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."
This is not aimed at you, Theresa, but my reaction is, "Oh, puleeeezzze!" If her husband enjoyed her remarks, what right do the usual cranks have to complain?! Sheesh!
Thank you for your kindness.
Actually, though, FReeper nuconvert deserves MOST of the credit. :o)See also, a link to the OTHER video from that dinner, from that thread:
I know you're a Condi fan. In case you missed this........
Hi, Peach. Good to "see" you. Nothing a person can do about autonomic responses. I agree, it's adorable. Our First Lady represented those of us who are her greatest fans very, very well last night.
Fantastic photos! Hilarious evening:) Thanks Wolfie!
Thanks so much for this. I know the pics will be great!
She just has a presence about her--confident, sweet-spirited, good-humored and gracious! What is not to love!!!! It's driving the MSM bonkers!!! I loooove it when they are made to be positive when you know they just don't want to! LOL!
You're welcome. For an introvert, as she refers to herself, Laura was just smashing!
Hi, apples. Let me know which pic is your favorite.
When the Clintons were in the WH (shuddering at the memory here!) the MSM was all ready to crown Hillary! queen. I'll bet it totally drives them over the edge to see how popular Laura is. I'll have to say, though, I've read a lot of good reports on the dinner last night from the MSM.
Over on CNN, their reporterette, Dana Bash, was trying oh-so-hard to diminish the First Lady. To those Leftists, women like Laura Bush are freaks, because they love their husbands rather than compete with them.
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.. Bill and Bill (both military academy grads)
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~ whoever .. son Adam, on a Navy ship in a hot zone hes a single father (a widower) with a 10 y/o daughter
~ annyokie .. son, Ian (Navy)
~ IncPen .. Sarah (who was IncPens maid of honor at her wedding), Air Force flight nurse, just landed in Kuwait
.. friends son Matt is in Kuwait
.. brother in law Paul is awaiting deployment
~ TruthNtegrity .. cousin's son, Andy, is a Midshipman at the US Navy Academy, studying Astronautical Physics; wants to be a pilot
~ RoseofTexas .. the son of a friend, Leo, an MP in Kuwait
~ goodnesswins .. neighbors husband, Bruce, flying C-17's from Germany to Iraq
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~ tinacart .. best friend's son, Cody - 4th Infantry
~ DallasDeb .. niece in Army, posted to Kuwait, may be repairing comm equipment in Iraq
~ hoosiermama .. Callie, in Iraq; Dawn's brother ??? and George in a tank somewhere
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~ JulieRNR21 ..... friend Betty's grandson, Matt, in US Army
~ Scott Speicher from Desert Storm
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~ PhiKapMoms daughter, Jennifer, U. S. Navy
~ Cate .. son David, in Iraq since June with the 4th ID
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.. Also, Josh's sister Pamela
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~ JulieRNR21 .. J.C., now serving in US Army in Iraq
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.. a Lt.Cmdr in US Navy deployed in Guam
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~ reformed_dem .. Luke (Marine), the son of a good friend, who is shipping out to Iraq in early Sept.
~ Texas Princess .. nephew Roland, (Air Force), currently stationed in Korea
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~ CyberAnt .. nephew Jody (USMC) is home from Japan but will be redeployed elsewhere in January.
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.. Chad, her adopted soldier
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* ~ Prophet in the wilderness .. nephew (Marines) is in Iraq. He participated in the battle of Fallujah last Nov.
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* ~ FreedomHasACost .. brother Ted (Marines) is in the Middle East
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* ~ arbee4bush .. daughter Kristen (Freeper KB4W) training for loadmaster C-17 US Air Force.
* ~ hoosier_RW_conspirator .. son, Jake (Army) deployed to Afghanistan
..* .. friend's son, Danny (Army) awaiting deployment for 2nd tour in Iraq
* ~ Jewels1091 .. friend of daughter, Chris (Navy), has fulfilled his contract and left the service
* ~ Jewels1091 .. Nick (friend of youngest daughter) is now home after 13 months in Iraq
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.. * In Mosul Kevin, Ron, Mac, Malik, and Sean
.. * In Kirkuk - Antonio
.. * Somewhere in Iraq - Michael, Eric, Jon
.. * In Baghdad James, Keith
.. * In Bagram, Afghanistan - Mark
.. * Somewhere in Afghanistan - Jerry, Dennis, Mark
.. * Released from Walter Reed, DJ is now doing so well he is visiting other wounded
.. * Thanking God for the safe return to Hawaii of the 411th Engineer Combat Team from Baghdad (Rusty, Jonathan, Tim and Marwin are home safe!
* ~ DebWisconsin .. nephew is leaving for basic training on Sunday
* ~ jch10 .. son, Maury, US Army, who is in Qatar, soon to be in South Korea before returning home
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Hi, Wolfstar. Someone gave me a link to the Correspondent's Dinner and I'll watch it online.
The First Lady is wearing a beautiful shawl or scarf in some of the pictures; she's worn it before and it's just gorgeous.
Your pictures and comments are great.
The First Lady was awesome last night. I just hope none of the naysayers from the other threads about last night come on this one and rain on your party.
4, 6, 9, 11, 15 and 18! (But 4 is my favorite!)
"She also told the crowd she loves her George."
It's wonderful to have two such people in the Whitehouse. You look at the pictures and you can just see the love and respect they have for each other all over their faces. They set the best of examples for our children on what a marriage should be.
I'm glad you're reading good reports about the First Couple. But you just know it is making them grind their teeth to have to do it! heh-heh!
As for H......! She is just so much history! Laura makes her look like a slacker! And Laura is prettier, too!
All of those items going back to Pottery Barn...lol!
Thanks for you cosistantly posting this wonderful list. My son is one of the ones being prayed for and I always appreciate it, though sometimes I forget to tell you!
If they do, the Dose regulars know how to take care of them.
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