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A day in the life of President Bush (photos) 12-23-2008
White House and other Sources ^ | December 23, 2008

Posted on 12/23/2008 4:45:33 PM PST by Kaslin

President Bush signed several bills into law

President Bush, First Lady Laura Bush and daughter Jenna Hager travelled to Camp David to spend the Christmas holidays

Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island



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KEYWORDS: bush; campdavid; merrychristmas; term2
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Quotes of the day


Presidential Message

Christmas 2008

"'I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.'"

Luke 2:10-12

Each year, Christmas brings together families, friends, and communities to rejoice in the birth of Jesus Christ and celebrate the wonderful gifts God has bestowed upon us. During this season, we remember Jesus' birth from the Virgin Mary, His justice and mercy that changed the world, and His ultimate sacrifice for all people. Though Jesus was born humbly in a manger, He was destined to be the Savior of the world. The light He brought into the world continues to break through darkness and change people's lives two thousand years later.

This holiday season, as you rejoice in the good news of Jesus' love, forgiveness, acceptance, and peace, I encourage you to show grace to those less fortunate, just as God showed it to us. By serving those in need and through other acts of love and compassion, we can honor God's goodness and affirm the immeasurable value God places on the sanctity of life. We remember the members of our Armed Forces serving to protect our country and secure God's gift of freedom for others around the globe. All Americans are indebted to these men and women and their families for their sacrifice, devotion to duty, and patriotism.

Laura and I send our best wishes for a very Merry Christmas. May you be surrounded by loved ones and blessed by the Author of Life during this joyous holiday and throughout the New Year.

GEORGE W. BUSH

December 2008

To the Men and Women of the United States Armed Forces

Laura and I send season's greetings to you and your families during the holidays.

America is blessed to have brave citizens willing to step forward to defend our freedoms and keep us safe from our enemies. For many of you, this holiday season will be spent far from home, and our Nation honors your sacrifice. We remain mindful of your courage, ask God to watch over you, and pray for your safe return.

Your family members serve our country as well. During this time of year, they are a special source of hope and strength to you, and they both deserve and have the thanks and support of our whole Nation. Their selfless dedication sets an example of patriotism for all Americans to follow.

May God bless you and keep you safe, and may God bless America.

GEORGE W. BUSH

Photo of the day

President George W. Bush walks along the West Wing Colonnade as he departs the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, to spend the Christmas holiday at the Camp David presidential retreat.



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1 posted on 12/23/2008 4:45:34 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Jedismom; 2Trievers; 4mycountry; A_perfect_lady; Alberta's Child; Allegra; AllieOop; ..
Dose Ping

please wait for the all clear before posting or reposting any photos or graphics related to this thread – thanks

Please Pray for President Bush and our great Country

Please continue to pray for Snugs and her dad

2 posted on 12/23/2008 4:46:48 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Toaster candidate?


3 posted on 12/23/2008 4:47:31 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (Democrats still want to get Pres. Bush and/or VP Cheney; there might be show trials in Feb09)
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To: Kaslin
From the White House


President George W. Bush signs H.R. 7311, the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, in the Oval Office of the White House. Named for English abolitionist William Wilberforce, who led the Parliamentary movement against the British slave trade in the early 19th century, this bill authorizes appropriations for fiscal years 2008 through 2011 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, enhancing measures to combat trafficking in persons. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

4 posted on 12/23/2008 4:48:25 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Finalapproach29er
Congratulations, you're


5 posted on 12/23/2008 4:50:21 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

U.S. President George W. Bush walks out of the Oval Office before departing the White House in Washington for the Presidential retreat at Camp David in Maryland for the Christmas holiday, December 23, 2008.

President George W. Bush walks from the Oval Office along the West Wing Colonnade as he departs the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, to spend the Christmas holiday at the Camp David presidential retreat.

President George W. Bush walks along the West Wing Colonnade as he departs the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, to spend the Christmas holiday at the Camp David presidential retreat.

