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A Day in the Life of President Bush - (photos) - 3.28.06
Whitehouse.gov, Yahoo.com | 3.28.06 | ohioWfan

Posted on 03/28/2006 3:40:25 PM PST by ohioWfan

This morning, President Bush announced from the Oval Office at the White House, the resignation of long time friend, and 5 year Chief of Staff, Andrew Card, and the appointment of Josh Bolten, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, to that position. Later, following a Cabinet Meeting, the President made a statement in the Rose Garden, surrounded by Cabinet members, about the progress in the government of Iraq, and the commitment of his administration to work with their counterparts in Iraq in the future.

In news of significance to all conservatives, both Lyn Nofziger (81), Reagan press secretary, and Caspar Weinberger (88), Reagan's Secretary of Defense, died in the past 24 hours. Both men served with distinction and will be missed.

Enjoy your trip to Sanity Island on the Daily Dose!


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: andycard; cabinet; chiefofstaff; dayinthelife; iraq; joshbolten; presidentbush
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Quote of the Day: THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. We've just finished our third Cabinet meeting of this year. I want to thank my Cabinet members for joining us. We talked about the war on terror. We talked about a war on terror that requires all of us involved in government to respond and to protect America and help spread freedom.

My Cabinet officials obviously have got many responsibilities in their agencies, but we talked about their need to assume additional responsibilities, to make sure that we're using every element of national power to win the war on terror and to secure the peace.

This morning we had briefings from General Abizaid, Ambassador Khalilzad, and General Casey. We heard from the Ambassador about work toward a -- work toward a unity government. I'm pleased to hear from Zal that the Iraqis are now back at the table discussing the formation of a government, the process by which they will conduct a government once a unity government is formed, as well as, obviously, beginning to continue to -- or continuing to discuss who will fill the key slots in the government.

We also heard from General Abizaid, as well as General Casey, who reported on the ongoing efforts to win this war on terror, to defeat the enemy all around General Abizaid's theater of responsibility, as well as defeat the enemy in the central front in the war on terror, which is Iraq.

I appreciate very much General Pace joining us today, as well. These leaders, folks on the ground who know the condition on the ground, recognize this is hard work, but they also report on steady progress that we're making toward meeting our important goals -- important goal is to make sure Iraq is a democracy that can sustain herself, defend herself, and is not a safe haven for the terrorists.

Tomorrow I'm going to deliver a third in a series of speeches about the situation in Iraq. During Saddam Hussein's brutal rule he exploited the ethnic and religious diversity of Iraq by setting communities against one another. And now the terrorists and former regime elements are doing the same -- they're trying to set off a civil war through acts of sectarian violence. But the United States and our Iraqi forces cannot be defeated militarily. The only thing the Iraqi insurgents, as well as the terrorists, can possibly do is to cause us to lose our nerve and retreat, to withdraw.

I'm going to discuss how the Iraqi people and our coalition continue to work together to build a stable and free and prosperous Iraq. I'll remind the people we're not going to lose our nerve. The stakes are high; we will complete this mission. Our strategy for rebuilding Iraq is comprehensive, and it includes a commitment from all parts of the federal government.

Secretary Rice encouraged our Cabinet members to build relationships with their counterparts in Iraq once the new Iraqi government is formed. And I expect them to follow through on that -- on their commitments. See, by making a broad commitment from the federal government, we'll help the Iraqis establish a democracy, we'll help them build the institutions necessary for a stable society, and we'll help defeat the terrorists.


1 posted on 03/28/2006 3:40:29 PM PST by ohioWfan
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To: ohioWfan


2 posted on 03/28/2006 3:40:39 PM PST by jla
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Jedismom; 2Trievers; 4mycountry; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A_perfect_lady; ...

DOSE PING!!!!! Please refrain from posting or reposting photos until the ALL CLEAR!


3 posted on 03/28/2006 3:41:02 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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To: jla

Second?


4 posted on 03/28/2006 3:41:10 PM PST by Peach
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To: ohioWfan
From September 11, 2001. Andy has been with the President through difficult days. He will be missed.

Thank you for your service to our President this country, Mr. Card. You have done so with dignity, honor and loyalty, and we are grateful.


