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A day in the life of President & Mrs. Bush (5/1/05): photos of the roast
Yahoo News Photos ^ | 5/1/05

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."



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush; condirice; dickcheney; georgew; laura; laurabush; lynne; president; vicepresident; whcadinner
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To: Wolfstar
ALL CLEAR!
21 posted on 05/01/2005 4:32:03 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: gopwinsin04

You're #1 today.


22 posted on 05/01/2005 4:32:26 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: squarebarb

Second!


23 posted on 05/01/2005 4:32:46 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: LUV W

Hi, LUV W. Did you catch the event on C-SPAN last night?


24 posted on 05/01/2005 4:33:24 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Theresawithanh

You're most welcome. Glad I could bring this to you on a day when you need the lift. Our Laura rocked the house last night.


25 posted on 05/01/2005 4:34:10 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: gopwinsin04
I really enjoyed the banquet last night.

I did, too. Wish I could have found a full transcript of Laura's routine to post for folks who didn't see it. Maybe a transcript will be posted on the WH website this week.

26 posted on 05/01/2005 4:35:32 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Wolfstar

Thank you so much, Wolfstar! What great pictures. I love it that Laura stole the show last night. How fun! That picture of GWB blushing is so cute. I also love the one of Condi. Wouldn't it have been fun to be there in person?!

Great dose. Thanks so much.

DeLynn

P.S. How is your job situation?


27 posted on 05/01/2005 4:36:20 PM PDT by dmd25
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To: StarFan

She WAS fabulous -- and the MSM should be enamored of her. It's about time they stopped sniping at her for not being the 2nd coming of Hillary Clinton. Blech!


28 posted on 05/01/2005 4:36:41 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Wolfstar; nuconvert
You can WATCH THE VIDEO (online) of the First Lady's humorous remarks -- here:
http://thepoliticalteen.net/2005/04/30/president-bush-first-lady-white-house-correspondents-dinner-video/


29 posted on 05/01/2005 4:36:44 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: Wolfstar

No but I saw some footage of her roast on another thread, and if I can find it again I'll write the link. It was sooooo cute!


30 posted on 05/01/2005 4:37:33 PM PDT by LUV W ((Freedom is on the march. Freedom is the birthright and deep desire of every human soul.GWB 3-29-05))
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To: Theresawithanh
The milking the horse joke must have hit him as a surprise! Good for Laura.

It must have. At the opening of her remarks, Laura did say her husband didn't know what she was going to say. But he obviously loved her routine -- and adores her.

31 posted on 05/01/2005 4:38:23 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: RonDog

Thanks, Ron!


32 posted on 05/01/2005 4:38:25 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Wolfstar

And look back one from me and RonDog beat me to it! Good on RD!


33 posted on 05/01/2005 4:38:48 PM PDT by LUV W ((Freedom is on the march. Freedom is the birthright and deep desire of every human soul.GWB 3-29-05))
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To: Wolfstar

Mr. President, hold my purse.


34 posted on 05/01/2005 4:38:54 PM PDT by GoLightly
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To: Wolfstar

I'm going to issue a BOLO for posters who are going to say they thought what Laura said was horrible. While they're entitled to their opinions, I'm just saying look out.


35 posted on 05/01/2005 4:39:20 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (Dijon-vu - - the same ol' mustard as yesterday)
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To: Wolfstar
You're #1 today.

No, you are...great work Wolfstar; we have another archive on the second coming of Ronaldus Magnus. We'd all better enjoy the Bush family while we have them.

I can't imagine the Frists, given the same venue....oh, never mind.

36 posted on 05/01/2005 4:39:45 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (I'm pleased that my banishment was reversed on appeal)
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To: dmd25
Hi, DeLynn. The Doses of yesterday and today are the most fun I've had doing them. I so admire Laura. The fact that she got her husband to blush on TV was icing on the cake.

Thanks for asking about my job situation. Somewhat over 40 people have been laid off the last couple of weeks. But I am safe at least for another six months.

37 posted on 05/01/2005 4:40:40 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: RonDog

Hi, RonDog. Thanks for adding the link to the video.


38 posted on 05/01/2005 4:41:29 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Wolfstar

As a blusher myself, I can relate to this picture. Adorable. Thanks for posting these; sounds like it was a very funny evening.


39 posted on 05/01/2005 4:42:06 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever killed or captured.)
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To: LUV W
It was sooooo cute!

It was very cute. She had the crowd eating out of her hand.

40 posted on 05/01/2005 4:42:30 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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