President George W. Bush walks along the West Wing Colonnade before leaving the White House in Washington to spend the Christmas holiday at the Camp David presidential retreat, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008.

U.S. President George W. Bush waves before departing the White House in Washington for the Presidential retreat at Camp David in Maryland for the Christmas holiday, December 23, 2008.

6 posted on 12/23/2008 4:51:36 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

President George W. Bush, first lady Laura Bush, and their daughter Jenna Hager depart the White House in Washington to spend the Christmas holiday at the Camp David presidential retreat, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008.

U.S. President George W. Bush (R) walks with his daughter, Jenna Hager, (C) and first lady Laura Bush (L) before departing the White House in Washington for the Presidential retreat at Camp David in Maryland for the Christmas holiday, December 23, 2008.

President George W. Bush is pictured between first lady Laura Bush, right, and their daughter Jenna Hager depart the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, to spend the Christmas holiday at the Camp David presidential retreat.

7 posted on 12/23/2008 4:52:55 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

A U.S. Marine salutes as President George W. Bush waves from the steps of Marine One helicopter as he departs the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, to spend the Christmas holiday at the Camp David presidential retreat.

U.S. President George W. Bush waves before departing the White House in Washington for the Presidential retreat at Camp David in Maryland for the Christmas holiday, December 23, 2008.

8 posted on 12/23/2008 4:54:09 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
From yesterday

US President George W. Bush talks to reporters after visiting wounded veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC on December 22. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice acknowledged Monday that the Bush administration fell short of goals it had set for itself but maintained that history would prove it right.

Weeks before leaving her job as a globe-trotting chief US diplomat Condoleezza Rice, seen here during an interview at the State Department in Washington, DC, said Monday she is looking for a new home near Stanford University in northern California.

9 posted on 12/23/2008 4:55:35 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks as she is interviewed by moderator David Gregory (R) during a taping of "Meet the Press" in Washington December 21, 2008.


10 posted on 12/23/2008 4:56:43 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

In this photograph provided by 'Meet the Press,' Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a taping of 'Meet the Press' at the NBC studios in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008.

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a taping of "Meet the Press" in Washington December 21, 2008

11 posted on 12/23/2008 4:59:50 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Feel free to post or repost any photos that are related to this thread.

12 posted on 12/23/2008 5:01:05 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Condi looks lovely in true red doesn't she?

Have a Merry Christmas, Mr. President.

Thanks, Kas.

13 posted on 12/23/2008 5:04:46 PM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: daisyscarlett
She does indeed

You're quite welcome

14 posted on 12/23/2008 5:06:36 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Thanks for the ping


15 posted on 12/23/2008 5:07:10 PM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (The only time I want a Republican reaching across the aisle is to smack a liberal.)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

My pleasure


16 posted on 12/23/2008 5:13:00 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

GREAT Photo of the Day.

Merry Christmas Kaslin.


17 posted on 12/23/2008 5:37:22 PM PST by siamesecats
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To: siamesecats
Thanks

Merry Christmas to you and yours

18 posted on 12/23/2008 5:52:13 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Thanks, Kas!


19 posted on 12/23/2008 6:18:39 PM PST by kitkat (THE DAY WE LOSE OUR WILL TO FIGHT WILL BE THE DAY WE LOSE OUR FREEDOM.)
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To: kitkat

You’re welcome


20 posted on 12/23/2008 6:42:42 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Thank you for a wonderful Dose! Merry Christmas!!!!


21 posted on 12/23/2008 7:05:13 PM PST by NordP (CONSERVATIVE AGAIN IN 2010 ..... Now, is it 2012 yet ???)
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To: NordP
I'd like to take this opportunity to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a Republican friend of mine. She is a fantastic lady, with a lovely family:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY...

