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BUSH GOES TO HARDWARE STORE THAT OFFERED HIM A JOB
NEW YORK POST ^ | 2-21-09

Posted on 02/21/2009 10:18:14 PM PST by smoothsailing



BUSH GOES TO HARDWARE STORE THAT OFFERED HIM A JOB

AP

February 21, 2009 --

Former President George W. Bush has visited a Dallas hardware store that earlier this month made him a lighthearted offer to work as a greeter.

Andrea Bond, a manager at Elliott's Hardware, says Bush walked into the store Saturday and quipped: "I'm looking for a job.".........


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TOPICS: Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bush43; dallas; hardwarestore
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1 posted on 02/21/2009 10:18:14 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Interesting. I’ll look for them in church tomorrow now that they’ve moved into their home.


2 posted on 02/21/2009 10:21:12 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: smoothsailing

May God forgive our nation for the disdain and hatred it directed toward a true statesman and our dedicated 43rd President.

I was at odds with him at times, but under the circumstances, I believe he always did what was best to keep the interests of America uppermost in his actions.


3 posted on 02/21/2009 10:24:04 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: smoothsailing

That’s funny. I love his humour


4 posted on 02/21/2009 10:24:07 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (The light at the end of the tunnel is the headlamp of an oncoming train.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Lucky you! I’d be honored to share a pew with them.


5 posted on 02/21/2009 10:24:12 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Outlaw Woman; Mengerian
I miss him more every day.
6 posted on 02/21/2009 10:25:46 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

GREAT! It is nice to know that in the new age of ‘Obama’..that there is a Man.....a REAL MAN(a former leader of the free world)that has a friggin sense of humor and a sense of history...right and wrong!

WE MISS YOU ALREADY PRESIDENT BUSH!! At least we could sleep at night..we trusted you to put your country, it’s people and it’s constitution FIRST!!

You NEVER let us down!


7 posted on 02/21/2009 10:27:08 PM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: smoothsailing

President George W Bush is a great man, and History will show him as being a great US President.


8 posted on 02/21/2009 10:30:03 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
President George W Bush is a great man, and History will show him as being a great US President.

A million Amen.

9 posted on 02/21/2009 10:34:24 PM PST by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
President George W Bush is a great man, and History will show him as being a great US President.

i wholeheartedly agree! i love this man... he is a well-balanced man... Harvard MBA and comfortable in a hardware store... and he has a sense of humor...

10 posted on 02/21/2009 10:35:48 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: smoothsailing
This proves that President Bush won't be on the ‘I need money from the government’ list. He's willing to go out and look for a job, unlike most of the slime this country has to support with Obama’s help.
11 posted on 02/21/2009 10:39:25 PM PST by antiunion person (It's time to throw Obama out of office before he causes more damage.)
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To: smoothsailing
Got an employee shirt with 'W' on the name tag.

Fox News Dallas

12 posted on 02/21/2009 10:41:04 PM PST by smokingfrog ( Dear Mr. Obama - Please make it rain candy! P.S. I like jelly beans.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Of that I’m certain. And deservedly so.


13 posted on 02/21/2009 10:47:03 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smokingfrog

I miss GWB and Miss Larua...we have no class in the WH now and no one who wants to keep America the land of the free and the home of the brave..


14 posted on 02/21/2009 10:50:03 PM PST by celtic gal (I think the democRATs should change their logo from a jackass to a RAT with a long tail.)
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To: smoothsailing

Once someone posted his presidential library site, I bookmarked it, removing whitehouse.gov, and named it “The REAL White House”.

Godspeed Mr. (former) President.


15 posted on 02/21/2009 10:54:11 PM PST by Christian4Bush (Good & bad of a 2/22 Bday. Good-G. Washington born, US d. USSR, hockey, 1980. Bad-Ted Kennedy born.)
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To: penelopesire
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A REAL MAN

16 posted on 02/21/2009 10:56:36 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Christian4Bush
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17 posted on 02/21/2009 11:02:44 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks for that! I still love and admire the man and his family. Up late tonight..can’t sleep anymore. I know where this great country is headed with the Marxists in charge.

I dunno though...looking at his ‘poker face’ right now...I almost believe my own prayers...that he has a few cards up his sleave..and will use them if neccessary to protect our country.

