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Bush Family to Leave Many Treasured Items Inside White House
Fox News ^ | January 16, 2009 | Fox News

Posted on 01/19/2009 12:41:52 PM PST by americanophile

Unlike Bill and Hillary Clinton, George and Laura Bush will take few treasured mementos with them from their years at the White House. When the Clintons left the White House in January 2001, the former first couple took with them more than 50 gifts -- including a chandelier, flatware, and paintings -- valued at nearly $200,000. The Bushes, however, borrowed from furnishings that already existed within the White House collection, said Sally McDonough, press secretary to Laura Bush. "Mrs. Bush -- having the experience of being at the White House when her father-in-law was president -- knew how many beautiful things she had to choose from to furnish the residence. And she will go back to Texas with only those items that belong to her," McDonough told FOXNews.com. Bush's official state china service -- a Lenox gilt-edged style with a green basket weave border valued at $492,798 -- is a valued item that will remain at the White House. The 320 14-piece place settings were purchased with privately raised funds through the White House Historical Association Acquisition Trust. Two custom rugs, including one in the Diplomatic Reception Room with emblems from all 50 state flags, will also stay behind in the Executive Mansion. But the first family can opt to place a multitude of personal gifts they have received

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; bushfamily; gifts; whitehouse
The Clintons were pigs. The Bush's have class.
1 posted on 01/19/2009 12:41:55 PM PST by americanophile
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To: americanophile

Come think of it unlike Clintons did they donate China to WH treasury


2 posted on 01/19/2009 12:43:08 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: americanophile

Come think of it unlike Clintons did they donate China to WH treasury


3 posted on 01/19/2009 12:43:14 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: americanophile
But a few cherished items will be taken back to the Bush home in Crawford, Texas.

Barney and Miss Beasley are at the top of that list. I'll miss those dogs.

4 posted on 01/19/2009 12:45:58 PM PST by Wolfstar (This much I know is true, God blessed the broken road that led me straight to you.)
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To: americanophile

Amen to that. Remember the Democrat White House staffers who vandalised computer keyboards etc - removing W’s. Bush has organised a transition office to smootly handle the transfer of power. The Clintons really were hicks.


5 posted on 01/19/2009 12:46:56 PM PST by Timocrat
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To: americanophile

We won’t get stories of 20K worth of vandalism, as we did in January of 2001 courtesy of the childlike Clinton administration types.


6 posted on 01/19/2009 12:47:09 PM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: americanophile

White Trash is the Southern term for them


7 posted on 01/19/2009 12:47:28 PM PST by We Dare Defend Our Rights
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To: americanophile

Let’s just hope that the White House, Congress, and the SCOTUS hasn’t been painted black during the next four years. As mental as the socialists seem to have gone, I can just see Tom Hanks, Spielberg, and Lukas out there with paint buckets ‘making this nation more like the Founding Fathers wanted’.


8 posted on 01/19/2009 12:47:37 PM PST by DoughtyOne (I see that Kenya's favorite son has a new weekly Saturday morning radio show.)
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To: americanophile

As I understand it, LBJ insisted that most of the interior of Air Force One be stripped for his use once he returned home. Just sworn in President Nixon told the pilot to let him have what he wanted. I’m not sure if Jimmy Carter took anything but bad memories when he left office.


9 posted on 01/19/2009 12:49:00 PM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: americanophile
... she will go back to Texas with only those items that belong to her," ...

It won't matter much to them, but I hope bill and his wife get an opportunity to read that line.

10 posted on 01/19/2009 12:49:04 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: americanophile

Somebody brought up the Clinton’s vandalism and theft on Fox News, and the idiot O’Reilly naturally responded, “I never believed that.”


11 posted on 01/19/2009 12:50:46 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: americanophile

I was wondering about the rug in the Oval Office. Didn’t Lady Laura help design it? I wonder what will happen to it?


12 posted on 01/19/2009 12:51:32 PM PST by Humal
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To: DoughtyOne
... the White House, ...

I've already begun to think of it as the White Hut, out of large, large amounts of nearly overwhelming respect for the new tenants Kenyan origins. I wonder where the goat-roasting pit will be dug, for those state dinners that are sure to come.

13 posted on 01/19/2009 12:55:31 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: americanophile
Did Gore ever give back the bust of Lincoln? I'm sure Obama will want it.

-PJ

14 posted on 01/19/2009 12:57:27 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: Humal

All Presidents take their Oval Office rug which them.


15 posted on 01/19/2009 12:57:27 PM PST by pbear8 (I have plenty of credit, there is no crunch)
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To: Humal

Yes, she did help design it.
I was hoping she would take it with her, for President Bush’s library.
I have not seen any article indicating that she is.
The next bunch won’t appreciate it.


16 posted on 01/19/2009 12:59:48 PM PST by siamesecats
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To: americanophile
Bush Family to Leave Many Treasured Items Inside White House

The D.C. pawn shops should be seeing an uptick in business shortly.
17 posted on 01/19/2009 1:00:16 PM PST by reagan_fanatic ("You followin' me, camera guy?")
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To: ozzymandus
and the idiot O’Reilly naturally responded, “I never believed that.”

I quit listening to that blustering buffoon a long time ago.

