Skip to comments.A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 8.29.05
Posted on 08/29/2005 3:43:58 PM PDT by snugs
President Bush spoke about prescription drug benefits that begin next year in El Mirage, Ariz., and Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is visiting St. Louis to speak at the White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation before traveling to San Diego to join President Bush in V-J Commemoration ceremonies on Tuesday. For further details click here
Today Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne celebrate 41 years of marriage
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush held a news conference regarding Hurricane Katrina in Tallahassee, Fla.
Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
QUOTE OF THE DAY
President Participates in Conversation on Medicare
Pueblo El Mirage RV Resort and Country Club
El Mirage, Arizona
Before we start talking about Medicare, I do want to thank the good folks here at this center -- those who live here, those who are helping the folks who live here -- for inviting us. It's not easy to have the presidential entourage come. (Laughter.) I understand that. But at least my entourage was spiced up by the First Lady is traveling with me today. I appreciate you coming. (Applause.)
I know my fellow citizens here in Arizona and across the country are saying our prayers for those affected by the -- Hurricane Katrina. Our Gulf Coast is getting hit and hit hard. I want the folks there on the Gulf Coast to know that the federal government is prepared to help you when the storm passes. I want to thank the governors of the affected regions for mobilizing assets prior to the arrival of the storm to help citizens avoid this devastating storm.
I urge the citizens there in the region to continue to listen to the local authorities. Don't abandon your shelters until you're given clearance by the local authorities. Take precautions because this is a dangerous storm. When the storm passes, the federal government has got assets and resources that we'll be deploying to help you. In the meantime, America will pray -- pray for the health and safety of all our citizens
I also want to talk about immigration here in this state. I understand the issue well. I was the governor of a border state; I was the governor of the state of Texas. I know what it means to have a long border with Mexico. And I understand the solemn obligation of the state government and the federal government to enforce our border. I did so when I was governor, and I'll work with your governor and governors along the border to do so as the President of the United States. We have an obligation to enforce the borders. (Applause.)
I understand it's putting a strain on your resources. We know that. I don't know if you know this or not, but hundreds of thousands of people have been detained, trying to illegally cross into Arizona. In other words, what I'm telling you is, there's a lot of people working hard to get the job done, but there is more we can do.
I spoke to Mike Chertoff today -- he's the head of the Department of Homeland Security. I knew people would want me to discuss this issue, so we got us an airplane on -- a telephone on Air Force One, so I called him. I said, are you working with the governor? He said, you bet we are. That's the most effective way to do things, is to work with the state and local authorities. There are more resources that will be available, we'll have more folks on the border; there will be more detention space to make sure that those who are stopped trying to illegally enter our country are able to be detained.
And there's hopeful developments in Iraq. I know you see violence on your TV screens, and it breaks my heart to see the death of innocent life there. But that's the only thing the terrorists have got going for them. They've got the capacity to shake our conscience, because, unlike their ideology, we value every human life. Every person is precious.
I am very optimistic about Iraq, because, first of all, I believe deep in everybody's soul is the desire to be free. (Applause.) Freedom is not our country's gift to the world; freedom is an Almighty God's gift to each person in this world. (Applause.)
PHOTOS OF THE DAY
President George W. Bush and Margaret Cantrell break out in laughter on stage Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at the Pueblo El Mirage RV Resort and Country Club in El Mirage, Arizona. The 82-year-old retired Scottsdale grandmother was on hand to lend support to the President's Conversation on Medicare
Dose going up please wait for the all clear to post re post photos or graphics
Nice suit. (W's)
President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush wave at the airport in Waco, Texas, August 29, 2005.
President Bush, left, and First Lady Laura Bush, right, wave to onlookers as they step off Air Force One upon arrival Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Ariz.
President George W. Bush and Laura Bush are greeted by Arizona Senator John McCain after arriving Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at Luke Air Force Base near Phoenix. The President later addressed 400 guests at the Pueblo El Mirage RV Resort and Country Club, highlighting benefits of the new Medicare Prescription Drug coverage.
President Bush, right, speaks with Sen. John McCain, (R-Ariz.), left, after stepping off from Air Force One upon arrival Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Ariz.
President Bush holds up a birthday cake for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., upon his arrival at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Az., Monday, Aug. 29, 2005. McCain turned 69 Monday. Bush is traveling and will attend 'conversations' with experts and the elderly in El Mirage, Ariz., and Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., in an effort to sell older Americans on the value of a prescription drug benefit that begins next year for Medicare patients
President Bush licks frosting off of his thumb after holding up a birthday cake for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, upon his arrival at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Az., Monday, Aug. 29
Again showing how normal and nature he is just like you or me would have done after getting icing on your finger.