22 posted on 12/23/2008 7:05:43 PM PST by NordP (CONSERVATIVE AGAIN IN 2010 ..... Now, is it 2012 yet ???)
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To: NordP
You're very welcome

Merry Christmas also to you and yours

23 posted on 12/23/2008 7:07:07 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I haven’t won a blue ribbon in ages.

Merry Christmas!


24 posted on 12/23/2008 7:15:19 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (Democrats still want to get Pres. Bush and/or VP Cheney; there might be show trials in Feb09)
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To: Kaslin; LUV W; STARWISE; 4integrity; silent_jonny; kitkat; snugs; Just A Nobody; maica; SuziQ; ...

kaslin: Thank you for posting tonight’s DOSE — the President is always happiest when he’s with his beloved Laura and their girls (well, at least one of their girls)!!
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THE PRESIDENT COMFORTS A MARINE MOM
By WILLIAM MCGURN

This Thursday morn, Julie McPhillips will awake to the great hope that is Christmas Day. And amid her joy for the Savior born of woman in a Bethlehem stable, she will offer two prayers.

The first will be for her son, Lt. Brian McPhillips, killed in action in April 2003 as the First Marine Division fought its way into Baghdad. The other will be for the man on whose orders Lt. McPhillips was sent to Iraq: George W. Bush.

Read the rest of this remarkable commentary here:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122999650075629057.html#mostPopular_mostEmailed
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BUSH LEGACY: A LIBERATOR OF 50,000,000 — A PRESIDENT WHO KEPT US SAFE

History will be kind to George W. Bush.

In the years ahead historians will look back at the Bush years and see a leader who kept America safe, a warrior who went on the offensive against Islamic terrorism, a Christian who liberated 50,000,000 Muslims from two of the most brutal regimes in modern history, a hero who would not leave the battlefront in defeat, a visionary who brought democracy to the Middle East.

Read the entire commentary here:
http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2008/12/bush-legacy-liberator-of-50000000.html#links


25 posted on 12/23/2008 7:32:38 PM PST by DrDeb
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To: DrDeb
Thank you for posting this. PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
26 posted on 12/23/2008 7:47:59 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: KellyM37

THANK YOU for posting these AWESOME photos of our loving and loved First Couple!!


27 posted on 12/23/2008 7:54:27 PM PST by DrDeb
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To: DrDeb

I pray that this person is right about history being kind
to our President! He has sure caught h*** from the MSM and
the pundits and the DIMs while in office. I am sure he’s
ready to have that part of his job over and done!

Thanks for all the great links, Deb!

Merry Christmas!


28 posted on 12/23/2008 8:12:21 PM PST by LUV W (Now....on to 2012........Palin/Jindal)
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To: KellyM37
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
29 posted on 12/23/2008 8:13:48 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: All; Kaslin; snugs; silent_jonny; daisyscarlett; NordP; Majie Purple; DollyCali; DrDeb
MERRY CHRISTMAS!



30 posted on 12/23/2008 8:17:42 PM PST by LUV W (Now....on to 2012........Palin/Jindal)
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To: Kaslin

Wonder where Barbara is spending Christmas!

I hope they have a lovely, peaceful Christmas!


31 posted on 12/23/2008 8:18:55 PM PST by LUV W (Now....on to 2012........Palin/Jindal)
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To: KellyM37

Awesome picture montage, Kelly!


32 posted on 12/23/2008 8:20:10 PM PST by LUV W (Now....on to 2012........Palin/Jindal)
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To: LUV W
to you and your family, too!
33 posted on 12/23/2008 8:44:34 PM PST by NordP (CONSERVATIVE AGAIN IN 2010 ..... Now, is it 2012 yet ???)
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To: NordP

Susan’s a friend of yours? Cool!


34 posted on 12/23/2008 9:52:20 PM PST by SuziQ
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Wonder where Barbara is spending Christmas!

I'm thinking she'll join them at Camp David, as well as Jenna's husband, but Jenna happened to be there at the White House, when her Mom and Dad headed up.

