Skip to comments.A Year in the Life of President Bush (a lot of photos): Part 1 (Jan - Mar 2008)
Posted on 01/01/2009 1:25:18 AM PST by snugs
The following photos may not necessarily be the best photos or the most important but they are chosen because they appeal to me and hopefully to you as well. It maybe because of the content, the expression on the face(s) or just an unusual photo.
As there are so many photos I have split this thread into 4 the first one will be January - March, the second April - June, the third July - September and the fourth October - December 2008.
I am posting this first part on the first of January 2009 and am aiming to put the other 3 up before the 20th January 2009.
As with the normal Day in the Life Thread I would request that photos are not posted until the all clear so that we have a chronology series of photos.
Enjoy your bonus visit to Sanity Island
President George W. Bush delivers his State of the Union Address Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at the U.S. Capitol. White House photo by David Bohrer
Mrs. Laura Bush and her daughters, Barbara, left, and Jenna applaud from the First Lady's box at the U.S. Capitol, as President George W. Bush delivers his State of the Union Address Monday, Jan. 28, 2008. White House photo by Shealah Craighead
First lady Laura Bush (bottom 3rd L) sits with daughters, Barbara (bottom 2nd L) and Jenna (bottom 2nd R), Lynne Cheney (bottom R) and other guests as U.S. President George W. Bush delivers the final State of the Union address of his presidency in Washington, January 28, 2008. Also pictured are U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Wil Milam (bottom L), U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Craig Charloux (top L), U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Andrew Kinard (top 2nd L), and Tatu Msangi and her daughter Faith (top C).
President George W. Bush stands next to graduates Adolphus Mosely, left, and Thomas Boyd, as he delivers remarks after visit the faith-based Jericho Program Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, in Baltimore. Said the President, "I've come to look firsthand at the Jericho Program, which is helping former prisoners make a successful transition back to society. There's no more important goal than to help good souls become -- come back to our society as productive citizens. I'm honored to have been with those who have worked hard to deal with their circumstances in such a way that they become productive citizens. I'm standing next to two such men, and I met probably seven others downstairs." White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian
President George W. Bush addresses reporters Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House with the Joint Chiefs and Combatant Commanders. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush signs a 15-day extension to the Protect America Act Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, during his visit to Las Vegas. "This Protect America Act and its strengthening is essential to the security of the United States of America. I expect members from both political parties to get this work done so our professionals can protect the American people," said the President. "This will give people and Congress time to pass a good piece of legislation that makes sure that our professionals have the tools necessary to do their job, and provides liability protection to carriers who it is assumed helped us in protecting the American people." White House photo by Eric Draper
Mrs. Laura Bush speaks with Panama's President Martin Torrijos at the United Nations Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, during a UN-UNICEF ceremony honoring Panamanian First Lady Mrs. Vivian Fernandez de Torrijos. Mrs. Bush congratulated President Torrijos on Panama taking the position as president of the UN Security Council and highlighted the importance of international action to support freedom in Burma. With them is Jenna Bush, daughter of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Bush. White House photo by Shealah Craighead
Vice President Dick Cheney gestures while speaking at the Charlotte Chamber in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008.
MRS. BUSH: Good morning. This is Laura Bush. For the weekly radio address, President Bush has handed the mic over to me. And today, I'd like to talk about something that's close to my heart -- America's heart health. Taking the opportunity to speak about American Heart Month, Mrs. Laura Bush delivers the weekly radio address from her office in the White House. Said Mrs. Bush, "This American Heart Month, all of us can be Heart Truth ambassadors. Start by protecting your own heart, and spread the word to others. February is a month known for Valentines. This February, encourage your loved ones to take care of their health. It's the best Valentine's gift you could possibly give." White House photo by Shealah Craighead
President George W. Bush gets up close and personal with a child as he arrived Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at Eggtc., a home-style restaurant in Kansas City, where he met local business leaders over breakfast. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush pauses to talk Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, with Eli Lockhart, left, and Alex Harris, both 6 years old, at the Kaleidoscope Creative Center at Hallmark Cards, Inc., in Kansas City, Mo. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush delivers a statement on the economy during his stop Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, Mo. The President told his audience, "I've got an agenda for Congress. I'm looking forward to working with them on how to stimulate the economy in the short-term, but make sure we remain a strong economy in the long-term. And I'm looking forward to working with them." White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush holds up a computer with the E-Budget for the cameras during a Cabinet meeting Monday, Feb. 4, 2008. Later, the President said, "I submitted the budget today to Congress -- it's on a laptop notebook, an e-budget. It saves paper, saves trees, saves money. I think it's the first budget submitted electronically. And it's a good budget. It's a budget that achieves some important objectives. One, it understands our top priority is to defend our country, so we fund our military, as well as fund the homeland security. Secondly, the budget keeps our economy growing." White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian
President George W. Bush holds a racing helmet as he poses with 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson and wife, Chandra Johnson Tuesday Feb. 5, 2008, in the Oval Office. White House photo by Chris Greenberg
President George W. Bush smiles as Mrs. Laura Bush is introduced Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, during the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton Hotel. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian
President George W. Bush signs an Executive Order establishing the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs at the Helping America's Youth Event Thursday Feb. 7, 2008, in the East Room of the White House. The Executive Order is a coalition of Federal agencies that will help support communities and organizations working to help our Nation's youth. White House photo by Chris Greenberg
President George W. Bush addresses an East Room audience Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, on pending President nominations. In urging the Senate to act on the nominations, the President said, "I'm really grateful for the many talented and dedicated and patriotic men and women who have answered the call to service. And now my call to the United States Senate is this: Rise to your responsibilities; give these nominees the vote they deserve, and confirm them as soon as possible." White House photo by Chris Greenberg
Vice President Dick Cheney gestures while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, in Washington.