Well done you beat the ping LOL
How cool is this! I'm usually the last to read your threads. Thanks so much!
President George W. Bush listens to his introduction during a town hall-style meeting at a retirement community where he talked about Medicare prescription-drug benefits for senior citizens in El Mirage, Arizona August 29, 2005
President Bush delivers his remarks at the Pueblo El Mirage RV Resort and Country Club in El Mirage, Az., Aug. 29, 2005. Bush talked about Hurricane Katrina at the beginning of a 'conversation' with experts and the elderly in El Mirage and Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.,
Was over on Katrina's thread and needed a break. Must have hit the button just as you posted the thread.
President Bush talks to Margaret Cantrell, right, who will celebrate her 82nd birthday next week, during his remarks at the Pueblo El Mirage RV Resort and Country Club in El Mirage, Az., Aug. 29, 2005.
President George W. Bush talks about Medicare prescription-drug benefits for senior citizens, as resident Margaret Cantrell (R) looks on, during a town hall-style meeting at a retirement community in El Mirage, Az Aug. 29, 2005
U.S. President George W. Bush (R) talks about Medicare prescription-drug benefits for senior citizens as Noreen Goodell (C) and Nancy Bryan (L) look on during a town hall-style meeting at a retirement community in El Mirage, Arizona August 29, 2005.
President Bush autographs a book following his remarks at the Pueblo El Mirage RV Resort and Country Club in El Mirage, Az., Aug. 29, 2005
President Bush reaches out to audience members following his remarks at the Pueblo El Mirage RV Resort and Country Club in El Mirage, Az., Aug. 29, 2005
U.S. President George W. Bush (R) shakes hands with retirement community residents after a town hall-style meeting about Medicare prescription-drug benefits for senior citizens in El Mirage, Arizona August 29, 2005
U.S. President George W. Bush (R) talks to retirement community residents after a town hall-style meeting about Medicare prescription-drug benefits for senior citizens in El Mirage, Arizona, August 29, 2005
President George W. Bush shakes hands with troops at Luke Air Force Base Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, after his arrival in Arizona, where he spoke on Medicare to 400 guests at the Pueblo El Mirage RV Resort and Country Club in nearby El Mirage
I like your tagline. How right you are.
first ten that is?
har. This SLOW computer & repeated hitting of reply button is the pits.
thanks for Dose Eleanor. Looking forward to it. Out to do some computer shopping. Using a friends back up to the back up ( so you know it is too on borrowed time)..
will be opening pix while I am gone.
President Bush waves as he walks on stage to participate in a conversation on Medicare at the James L. Brulte Senior Center at Rancho Cucamonga Hall in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Monday, Aug. 29, 2005
President Bush participates in a conversation on Medicare at the James L. Brulte Senior Center at Rancho Cucamonga Hall in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Monday, Aug. 29, 2005.
President Bush participates in a conversation on Medicare with senior citizen Myrtle Jones, right, at the James L. Brulte Senior Center at Rancho Cucamonga Hall in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Monday, Aug. 29, 2005
There will probably be more photos later if they come up before I turn in I will post them or someone else is more than welcome to do so.
Sec. of Defense Donald Rumsfeld points to a member of his staff during his arrival at St. Louis International Airport Monday, Aug. 29, 2005 in St. Louis, Mo. Rumsfeld is visiting St. Louis to speak at the White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation before traveling to San Diego to join President Bush in V-J Commemoration ceremonies on Tuesday.
Sec. of Defense Donald Rumsfeld waves to the audience as he is introduced before speaking at the White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation at the St. Louis Convention Center, Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, in St. Louis,Mo
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld speaks during a luncheon on the opening day of the White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at the America's center in St. Louis. Rumsfeld warned Monday that procedures designed to protect the environment can sometimes jeopardize U.S. troops and should be balanced against military needs.
Sec. of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, right, shakes hands with St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Ron Bergman, left, before departing St. Louis International Airport Monday, Aug. 29, 2005
It is also not a traditional marriage in the sense of little woman at home. Lynne Cheney does not fit the traditional role of politician spouse she has worked all her married life and has been outspoken most of that time.. She has appeared before many congressional hearings on several different subjects and held the position of Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is a well known writer; most recently of children history books and she has announced that she will be writing another adult book in the near future.
They have a modern marriage and Dick Cheney was the modern man before it was fashionable to be so even taking over cooking duties in their early marriage when it became apparent that it was making Lynne miserable to pretend that this was her forte. Lynne Vincent who was and is a modern lady way ahead of her time. As stated above she has worked all her married life and she has been supported in doing so by her husband; he even emphasised when he became VP it would be entirely her decision if she continued to work or if she became the more traditional VPs wife. In the end she did both by cutting down her working schedule and resigning from many posts that could have been considered conflicts of interest but remained very much still an independent career woman and MHO this was most definitely her decision.