18 posted on 01/19/2009 1:02:54 PM PST by AxelPaulsenJr (Please God Save The United States From The Democrats. Amen.)
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To: ozzymandus

The reason many dismiss the stories of clinton and his people vandalizing and stealing things is because of a report that was put out by a the organization responsible for the buildings themselves rather than the computers, keyboards, walls, etc etc.

If vandals spray painted your home’s walls, stole you computers, turned over desks, etc etc and you had a structural engineer inspect your house their report would also say there was “no damage”. The MSM went wild with this report -not understanding what it really covered (or maybe they did and didn’t care)

Sadly, some even on the right have bought into this hyped physical building “report”, not thinking it worth while to waste time checking into something so “trivial”.


19 posted on 01/19/2009 1:07:14 PM PST by icwhatudo
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To: americanophile
Will the shoes be left on the lawn?

Activists “shoe” Bush out the White House door Post a comment Posted by: Jim Wolf Tags: Front Row Washington, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, inauguration, protesters, shoes, White House Critics of outgoing President George W. Bush turned a stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House into a rowdy street theater on the eve of his handover of power to Barack Obama. An activist coalition calling itself ShoeBush.org piled a motley collection of dozens of old shoes, including tan combat boots said to have been worn by U.S. troops in Iraq and children’s bright yellow flip-flops, at what amounted to Bush’s doorstep. “We wanted to shoo and boo Bush on his last day in office,” said Ann Wilcox of Washington D.C., who marched with the group of about 500 peace activists.

20 posted on 01/19/2009 1:07:41 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: RobinOfKingston
The Spermiester and his Witch er Wife thought everything belonged to them.
21 posted on 01/19/2009 1:20:45 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Timocrat

“...The Clintons really were hicks...”

and they still are!

They’d take everything that wasn’t nailed down if they hadn’t been watched.

I heard, though, that they had to have some of the stuff they looted brought back to the White House. Anyone know if that’s true?

Women like to know these things. Especially if it has to do with decor and stuff.


22 posted on 01/19/2009 1:23:47 PM PST by janereinheimer ((I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.))
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To: Timocrat
The Clintons really were hicks.

The clintons really ARE hicks; not to mention, thieves.

23 posted on 01/19/2009 1:26:51 PM PST by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: Badeye
We won’t get stories of 20K worth of vandalism, as we did in January of 2001 courtesy of the childlike Clinton administration types.

Except that Obama has re-hired all those Clintonites, and we can expect the vandalism again when they leave office in 2012.

24 posted on 01/19/2009 1:39:37 PM PST by khenrich (The gutsiest Republican is a woman from Alaska.)
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To: khenrich

I’m okay with it, because of the implication....(chuckle)


25 posted on 01/19/2009 1:42:14 PM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: americanophile
The “O” key won't be removed from the keyboards nor will there be any graffiti tagging like the former White House white trash did when they vandalized The People's house on their way out. Like him or hate him, George W. Bush has class and dignity.
26 posted on 01/19/2009 1:44:38 PM PST by GBA
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To: Timocrat
The Clintons really were hicks.

Please don't insult hicks.
27 posted on 01/19/2009 2:01:29 PM PST by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: pbear8
I didn't know this. I just remember that the rug in President Bush's office was in there quickly (I think the day he was inaugurated). I figured it was because they didn't want the one Clinton used.
28 posted on 01/19/2009 2:02:00 PM PST by Humal
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To: SevenofNine

I hate to think of what they donated TO China!


29 posted on 01/19/2009 2:02:08 PM PST by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: RobinOfKingston

To be honest, I kind of lean in that direction myself.

I thought Clinton would be the death of this nation too though. It does seem we’ll go to the bottom of the barrel today. Obama stands the chance of being quite a bit worse than Clinton, as bad as he was.


30 posted on 01/19/2009 2:21:48 PM PST by DoughtyOne (I see that Kenya's favorite son has a new weekly Saturday morning radio show.)
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To: janereinheimer; americanophile
This painting, "Fifth Avenue in the Rain" by Childe Hassam, was taken by the Clintons when they left the White House. It was recovered by the feds, along with other valuable items belonging to the USA. President Bush then placed it on the wall just outside the door to the Oval Office.


31 posted on 01/19/2009 2:39:01 PM PST by LucyT
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To: americanophile

Class that the BDS haters on the left and some here on FR have never seen and will not see for a long time to come. GW is a gentleman and Laura is a true lady.


32 posted on 01/19/2009 2:43:24 PM PST by utahson
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To: LucyT

hERE’S MY INAUGURATION SONG FOR THE ONE, “HAIL TO THE THEIF

HAIL TO THE THEIF
HE’S A MUSLIM MARXIST MANCHU
HAIL TO THE BANKS
FANNIE MAY CAN’T BAIL THEM OUT
HE’LL TAKE HIS CUES
FROM THAT STUBBY GERMAN SHORT GUY, AND
ADOLPH OBAMA WILL BE STEALING ALL YOUR DUES


33 posted on 01/19/2009 9:22:00 PM PST by Polarik ("A forgery created to prove a claim repudiates that claim")
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To: Polarik

Heh.


34 posted on 01/19/2009 9:53:24 PM PST by LucyT (0bama Countdown Clock ...... http://obamaclock.org)
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To: Humal
The answer to my question about the rug in the oval office was answered last night. It's still there. They showed pictures of Obama entering the Oval Office for the first time, and the rug is still there. That's too bad IMO.
35 posted on 01/22/2009 3:14:42 AM PST by Humal
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