Skip to comments.A Day in the Life of President Bush - (photos) - 3.28.06
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.
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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.
DOSE PING!!!!! Please refrain from posting or reposting photos until the ALL CLEAR!
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.
Flanked by winners, all...........
A couple of shots taken by a reclining photographer.....
Andy Card, getting a standing ovation from the Cabinet......
Thought some of the folks would like to see these....... :)
Early Dose! Bless you :)
Great pictures! Thank you.
I think you may be first, Peach.......
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. :)
You're most welcome, lysie! Good to see you here!
I'd like my toaster to be emerald green along with a nice picture of Andrea Corr. :^)
snugs..........give the toaster to Peach. We've got an impostor here.....
You're welcome jan! I'm so glad you've joined us. :)
Good evening thanks for the dose
No kidding? Great. Well, not great we had an imposter here.
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.
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...
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%.
And that was a good day.
Perhaps the rest of the people could be cropped out........
So true. If FR had been around then, he'd have been into negative digits.
Checking in... and will be back later.
It's dog walkies time.
Touching photos indeed! Thanks for the Dose ohio!
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.....
I just love the one of the standing ovation for Card.
Thanks for posting.
Freep mail to you
The MSM's poll numbers are the ones they should be concerned about.
Hello again, my Thin Mint addicted friend :)
When fighting evil, it's imperative to fight hard, and that's exactly what this administration is facing..........both abroad, and at home.
God Bless our troops and President Bush!
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.
Give Bubba a hug for me, altura............and walk fast. :)
This constant focus on polls is really infuriating. Clinton led by the polls and we can see where that got us.
It had to be hard for both the President and Andy to part. Andy's been a good and loyal friend.
I liked it too. Well deserved applause from the Cabinet.
Freep mail to you
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........
Amen, snugs! He deserves some rest.