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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PRESIDENT BUSH...fabulous PHOTOS...01/10/09
yahoo news; whitehouse.gov;daylife.com | Daisyscarlett

Posted on 01/10/2009 4:01:13 PM PST by daisyscarlett

President George W. Bush and his family traveled to Norfolk VA today to participate in the commissioning ceremony of the George H.W. Bush (CVN 7) in Norfolk, Va. Vice President Cheney and Mrs. Cheney also attended this event.

TRANSCRIPT OF THE SPEECH THE PRESIDENT GAVE. PLEASE READ. IT IS AWESOME.

SNIFF SNIFF… This was the President’s last scheduled flight on Air Force One as the sitting president

The President delivered his weekly radio address. In Focus: Defense.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bush41; cvn7; norfolk; ussgeorgehwbush
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To: daisyscarlett

Thanks for all the great pictures. I am going to miss this family.


101 posted on 01/11/2009 8:28:56 AM PST by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: STARWISE
Have to wonder about the timing.

Did the navy perhaps speed up the preparations so that this ceremony could take place before President Bush left office?

Kudos to the navy if they did.

102 posted on 01/11/2009 11:49:15 AM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: daisyscarlett
Sure going to miss this dose of sanity for the next four years (maybe less if Barry's COLB is found)

Tomorrow I will be mailing a "Thank You" card to President Bush - one of many, no doubt.

God speed, Mr President!

103 posted on 01/11/2009 11:57:52 AM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Jedismom; 2Trievers; 4integrity; 4mycountry; A_perfect_lady; Alberta's Child; ...
SUNDAY DOSE PING

PLEASE DO NOT POST OR REPOST PHOTOS TILL THE "ALL CLEAR"

104 posted on 01/11/2009 12:29:26 PM PST by daisyscarlett (GO CHARGERS!)
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To: daisyscarlett
MORE PHOTOS FROM SAT.

President George W. Bush stands with his sister, Doro Bush Koch, and their father, former President George H. W. Bush at the commissioning ceremony of the USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) aircraft carrier Saturday, Jan 10, 2009 in Norfolk, Va. White House photo by Eric Draper

President George W. Bush stands with his father, former President George H. W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush during the commissioning ceremony of the USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) aircraft carrier Saturday, Jan 10, 2009 in Norfolk, Va. White House photo by Eric Draper

President George W. Bush stands with Mrs. Laura Bush during the playing of the national anthem at the commissioning ceremony of the USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) aircraft carrier Saturday, Jan 10, 2009 in Norfolk, Va., in honor of his father, former President George H. W. Bush, seen at right. White House photo by Eric Draper

105 posted on 01/11/2009 12:32:26 PM PST by daisyscarlett (GO CHARGERS!)
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To: daisyscarlett

U.S. Navy Sailors stand at attention Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, during commissioning ceremonies for the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) aircraft carrier in Norfolk, Va. White House photo by David Bohrer

A World War II Avenger Torpedo bomber similar to the plane flown by former President George H.W. Bush does a flyby Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, during commissioning ceremonies of the USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) aircraft carrier in Norfolk, Va. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

U.S. Navy Sailors line the deck of the the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) aircraft carrier as a World War II Avenger Torpedo bomber similar to the plane flown by former President George H.W. Bush does a flyby Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, during commissioning ceremonies in Norfolk, Va. White House photo by David Bohrer

106 posted on 01/11/2009 12:33:24 PM PST by daisyscarlett (GO CHARGERS!)
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To: daisyscarlett

Former President George H.W. Bush presents a long glass to the First Officer of the Deck to set the first watch Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, during commissioning ceremonies for the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) aircraft carrier in Norfolk, Va. White House photo by David Bohrer

Mrs. Doro Bush Koch addresses her remarks and "brings the ship to life," prompting sailors to come aboard, during the commissioning ceremony of the USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) aircraft carrier Saturday, Jan 10, 2009 in Norfolk, Va., named in honor of her father, former President George H. W. Bush. White House photo by Eric Draper

President George W. Bush watches as the crew comes aboard at the commissioning ceremony of the USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) aircraft carrier Saturday, Jan 10, 2009 in Norfolk, Va., named in honor of President Bush's father, former President George H. W. Bush. White House photo by Eric Draper

107 posted on 01/11/2009 12:34:35 PM PST by daisyscarlett (GO CHARGERS!)
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To: daisyscarlett

The crew of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) aircraft carrier ceremonially run aboard as the ship "comes alive" Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, during commissioning ceremonies in Norfolk, Va. White House photo by David Bohrer

President George W. Bush addresses his remarks in honor of his father, former President George H. W. Bush, at the commissioning ceremony of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) aircraft carrier Saturday, Jan 10, 2009 in Norfolk, Va. White House photo by Eric Draper

