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Posted on 05/11/2005 8:56:13 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet
Bush not told about plane scare until after biking
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush was not told for nearly an hour while he finished a bike ride about a breach in White House airspace on Wednesday that prompted the highest alert since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the White House said. The White House said the Secret Service held off informing the president because he was not in danger.
Bush was about a half-an-hour into his ride at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Maryland when an unidentified Cessna airplane came near the White House, sending the Secret Service scrambling to evacuate Vice President Dick Cheney and move First Lady Laura Bush to a secure location.
White House spokesman Scott McClellan said the president's Secret Service detail was informed about the plane at about 11:59 a.m., when the decision was made to raise the threat level at the White House to "yellow."
Fighter planes were immediately scrambled to intercept the plane, and the threat level at the White House was raised all the way to "red" before the "all clear" was given at 12:14 p.m.
McClellan said Bush was informed about the incident around 12:50 p.m. at the end of his ride. He left the reserve around 12:57 p.m. and returned to the White House at around 1:30 p.m., well after the security scare had ended. ADVERTISEMENT
"A determination was made that the threat posed no danger to the president since he was at an off-site location, and protocols were in place to protect people in the area of the threat," McClellan said. "Those protocols did not require any presidential authority."
"Given such circumstances and the fact that the plane turned away from the White House, the decision was made to inform the president upon conclusion of his bike ride," McClellan said.
Bush had left the White House at about 11:03 a.m. and had arrived at Patuxent for the bike ride at 11:34 a.m.
they didn't exist in 1996
oops. 1999, eddie bauer. Great vehicle, fantastic turning radius, smooth ride, poor gas mileage. After three kids, you have to have the extra space behind the third seat. Thus, the suburban. For a millisec, pondered the Honda Odessey until I pulled up to an intersection next to one and saw the imasculated guy behind the wheel. The decision was made.
I don't think the fact that in 1996 the Ford Expedition didn't exist will phase this guy even a little bit. Just look at his posts... and you will easily come to the conclusion that he simply made up the so called facts to back up his assumption
"I think you got him"
No got. Poor forefinger and ringfinger coordination on keyboard. See post 101.
Thank you. As a charter member of the VRWC; if our family is accosted by a liberal group, the the Vee will be deployed.
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Agreed. ZOT time?
Eddie Bauer didn't sign onto any of the Expedition Models,.... His signature Ford Model was the Explorer, I know of no Expeditions with his signature on them
"he simply made up the so called facts"
Grassy knoll, right? Take care.
You're batting 1,000, so far, keep it up :-)
"1988 Chrysler Lebaron Did it have corinthian leather?"
Actually, it was one of the least expensive ragtops at the time, and yes the leather,...wasn't.
I have owned an operated a Bodyshop since 1988, and I have never encountered an "Eddie Bauer" Expedition. But since you posted the link to a 1999, I must have missed that model back then. But You still need to show me a pic of a 1996 Expedition
The end of conjecture due to lit bulb and dissapating brain fart. The list is corrected:
1974 Monte Carlo
1988 Chrysler Lebaron
1996 Ford Explorer (eddie Bauer
1999 Ford Expedition (eddie Bauer)
2000 Chevy Suburban
2000 Cadillac Deville
Cool beans. It must have been a real chick-magnet. 0-60 was... 1998? Maybe we can ask Carl Sagen.
"It must have been a real chick-magnet."
For a single, newly commissioned ensign under Ronald Reagan, it was with the au pair college chicks in Newport, RI.
My better half has hidden those photo albums. Just in case I get too nostalgic.
It was totaled parked in front of my brother's house while I was helping him move. I came back to an empty curb and glass on the street. Thank goodness the persimmon woods in the truck were okay.
er...truck = "trunk". Its late my friend.
And this too, shall pass.
So, what was there to tell him until something factual was known?
I don't think he needed to DO anything, since it was all well in hand, but I would want to be informed at least if I were in his place.
Well, you could tell him
This is pretty reasonable.....
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