Skip to comments.A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 1-4-07
Posted on 01/04/2007 5:40:04 PM PST by snugs
Today the President met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office and later made a statement to the press.
Both the President and Vice President took part in a secure video teleconference with Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki from the newly-renovated Situation Room at the White House.
The President spoke with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md) (L), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca) (C) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Oh George W. Bush on a telephone conference call at the start of the 110th Congress
Today Vice President Dick Cheney took part in the Senate re-enactment swearing-in ceremony for the 110th Congress
Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
QUOTE OF THE DAY
President Bush Welcomes Chancellor Merkel of Germany to the White House
PRESIDENT BUSH: Madam Chancellor, thank you. Welcome back to Washington. It's good to welcome you here to the White House. And Laura and I are looking forward to feeding you dinner. I'm not so sure it's going to be as good a dinner as the barbecue you fed us -- (laughter) -- but we'll try.
This new year marks the beginning of Germany's presidency of both the EU and the G8. And we just had a wide-ranging discussion about a lot of issues. We talked about the Chancellor's ambitious agenda for both those leadership roles. We discussed how we can continue to work together to promote prosperity and security and peace.
We spent time talking about Afghanistan, and I appreciate very much, Madam Chancellor, your support for the people of Afghanistan. You take your NATO commitments seriously. We're proud to serve alongside such a strong ally.
We talked about Iran, and I thanked Chancellor Merkel's strong support for a Chapter 7 Iranian -- Chapter 7 United Nations Security Council resolution on Iran. It was an important message to send Iran, that the free world wants there to be a peaceful future. And we don't see a peaceful future with the Iranians developing a nuclear weapon. And so I want to thank you for your leadership, Madam Chancellor. We're going to continue to work together on the Iranian issue. It's important for us to follow through in order -- on this Chapter 7 resolution in order to solve this issue peacefully.
We talked about the Israeli-Palestinian issue. And Madam Chancellor had a good idea to convene the Quartet, which I agreed to. I think the Quartet ought to meet at an appropriate time. Condoleezza Rice will be going to the Middle East here shortly. She'll come back to report to not only me but also to the Chancellor, about how we can move the process forward. We're committed -- strongly committed to a two-state solution with Israeli and Palestine living side by side in peace, two democracies supporting each other's rights to exist. I'm optimistic that we can achieve that objective; I'm looking forward to working with the Chancellor to do so.
CHANCELLOR MERKEL: (As translated) .............
Obviously, we also talked about the situation in Iraq. Allow me to say although Germany is not militarily present in Iraq, we have every interest in seeing Iraq taking a turn for a more peaceful development, where people no longer need to be in fear of their lives, and that politically we shall do everything we can in order to give support to such a positive development.
Well, my impression is that over the next six months during our presidency there is a lot on the agenda. There are a lot of common interests, as a I said, and a lot of areas where I feel we can tackle problems together. And I think this dialogue is just the beginning of a very intensive dialogue we shall continue to have during our presidency -- this is, after all, a sixth meeting already. So I think we may safely speak of a continuous exchange of views. Thank you yet again for the invitation, Mr. President.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
President George W. Bush (R) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel shake hands after speaking with the media at the White House in Washington January 4, 2007.
Dose going up please wait for the all clear before posting or reposting any photos or graphics
For those who missed it earlier this week I did a sort of dose review in photos of 2006 the url follows for this thread. If you are dial up I suggest that this maybe too photo intensive for you.
Dang! .. I was so close
I was lucky. I'll let you know my selection when I see all the pics.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md) (L), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca) (C) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Oh) speak by speaker phone with U.S. President George W. Bush on a telephone conference call at the start of the 110th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington January 4, 2007
Vice President Dick Cheney took part in Senate re-enactment swearing-in ceremony/photo ops today - following are selection of photos
Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) (L) stands with fellow Sen. John Rockefeller (D-WV) (C) and reenacts his oath of office with Vice President Dick Cheney in the Old Senate Chamber on the first day of the 110th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 4, 2007. Byrd, who took office in 1959, is beginning his 9th consecutive term in the senate and is the longest-serving senator in history
I had to avoid the news today. If I saw one picture of Pelosi, I was going to throw up...
Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) (L) stands with his wife Hadassah to reenact his oath of office with Vice President Dick Cheney in the Old Senate Chamber on the first day of the 110th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 4, 2007
Vice President Dick Cheney, right, administers the Senate oath to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., as her husband, former President Bill Clinton holds the Bible during a re-enactment swearing-in ceremony, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007
Vice President Dick Cheney, right, administers the Senate oath to Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, during a re-enactment swearing-in ceremony, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007 in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill
Vice President Dick Cheney, right, inspects the broken arm and signs the cast of Christian Nelson, 9, grandson of Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., center, in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007 during a re-enactment swearing-in ceremony.
Vice President Dick Cheney, right, administers the Senate oath to Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., during a re-enactment swearing-in ceremony Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007 in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill. Casey's wife Terese holds the Bible at center
Vice President Dick Cheney, right, administers the Senate oath to Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md. during a re-enactment swearing-in ceremony, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007 in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill. Cardin's wife Myrna holds the Bible at center.
Freshman U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) (L) poses for a picture after reenacting her oath of office with U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney in the Old Senate Chamber on the first day of the 110th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 4, 2007.
Freshman U.S. Senator James Webb (D-VA) (L) departs with his wife Hong Le (C) and their baby daughter Georgia after reeancting his oath of office with Vice President Dick Cheney in the Old Senate Chamber on the first day of the 110th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 4, 2007.
Well KKK grand dragon is there
HEY SNUGS you know Dick Morris was on O'reilly tonight he predict there going be major threesome catfight between Nancy Pelsoi Hillary Clinton and maybe Cindy Sheehan GIRL NANCY stop with botox you couldnt smile HELLO
hear of Olay
OR this product that I been for years
Freshman U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) (C) introduces his wife Sandra Whitehouse to Vice President Dick Cheney in the Old Senate Chamber on the first day of the 110th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 4, 2007
Rack ittt that so cuteeeee Dick Cheney siging that kid sling rack ittt
I watched it on FNC being English I found it interesting the differences in our 2 systems and some of the similarities.
LOL she probably got a bucket full Olay for Christmas
SuziQ - TIE ANALYSIS....I BET you W wore the polka dot tie today, out of respect for womanhood. W's Mom is big on polka dots--thus it would be a big compliment to wear something that reminds you of dear YOUNG Mom (I did that for you Barbara!). I also bet you that W likes and respects the German Chancellor, which is why he chose this tie, today.
X42 and Hitlery....oh....the HORROR for dear, wonderful VP Cheney!!!
Actually she didnt' smile I think she went to botox treatment I could tell on my HDTV I saw swearing in this mornign here in SO CAL
She has treatment you could tell little redness
Hi snugs and everyone!
LOLOLOLOLOL - good one, snugs!
Nah...wouldn't be prudent ;-)
Congratulations toaster winner!!!!
Whoa, Mo! Almost won again!!!!
I have a weak stomach. I'm glad you found it interesting though :)
The process not the players as the saying goes.
That's what I was thinking too. Must've been a rough day.
Hi, onyx! :)
How are you feeling today, sweetie?
Oh, I knew what you meant. I find your system rather interesting as well. I'm taking a British history class this semester.
Hi snugs and everyone!....didn't even turn my tv today...I went grocery shopping so I wouldn't be tempted...lol.......it's gonna be a long 2years.
Okay. My sleeping has been kind of off. I ended up being awake all night and then falling asleep a little while ago. I woke up when my mom came in the den to turn off the light. I've been avoiding moving much but I think I'm gonna start trying to walk on it tomorrow.
My thoughts exactly, mystery.
YOu be surprise how many actress go through Botox because of HD TV OMG SNUGS
Both Rockefeller and Byrd look like they've been embalmed.
I can understand but as I said to Kate I just felt I wanted to see history made and learn more about your system.
I think you're right to take it easy and rest... sleeping whenever you can. Nothing but democrats on TV today. Sickening.