Skip to comments.A year in the life of President Bush (many many photos - not suitable for dial up)
Posted on 01/01/2007 3:00:32 PM PST by snugs
The following photos may not necessarily be the best photos or the most important but they are chosen because they appeal to me and hopefully to you as well. It maybe because of the content, the expression on the face(s) or just an unusual photo.
Originally I was going to attach Part 2 of these photos to tonight's dose (part one were 28th December 2006) but I realised that there were far too many photos to do that and would not be fair to dial up users so I am doing this as a separate thread and also including part one so that all the photos are together.
As with the normal Day in the Life Thread I would request that photos are not posted until the all clear so that we have a chronology series of photos.
Enjoy your bonus visit to Sanity Island
QUOTE OF THE YEAR
Presidential Message for New Year's Day, 2007
Over the past year, we have reached important goals and confronted new challenges. At the start of this New Year, we move forward with trust in the power of the American spirit, confidence in our purpose, and faith in a loving God who created us to be free.
In 2006, the number of jobs steadily increased, wages grew, the unemployment rate dropped, and we achieved our goal of cutting the deficit in half three years ahead of schedule. Thanks to the hard work and innovation of the American people, our economy has been growing faster than any other major developed nation. Significant tax relief has helped our citizens keep more of what they earn and fuel an economy that is vigorous and healthy. My Administration will continue to work to help create more jobs, reduce the deficit, and spread prosperity to all our citizens.
Last year, America continued its mission to fight and win the war on terror and promote liberty as an alternative to tyranny and despair. In the New Year, we will remain on the offensive against the enemies of freedom, advance the security of our country, and work toward a free and unified Iraq. Defeating terrorists and extremists is the challenge of our time, and we will answer history's call with confidence and fight for liberty without wavering.
Our Nation depends on the fine men and women in uniform who serve our country with valor and distinction, and we remain mindful of their dedication and sacrifice. America's troops and their families exemplify the great character of our country, and they have earned the respect and admiration of a grateful Nation.
As we celebrate the New Year, we look with hope to the year ahead and the opportunities it will bring.
Laura and I send our best wishes for a happy New Year. May God bless you, may God bless our troops and their families, and may God bless America.
GEORGE W. BUSH
President George Bush meets Sgt. Duane Dreasky, who was injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq, when the president toured the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio Jan. 1, 2006. Dreasky died from his injuries in July 2006
President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney attend a meeting with the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Combatant Commanders in the Cabinet Room, Monday January 9, 2006, at the White House. The Combatant Commanders are part of the Unified Command Plan responsible for the geographic military operations around the world. White House photo by David Bohrer
Followed by a group of Saudi and US delegates, Vice President Dick Cheney walks down a red carpet with Prince Saud al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, upon arrival to King Khalid International Airport in Saudi Arabia, Tuesday January 17, 2006. White House photo by David Bohrer
President George W. Bush is presented with his own racing suit by 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Champion Tony Stewart, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006 on the South Lawn at the White House. White House photo by Eric Draper
Laura Bush congratulates Jose Fernando Salas, left, and Carlos Gabriel Pascual from the Art and Children Program of Veracruz, Mexico, at their award presentation Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 in the East Room of the White House, during the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities 2006 Coming Up Taller Awards ceremony. White House photo by Shealah Craighead
By a mile, thank goodness!
I forgot...is that three longs and two shorts or the other way around?
Thanks snugs. A 2006 retrospective is most welcome. :)
President George W. Bush and Laura Bush tour the 3M Research and Development Laboratory in Maplewood, Minn., Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006. White House photo by Eric Draper
Mrs. Laura Bush, daughter Barbara Bush and Francis Rooney, U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican, meet in a private audience with Pope Benedict XVI, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006 at the Vatican. pWhite House photo by Shealah Craighead
Mrs. Laura Bush watches baby Giant Panda, Tai Shan, play Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, DC. The Giant Panda is 7 months old and weighs over 33lbs. White House photo by Shealah Craighead
Vice President Dick Cheney, center, walks back to his office in the White House after doing a television interview, in this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. At right is Mary Matalin, Cheney's former communication director. Man a left is unidentified.