The Cheneys have known each other since they were 13 years of age and have been an "item" since they were about 17/18.
1959 High School Dance
It is said that she is credited with straightening him out when he got slung out of Yale and ended up working as a line man laying power lines in the Wyoming area during which time he had a couple of scrapes with the law - arrested twice within a year for driving under the influence. He has alluded that she did not want to be married to a line man and therefore he finally enrolled first with Wyoming Community College and later Wyoming University from which he graduated. During the first year year he continued to work as a line man to fund his tuition and in fact they married whilst he was still at Wyoming University.
In 1962 a couple of years before they married.
The Cheneys as a couple are still close to half a dozen friends from their high-school days, in Casper, Wyoming. They are all still with their first wives, whom they married while they were in their twenties the same as Lynne and Dick, there is obviously commitment there both to the friendships and to their attitudes to relationships in general which still bind these couples together.
All of the above shows the commitment and dare I say the love of this couple which is personified and IMHO is summed up in a comment that Mary Matalin made during the 2004 election campaign. Lynne Cheney travels with the VP because she relaxes him and they have the ability to make each other laugh - no greater tribute in my mind can be made to their or any marriage than that after 40 plus years.
Here are a few photos of the couple taken over the last 5 years which shows the affection and concern and interest they still have in each other, the direct looking into each others eyes and the slight tilting of the head to speak or listen to each other and of course the sheer joy and laughter you see when they work together on stage this IMHO is not all part of the political spin that is not Dick Cheney this is an outward sign of their private life. Not a touch feely type of man you rarely if ever see them hold hands in public the most you see is a quick kiss or hug when she introduces him but one that his daughter says in private there are plenty of hugs from and IMHO not only would his daughters receive these but also his wife. God Bless Dick and Lynne Chenry today as they celebrate 41 years of married life together.
Ah--the many faces of George! Great bunch of pictures, snugs!....except I don't like John McCain, but guess they have to be here since he went to Arizona
Thanks for all your work gathering so many together. It is wonderful after so many days without very many!
Looks like "W" has been out working on the ranch. He has what we call around here 'a farmer's tan'!
Great pics..Thank you!
It is great to have some new ones
What would you like for your toaster?
MY GOODNESS! Commitment, birthdays and a BROWN suit! What a night. Lots to celebrate.
And lots to pray for - may God keep our folks on the southern shore from any more harm.
Nice to have you with us "live" tonight
See my profile page for my "Rumsfeld Photo Gallery."
Sucking a thumb is far better than a cigar...
I have been watching Katrina on Fox all day prayers for those affected and for the families of those who have lost their lives.
Well, since I live in a barn and it's full of antiques....how about something old.....with Barbara...the First Grand Lady on it.....
Hey snugs, How are you?
Funny how C-Span couldn't show the rally in Crawford this weekend and even funnier how showing Germany's Gerhard Schroeder on both C-Span 1 and 2 is more important than showing the president's speech today. They balance Schroeder with having Alberta Gonzales and Leahy meeting with Judge Roberts (Supreme Court Watch). However, the funniest part of all is that they couldn't find ANYTHING to put on at 6:00 so they repeat the Washington Journal.
GOD, how I hate the media!! The president can't even BUY a break.
I did hear on Fox this afternoon that 60% now say for us to stay in Iraq and finish the job. Also, Brit Hume had some decent coverage of the rally in Crawford. Thank God for 5 minutes of time today.
I am fine how are you doing hope you are not too sore after surgery?
I second your comments saw the Brit clip great footage pity it did not last longer
Couldn't believe my eyes and then checked the news later to confirm it.
That was really nice - thanks - a nice break from all the bad news!
Brit had good news from Crawford. I missed the early show, but will have to watch it tonight at 11pm.
I think it's time to just write off C-SPAN. They have been worse than useless for giving the President any airtime--and when they do, they change the time 5 times so no one can find it! Grrrrrrrr!
CONGRATULATIONS. YOUR'RE NUMBER ONE!
I'd love for him to touch me in a friendly way.......Oh! Did I say that out loud? hee-hee!
Lets keep this a family show, okay...yes, I caught that last one :-)
Where is Mrs. McCain...Cindy I believe? I never see her with the Senator and haven't since the campaign. Doesn't the wife of the Senator also greet the President or other dignitaries with the Senator like the wife of the military commanders or mayors or Governors, etc?
Ya gotta have love, and a LOT of it, to last 40, 50 or 60 years!!
Hiya snugs. How's the family?
BTW, what's up with kids being able to say the F-word up to 5 times a day per class? Talk about weird!