35 posted on 12/23/2008 9:55:30 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: LUV W

Didn’t the President say that if she were well enough, she would join them at Camp David. I think most of the family is supposed to be there for Christmas. I hope she can come too.


36 posted on 12/23/2008 10:02:18 PM PST by Humal
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To: Kaslin

Thank you!

Merry Christmas to all Dosers!


37 posted on 12/24/2008 12:04:08 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: All; STARWISE

Just a quick post from work. I am going up the hospital shortly, sounds as if it is crazy there short staffed and some very ill patients on the ward. As dad is know classed and one of those not needing full medical care he will be low on the list to be looked after today so I need to get up there as soon as I can.

I will also offer help as a goofer to get linen etc.

Can you let the prayer thread know star that dad is due to be released in 2 - 3 weeks after care package and equipment is sorted out for home.

Thank you all for your support hopefully I will be on line tonight.

Love
Eleanor


38 posted on 12/24/2008 3:06:55 AM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs

Eleanor, thoughts and prayers continue to be with your Dad and you. Good news that your Dad will be released in several weeks! God bless you for volunteering to help others while you are at the hospital.

I wish you and your Dad a blessed Christmas.
Ann


39 posted on 12/24/2008 7:41:27 AM PST by 4integrity
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I really hope they can all be together in Camp David.

Merry Christmas...

A TOAST: To a Divine 2009!

40 posted on 12/24/2008 7:57:59 AM PST by NordP (CONSERVATIVE AGAIN IN 2010 ..... Now, is it 2012 yet ???)
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To: NordP
“I really hope they can all be together in Camp David.”

Me too. One last family Christmas at Camp David. I'm sure this is a bitter-sweet Christmas for them.

41 posted on 12/24/2008 8:30:37 AM PST by Humal
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To: KellyM37

Kelly, THANK YOU for the WONDERFUL pics......omg, like everyone else here, I’m going to miss President and Mrs Bush sooooooo much. God bless them.


42 posted on 12/24/2008 12:08:46 PM PST by 4integrity
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To: Kaslin; DrDeb; snugs; NordP; DollyCali; LUV W; SuziQ; silent_jonny; kristinn; jimrob; MamaB; All

I wish each of you and your families a blessed Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year.

Thank you to all who post the Dose! You bring so much happiness to the rest of us. Your hard work is truly appreciated.

And, thank you, to Jim Robinson and Kristinn for your patriotism and for this wonderful forum.


43 posted on 12/24/2008 12:12:48 PM PST by 4integrity
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To: Kaslin
Thank you for those wonderful pictures and quotes.

As an aside, are there any plans to keep Daily Dose threads around even after President Bush leaves office? I hate to think there may be no more threads devoted to this great American.
44 posted on 12/24/2008 12:21:49 PM PST by Momma Republican (God bless President George W. Bush and the Republican Party)
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To: DrDeb
Just thinking from some of these photos, that President Bush is looking very tired.

I then tried to think of another western leader who led his/her country for seven plus years during wartime. No name came to mind.

He deserves a long and happy retirement.

God bless you, sir!

45 posted on 12/24/2008 1:20:00 PM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: KellyM37; Kaslin
Thanks for the great pics.

Merry Christmas!

46 posted on 12/24/2008 1:22:58 PM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: snugs
Will keep you and your dad in my prayers, snugs.

All the best!

47 posted on 12/24/2008 1:40:48 PM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: 4integrity
Ditto! Well said!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - and a completely divine 2009!!!

48 posted on 12/24/2008 3:11:33 PM PST by NordP (CONSERVATIVE AGAIN IN 2010 ..... Now, is it 2012 yet ???)
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To: Churchillspirit
You are very welcome


49 posted on 12/24/2008 3:49:10 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Momma Republican

You are very welcome. Yes we do have a plan to keep the dose alive. If it is going to be daily I don’t know. I do have a special Dose prepared for January 20th


50 posted on 12/24/2008 3:51:52 PM PST by Kaslin
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