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A day in the life of President & Mrs. Bush (9/9/06): photos & USS Texas commissioning
WhiteHouse.gov & Yahoo News ^ | 9/9/06

Posted on 09/09/2006 4:27:54 PM PDT by Wolfstar

PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President Bush is spending most of the weekend in the White House while his wife attended the commissioning ceremony today in Houston, Texas, for the US Navy's newest attack submarine, the USS Texas. Mrs. Bush had agreed to be the boat's sponsor while she was still the First Lady of Texas.

As we in the U.S. prepare to observe the 5th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, British Prime Minister Tony Blair is visiting the Middle East. The White House issued a brief written statement by President Bush about Mr. Blair's visit. Here is the transcript:

President's Statement on Prime Minister Blair Visit to Lebanon, Israel, and Palestinian Territories

I am pleased that Prime Minister Blair will be visiting Lebanon, Israel, and the Palestinian territories. The deployment of increasing numbers of international forces in an enhanced United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL), which enabled the lifting of the air and sea blockade of Lebanon, makes this a timely visit. The Prime Minister will be discussing ways to facilitate the full implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1701, including enforcing the ban on unauthorized arms shipments to Hezbollah from Iran and Syria. I understand the Prime Minister will also be exploring ways to advance the dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians and the two state solution - a democratic Israel and democratic Palestine living side by side in peace and security. I wish him well in his efforts to promote peace and stability in the region.

THE WEEK AHEAD: The President and First Lady depart Sunday afternoon for New York where they will commemorate the 5th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on our nation. There will be a wreath-laying at Ground Zero on Sunday evening, and a service of prayer and remembrance at St. Paul's Chapel in New York.

_ Monday, September 11, 2006, President Bush will breakfast with New York City first responders at a firehouse. He will participate in a moment of silence and a ceremony with New York City first responders in commemoration of September 11, 2001. He then travels to Shanksville, Pennsylvania, for a wreath-laying ceremony at the site of the crash of Flight 93. Finally, the President returns to Washington where he will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony for the 5th anniversary at the Pentagon attack. There are no prepared remarks for any of these events. However, the President will be speaking to the nation from the Oval Office at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. Press Secretary Tony Snow said this is not a political speech. It will be a reflection of what September 11th has meant to the President, and to the country; the realities that it has brought to all of our attention and how we can move forward together to try to win the war on terror.

_ Tuesday, after the emotional anniversary of 9/11/01, there are no public events scheduled. This, of course, could change as events warrant.

_ Wednesday there will be a Republican National Committee reception at Evermay, in Washington, D.C.

_ Thursday, GWB will meet with President Roh of South Korea, in the Oval Office. There will be a social dinner that evening in honor of the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz, followed by entertainment in the East Room.

_ Friday, no public events are scheduled.

EXTENDED SCHEDULE:

_ Sept. 18: Vice President Cheney is scheduled to visit Luzerne County, PA, for a fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Don Sherwood.

_ Sept. 19: President Bush delivers an address to the United Nations General Assembly, New York, NY.

_ Sept. 25: Vice President Cheney is scheduled to appear at a Republican fund-raiser in Milwaukee, WI.

_ Nov. 28-29, 2006: President Bush will travel to Tallanin, Estonia, for meetings with the President and Prime Minister of Estonia, and then travel to Riga, Latvia, for the NATO summit.



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QUOTE OF THE DAY: From the Presidential Radio Address, September 9, 2006.

Osama bin Laden has called the 9/11 attacks, "A great step towards the unity of Muslims and establishing the righteous [Caliphate]." Al Qaeda and its allies reject any possibility of coexistence with those they call "infidels." Hear the words of Osama bin Laden: "Death is better than living on this earth with the unbelievers amongst us." We must take the words of these extremists seriously, and we must act decisively to stop them from achieving their evil aims.

1 posted on 09/09/2006 4:27:57 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Wolfstar

Hi.


2 posted on 09/09/2006 4:28:26 PM PDT by MamaB (mom to an Angel)
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Jedismom; 2Trievers; 4mycountry; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A_perfect_lady; ...

Pinging you to the Saturday afternoon Dose.


3 posted on 09/09/2006 4:28:32 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar

whoopeee!!!!11


4 posted on 09/09/2006 4:28:47 PM PDT by Mrs. Shawnlaw (No NAIS! And the USDA can bugger off, too!)
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To: Wolfstar

Bush rocks


5 posted on 09/09/2006 4:28:55 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: Wolfstar
PHOTO OF THE DAY: This wonderful and very unusual photo was taken late yesterday evening by White House photographer Kimberlee Hewitt after the President returned from his day trip to Michigan and Missouri. Illuminated by car headlights, U.S. Marine reservists from the 4th Civil Affairs Group based in Anacostia, Washington, gather for a group photo in front of Air Force One on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base. In a surprise for the approximately 200 Marines awaiting their flight to Iraq, President Bush took time out to greet them yesterday evening.


