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