Thanks, Wolfstar, you have done it again sharing those great photos with the rest of us.
I am in awe of Laura Bush. She gave such a polished performance, with perfect comedic timing and inflection, it was very professional and yet sounded natural. Where did she learn that?
Maybe we should run her against Hilary in '08 . . .
Me 2...and he is cuter while blushing...Laura should make him blush even more!
Get over there and shake some sense into Deb!
But what I was going to say earlier about the show ...
Was anyone else really longing to just choke that Awful Mark Smith or whatever his name was. The new president of the Press organization.
The man was impossible. So smug and full of himself...talking about his wife and children having to put up with all the responsibility he has, his long hours, his duty... you'd think he was taking bullets in Iraq instead of dreaming up nasty questions for the President.
And then he has the nerve to smirk over at the Prez and indicate that the press is doing a service with their "hard" questions and maybe, like in 2009 he'll look back and thank them.
What a self-important, ridiculous jerk. The guy he followed was bad enough, but he is the worst.
Well, it is very funny. Outrageous, of course.
I would call it a guilty pleasure, but I don't feel guilty.
I absolutely adore the Barney and Beezie pictures! They are just the cutest!
I love the one of Beezie at the mic. Maybe she's learning how to give the press a piece of her mind!
Wow, Beezie is getting big! How do they tell her and Barney apart, I wonder?
If you would please, add my son Nathan to that list. He is active duty, California National Guard.
I've never watched it, either, as I don't particularly like the racy content. I haven't watched "regular" TV in years, but love watching sports, the History Channel, The Discovery Channel, A&E, cartoons, and of course Fox news.
That's the thing about Laura's Desperate Housewive's comment, you just know that it's a joke because of the kind of person she is.
I thought the cleverest part of her routine was the crack about George always being in bed by nine o'clock, and that "If you really want to end tyranny in the world you're going to have to stay up later."
Which was really a clever way of pointing out to everybody how serious and hardworking he is. As a conservative, I appreciate the fact he is on the job at 6:30 in the Oval Office looking for ways to cut taxes and make our country safer, etc. Just the opposite of our former playboy president who didn't take his job seriously.
Why not try making some scones here is a recipe
1/2 lb flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon bicardbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 pint milk
Milk or beaten egg to glaze
Preheat oven to 200 C (I find that maybe slightly hotter is better depends on how efficient your oven is)
Sieve flour, cream of tartar, bicarb and salt into a bowl. Add the fat, cut into small pieces and rub in with the finger tips until the mixtures resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Add enough milk to form a soft dough. Bring the mixture together lightly with the fingertips.
Roll or pat out the dough to 3/4 inch thickness and stamp out 10 scones using a floured 2 inch plain or fluted cutter.
Place the scones on a greased baking (cookie) sheet brush the tops with milk or beaten egg and bake for 12 - 15 mins. Cool on a wire rack.
Serve scones split and buttered or with jam and clotted cream.
She is still quite a bit smaller than Barney but she is a brindle and Barney is black.
The recipe is great, but how do you pronounce "scone?" Does it rhyme with "cornpone?"
Thanks snugs, you are a wonder. I will try that recipe sometime soon and let you know how I do!
How do you pronounce cornpone LOL?
Some people pronounce it to rymthe with own. Others to rymthe with on.
That's what I was afraid of. Even in the U.K. there are regional accents. So, "scone" as in "groan?"
I was on a scone making kick a few years ago, probably after reading an English mystery! (ha)
I used the recipe in Joy of Cooking. I don't remember it being that complicated, but then I am no cook.
How do you make clotted cream. Now that always intrigued me! I love cream, clotted sounds good!
Don't the Scots say "scone" as in "swoon?"
Ah, I had read that Beezie is a brindle but I forgot about it, maybe because I had no idea Scotties came in brindle.
Reminds me of when I was a teenager- we had a German Shepherd (we always had shepherds) that was all black, but she was indeed a full-blooded shepherd, with papers and everything, just like the others we had. Many people didn't know that German Shepherds can be all black or all white, not just brindles. She was the most intelligent dog we ever had, and when you're comparing shepherds, that's saying something.