5 posted on 03/28/2006 3:42:28 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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To: ohioWfan

Josh Bolten......


6 posted on 03/28/2006 3:42:57 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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7 posted on 03/28/2006 3:43:28 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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To: ohioWfan
Some touching photos here...........


8 posted on 03/28/2006 3:43:58 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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To: ohioWfan


9 posted on 03/28/2006 3:44:34 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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To: ohioWfan
Making his way through the Cabinet......

Flanked by winners, all...........


10 posted on 03/28/2006 3:45:33 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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To: ohioWfan

A couple of shots taken by a reclining photographer.....


11 posted on 03/28/2006 3:46:13 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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To: ohioWfan

Andy Card, getting a standing ovation from the Cabinet......

Thought some of the folks would like to see these....... :)


12 posted on 03/28/2006 3:46:46 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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To: ohioWfan

Early Dose! Bless you :)


13 posted on 03/28/2006 3:46:48 PM PST by silent_jonny (You can't be lucky all the time, but you can be smart every day)
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To: ohioWfan

Great pictures! Thank you.


14 posted on 03/28/2006 3:47:49 PM PST by lysie
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To: Peach

I think you may be first, Peach.......


15 posted on 03/28/2006 3:47:52 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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To: silent_jonny

Husband just called and said he's meeting with newspaper guys, so instead of eating first and then posting, I'm posting first and then eating. :)


16 posted on 03/28/2006 3:49:18 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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To: lysie

You're most welcome, lysie! Good to see you here!


17 posted on 03/28/2006 3:49:42 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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To: ohioWfan; snugs

I'd like my toaster to be emerald green along with a nice picture of Andrea Corr. :^)


18 posted on 03/28/2006 3:51:00 PM PST by jla
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To: jla; Peach; snugs
As I was saying, Peach.........you are the first legitimate poster on the Dose tonight.

snugs..........give the toaster to Peach. We've got an impostor here.....

19 posted on 03/28/2006 3:52:49 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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To: ohioWfan
Thank you for the wonderful post!
20 posted on 03/28/2006 3:52:53 PM PST by jan in Colorado (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (If you wish for peace, prepare for war.))
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To: jan in Colorado

You're welcome jan! I'm so glad you've joined us. :)


21 posted on 03/28/2006 3:53:22 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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To: ohioWfan

Good evening thanks for the dose


22 posted on 03/28/2006 3:54:36 PM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: ohioWfan

No kidding? Great. Well, not great we had an imposter here.


23 posted on 03/28/2006 3:54:45 PM PST by Peach
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To: ohioWfan
This picture would've been suitable -



24 posted on 03/28/2006 3:56:37 PM PST by jla
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To: ohioWfan

Josh Bolten, the new WH Chief of Staff, started the group Bikers for Bush as reported by MSNBC. He's good looking, articulate and educated at Stamford.

It's ticked me off to hear the other networks play the Andy Card resignation as a WH shakeup because of the president's low poll numbers. Card was the second longest serving Chief of Staff we've ever had in this country.


25 posted on 03/28/2006 3:57:12 PM PST by Peach
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To: ohioWfan

Great pics tonight......I hope Josh Bolten serves Dubya well...I heard on the rountable tonight that he plans to shake up the WH staff, which might be a good thing...


26 posted on 03/28/2006 3:57:17 PM PST by mystery-ak (Army Wife and Army Mother.....toughest job in the military)
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To: ohioWfan

And since I brought up poll numbers:

Lyndon Johnson, 35%
Richard Nixon, 24%
Gerald Ford, 37%
Jimmy Carter, 28%
Ronald Reagan, 35%
George H. Bush, 29%
Bill Clinton, 37%.


http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005-10-17-bushapproval_x.htm


27 posted on 03/28/2006 3:59:35 PM PST by Peach
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To: Peach
Jimmy Carter, 28%

And that was a good day.

28 posted on 03/28/2006 4:02:34 PM PST by silent_jonny (You can't be lucky all the time, but you can be smart every day)
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To: jla
The President looks very fine in that one.

Perhaps the rest of the people could be cropped out........

29 posted on 03/28/2006 4:03:28 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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To: silent_jonny

So true. If FR had been around then, he'd have been into negative digits.


