Skip to comments.A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 1-7-09
Posted on 01/07/2009 5:59:15 PM PST by silent_jonny
Today President Bush welcomed former President George H. W. Bush to the Oval Office. A disbarred lawyer, a failed peanut-farmer and a former ACORN employee were also in attendance. (Transcript)
President Bush: All of us who have served in this office understand that the office transcends the individual.
Translation: Playing president-elect is a lot different than actually being president, Barry.
First Lady Laura Bush unveiled the official George W. Bush State china plates this afternoon during a press availablity in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House. (Transcript) The 320 plate service was designed by Mrs. Bush and Nancy Clark, the White Houses chief florist, and is only the fourth such china set large enough to be used for state dinners at the White House (the other three sets are named after Presidents Johnson, Reagan and Clinton).
The First Lady was also asked about her plans after January 20th.
Q Mrs. Bush, what will you do on the night of January 20th? You'll fly back to Texas?
Mrs Bush: That's right. We'll fly back to Texas, and we'll end up at our ranch with a number of friends who will be going with us, who will be there with us that night to spend the first night at home there. So that will be fun.
And then a few days after that, whenever it's -- the painters have finished, we'll move -- I'll move -- the moving vans at our Dallas house and move in there.
More information from White House Press Secretary Dana Perino (Transcript)
Dana: [On Inauguration Day] President Bush will depart from Andrews Air Force Base and head to Midland, Texas, where he will participate in a welcome home event in Centennial Plaza, which is the town square. And you'll recall that Midland is where the send-off event for President-Elect and Mrs. Bush took place in January of 2001.
Following the event, the President will fly to Waco, Texas, and then will spend the night at his ranch in Crawford. And as we get more details on that I'll be happy to provide them for you.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice attended a meeting at the United Nations today.
And this afternoon, President Bush and former President GHWB hosted a Reception in Honor of the Points of Light Institute in the East Room of the White House. (Transcript)
Dana: [The] program is in honor of President George H.W. Bush's contributions to the Points of Light Institute, which focuses on redefining volunteerism and civic engagement for the 21st century by putting citizens at the center of community problem-solving.
Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
I looked it up. He’s 84 ... since I cannot stand the man he’s never looked good to me, but not bad for his age.
Clinton doesn’t look bad either ... looks like he always has.
Dubya is the best looking and has not aged that much.
Obama ... well, what can I say?
Perfect! These photos are REAL! And your introduction was terrific, too.
Just popping in to say a quick hi!
Judging from the *enhancements* to #8, I’d say the new computer is working great! LOLOLOLOL
Mrs. Bush: Good morning, everyone. I wanted to let you all see and announce the last acquisitions to the White House collection, made during President Bush's term. And these are all things that have been in the works for several years, and ended up taking longer than we thought. I actually thought we would be able to use some of these and enjoy them, but in fact most of them, except for the Anna Weatherley china, were just delivered, really, these last few weeks. I think the rug came in maybe right before Christmas, but we just put it down. I saw it first in here when we came home from the ranch for the holidays
I consulted with our floral designer, Nancy Clarke, who you all know. We tried to think of a color and a sort of china that would be something that really we could use that would be different from the red Reagan china, from the yellow Clinton china, and from the wildflower china of Lady Bird Johnson's.
And so we determined that green was a really good idea for one more set of china for the White House.
Is me or what does Barek Osmraa look like Will Smith in that baseball cap I am serious he is Fresh Prince of the district
Yep! Has to be.
What an embarrassment. To America, to the media...to humanity.
I think we can look forward to a lot of inappropriate outfits by the O family, except maybe the little girls who look pretty good mostly.
Just a few more days of The Dose. I’ll miss it.
BTW Roscoe I like how Bill clinton push Jimmy out of photo op
He probably like John Stockdale on SNL skit who are you where am I LOL!
Dana Perino is another one I will miss terribly.
A cup from the George W. Bush State China shows the traditional eagle and the green basket-weave detail that are characteristic of the George W. Bush china unveiled by Mrs. Laura Bush, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 in the Family Dining Room on the State Floor of the White House.
The George W. Bush State China, unveiled Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at the White House by Mrs. Laura Bush, has a gold rim with a green basket-weave pattern and a historically-inspired gold eagle throughout the 14-piece place setting.
The rim of the Magnolia Residence China, which was unveiled Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, by Mrs. Laura Bush at the White House, has a varied and detailed pattern from nature. There are 75 place settings of the service which were purchased by the White House Historical Association through the George W. Bush Redecoration Fund. This new china, which was designed in Virginia and hand painted in Hungary, will be used in the private Residence. White House photo by Shealah Craighead
Pieces of the Magnolia Residence China, which was unveiled Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, by Mrs. Laura Bush at the White House, show variations of the detailed theme from nature. Plates show an elegant magnolia for which the pattern is named. There are 75 place settings of the service which were purchased by the White House Historical Association through the George W. Bush Redecoration Fund. There are 75 place settings of the new china. The service includes the service plate, the dinner plate, a salad plate and desert plate, a soup cup, tea cup and tea saucer. White House photo by Shealah Craighead
Thanks again to our awesome President and First Lady.
You are the Abraham Lincoln standing in a Global Gettysburg.
Perfect depiction, silent-jonny.......although the 3 Stooges may be offended...