Yeah, I found a white German Shepherd on a walk. It was sad. He was traumatized and had been dumped, obviously. He wouldn't leave the stands by the football field at the high school. I took him food and water and called a rescue organization. He would be okay with women but growled and barked at men, especially if they were wearing a cap. I was never afraid of him. He was actually an albino--had startling blue eyes. I wanted him, but he would have been hard, and we had a cranky old lab.
By the way, the White German Shepherd people are total snobs...they refuse to take the albinos. Let's just say they are white supremists.
It's funny about how you guys call them Alsatians, Snugs. I understand that came from the war...the understandable aversion to anything "German."
I have not a clue I say it as in "on"
Sort of but it is a region in France where the white ones actually came from
What a sweet face. I will always believe that German Shepherds have the most gorgeous faces of all dogs. Maybe it's because I've been around them all my life, but I can always tell whether they are masculine or feminine, just like people. I think they are the only dogs you can do that with.
I adore wolves too.
Just don't mention the war!
I tease my friend and call Baron Wolfie
My brother raised German shepherds for a long time, and belonged to Washington Dog Rescue in WA State. I love all dogs, but shepherds are my favorite.
I remember this one time when my brother was living out in the country with his shepherds, and a yappy little fluffball of a dog wandered into their yard. We looked out the window to see one of his shepherds, Banzai, shaking the dog by it's collar like a rag mop. At my brother's command Banzai let go, and the poor little dog waddled as if he was drunk, out of the yard and down the street.
Details of Alsace
That's funny....One of my friends daughters asked if I wanted to go see the Chip -n-dales...I thought she was referring to the chipmunks....A little naive here!.....They still tease me about it!
Our black Shepherd was a bit wide in the beam, and looked a lot like a black bear, so we always called her "Bear" even though her name was Beauty. Even our vet called her "Bear," he loved her. Strangers were usually very afraid of her and she would MILK that!- but little kids could do literally anything to her. She was an amazing dog and I still miss her. Unfortunately I married a guy who is deathly allergic to pets so we can't have any, tho he loves dogs and dearly wishes we could. So we've made good friends with the local squirrels.
This explains a little more where the word Alsatian comes from
LOL! (cue the music) I'm Chip, I'm Dale, we're just a couple of happy chipmunks out to have some fun!
That was also the point about my mom in that story, she was a very intelligent woman, but sometimes got her words a little mixed up.
Makes the end of this weekend of weedeating and other chores refreshing to see our President and his First Lady show so much incredible warmth and precious loving regard for each other.
The pics are great.
At the same time that we had our black shepherd, my grandfather had a purebred Pekinese named Bhudda. What an obnoxious little dog, as little dogs can be, but he just adored my grandfather. So Grandpa took him everywhere, and that included our house. Bhudda would constantly yap, yap yap at our dog and the looks she gave him were priceless.
ROFLMAO!!! That's a wonderful example of Cedric's DeLeeza character.
I think her hair might be up. I've seen her wear it that way before. Most becoming.
You guys are making me very sorry I didn't stay up for Cedric's act!
When it comes to labeling anything "too vulgar," the Left has zero credibility.
My mom did the same thing....SHe once told my dad she wanted to stay home (She was his secretary, they had a Bush marriage) for a few weeks and be a "groundhog". We had carpenters adding a room to the house and she wanted to be their "GO-for"!
Laura reminds me a lot of my mother....Basically very shy, but VERY capable......and a wonderful sense of humor.....Laugh easy and long.
How sweet! My previous roommate had a Rottie named Tasha. She was a love, but just let a stranger come around! How we all cried when she died of ovarian cancer, even the two guys we shared the house with.
Something must be wrong with the Condi clip, won't let me see it, or download it....
Details of clotted cream
I have also just found this recipe for actually making your own clotted cream.
MAKING YOUR OWN DEVONSHIRE OR CLOTTED CREAM
In winter, let fresh, unpasteurized cream stand 12 hours, (in summer, about 6 hours) in a heat-proof dish. Then put the cream on to heat - the lower the heat the better. It must never boil, as this will coagulate the albumen and ruin everything. When small rings or undulations form on the surface, the cream is sufficiently scalded.
Remove at once from heat and store in a cold place at least 12 hours. Then skim the thick, clotted cream and serve it very cold as a garnish for berries, or spread on scones and top with jam.