Skip to comments.A day in the life of President Bush (1/7/07): news & photos
Posted on 01/07/2007 3:43:37 PM PST by Wolfstar
PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: Rarely does a weekend go by when there is no news as to where the President spent the weekend, but this is such a weekend. There almost seems to be a palpable if metaphorical holding of breath in the American news media and body politic as they await President Bush's speech on Iraq this week. No date or location for the speech has been announced by the White House press office.
The first family received some good news today, as former President George H.W. Bush left the hospital after his successful 2nd hip replacement.
Sun Jan 7, 12:06 PM ET
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former President George H.W. Bush, 82, has been discharged from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota following surgery to replace his right hip, the clinic said on its Web site.
The brief statement issued late Saturday said the former president had returned home earlier in the day following his successful surgery.
Bush, a World War Two pilot who skydived to celebrate his 80th birthday in 2004, underwent surgery on Wednesday January 3.
The former president had his left hip replaced at the same hospital in 2000.
In the meantime, in a news report published yesterday, a recent Gallup poll ranks the 50 people Americans believe are most admired in the world. Topping the list is none other than the man the media (and many FReepers) keeps telling us is practically the most unpopular president in the history of the world, George W. Bush.
Savvy Dose readers might wish to ponder this question: How can President Bush be the man Americans think is the most admired person in the world, while his domestic poll numbers hover near the mid-to-high 30's?
By the way, the fact that President Bush came out on top in this poll is made even more remarkable by the fact that it's results skewed way Left. Finishing in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place (ahead of the Rev. Billy Graham) were Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and Barak Obama. Go figure.
As for the most admired women, the top five were Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Condoleezza Rice, Laura Bush and Margaret Thatcher, in that order.
Survey results were based on telephone interviews with 1,010 adults, conducted Dec. 11-14, 2006.
THE WEEK AHEAD: On a day and at a location yet to be announced, next week President Bush is expected to give his much-anticipated speech on Iraq policy.
Jan. 8, 2007: The First Lady will present the National Awards for Museum and Library Service to three museums and three libraries during a ceremony at the White House. The San Antonio Public Library, and the Frankfort Community Public Library are among the recipients.
Jan. 8, 2007: Jury selection in the trial of Vice President Cheney's former Chief of Staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby is scheduled to begin in Washington, DC.
Jan. 9, 2007: First Lady Laura Bush travels to New Orleans, LA. Although no information was mentioned as to what her trip was for, in all likelihood it will pertain to rebuilding schools and libraries in post-Katrina New Orleans.
Jan. 16, 2007: The trial of Lewis Libby is scheduled to begin.
Jan. 17-20, 2007: Republican National Committee winter meeting takes place in Washington.
Jan. 23, 2007: President Bush delivers the State of the Union address. Always filled with political theater, this year will be filled with hypocrisy as the Dims try to put on a pleasant face for the television viewing public.
Jan. 30, 2007: Vice President Dick Cheney's birthday.
The next three events are included because the President and/or other administration officials usually address these meetings:
Jan. 24-26, 2007: U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting, Washington.
Feb. 24-27, 2007: National Governors Association annual winter meeting, Washington.
Mar. 1-3, 2007: 34th Annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Washington.
When this spirit of citizenship is missing, no government program can replace it. When this spirit is present, no wrong can stand against it.
After the Declaration of Independence was signed, Virginia statesman John Page wrote to Thomas Jefferson: ``We know the race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong. Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm?''
Much time has passed since Jefferson arrived for his inauguration. The years and changes accumulate. But the themes of this day he would know: our nation's grand story of courage and its simple dream of dignity.
We are not this story's author, who fills time and eternity with his purpose. Yet his purpose is achieved in our duty, and our duty is fulfilled in service to one another.
Never tiring, never yielding, never finishing, we renew that purpose today, to make our country more just and generous, to affirm the dignity of our lives and every life.
This work continues. This story goes on. And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm.
President George W. Bush, January 20, 2001
Pinging you to the Sunday afternoon/evening Dose.
President George W. Bush smiles as he's applauded during the 2006 State of the Union Address.
Members of Congress and other attendees get to their feet as the President arrives at the podium.
I wanted to piggyback your win! LOL
The President waved to someone in the balcony as he was leaving the Chamber.
I've never won before....It's a first!! Woo-Hoo!!!!!!
On Nov. 25, 2006, Barney and Beezie enjoyed the late fall sun in the White House gardens.
Here's a great close-up of Barney taken last August.
And asking for someone to play with her on the South Lawn.
Beezie, all four of her feet off the ground, runs along the South Lawn driveway.
Hi sissyjane. :)
Congratulations! Start making plans for that toaster. :)
Well...I LOVE the photo of the day......
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