President George W. Bush and Dr. Subhendu Guha, President of United Solar Ovonic LLC, tour the company's solar cell production area in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Monday, Feb. 20, 2006. White House photo by Eric Draper
I'm already book marking this one!
I'm so glad. My toaster collection is getting dusty...and lonely.
President George W. Bush meets and thanks a group of U.S. and Coalition troops, Wednesday, March 1, 2006, during a visit to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, where President Bush thanked the troops for their service in defense of freedom. White House photo by Eric Draper
Laura Bush sits with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as they listen to President Bush's remarks Friday evening, March 3, 2006, in New Delhi. White House photo by Shealah Craighead
President George W. Bush addresses his remarks to an audience attending the National Newspaper Association Government Affairs Conference, Friday, March 10, 2006 at the Wyndham Washington Hotel. White House photo by Eric Draper
Vice President Dick Cheney talks with Bob Schieffer during an interview on CBS's Face the Nation at CBS studios in Washington, Sunday, March 19, 2006. White House photo by David Bohrer
President George W. Bush stands with President Vicente Fox of Mexico, left, and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper, during a visit Thursday, March 30, 2006, to the Chichen-Itza Archaeological Ruins. White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt
I'm thrilled for you too!
I checked for posts before I dared say hello and I was so happy to see yours!
President George W. Bush winds up to throw the first pitch of the 2006 baseball season during the opening game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs in Cincinnati, Ohio, Monday, April 3, 2006. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush walks into the Diplomatic Reception Room where he addressed the press Friday, April 7, 2006. "Good morning, This morning's economic report shows that America's growing economy added 211,000 jobs in the month of March," said the President. "The American economy has now added jobs for 31 months in a row, created more than 5.1 million new jobs for American workers. The unemployment rate is now down to 4.7 percent -- that's below the average rate of the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s." White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt
President George W. Bush and White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card wave to the press Thursday, April 13, 2006. Friday is Secretary Card's last day as Chief. Former Deputy White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten will assume Secretary Card's responsibilities. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush is joined by Mrs. Laura Bush as he blows a whistle to start an Easter Egg Roll race on the South Lawn of the White House during the annual 2006 White House Easter Egg Roll, Monday, April 17, 2006. The first White House Easter Egg Roll was held in 1878. White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt
White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan and President Bush announce that Mr. McClellan is resigning his position on the South Lawn Wednesday, April 19, 2006. "One of these days he and I are going to be rocking on chairs in Texas, talking about the good old days and his time as the Press Secretary," said the President. "And I can assure you I will feel the same way then that I feel now, that I can say to Scott, job well done." White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush makes a statement to the press regarding the recent trip to Iraq by Secretary Rumsfeld and Secretary Rice on the South Lawn May 1, 2006. The President is standing with, from left, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Peter Pace, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and State Secretary Condoleezza Rice. White House photo by Eric Draper
Vice President Dick Cheney and President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia, share a light moment with U.S. Ambassador John Tefft, right, during a bilateral meeting held during the Vilnius Conference 2006 in Vilnius, Lithuania, Thursday, May 4, 2006. White House photo by David Bohrer
President George W. Bush delivers the commencement address to the class of 2006 of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK on Saturday May 6, 2006. White House photo by Paul Morse
President George W. Bush speaks during A Conversation on the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit at the Asociacion Borinquena de Florida Central, Inc., in Orlando Wednesday, May 10, 2006. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush and Australian Prime Minister John Howard shake hands during the presentation of White House tress at the Australian Ambassador's Residence, Sunday, May 14, 2006. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush, with Mrs. Laura Bush by his side, comments on the formation of the new govenment in Iraq, Sunday, May 21, 2006 in the Diplomatic Reception Room of The White House. White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt
Mrs. Laura Bush speaks from Long House cliff dwelling, Thursday, May 23, 2006, in the western portion of Mesa Verde National Park, Mesa Verde, Colorado. Long House was excavated between 1959 and 1961 as part of the Westerill Mesa Archeological Project. White House photo by Shealah Craighead
Ms. Barbara Bush talks about her experiences visiting AIDS clinics in Africa with U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton, seated at her left, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, seated next to Mrs. Bush, and staff members during a visit to the United Nations in New York June 2, 2006. Mrs. Laura Bush also spoke about HIV/AIDS to the United Nations General Assembly's High-Level Meeting on AIDS. White House photo by Shealah Craighead
President George W. Bush joins U.S. Border Patrol agents on stage before delivering remarks on border security at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Artesia Facility in Artesia, New Mexico, Tuesday, June 6, 2006. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base Monday night, June 12, 2006, en route to Iraq. White House photo by Eric Draper
We had a visit here in Panama City not too long ago and I was able to see Air Force One preparing to land at Tyndall AFB.
