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President Stops to Wish Woman Happy Birthday
NewsNet5.com ^ | July 30, 2008

Posted on 07/31/2008 5:26:08 AM PDT by srmorton

GATES MILLS, Ohio -- President George W. Bush made a pit stop on his way back to the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Tuesday evening.

After leaving a fundraiser in Gates Mills, his motorcade passed a home with a sign asking the president to stop by -- so he did.

Video: Bush Visits Euclid Plant

Bush got out of the car and spent a few minutes with Ruth Harris, who was celebrating her 91st birthday with her family.

Bush sat in a chair next to Harris and said "91 years old -- how special."

When neighbors noticed what was happening, they soon surrounded the president for a moment with him, too.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: bushbirthdaywishes; georgebush; greatpresident; presidentbush
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Things like this is why I love and will always love President Bush! He has a heart as big as the state of Texas.
1 posted on 07/31/2008 5:26:08 AM PDT by srmorton
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To: srmorton
Oops! Things like this are why I love him!
2 posted on 07/31/2008 5:27:48 AM PDT by srmorton (Choose life!)
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To: srmorton

Yes, I agree. But, a secret service nightmare.


3 posted on 07/31/2008 5:29:34 AM PDT by waxer1 (What exactly is meant by "we are going to take our country back")
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To: srmorton
W makes me proud of my 2 votes.

There have been up’s and down’s,
but no doubt he's a class act.

4 posted on 07/31/2008 5:31:19 AM PDT by IrishMike (Obama stands for change. He wants to change the subject.)
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To: srmorton

Clinton would have done the same thing.

...if it had been her 19th birthday.


5 posted on 07/31/2008 5:32:08 AM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: srmorton

Way to go Mr President! Maybe he can stop by for my Dad’s 90th birthday in September.....


6 posted on 07/31/2008 5:32:55 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: srmorton

The man has a heart of gold.


7 posted on 07/31/2008 5:34:00 AM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas, Rosie ODonnell, Maureen Dowd - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: waxer1

Yeah, my thoughts too. Nice of Bush to do this but it wasn’t simply a spur of the moment decision. Even the POTUS doesn’t get to just stop his motorcade and crash somebody’s birthday party without some prior arrangements.


8 posted on 07/31/2008 5:34:11 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: Gondring
LOL, but you are absolutely right! Click on the link for pics.
9 posted on 07/31/2008 5:34:19 AM PDT by srmorton (Choose life!)
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To: srmorton
Beats the sign MY city put up when the Presidential motorcade rolled through in 2004. It said...

Mr. President, please help us widen this bridge!


what class.
10 posted on 07/31/2008 5:39:29 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: skimbell
According to the story, her loved ones were holding up a sign asking passersby to stop for a picture with Mrs. Harris. If you click on the link and look at the pictures, you can actually read what the sign says. I think it is just like President Bush to ask that his motorcade pull over as the story says. If it were Bill and Hillary or Barack Obama, no doubt the whole thing would have been orchestrated in advance.
11 posted on 07/31/2008 5:40:01 AM PDT by srmorton (Choose life!)
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To: skimbell

Actually, President Clinton made unscheduled motorcade stops for lemonade stands.


12 posted on 07/31/2008 5:40:05 AM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: srmorton

I would like for him to meet my grandma! She will be 97 next May. :) Sharp as a tack too!


13 posted on 07/31/2008 5:42:17 AM PDT by ConfidentConservative (“I think, therefore I am conservative.”)
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To: srmorton; skimbell
I agree with skimbell...

..nothing can be spontaneous when one is President & accountable to great masses of Secret Service personnel who are risking their lives to protect him.

14 posted on 07/31/2008 5:43:15 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: srmorton


photos newsnet5.com no credits

15 posted on 07/31/2008 5:43:26 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Plants are people too)
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To: Gondring
Actually, President Clinton made unscheduled motorcade stops for lemonade stands.

And Christie Brinkley.

16 posted on 07/31/2008 5:43:43 AM PDT by McGruff (Obama's solution to high gas prices. Inflate your tires and get a tuneup. Bwaahhh!)
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To: srmorton
I'm surprised this made any kind of news. The President usually makes these kind of trips without any media in tow, unlike the "new president".
17 posted on 07/31/2008 5:44:05 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Gondring
Actually, President Clinton made unscheduled motorcade stops for lemonade stands.