President George W. Bush makes remarks during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House honoring Abraham Lincoln's 199th Birthday, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008. White House photo by Chris Greenberg
President George W. Bush stands with Dr. Salam Fayyad, Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, during his visit Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, to the White House for a meeting with Stephen Hadley, National Security Advisor. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian
Mrs. Laura Bush welcomes guests to The Heart Truth reception Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, in the East Room of the White House, reminding women of the importance to protect their heart health. Mrs. Bush has served as the National Ambasasador for The Heart Truth national campaign since 2003. White House photo by Chris Greenberg
President George W. Bush attends the National Security Advisor's meeting with the Helping to Enhance the Livelihood of People around the Globe (H.E.L.P.) Commission Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House. The H.E.L.P. Commission reviews foreign assistance and provides recommendations to the President and Congress. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian
President George W. Bush joins the Temptations on stage in the East Room of the White House Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, after they performed during the celebration of African American History Month. White House photo by Eric Draper
Mrs. Laura Bush addresses guests as she prepares to introduce President George W. Bush Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C., prior to an address about their upcoming trip to Africa. Mrs. Bush outlined the many United States initiatives in cooperation with Africa nations that help improve education, reduce poverty and fight pandemic diseases. White House photo by Chris Greenberg
President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney meet with the Bicameral Republican leadership Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, in the Oval Office. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian
President George W. Bush speaks to the President of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, to offer condolences in the wake of Thursday's tragic campus shootings. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian
President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush wave from Air Force One as they board the aircraft Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at Andrews Air Force Base en route to Benin, the first stop on their five-country, African visit. White House photo by Chris Greenberg
Happy New Year, snugs.
President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush are joined by President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania and his wife, Salma Kikwete as they watch performers during the arrival ceremony Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam. White House photo by Chris Greenberg
President George W. Bush meets patients and their families Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, in the reception room of the Amana District Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where President Bush and Mrs. Bush visited a patients and staff at the hospital's care and treament clinic. White House photo by Eric Draper
Mrs. Laura Bush participates in a roundtable discussion with faith-based HIV/AIDS Prevention Program graduates Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at Karimjee Hall in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Mrs. Bush reconfirmed America's commitment to the Tanzanian people and their continued efforts against HIV/AIDS. At left is Mrs. Salma Kikwete, First Lady of Tanzania. White House photo by Shealah Craighead
Students line up to welcome President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, to the Maasai Girls School in Arusha, Tanzania. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush are greeted by children with flowers on their arrival Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 to Kigali International Airport in Kigali, Rwanda. White House photo by Eric Draper
Flanked by saluting U.S. Marines President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush pause for a moment of silence after laying a wreath on a mass grave at the genocide memorial Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at the Kigali Memorial Centre in Kigali, Rwanda. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush addresses reporters during a joint press availability following the signing of a bilateral investment treaty with Rwanda President Paul Kagame, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 in Kilgali, Rwanda. White House photo by Chris Greenberg
President George W. Bush and Ghana President John Agyekum Kufuor laugh together during their meeting at Osu Castle, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 in Accra, Ghana. White House photo by Eric Draper
Mrs. Laura Bush listens to Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Thursday, February 21, 2008, in Monrovia, Liberia, during a gowning and investiture ceremony in honor of President Bush, Mrs. Bush and Secretary Condoleezza Rice. White House photo by Shealah Craighead
President George W. Bush is greeted by school children Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, on his arrival to the University of Liberia to attend a education roundtable in Monrovia, Liberia. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush wave to a crowd as they depart Monrovia, Liberia Thursday, February 21, 2008, concluding a six country, seven-day trip through Africa. White House photo by Shealah Craighead