6 posted on 09/09/2006 4:29:02 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar

Hello! Thanks.


7 posted on 09/09/2006 4:29:09 PM PDT by Eragon
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To: Wolfstar
President Bush shakes hands with Marine reservists who are leaving for a 7-month deployment in Al Anbar Province in Iraq.


8 posted on 09/09/2006 4:29:24 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar
The President greets the Marine reservists at Andrews Air Force Base yesterday evening.


9 posted on 09/09/2006 4:29:43 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar
President Bush waves as he departs Kansas City International Airport, Friday, Sept. 8, 2006. GWB attended a private fundraising event for Sen. Jim Talent

The President walks from Marine One upon his return to the White House last night.

Lost in thought as he walks to the WH entrance.


10 posted on 09/09/2006 4:30:06 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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First Lady Laura Bush points to an engine painted orange and emblazoned with a longhorn emblem. They are the colors and mascot of the University of Texas. The First Lady toured the USS Texas, a Virginia class nuclear submarine, with Captain John Litherland before commissioning ceremonies for the new boat in Galveston, Texas, today.

The First Lady and Senator John Cornyn (L, partially blocked) attend the commissioning ceremonies for the USS Texas today. While she was still the First Lady of Texas, Mrs. Bush agreed to be the sponsor of the USS Texas.


11 posted on 09/09/2006 4:30:26 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar

Hi Wolfstar! How's things goin'?


12 posted on 09/09/2006 4:30:38 PM PDT by MeekMom (Present your bodies a living sacrifice unto God.)
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To: Wolfstar
Mrs. Bush is escorted to the stage by Captain John Litherland of the USS Texas during commissioning ceremonies in Galveston, Texas, September 9, 2006.


13 posted on 09/09/2006 4:30:52 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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Is that a new style of camo? It looks different than the square digital stuff.


14 posted on 09/09/2006 4:31:11 PM PDT by Mrs. Shawnlaw (No NAIS! And the USDA can bugger off, too!)
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Mrs. Bush is shown the control room of the USS Texas by Captain John Litherland.

The First Lady Laura Bush tours the boat she sponsors.


15 posted on 09/09/2006 4:31:23 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar

That is a great picture. Thanks for all your hard work. It is appreciated.


16 posted on 09/09/2006 4:32:01 PM PDT by MamaB (mom to an Angel)
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To: Wolfstar
This proud new boat cannot have a better sponsor that native Texan, wife of the former governor of Texas, and current First Lady of the United States.

A surprise awaits her...the orange engine with the longhorn symbol.


17 posted on 09/09/2006 4:32:47 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar


I always love the military pics.
Thanks for the Dose, Wolfstar.


18 posted on 09/09/2006 4:33:34 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- "if" 10% are fundamentalists, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: Wolfstar
Looking resplendent in her Navy whites, Mrs. Bush waves as she and Capt. John Litherland pass the crew of the Navy attack submarine USS Texas after the commissioning ceremony.

The First Lady greets members of the crew.


19 posted on 09/09/2006 4:34:23 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar
These photos may have appeared on the Dose last week, but I like them so repeat them here. President Bush hugs his wife goodbye as they depart Andrews Air Force Base, MD, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006. He was heading to Georgia and the First Lady was heading to Norfolk, VA.


20 posted on 09/09/2006 4:34:46 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar

excellent......... danke


21 posted on 09/09/2006 4:35:11 PM PDT by beyond the sea ( A tree fell in woods, a conservative wasn't around, would it still kill the liberal chained to it)
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To: Wolfstar
ALL CLEAR!
22 posted on 09/09/2006 4:35:25 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: MamaB

Hi MamaB. As I type this, one of my kittens is nibbling on my left pinky. She insists on laying right next to my keyboard. :)


23 posted on 09/09/2006 4:36:27 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Mrs. Shawnlaw

Hi!


24 posted on 09/09/2006 4:36:45 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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Wow! Just look at the admiration in those Marines' faces!

THANKS for the Saturday Dose, Wolfstar!

(And GO BUCKEYES!!)

25 posted on 09/09/2006 4:37:00 PM PDT by ohioWfan (George W. Bush - "Take his character all together, and we shall not look upon his like again.")
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To: nwrep
Bush rocks

He sure does...and so does our wonderful First Lady. :)

26 posted on 09/09/2006 4:37:13 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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President Bush, the First Lady, and the USS Texas - hoorah!


27 posted on 09/09/2006 4:37:23 PM PDT by RebelTex (Help cure diseases: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1548372/posts)
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To: Wolfstar

Thanks for this Dose, Wolfie. Hope things are going okay with you.


