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A day in the life of President Bush (4/30/06): photos of correspondents dinner
Yahoo News Photos ^ | 4/30/06

Posted on 04/30/2006 11:40:12 AM PDT by Wolfstar

PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President and Mrs. Bush attended St. John's Church this morning, as is their custom when spending the weekend at the White House. Last night they attended the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, where the President and his "alter ego," comedian Steve Bridges, stole the show.

The best review I found is on USA Today's website. Since I'm not sure how much of their material we can excerpt, I'll just provide a link. The article includes a nearly complete transcript of the President's and Mrs. Bridges routine.

LINK TO USA TODAY CORRESPONDENTS' DINNER REVIEW


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KEYWORDS: annual; bush; correspondents; dinner; firstlady; georgew; laura; president; whca; whcadinner
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Just FYI, for those who may be unaware: The First Lady has been traveling the country a lot recently. She has been combining apperances on behalf of the White House youth initiatives with campaigning for Republican congressional candidates.
1 posted on 04/30/2006 11:40:18 AM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Jedismom; 2Trievers; 4mycountry; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A_perfect_lady; ...

Pinging you to an early Sunday Dose with photos from last night's correspondents dinner.


2 posted on 04/30/2006 11:41:31 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: Wolfstar
PHOTOS OF THE DAY: The President enjoying himself at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner last night.


3 posted on 04/30/2006 11:42:51 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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4 posted on 04/30/2006 11:43:08 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: Wolfstar
President Bush is applauded by First Lady Laura Bush, as well as Associated Press White House correspondent Terence Hunt, left, and Associated Press President/CEO Tom Curely during the White House Correspondents' Association's 92nd annual awards dinner, Saturday, April 29, 2006, in Washington.

First Lady Laura Bush and AP President/CEO Tom Curley.


5 posted on 04/30/2006 11:43:36 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: Wolfstar

1


6 posted on 04/30/2006 11:44:10 AM PDT by silent_jonny ("me lovey the jonny" -- conservativebabe)
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To: Wolfstar
(Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)

but always....

7 posted on 04/30/2006 11:44:12 AM PDT by Ligeia (Help unseat Jim Moran: http://www.tomodonoghue.com/about.html)
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To: Wolfstar
President Bush with comedian Steve Bridges, who impersonated GWB at the correspondents' dinner. For those who missed it, this routine was hilarious. Bridges play the President's "bad side" telling the audience his private thoughts, while GWB spoke the more diplomatic things for public consumption.


8 posted on 04/30/2006 11:44:17 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: Wolfstar
Steve Bridges was perfect at the President's alter ego. Bridges got the voice, mannerisms and even the shoulder-shaking laugh of GWB down wonderfully. (The heavy makeup so Bridges could look like Dubya was a little weird, but the overall effect was hilarious.)

Steve Bridges as President's Bush.


9 posted on 04/30/2006 11:44:36 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: Wolfstar


10 posted on 04/30/2006 11:45:16 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: Wolfstar

I didn't watch it, but I wished I had. They are usually hilarious. Also, I had hoped there would be a future airing of it, but I guess not.


11 posted on 04/30/2006 11:45:30 AM PDT by toldyou
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To: Wolfstar

I didn't watch it, but I wished I had. They are usually hilarious. Also, I had hoped there would be a future airing of it, but I guess not.


12 posted on 04/30/2006 11:45:33 AM PDT by toldyou
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To: Wolfstar
President Bush salutes the flag during the Presentation of Colors by the U.S. Marine Band and Joint Armed Forces Color Guard.


13 posted on 04/30/2006 11:45:37 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: Wolfstar
The President talks with AP CEO Tom Curley.


14 posted on 04/30/2006 11:46:22 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: Wolfstar

Thanks for the ping, Wolfstar.


15 posted on 04/30/2006 11:46:24 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: silent_jonny

Hi Jonny. Hang on...there's one of Ace coming up. Yep. He attended the dinner last night.


16 posted on 04/30/2006 11:47:04 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: Ligeia
but always....

Simle...yes, but ALWAYS.

17 posted on 04/30/2006 11:47:40 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: Wolfstar
I know there are some polls out there that say this man has a 32% approval rating. But guys like us, we don't pay attention to the polls. We know that polls are just a collection of statistics that reflect what people are thinking in reality. Reality, that's a well known liberal bias."

IMO Colbert was unwatchable.

18 posted on 04/30/2006 11:48:09 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Wolfstar
"Comedian" Stephen Colbert provides the entertainment [cough; gag] as President Bush watches during the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. Colbert was NOT funny. Instead, he was vicious.


19 posted on 04/30/2006 11:48:26 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: Wolfstar
President Bush and Associated Press radioman Mark Smith share a toast.


20 posted on 04/30/2006 11:48:41 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: Wolfstar
Smiling (smirking?) over at reporters as he enters the presidential limo this morning after services as St. Johns.


21 posted on 04/30/2006 11:49:02 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: Wolfstar
The President and First Lady leaving church this morning.


22 posted on 04/30/2006 11:49:29 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: Wolfstar

Vicious is a good word to describe Colbert. I turned him OFF.


23 posted on 04/30/2006 11:49:35 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Wolfstar
Hang on...there's one of Ace coming up.

Oh Lord ... :)

24 posted on 04/30/2006 11:49:35 AM PDT by silent_jonny ("me lovey the jonny" -- conservativebabe)
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To: Wolfstar

You get those boys from Comedy Central (Stewart, Colbert) away from their studio and put them in a live situation and they are about as funny as Al Gore wearing his strap-on beard.


25 posted on 04/30/2006 11:49:39 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: Wolfstar
Yahoo reposted this photo from last week, accompanied by this caption:

President George W. Bush, seen here, and key Republican leaders are pushing for permanent repeal of the US inheritance tax.


