Skip to comments.A day in the life of President Bush (8/5/06): photos & news
Posted on 08/05/2006 2:18:44 PM PDT by Wolfstar
PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President and Mrs. Bush, and the dogs, are vacationing at their Crawford, TX, ranch for the next couple of week. However, no president is ever truly on vacation. Today, through White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, who is at the ranch, President Bush issued a statement saying he is pleased with the draft UN resolution regarding the war in the Middle East. Here is an excerpt from the widely circulated AP story:
Bush Happy With Draft U.N. Resolution
By NEDRA PICKLER, The Associated Press
Aug 5, 2006 12:11 PM (46 mins ago)
CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush has signed off on a draft U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at ending fighting in the Mideast and is "happy with the progress being made," his spokesman said Saturday.
But the president knows there could be a long road before violence stops, White House press secretary Tony Snow said.
"I don't think he has any delusions about what lies ahead," said Snow, accompanying Bush on his vacation to his private ranch.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley arrived at the ranch Saturday to consult with Bush as the full Security Council began discussions on the agreement reached by France and the United States.
The draft calls for Hezbollah to stop all attacks and for Israel to stop "offensive military operations." But it would allow Israel to defend itself if attacked.
Israel, backed by the U.S., has insisted it must have the right to respond if Hezbollah launches missiles against it.
In an important, but largely overlooked domestic story, Congress sent a major pension overhaul bill to President Bush yesterday for his signature. Here's an excerpt from the story on ABC News:
Congress Sends Major Pension Overhaul Legislation to President Bush
By JIM ABRAMS
WASHINGTON Aug 4, 2006 (AP) Congress passed major pension legislation designed to assure American workers, including millions of baby boomers nearing the end of their working careers, that the pensions they have been promised will be there when they retire.
The Senate, in its last vote before adjourning for a four-week summer break, approved the 900-page bill that compels employers with defined-benefit pension plans to meet their funding obligations and seeks to prevent companies from terminating plans and shifting the financial burden to the taxpayer. The House passed the bill last week.
PRESIDENTIAL VACATION SCHEDULE: From the White House press gaggle by Tony Snow.
The President's day today: he got up early, received his national security briefing, recorded the radio address -- which is about border security and immigration. Then he went out and did some brush-cutting and trail-clearing, followed by a bike ride, and will be doing other vacation relaxation sort of things for the rest of the day.
The week ahead has more of the same, through Wednesday. On Thursday, the President will participate in a tour of Fox Valley Metal-Tech, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he will make a statement on the economy. While in Wisconsin, the President will attend a 'Gard for Congress' reception in Oneida, before returning to Crawford for the rest of the vacation, such as it is.
On the 11th, he'll attend a Republican National Committee reception and barbecue at Broken Spoke Ranch in Crawford. Then he'll spend Saturday in Crawford and return to the White House at a time to be determined on Sunday, the 13th.
The president plans to return to his ranch near the end of the month for a few days. But that trip is scheduled to be interrupted with other travel away from Texas, including a visit to the Gulf Coast to mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
"For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?" Mark 8:36
When we lose our humanity, we lose everything. When we cannot even pray for the souls of dead babies and small children -- any children -- we have lost our humanity.
Pinging you to a special Saturday Dose.
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First Lady Laura Bush stops to have her photograph taken with 13-year-old Renee Jutzi, of Denver, during Mrs. Bush's visit yesterday.
I let you know where you can send me my major award..
Through the years on the Dose, we have seen hundreds of photos of the President and First Lady with children, but no photo more powerfully speaks to his deep concern for children than this: So as not to frighten the kids, a stunned President Bush remains in the classroom to collect himself shortly after White House Chief of Staff Andy Card notified him that a second plane has struck the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
President Bush watches as Daniella Wald, 12, lights one of the candles on the Menorah Wednesday, Dec 4 in the White House. President Bush presented one of the lighted candles to Daniella Wald, who lit the first three candles, and she presented the lighter candle to her sister, Alexandra Wald, 15, who lit the other three. Both of the girls are from Manhattan, and their father, Victor Wald, was killed in the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
President Bush with Afghan children as he signs the Afghan Women and Children Relief Act.
Good evening, Wolfstar.
President Bush talks to Solveig Haugen, her twin sister Liv and their younger brother Tad, after the signing of the Dot Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act of 2002 in the Roosevelt Room, Dec 4. The Haugen family of Loudoun County, Virginia is one family that will benefit from the act. The bill creates a second level Internet domain (kids.us), within the United States country code, that will provide a safe online environment for children ages 13 and under.
Hey I was first...back off sister...that major award is mine....:-)
Laura and children in Mother Teresa's Jeevan Jyoti (Light of Life) Home for Disabled Children in New Delhi, India.