30 posted on 03/28/2006 4:03:33 PM PST by Peach
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To: ohioWfan

Checking in... and will be back later.

It's dog walkies time.


31 posted on 03/28/2006 4:03:59 PM PST by altura (A proud member of the 45 percent.)
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Touching photos indeed! Thanks for the Dose ohio!


32 posted on 03/28/2006 4:05:10 PM PST by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN - Support our troops. I *LOVE* my attitude problem! Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: Peach
Yeah..........like anyone in the MSM has a clue about why President Bush does what he does.

They just make things up and put them in the headlines based on their own bias and tunnel vision. Fortunately very few Americans trust anything they say.....

33 posted on 03/28/2006 4:05:41 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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I just love the one of the standing ovation for Card.

Thanks for posting.


34 posted on 03/28/2006 4:05:54 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: ohioWfan

Freep mail to you


35 posted on 03/28/2006 4:06:55 PM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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The MSM's poll numbers are the ones they should be concerned about.


36 posted on 03/28/2006 4:07:18 PM PST by Peach
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To: mystery-ak

Hello again, my Thin Mint addicted friend :)


37 posted on 03/28/2006 4:07:32 PM PST by silent_jonny (You can't be lucky all the time, but you can be smart every day)
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To: mystery-ak
I liked the idea that he would be a more aggressive player.

When fighting evil, it's imperative to fight hard, and that's exactly what this administration is facing..........both abroad, and at home.

38 posted on 03/28/2006 4:07:34 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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To: ohioWfan
It's such a wonderful respite from the rest of the threads!

God Bless our troops and President Bush!

39 posted on 03/28/2006 4:09:59 PM PST by jan in Colorado (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (If you wish for peace, prepare for war.))
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To: Peach
Back in the day when Nixon got that 24%, the MSM didn't CREATE news with polls.

I'll bet most Americans didn't even know what his numbers were...........and I'll bet they were a lot more legit than any of the poll numbers are now.

40 posted on 03/28/2006 4:11:43 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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To: altura

Give Bubba a hug for me, altura............and walk fast. :)


41 posted on 03/28/2006 4:12:50 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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To: ohioWfan

This constant focus on polls is really infuriating. Clinton led by the polls and we can see where that got us.

bbl


42 posted on 03/28/2006 4:12:59 PM PST by Peach
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To: ohioWfan
Why would they be cropped out?
Have you something against attractive, well-figured Irish gals having their picture taken alongside the President?
43 posted on 03/28/2006 4:13:19 PM PST by jla
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To: Justanobody
You're welcome, Just.

It had to be hard for both the President and Andy to part. Andy's been a good and loyal friend.

44 posted on 03/28/2006 4:13:45 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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You only need to look closely at Andy Card's eyes to see he is tired and needs to change course. He has had a brutal schedule for 5 years and he needs to recharge his batteries.

Maybe not actual rest but a fresh challenge.

God Bless him and his wife he has been a loyal and faithful servant and he deserves time to do his own thing.
45 posted on 03/28/2006 4:14:04 PM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

I liked it too. Well deserved applause from the Cabinet.


46 posted on 03/28/2006 4:15:17 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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To: Peach

Freep mail to you


47 posted on 03/28/2006 4:18:49 PM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: ohioWfan; silent_jonny; All
Take a look at what our resident artist, Jonny has been up to.......
48 posted on 03/28/2006 4:19:27 PM PST by mystery-ak (Army Wife and Army Mother.....toughest job in the military)
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To: jla; snugs; MJY1288; GretchenM; Wolfstar
It is my view that only legitimate Dosers who have a fundamental respect for the President should be honored on this thread...........even in fun.

Perhaps if you'd show some respect for this fine leader and man of character and honor on the rest of this forum, I might change my mind about you.....

Other posters may disagree, but I would prefer that you leave now, unless you want to contribute to the purpose of the thread........

49 posted on 03/28/2006 4:19:39 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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To: snugs
God Bless him and his wife he has been a loyal and faithful servant and he deserves time to do his own thing.

Amen, snugs! He deserves some rest.

50 posted on 03/28/2006 4:20:45 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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