26 posted on 04/30/2006 11:49:48 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: Wolfstar; All

Good afternoon!


27 posted on 04/30/2006 11:49:51 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Wolfstar
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice [looking stunning BTW] leaves ABC studios, Sunday, April 30, 2006, in Washington. Iran's offer to let a watchdog agency inspect the country's nuclear facilities is a stalling tactic to avoid U.N. penalties that would further isolate Tehran, she said.


28 posted on 04/30/2006 11:50:17 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: Wolfstar

"Bridges got the voice, mannerisms and even the shoulder-shaking laugh of GWB down wonderfully."

Yes, I watched the video (available at msn.com, they really are quite good msn, I hate to admit it, but they are for the hot topics). Bridges was dead on, more Bush than Bush. A wonderful routine, really. The same guy as straight man and comic, and they even kept trading those parts.

I tell you, when W needs material he definately knows who to call. Maybe he could take over producing SNL or something when his term is up.


29 posted on 04/30/2006 11:50:38 AM PDT by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: Wolfstar
New White House Press Secretary Tony Snow arriving for the People Magazine party.

Tony and rapper Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges pose at a party hosted by People Magazine before the correspondents dinner. It's so good to see Tony this happy.


30 posted on 04/30/2006 11:50:40 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: Wolfstar
Karl Rove jokes with members of the White House staff after returning from correspondents dinner.


31 posted on 04/30/2006 11:51:01 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: Wolfstar
A selected few of the personalities who attended the correspondents dinner. (I refuse to post pics of many of them.)

Tommy Lasorda, former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team.


32 posted on 04/30/2006 11:51:43 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta; Wolfstar
IMO Colbert was unwatchable.

I just saw the replay on CSPAN. I got about two "jokes" into Colbert's act and I turned it off.

33 posted on 04/30/2006 11:52:11 AM PDT by silent_jonny ("me lovey the jonny" -- conservativebabe)
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To: Wolfstar
This is Rep. Jane Harmon (D-Moonbat), who represents California's 36th Congressional District (where I live-- hey, it could be worse; I used to live in Maxine Waters district). Ugh!!!


34 posted on 04/30/2006 11:53:05 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: Wolfstar
Alex Trebek, left, and Wolf Blitzer.

Morgan Fairchild.

Actor Isaiah Washington.

Tiki Barber.


35 posted on 04/30/2006 11:53:52 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: Wolfstar
Doris Roberts.

Former Senator Fred Thompson and his wife.

Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback of the NFL champion Pittsburgh Steelers.


36 posted on 04/30/2006 11:54:10 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: silent_jonny; All
Last -- and yes, least -- former American Idol contestant Ace Young arrives for a party at the Macedonian Embassy in Washington following The White House Correspondents' Dinner.


37 posted on 04/30/2006 11:55:08 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: Wolfstar

From the USA Today review "[Steve Colber] then showed a clip in which he fielded questions by the press corps, only to wind up running from the building chased by veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas."

LOL! Did they really get the old bird to do that?


38 posted on 04/30/2006 11:55:50 AM PDT by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: toldyou
Also, I had hoped there would be a future airing of it, but I guess not.

C-SPAN is unreliable these days when it comes to airing anything with the President.

39 posted on 04/30/2006 11:56:07 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: JustAmy
Thanks for the ping, Wolfstar.

You're welcome. :)

40 posted on 04/30/2006 11:56:44 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
IMO Colbert was unwatchable.

I agree -- and I didn't watch him. Only had the sound on in the background while I was on the thread last night. Hearing him was bad enough.

41 posted on 04/30/2006 11:57:57 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: battlegearboat
You get those boys from Comedy Central (Stewart, Colbert) away from their studio and put them in a live situation and they are about as funny as Al Gore wearing his strap-on beard.

Well said. In fact, your comment is funnier than Colbert was last night. :)

42 posted on 04/30/2006 11:59:07 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: jocon307; Wolfstar
running from the building chased by veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas."

LOL! Did they really get the old bird to do that?

That's the thing. On paper, that's funny. The comedy could write itself.

But somehow, Colbert found a way to turn that into something just as boring and unfunny as the rest of his act.

43 posted on 04/30/2006 11:59:39 AM PDT by silent_jonny ("me lovey the jonny" -- conservativebabe)
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To: Kaslin

Good afternoon, Kasline. Long time no "see." How are things with you?


44 posted on 04/30/2006 11:59:46 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: jocon307

The routine between the President and Bridges was wonderful.


45 posted on 04/30/2006 12:01:12 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: silent_jonny
I just saw the replay on CSPAN. I got about two "jokes" into Colbert's act and I turned it off.

You have a strong stomach to make it through even two "jokes."

46 posted on 04/30/2006 12:02:05 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: silent_jonny

Colbert's nastiness was out of control--off the charts. I stared in amazement until I shut it off.

47 posted on 04/30/2006 12:02:44 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: jocon307
LOL! Did they really get the old bird to do that?

I guess so. Didn't watch that part of the event.

48 posted on 04/30/2006 12:03:10 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.)
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To: Wolfstar
Thanks for posting today's Dose. I had a great time last night, but have a million things to get done today. So, hello and goodbye everyone! HAVE A GREAT DAY!!! See you later on....

NordP

49 posted on 04/30/2006 12:04:10 PM PDT by NordP (I've seen enough "24" to know there are many things a President cannot talk about, yet must do.)
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To: Wolfstar

How about Colbert's mannerisms when he did Scalia? It was simply unbelievable. Was Scalia actually there to witness that?


50 posted on 04/30/2006 12:05:05 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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