He was so maligned and belittled...it makes me cry if I get to thinkin too hard.


18 posted on 02/21/2009 11:05:55 PM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Mengerian

Even with the open borders stuff? Not me...but I do think he was harshly treated by the Lib Media.


19 posted on 02/21/2009 11:23:34 PM PST by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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To: smoothsailing
We shop at Elliot's. They are a hometown type hardware store. Great place, great products, great sales staff.
20 posted on 02/21/2009 11:27:08 PM PST by zeaal
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To: wac3rd

“Even with the open borders stuff? Not me...but I do think he was harshly treated by the Lib Media.”

President Bush never once advocated for so-called unchecked / unbridled “open-borders.” After Obasm’s four years, Bush’s border policy will seem trivial in comparison to the catastrophes that await America under the socialist despot and terrorist sympathizer now in office.


21 posted on 02/21/2009 11:28:20 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: smoothsailing

I don’t understand? Isn’t more appropriate for a former President to go overseas and give a speech bashing America instead of acting like a retired statesman .

Oh wait, only former Democrat Presidents bash the nation in speeches delivered out of the country.


22 posted on 02/21/2009 11:31:09 PM PST by A message
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To: celtic gal

If I owned a hardware store, I wouldn’t even let Obama organize the nail bin.


23 posted on 02/21/2009 11:35:38 PM PST by smokingfrog ( Dear Mr. Obama - Please make it rain candy! P.S. I like jelly beans.)
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To: Mengerian
President Bush never once advocated for so-called unchecked / unbridled “open-borders.” After Obasm’s four years, Bush’s border policy will seem trivial in comparison to the catastrophes that await America under the socialist despot and terrorist sympathizer now in office.

Agreed

24 posted on 02/21/2009 11:37:58 PM PST by citizencon
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To: penelopesire
I dunno though...looking at his ‘poker face’ right now...I almost believe my own prayers...that he has a few cards up his sleave..and will use them if neccessary to protect our country.

What could he do? I know he prays.

25 posted on 02/21/2009 11:42:24 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. And NEVER GIVE UP!)
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To: Mengerian

I don’t refute what the Marxist Messiah will do.

GWB could have had a stronger border policy, period.


26 posted on 02/21/2009 11:45:40 PM PST by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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To: wac3rd

Wait until the Marxist Messiah gets through with our borders! You will wish you had supported President Bush’s plan.

Mark my word. It’s too late now.


27 posted on 02/21/2009 11:54:10 PM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: bootless

“What could he do? I know he prays.”

He made friends...LOTS OF THEM...he always does. LOL...He had 8 years....his troops loved him!

Obama better watch it....this country is not going down without a fight.


28 posted on 02/21/2009 11:57:38 PM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: penelopesire

Again, I strive for the best option, not the compromise.


29 posted on 02/22/2009 12:03:45 AM PST by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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To: Mengerian
Totally agree. I had my differences as well. But he is a decent, honorable man. And the way the Left treated him is beyond shameful.

By the way, I intend to show the 44th President at least the same amount of respect that the Left showed the 43rd.

30 posted on 02/22/2009 12:06:09 AM PST by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: smokingfrog

He would not have a clue as to what they were.


31 posted on 02/22/2009 12:12:56 AM PST by MamaB (Heb.13:2)
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To: penelopesire
You're not alone. I wake up every night and worry about the state of the country and I have never done anything like this before in my life. I have always been able to sleep, but in the last month. I have Obama Anxiety syndrome.
32 posted on 02/22/2009 12:27:08 AM PST by madinmadtown (BO stinks..)
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To: Mengerian

We stopped amnesty twice.


33 posted on 02/22/2009 12:51:27 AM PST by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: smoothsailing

Go George! He is a lot of fun! What a great guy.


34 posted on 02/22/2009 1:11:06 AM PST by GOP Poet
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To: DieHard the Hunter

2nd Worst. President. Ever.

He laid the foundation for all the crap going on now.


35 posted on 02/22/2009 2:51:37 AM PST by teg_76
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To: smoothsailing

BS...that cowboy hat fooled us all.

He sold his Crawford ranch the day he moved out of the White House, and now he’s swinging with his Dallas country club Republicans.


