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......
It is a good one.
Thank you for posting the schedules and thank you for the NICE Dose!!!
Well WoW - I made the top 25?
Hi Wolfie, thanks for the Sunday Dose!
I noticed Pres. Bush 41 had a bit of a time walking up the stairs to eulogize President Ford, so I'm glad to know he had the hip replacement surgery. That walk up the steps had to be painful.
Hi ((( GEM )))
I guarantee you if those Americans who were polled were asked WHY they consider B. Obama so admirable, as in, What does he stand for that you find to admire him for?, almost no one would be able to put two sentences together for a reason, and the first one would be, "He looks good and he got elected to something in DC."
This has been a horrible week for the GOP...but next week is going to be hard on Pres. Bush...they dems start all of the 15 hearings I read they have planned....ugh
Hi onyx! I'm back from the conference and enjoying a day of rest. How are you?
Thank you Wolfstar - I saw today on the WH website that Miss Beazley's nickname is Beazley Weazley.
Now who does that sound like LOL!
Gosh...I just realized, by looking at the schedule that my husband and VP Cheney have the same birthday.
Damn good photos of damn good people, and the first canine.
Thank you for posting the fun pics of the pooches and the pics of our President smiling.....
we needed that
Slept 10 hours last night...lol. I'm still bizzeeee helping on the FReepathon thread.
Popular birthday --- husband's son shares it too.
I really can hardly look at the photos of GWB these days without feeling a heaviness in my heart. It spurs me to pray more for him. What a job he has. Thank God he is a man of great character and strength--who has a wonderful wife and family.
Thank you for your work, Wolfstar!
So true, Gretchen. Sad, but true.
HOW CUTEEEE is me or what but does Barney look like he having little pouch to his belly LOL!!!!
You're welcome, onyx. BTW, those of us who are fans of NASCAR received very sad news today. One of the well-liked veteran drivers, Bobby Hamilton, died of an aggressive form of cancer of the head and neck, which he'd been battling for much of last year. He was only 49.
Maybe the President is with his Father.
I recognize his name. That is sad news.
I should be giving YOU a toaster award. I still have that speech in full and in print. It always brings heavy moisture to my eyes, and because these are words of immortal beauty, classic, and so very true.
Grin...it's not as bad as all that. The posts of the day's host are not counted.
I'm glad he had it too, although surgery on an 82-yr-old is much more risky than on a younger person. But he's out of the hospital and, as far as we know, is doing OK.
Absolutely. The really hilarious thing is that poll purports to reveal who Americans think are the most admired people IN THE WORLD. Of the roughly 6 billion people on the planet, I'd wager less than 10 million ever even heard of Barak Obama. Included in that 10 million would be his family, friends, associates, colleagues, employees, and constituents. The rest are those of us who pay some attention to American politics.
Thanks for the dose - that is one serious looking dog LOL
I bet the photographer had a smile at that one the odds surely of getting that shot must be very high.
toaster order received and will be up shortly.
I love that Beezie pic....lol....thanks Wolf for the Dose tonight.