As has President Bush.

18 posted on 07/31/2008 5:44:52 AM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: NautiNurse

Thanks for posting the pictures. I am technologically challenged. I LOVE the one of their clasped hands!


19 posted on 07/31/2008 5:45:19 AM PDT by srmorton (Choose life!)
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To: srmorton

My mother in law is 93. She still has his photo on her fridge, like me.


20 posted on 07/31/2008 5:45:55 AM PDT by Mercat (For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail.)
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To: Dixie Yooper

The photos are clearly amateur, rather than media pro. In fact, they resemble stills taken from either a cell phone or minicam.


21 posted on 07/31/2008 5:46:34 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Plants are people too)
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To: Gondring
"You know, if I were a single man, I might ask that mummy out. That's a good-looking mummy" —Bill Clinton, looking at "Juanita," a newly discovered Incan mummy on display at the National Geographic museum.

19 or 91, dead or alive ........ BJ Clinton doesn't seem to be too particular.

22 posted on 07/31/2008 5:48:09 AM PDT by seabreezelover (Ich bin ein Beginner Obama does, says or becomes whatever he thinks will get him elected President.)
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To: Gondring

Yeah, when Clinton’s motorcade came through the south of the cities in Minnesota, he stopped for a throng of people at the side of the road and he greeted people, but it always felt like grandstanding.

Bush just comes across as good folk and the man proves it again.


23 posted on 07/31/2008 5:50:30 AM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: Dixie Yooper
He had just given an energy speech at an electric plant in Euclid, Ohio, so the media were "in the area" - that is the few that were actually covering the real POTUS instead of the pretend one.
24 posted on 07/31/2008 5:51:19 AM PDT by srmorton (Choose life!)
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To: srmorton


25 posted on 07/31/2008 5:51:45 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Plants are people too)
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To: IrishMike
"but no doubt he's a class act."

Absolutely. The man has class, character and a good heart. I think he would have stopped whether cameras were there or not.

26 posted on 07/31/2008 5:52:28 AM PDT by GBA
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To: Dixie Yooper
I'm surprised this made any kind of news.

Newsnet5 is just our little local tv news channel.
27 posted on 07/31/2008 5:52:54 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: srmorton

I love him, too!


28 posted on 07/31/2008 5:54:32 AM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: Gondring

I’m not so sure slick willie wouldn’t have done it even with the woman being 91-”man honey, you don’t look a day over 75, are you interested in an internship”


29 posted on 07/31/2008 5:56:21 AM PDT by mrmargaritaville
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To: IrishMike
Well, there is Class like President Bush, then there is class “acts”, like Obama.
30 posted on 07/31/2008 5:57:24 AM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: waxer1
Not an expert in the field, but I would think that secret service nightmares are not the thing of un-announced stops like this, where there could be little chance of any pre-meditated attempt to harm the president.

It seems the nightmares would be the pre-announced events where some individual of ill-intent has had time to plan an attack.

I recall my military security training that taught me not to be predictable in my movements. Make random movements on my post. Don't allow a potential enemy or intruder to log a pattern which he may use to develop a plan of attack.

It seems like a random stop like this could actually enhance security, in that a potential down-the-road pre-planned attempt would be foiled.

Anyway, the stop at the woman's 91st birthday celebration is quite Reaganesque, isn't it? I love this kind of thing in a president, eveen though I am not a big Bush fan. I do think it is something real in him. If someone like Obamanation were to do likewise, I would take it as phony.

31 posted on 07/31/2008 6:02:00 AM PDT by John Leland 1789
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To: srmorton

And he’s not running for a darn thing. Just being himself.


32 posted on 07/31/2008 6:03:42 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Ich bin ein Berloser - Barak Hussein Mohammed Obama)
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To: srmorton
President Stops to Wish Woman Happy Birthday, but the BOWEL Movement refused to stop and visit wounded troops in Germany.
33 posted on 07/31/2008 6:04:27 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (A vote for any Democrat from BO on down the ticket is a vote for $10 a gallon gas.)
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To: McGruff

And haircuts on the runway


34 posted on 07/31/2008 6:07:09 AM PDT by Carley
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To: Mercat

I have a photo of Dubya on the mound at Yankee Stadium right after 9/11

He makes me so proud of him and so proud to be American


35 posted on 07/31/2008 6:08:07 AM PDT by Carley
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To: John Leland 1789

Never thought of it that way. Yes, it was great for the whole group that were present. lovely gesture.