I'm sure that had to be a heady moment for the guys on duty at Tyndall's RAPCON (Radar APproach CONtrol) bringing in the commander in chief.
Aaron Pierce :)
not suitable for dial-up..
My kind of thread! ;-)
apologies to dialer-uppers. :-)
President greets U.S. troops and U.S. embassy personnel during his trip to Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, June 13, 2006. "This is a moment -- this is a time where the world can turn one way or the other, where the world can be a better place or a more dangerous place," said the President. "And the United States of America and citizens such as yourself are dedicated to making sure that the world we leave behind is a better place for all." White House photo by Eric Draper Click here for photo essay of the President's trip to Iraq
Vice President Dick Cheney delivers remarks at the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize Luncheon, Monday, June 19, 2006 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. White House photo by David Bohrer which in view of the recent death of President Ford have even more meaning and shows how important personal relationships were to President Ford that even to today those that served under him have remained close.
In particular this paragraph has even more meaning today than it did back in June.
"I'm not aware of any other administration in which the President, the First Lady, Cabinet officers, and White House staff have maintained such close personal ties, or held gatherings of this kind for so many years. The plain truth is that all of us rightly believe that we were part of something very special. We served a nation that was facing many serious challenges at home and abroad. We found ourselves in the middle of one of the hardest-fought presidential campaigns in history. And we worked for a man who had inherited a damaged office and who swiftly and successfully restored authority, dignity, and respect to the presidency. "
President George W. Bush, Laura Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, wearing a pair of Elvis-style sunglasses, tour the grounds of Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, Friday, June 30, 2006 in Memphis. White House photo by Eric Draper
Vice President Dick Cheney, his wife Lynne and their granddaughters, Kate, Elizabeth, and Grace Perry look up the Atlantis wheel assembly during a brief tour of the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center , Fla., Saturday, July 1, 2006. KSC's Shana Dale stands behind. The Vice President and his family were on hand to witness the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery STS 121 which was scrubbed due to weather
Dick Cheney enjoys a can of I what I think is diet sprite and answers reporters questions at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Saturday, July 1, 2006.
The motorcade of Vice President Dick Cheney takes a lap around the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Fla., Saturday, July 1, 2006, as the Vice President arrived to attend the 2006 Pepsi 400 NASCAR race. White House photo by David Bohrer
President George W. Bush and 5-year-old Alexa Ostolaza, the 2006 March of Dimes National Ambassador, peek out an Oval Office window for the President's dogs Thursday, July 6, 2006. With them, from left, are Jim Sproull Jr., Chairman of the Board of the March of the Dimes, and Alexa's parents Jessica and Josue Ostolaza. White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt
After holding a press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, President George W. Bush poses with fellow birthday celebrants in the East Room Thursday, July 6, 2006. The President celebrates his 60th birthday today. Pictured with him are, from left. Todd Mizis of the U.S. State Department; Raghubir Goyal of the India Globe and Asia Today; and Richard Benedetto of USA Today. White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt
President George W. Bush and Laura Bush participate in an arrival ceremony with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her husband Joachim Sauer in Stralsund, Germany, Thursday, July 13, 2006 White House photo by Paul Morse - An unusual photo in as much you rarely see Angela Merkel's husband so I see this as a great honour to George W Bush that he was prepared to appear in public to met him with his wife.