President George W. Bush addresses his remarks in honor of his father, former President George H. W. Bush, at the commissioning ceremony of the USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) aircraft carrier Saturday, Jan 10, 2009 in Norfolk, Va. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

108 posted on 01/11/2009 12:35:43 PM PST by daisyscarlett (GO CHARGERS!)
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To: daisyscarlett

President George W. Bush shakes hands with his father, former President George H.W. Bush following President Bush's remarks in honor of his father at the commissioning ceremony of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) aircraft carrier Saturday, Jan 10, 2009 in Norfolk, Va. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

President George W. Bush embraces his father, former President George H. W. Bush, following his remarks honoring his father during the commissioning ceremony of the USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) aircraft carrier Saturday, Jan 10, 2009 in Norfolk, Va. White House photo by Eric Draper

Former President George H. W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush prepare to leave the USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) aircraft carrier Saturday, Jan 10, 2009 in Norfolk, Va., following the commissioning ceremony for the ship named in his honor. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

109 posted on 01/11/2009 12:36:52 PM PST by daisyscarlett (GO CHARGERS!)
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To: daisyscarlett
SUNDAY PHOTOS

The Motorcade of U.S. President George W. Bush is parked on H street across from the White House where he is attending a service with First Lady Laura Bush after what could be his last service as US President at St. John's Church, Lafayette Square on January 11, 2009 in Washington, DC. Behind the Motorcade is the Hay Adams Hotel (center) where President elect Barack Obama is currently staying.

110 posted on 01/11/2009 12:38:31 PM PST by daisyscarlett (GO CHARGERS!)
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To: daisyscarlett

Great! More pictures! Yay!


111 posted on 01/11/2009 12:39:15 PM PST by LUV W (Now....on to 2012........Palin/Jindal)
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To: daisyscarlett

First Lady Laura Bush exits with Reverend Dr. Luis Leon after a service she attend with U.S. President George W. Bush.


112 posted on 01/11/2009 12:40:26 PM PST by daisyscarlett (GO CHARGERS!)
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To: daisyscarlett

U.S. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush leave after what could be his last service as US President at St. John's Church, Lafayette Square on January 11, 2009 in Washington, DC. Behind them is Reverend Dr. Luis Leon who did the service. Saint John's Church is located across the White House and faces the Hay Adams where President-elect Barack Obama is currently staying.


113 posted on 01/11/2009 12:41:41 PM PST by daisyscarlett (GO CHARGERS!)
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To: daisyscarlett

The Presidential Motorcade on its way to Fort Belvoir where President George W. Bush is going to do a bike ride on January 11, 2009 in Washington, DC.

114 posted on 01/11/2009 12:42:33 PM PST by daisyscarlett (GO CHARGERS!)
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To: daisyscarlett
"ALL CLEAR"

President Bush and his father were on Fox News Sunday today. I will post the link to the transript later as well as a link to VP Cheney's interview on CNN This Week.

I posted an early, sorta incomplete dose, today because I need to go and watch MyChargers try to win another game on their march to the Super Bowl!

115 posted on 01/11/2009 12:50:10 PM PST by daisyscarlett (GO CHARGERS!)
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To: LUV W; snugs
Toaster winner....yeah.....


116 posted on 01/11/2009 1:00:59 PM PST by daisyscarlett (GO CHARGERS!)
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To: daisyscarlett

Great photos again. I saved the photo of the President embracing his father


117 posted on 01/11/2009 1:08:07 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: daisyscarlett

I notice that the credits of all 3 White House photographers show up on these pictures. How nicei that they all got to ride on Air Force One down to Virginia! A kindness by both President Bush and Eric Draper, the head photographer.


118 posted on 01/11/2009 1:32:10 PM PST by Miss Marple
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To: daisyscarlett
Thanks so mush for posting. I haven't been able to check the Dose for a while, and I'm getting all mushy now that the time is coming that President Bush will be Dubya again.

There is such a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes as I write, since we will all miss this wonderful, classy family.

God Speed, GW and Laura. We won't soon see the likes of your humble and gracious presence.

119 posted on 01/11/2009 2:18:29 PM PST by gramho12
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To: daisyscarlett

Thank you so much for these wonderful pictures & commentary.
I saw a video of the commissioning of the ship yesterday, it was a wonderful ceremony.
I fear for our country without this man as President.
I fear there will be a huge hole in our National Security.
And if there is, I hope the entire Bush family is far enough away from it that they are not harmed in any way.
God Bless both President’s Bush and the entire Bush family.
And thank you, daisyscarlett, for your wonderful work putting this thread together this weekend.