36 posted on 07/31/2008 6:12:41 AM PDT by waxer1 (What exactly is meant by "we are going to take our country back")
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To: srmorton

You will find MANY more photos from this ‘happy birthday’ stop and other events here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2054020/posts?q=1&;page=1


37 posted on 07/31/2008 6:24:47 AM PDT by DrDeb
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To: skimbell

That’s not true. Oh sure, the secret service will protest, but they still know who the boss is!


38 posted on 07/31/2008 6:25:39 AM PDT by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY ( The Constitution needs No interpreting, only APPLICATION!)
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To: Gondring

Can’t be so sure about that, he thought that mummy was good-lookin’.....


39 posted on 07/31/2008 6:29:00 AM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected (So many books, so little time!)
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To: skimbell

I disagree. It may have taken a few moments for secret service to check things out before he exited his vehicle but he is the President and everyone around him follows orders.


40 posted on 07/31/2008 6:44:28 AM PDT by GulfBreeze (Vote for John McCain along with Tom DeLay, John Cornyn and the majority of conservatives.)
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To: srmorton

I thought this was another NObama post and just a freudian title slip from the media.


41 posted on 07/31/2008 6:47:12 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: srmorton

Geo W loves his country, loves it’s citizens. He has tried to do what he thought was good for the country and it’s citizens. The MSM and Democrats have vilified him every step of the way.

He is a good and kind man. History without the lies of the MSM and Democrats will be good to him. GOD Bless him and his family.


42 posted on 07/31/2008 6:48:07 AM PDT by Dustbunny (Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. The Gipper)
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To: Gondring
Actually, President Clinton made unscheduled motorcade stops for lemonade stands.

And Big Macs. . .

And college co-eds.

43 posted on 07/31/2008 6:50:44 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall cause you to vote against the Democrats.)
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To: mrmargaritaville
I’m not so sure slick willie wouldn’t have done it even with the woman being 91

As long as it had an orifice available.

44 posted on 07/31/2008 6:57:43 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U
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To: ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY; GulfBreeze
The President was at a speaking engagement (fund raiser) and stopped at this party on the way to the airport. Look at the picture below. That looks an awful lot like a residential neighborhood to me-probably not the only/quickest route to the airport from wherever the fund raiser was held.

There would be nothing wrong with actually planning to stop at the birthday party, as I said I like it that he did that. I just don't think that Bush would do something like demand to stop at an event like this without getting the thing signed off on by the SS.


45 posted on 07/31/2008 7:21:30 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: skimbell
See post #31. I have no doubt that a route through a residential neighborhood was planned (because it would seem unlikely to would-be assassins) but not the stop.
46 posted on 07/31/2008 7:36:28 AM PDT by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY ( The Constitution needs No interpreting, only APPLICATION!)
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To: NautiNurse

Lol! I will miss his amazing ability to connect with kids.

He really is such a good man. No faint praise in today’s world.

Tatt


47 posted on 07/31/2008 7:46:35 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said it's prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: thesearethetimes...

In 1997 I took my two kids to a baseball game in Arlington, Tx. Bush was governor but was sitting in his seat behind the dugout where he sat while he was an owner of the Rangers. Between inning many kids would line up in the aisle to get his autograph. My kids were about 8 and 9 years old and asked me who that man was. I told them “he’s the next President of the US”!
He appeared to genuously enjoy talking with those kids, spoke to each one - not just a quick autograph and get lost attitude. This went on throughout the whole game. At one point his security folks tried to stop it - but he quickly told the kids to come back.
He has no pretentiousness - just a very affable guy!
God Bless George W. Bush - and may the historians see the light and treat him much more kindly than the press of his time.


48 posted on 07/31/2008 8:34:59 AM PDT by Froggie
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To: Arrowhead1952

Well said!


49 posted on 07/31/2008 9:08:03 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: NautiNurse

I wonder what the president is saying to those twins? Ever since I saw The Shining, twins creep me out.


50 posted on 07/31/2008 8:13:55 PM PDT by rabidralph
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