28 posted on 09/09/2006 4:37:38 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: Eragon

You're welcome. :)


29 posted on 09/09/2006 4:37:40 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Wolfstar
Laura is such a good girl.

****

A little update for you.....

http://sports.bostonherald.com/otherSports/view.bg?articleid=156129&srvc=sports

30 posted on 09/09/2006 4:37:45 PM PDT by beyond the sea ( A tree fell in woods, a conservative wasn't around, would it still kill the liberal chained to it)
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To: MeekMom

Hi MeekMom. Things are going as well as can be expected, thank you for asking. Hope all is well with you and yours. :)


31 posted on 09/09/2006 4:38:21 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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Is that a new style of camo? It looks different than the square digital stuff.

Don't know. Maybe someone else will tell us.

32 posted on 09/09/2006 4:39:21 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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White suit, but with BLACK shoes. Yep, it's after Labor Day!


33 posted on 09/09/2006 4:41:02 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- "if" 10% are fundamentalists, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: MamaB
That is a great picture.

Isn't that group photo in front of AF1 wonderful. I'm sure the unit was subdued because they were on their way out to Iraq, but I'm also sure the President's surprise visit meant a lot to them. I'm also sure everyone in that unit will get a copy of the photo with AF1.

34 posted on 09/09/2006 4:41:30 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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**Finally, the President returns to Washington where he will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony for the 5th anniversary at the Pentagon attack**

What a coinky dink. I'll be there too. The fifth anniversary of 9/11 happens to be my first full day of interning at the Pentagon.


35 posted on 09/09/2006 4:42:20 PM PDT by ilovew (I hope I get to meet Rummy this fall...)
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To: onyx

Hi onyx. Didn't the First Lady look great in her carefully chosen white commissioning outfit?


36 posted on 09/09/2006 4:42:27 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: beyond the sea

Hi sea. You're welcome. :)


37 posted on 09/09/2006 4:42:52 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: ohioWfan

Hi OWF. The photos of GWB with those surprised Marines and of the First Lady with the USS Texas sailors are keepers.


38 posted on 09/09/2006 4:43:49 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: RebelTex
President Bush, the First Lady, and the USS Texas - hoorah!

Hoorah! :)

39 posted on 09/09/2006 4:44:20 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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My little doggy is in the dog house. We bought some divinity in the Smokies and I still had about a 1" piece left. She got it off the 2nd shelf from the top and ate all of it. I know all of us liked it but I never knew a dog would eat it. Oh, well, I did not need it anyway.
40 posted on 09/09/2006 4:44:39 PM PDT by MamaB (mom to an Angel)
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*** President Bush is spending most of the weekend in the White House while his wife attended the commissioning ceremony today in Houston, Texas, ****

Can a submarine really get to Houston? If so they must be building them better that they used to.

I believe it was Commissioned in Galveston. A little deeper channel there.


41 posted on 09/09/2006 4:45:40 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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Hope things are going okay with you.

Hi Gretchen. Thanks...going OK, all things considered. :)

42 posted on 09/09/2006 4:45:43 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: beyond the sea

He looks wonderful in that photograph. Thanks for the update. :)


43 posted on 09/09/2006 4:47:09 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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The fifth anniversary of 9/11 happens to be my first full day of interning at the Pentagon.

Wow! What an emotional day for you to start work there. Will you try to stay late to maybe get a glimpse of the President when he arrives?

44 posted on 09/09/2006 4:49:13 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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She got it off the 2nd shelf from the top and ate all of it.

LOL! I've found that my dogs will eat almost anything I eat. Not quite, but almost.

45 posted on 09/09/2006 4:50:44 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Wolfstar

Thanks for the ping.


46 posted on 09/09/2006 4:51:19 PM PDT by lysie ("Lowering the price to be paid by aggressors virtually guarantees more aggression." Dr. Sowell)
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To: Wolfstar

WOW, I love that picture. Just imagine what it meant to those Marines. It brought tears to my eyes.


47 posted on 09/09/2006 4:51:30 PM PDT by McGavin999 (Richard Armitage is a sniveling COWARD!)
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To: sgtbono2002
Can a submarine really get to Houston? If so they must be building them better that they used to. I believe it was Commissioned in Galveston. A little deeper channel there.

It was commissioned in Galveston, but news reports put her in Houston and I didn't catch their error.

48 posted on 09/09/2006 4:52:34 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: lysie

You're welcome. :)


49 posted on 09/09/2006 4:52:53 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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WOW, I love that picture. Just imagine what it meant to those Marines. It brought tears to my eyes.

Exactly. I'm sure it meant a great deal to those Marines for the President to give them a personal send-off, and for them to have their group photo taken in front of our Nation's most famous and beloved aircraft.

50 posted on 09/09/2006 4:54:06 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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