The G8 leaders pose of a photograph at Konstantinvosky Palace in Strelna, Russia, Sunday, July 16, 2006. From left, they are: Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi; German Chancellor Angela Merkel; United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair; French President Jacques Chirac; Russian President Vladimir Putin; President George W. Bush; Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi; Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper; President of the European Union Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen of Finland, and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. White House photo by Paul Morse
Dick Cheney stands during the playing of Taps on the Korean War Veterans Armistice Day at the Korean War Memorial, Thursday, July 27, 2006
President George W. Bush is joined by Prime Minister Tony Blair of the United Kingdom as he answers a reporter's question during a joint press availability Friday, July 28, 2006, in the East Room of the White House. White House photo by Eric Draper
Accompanied by seven White House Press Secretaries, President George W. Bush jokes with reporters Wednesday, August 2, 2006, during the last day of operation of the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room before it undergoes a renovation. On stage with the President are, from left: Joe Lockhart, Dee Dee Myers, Marlin Fitzwater, Tony Snow, Ron Nessen, James Brady and his wife Sarah Brady. White House photo by Shealah Craighead
President George W. Bush meets with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley at the Bush Ranch to discuss the Middle East, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006. White House photo by Eric Draper
Wow! Thanks for ALL of them
The conundrum for the liberal media is that the people he "sennds" to Iraq become his most avid supporters.
Hope you are having a wonderful New Year Snugs.
Now we will see an awful lot of mouse fingered people. LOL
I won't come close to being first....supper is ready.
Happy New Year..everyone.....
I had intended to use the above photo on the dose on 10th August but then forgot so thought it appropriate to include in these selection of photos from 2006.
Continuing in the vein of unusual photos here is one of the "President" again on the 10th August.
Marine One with President Bush aboard lifts off near Air Force One at TSTC Airfield Thursday Aug. 10, 2006 in Waco, Texas
During an appearance sponsored by the Aspen Institute, Dr Cheney talked mostly about education and history and of her day-to-day life, such as finding good art for the vice president's residence.
She also shared a story about a fishing trip about four years ago with her husband of 42>,br> years."After about three casts, I hit him in the ear," Lynne Cheney said. "It caused a lot of bleeding."
An interesting photo
Mrs. Laura Bush listens to a reading of a Paul Laurence Dunbar poem during a tour of the Wright-Dunbar Village, a Preserve America neighborhood, in Dayton, Ohio, Wednesday, August 16, 2006. Paul Laurence Dunbar published a newspaper for the African American community, which the Wright Brothers printed for him in their printing shop. White House photo by Shealah Craighead
President George W. Bush poses for photos with customers during an unscheduled stop Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, to enjoy some vanilla custard at Glaciers Custard and Coffee Cafe in Wayzata, Minn. President Bush earlier had participated in a health care panel discussion in Minnetonka, Minn. White House photo by Paul Morse
Vice President Dick Cheney casts his ballot, Tuesday, August 22, 2006, at the fire station in Wilson, Wyo. for the Wyoming state primary election. He and his wife Lynne Cheney voted early this morning. White House photo by David Bohrer
President George W. Bush greets audience members during his visit to the 88th Annual American Legion National Convention in Salt Lake City Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006. White House photo by Eric Draper
President Bush meets with a group of people after landing near the Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education to deliver remarks on Labor Day - Monday, Sept. 4, 2006 in Piney Point, Md
President George W. Bush is greeted by military personnel following his address on the global war on terror at the Military Officers Association of America meeting Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington. President Bush spoke about the U.S. and allies strategy for combating terrorism saying "we're confronting them before they gain the capacity to inflict unspeakable damage on the world, and we're confronting their hateful ideology before it fully takes root." White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt
President Bush hugs first lady Laura Bush 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
President George W. Bush reaches towards a door recovered from FDNY Ladder 18 as he departs a memorial service for first responders on the fifth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, in New York, outside the Fort Pitt firehouse September 11, 2006
Vice President Dick Cheney stands with former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (L) and his wife Lynne (R) during the playing of the U.S. National Anthem at ceremonies in memory of the victims of the September 11 attacks for members of the Bush administration and White House staff on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, September 11, 2006