36 posted on 02/22/2009 2:52:45 AM PST by teg_76
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To: Mengerian

Give me a break. Bush laid the foundation for all of this garbage. At least Obama pays attention to his constituents.

We had 6 years of complete R control, and Bush was democrat lite. We wouldn’t be in the position we are today if he would have pursued a sound fiscal policy and closed the borders.


37 posted on 02/22/2009 2:55:21 AM PST by teg_76
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To: LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot

Part of how the left treated him was his own fault.

If he actually tried to defend himself and COMMUNICATE with the American people, maybe his approval ratings would not have been in the tank.

Reagan was the great communicator, Bush was the no communicator.


38 posted on 02/22/2009 2:57:31 AM PST by teg_76
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To: Mengerian

W may of never advocated open borders but he did not do $hit to close them either.


39 posted on 02/22/2009 3:11:54 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Chevron 7 will not engage!)
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To: teg_76

> 2nd Worst. President. Ever.

Balderdash. Worse than Carter? Worse than Clinton? Get real.

> He laid the foundation for all the crap going on now.

Arrant nonsense. America’s borrow-and-spend habits were established long, long before GWB’s time. And illegals have been streaming across the borders for decades, if not centuries.

Nope, that dog don’t hunt.


40 posted on 02/22/2009 3:13:40 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: wac3rd
Again, I strive for the best option, not the compromise.

You got neither.

41 posted on 02/22/2009 3:15:23 AM PST by MNSlim
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To: teg_76

Only a fool believes that there is any way to fully “close” a 2000 mile rustic border or seriously believes that “closing” a border with our second largest trading partner would be a good idea.


42 posted on 02/22/2009 3:18:11 AM PST by MNSlim
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To: teg_76
At least Obama pays attention to his constituents.

No comment.

43 posted on 02/22/2009 4:01:11 AM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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To: MNSlim
Only a fool believes that there is any way to fully “close” a 2000 mile rustic border or seriously believes that “closing” a border with our second largest trading partner would be a good idea.

What a liberal/socialist thing to say!

In addition, Bush was pushing big govt liberalism 80% while calling it "compassionate conservatism":
Expanded Federal control of Education
Expanded Medicare
Reduced freedom of speech (mccain-feingold)
Refused to close & protect borders after 9-11
Supported amnesty for 30+ million ILLEGALS
MAssive increase in federal spending (beyond WOT)

That's just for starters...now go back to DU/koz-kommieland

44 posted on 02/22/2009 4:06:18 AM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Loyal Buckeye

unlike Obama, GWBush’s constituents are INSIDE the United States.


45 posted on 02/22/2009 4:28:11 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Loyal Buckeye

Yeah Right! His constituents are comprised of welfare, “gimme everything for free folks,” liberal anti American Kool-Aid drinkers & foreigners, quite a grim group, thanks for the reminder, Loyal Bug-eye!


46 posted on 02/22/2009 4:37:34 AM PST by Fighter@heart (Anti-troll mechanism is on & scanning all posts)
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To: Fighter@heart
Loyal Bug-eye!

Hey now. I'm just here minding my own business and this is what I get. There should be a law or something.

47 posted on 02/22/2009 4:42:53 AM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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To: teg_76
He sold his Crawford ranch the day he moved out of the White House

Where did you hear that claim?

48 posted on 02/22/2009 4:49:09 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: teg_76

Garbage. Your ignorance is showing.

The Bushes have been at the ranch in Crawford until this past week when they moved into the house in Preston Hollow, which is very near his new office and the site of the Presidential library at SMU. They’ll be spending weeks in Dallas, time off in Crawford.

A kid who spent his childhood in the dusty streets of west Texas can take only so much of Dallas — or any city — as an adult. Believe me, I know.


49 posted on 02/22/2009 5:47:41 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: smoothsailing
As disgusting as spending was with Conress in Republican hands, the current orgy of spending makes them look like tightwads. I only hope that Congress returns to Republican control and the Specters, Snowes and Collins' are gone - replaced by Republicans.

At current rates, how long until interest on the debt, entitlements and defense consume the entire budget? At some point a new Congress will figure out there's no money left for anything - not even good ideas. Then ideology won't matter. You say: "more money for x", I say: "less" and the budget says: "none left".

50 posted on 02/22/2009 5:53:43 AM PST by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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