120 posted on 01/11/2009 2:55:20 PM PST by siamesecats
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To: daisyscarlett

Evenin’ Daisy girl.
Thanks for posting tonight’s photos & letting us all enjoy a dose of sanity in these trying times!
I watched Fox News with W’s Dad yesterday afternoon.
It was really incredible. **sniff**


121 posted on 01/11/2009 3:07:28 PM PST by MeekMom (Support Israel: http://tinyurl.com/74fyyk)
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To: daisyscarlett
Wow! Thank you for posting.

Thank you, President Bush, for all you did and all you tried to do.

122 posted on 01/11/2009 3:16:37 PM PST by rabidralph (Taken: Aslan kicks ass!)
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To: DrDeb

We’ve got our reminder note on the TV for 6 pm Pacific Time for the interview of 41 and 43.


123 posted on 01/11/2009 3:28:41 PM PST by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1993905/posts)
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To: daisyscarlett
Love your choice of colors for the Sunday Dose Ping and All Clear messages. I'm so sorry.

DS...your team NEVER gave up. Your team is good. If you guys had LT healthy...you would have won. You played your hardest at 4-8 and look where you ended up. You should be proud, although I understand and know the heartache.

124 posted on 01/11/2009 5:01:31 PM PST by NordP (CONSERVATIVE AGAIN IN 2010 ..... Now, is it 2012 yet ???)
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To: NordP

I just can’t believe this is almost the end of the line. As we get closer, I get more depressed about the future of America. I miss our Dear President already. He is such a good man.


125 posted on 01/11/2009 5:11:42 PM PST by NordP (CONSERVATIVE AGAIN IN 2010 ..... Now, is it 2012 yet ???)
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To: NordP
I am sorry the Chargers lost but they played good especially in the first half. Being in Pittsburgh and without LT it is not too surprising. But last week's game was so awesome, one that will last in memory a long time.

Thanks for your post.

126 posted on 01/11/2009 5:47:36 PM PST by daisyscarlett (GO CHARGERS!)
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To: daisyscarlett; All
LINK TO TRASCRIPT OF BRIT HUME INTERVIEWING 41 and 43
127 posted on 01/11/2009 5:49:26 PM PST by daisyscarlett (GO CHARGERS!)
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To: daisyscarlett; Kaslin; LUV W; STARWISE; 4integrity; snugs; silent_jonny; NordP; patriciaruth; ...

daisyscarlett: THANK YOU for updating this amazing thread — the White House photos are a spectacular addition!!

I watched Brit Hume’s interview with Presidents 41 and 43 and was incredibly touched by their obvious love/respect for each other — President Bush 41 got so choked up at one point that 43 and to ‘lighten’ the conversation with a discussion about 41’s upcoming parachute jump. We will not see their like again anytime soon!!
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MUST READ . . .

BUSH’S ACHIEVEMENTS
Ten things the president got right.
by Fred Barnes

The postmortems on the presidency of George W. Bush are all wrong. The liberal line is that Bush dangerously weakened America’s position in the world and rushed to the aid of the rich and powerful as income inequality worsened. That is twaddle. Conservatives—okay, not all of them—have only been a little bit kinder. They give Bush credit for the surge that saved Iraq, but not for much else.

He deserves better. His presidency was far more successful than not. And there’s an aspect of his decision-making that merits special recognition: his courage. Time and time again, Bush did what other presidents, even Ronald Reagan, would not have done and for which he was vilified and abused. That—defiantly doing the right thing—is what distinguished his presidency.

Bush had ten great achievements (and maybe more) in his eight years in the White House, starting with his decision in 2001 to jettison the Kyoto global warming treaty so loved by Al Gore, the environmental lobby, elite opinion, and Europeans. The treaty was a disaster, with India and China exempted and economic decline the certain result. Everyone knew it. But only Bush said so and acted accordingly.

Read about the other 9 accomplishments here:
http://weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/015/986rockt.asp
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BUSH’S BETTER WORLD
HIS OVERLOOKED SUCCESSES ON FOREIGN POLICY AND SECURITY
By PETER BROOKES

If you asked Americans to list President Bush’s foreign policy and national security accomplishments, you’d likely get some laughs - surely some snarky comments. Perhaps, at best, a short list.

But, in truth, there are a number of great successes. So as the Bush administration gets ready to exit the national and world stage in the coming days, it’s time to give credit where credit’s due.

It’s not just by chance that there hasn’t been another terrorist strike here at home since the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in the skies over Pennsylvania - more than seven years ago now. While far from perfect in execution, the Bush administration pulled out the stops in fighting terror at home and abroad, which, prior to 9/11, had been considered by many to be little more than a law enforcement problem.

You can read the entire commentary here:
http://www.nypost.com/seven/01112009/postopinion/opedcolumnists/bushs_better_world_149578.htm?page=0
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AIDS BATTLE BURNISHES BUSH’S LEGACY IN AFRICA
[Yep, even with the obligatory snarks, AP Clare is forced to admit yet another GWB accomplishment!]
By CLARE NULLIS

In her AIDS-scarred South African township, Sweetness Mzolisa leads a chorus of praise for George W. Bush that echoes to the deserts of Namibia, the hills of Rwanda and the villages of Ethiopia.

Like countless Africans, Mzolisa looks forward to Barack Obama becoming America’s first black president Jan 20. But — like countless Africans — Mzolisa says she will always be grateful to Bush for his war on AIDS, which has helped to treat more than 2 million Africans, support 10 million more, and revitalize the global fight against the disease.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090111/ap_on_re_af/af_bush_s_africa_legacy;_ylt=AhXbp.C_0GVEwbEo81TpDTwEtbAF


128 posted on 01/11/2009 6:10:28 PM PST by DrDeb
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To: All

HEADS UP . . .

TOMORROW NIGHT (1/12/09) PRESIDENT BUSH WILL BE HANNITY’S FIRST GUEST ON HIS ‘NEW’ SHOW — Fox News, 9 PM EDT.
http://www.foxnews.com/


129 posted on 01/11/2009 6:18:07 PM PST by DrDeb
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To: DrDeb

Thanks, DrDeb, for the alert to W’s appearance on Hannity’s new show! I’m soooo glad our President has been appearing on various shows....hope this continues through the 19th..

agree, Brit Hume’s interview was terrific. I thought he asked outstanding questions. And, our dear W’s answers should make people realize that his decisions were thoughtful, based on facts and adhered to the Constitution and legal boundaries.


130 posted on 01/11/2009 6:31:48 PM PST by 4integrity
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To: LuvDub

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

We will never have a family in the White House again, like that of George & Laura. I’m sick to my stomach, to think of next week, and what we face with the new First Family to come.

God help us all...


131 posted on 01/11/2009 6:37:18 PM PST by adopt4Christ (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: Miss Marple

Hmm ... I repeated what CSPAN and other broadcasters relayed:

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Aircraft Carrier Commissioning
Saturday

The Navy’s newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the George H. W. Bush, was commissioned during a ceremony at the Naval Station in Norfolk, Virgina. The event marks the first time a former U.S. president has visited a ship named after him.

http://cspan.org/Watch/watch.aspx?MediaId=HP-R-14162


132 posted on 01/11/2009 7:05:36 PM PST by STARWISE ((They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Miss Marple

Hmm ... I repeated what CSPAN and other broadcasters relayed:

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Aircraft Carrier Commissioning
Saturday

The Navy’s newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the George H. W. Bush, was commissioned during a ceremony at the Naval Station in Norfolk, Virgina. The event marks the first time a former U.S. president has visited a ship named after him.

http://cspan.org/Watch/watch.aspx?MediaId=HP-R-14162


133 posted on 01/11/2009 7:06:06 PM PST by STARWISE ((They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: speekinout

I’m with you!


134 posted on 01/11/2009 7:09:50 PM PST by STARWISE ((They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: snugs

I’m glad you’ll be hosting on January 19. Thanks for all you’ve contributed over the years. I hope there will be some sort of Sanity Island that will continue.


135 posted on 01/11/2009 8:41:25 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: daisyscarlett
Great thread, thanks!

My favorite pic, the way I will always think of President George W. Bush!
136 posted on 01/11/2009 9:00:33 PM PST by roses of sharon ("No socialist system can be established without a political police.", Churchill -1945)
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To: Churchillspirit
Actually I have not watched any news since election night.
Anything important will be well covered in this forum.

Same here!

137 posted on 01/11/2009 11:09:41 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: snugs
It will be such a sad day for America. This is almost too much to stand. President Bush is going to be missed more then people realize.

I even wish there could be a checking in with George and Laura thread after they leave.

138 posted on 01/12/2009 12:21:16 AM PST by Katarina (Not looking forward to January 20th. The word DREAD comes to mind.)
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To: radiohead

For any Monday morning readers:

President Bush will be holding a press conference in the Briefing Room at 9:15 this morning.


139 posted on 01/12/2009 5:10:44 AM PST by maica (Barack Obama is a Weathermen Project.)
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To: daisyscarlett

I presume that tree ISN’T wired for Christmas light.


140 posted on 01/12/2009 7:30:41 AM PST by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: daisyscarlett

Thanks for the pictures!

I will miss this President every day of the next 4 years!


141 posted on 01/12/2009 12:30:02 PM PST by ConfidentConservative (I think, therefore I am conservative.)
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To: LUV W

Congrats on Your Toaster!


142 posted on 01/15/2009 10:20:08 AM PST by Majie Purple
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To: daisyscarlett

Thanks much for the Sat & Sun pics!!


143 posted on 01/15/2009 10:22:24 AM PST by Majie Purple
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To: roses of sharon

That is a “beautiful” picture of the President.


144 posted on 02/07/2010 8:41:08 PM PST by LuvDub
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