Skip to comments.A Month in the Life of George W Bush (news and photos): May 2009
Posted on 05/01/2009 8:57:31 PM PDT by snugs
All of April and the start of May 2009 find us still being bombarded by the media hyping up the first 100 days of President Obama with no sign of it dying down. Following the introduction to the monthly thread I will post some photos to remind us of the first few days of the first May of the George W Bush Presidency - those were the days.
The quote I have chosen for this month are remarks made during Commander-In-Chief Trophy Event at the South Portico on May 4, 2001.
Tomorrow I will post some more photos from May 2001 I am sure we will see the contrast what we see and hear from the first few months of the Bush Presidency to the Obama Presidency will make us realise even more so how much more respect and love GWB had for the office and the country and more importantly the individual citizens rather than just special interest groups as the current President does not even bother to try to hide.
Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
Remarks by the President During Commander-In-Chief Trophy Event
The South Portico
THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Thank you all for coming. It's my honor to welcome you all to the White House. I want to thank the Generals who are here, and the members of the congressional delegation that have come. Most of all, I want to welcome Coach DeBerry and the Fighting Falcons of the United States Air Force Academy. (Applause.)
The seniors on this team completed their careers with a 37 and 12 record. It's the next-to-best record of any group of seniors in academy history, and I want to congratulate you all. (Applause.)
I know you all take special pride in your coach; he's got an outstanding record as well. This is the 12th time in 17 seasons under Coach DeBerry that the Falcons have won the Commander-In-Chief Trophy.
I thought it was interesting that the first time he brought his seniors to the White House was in 1986. Ronald Reagan was still the President, the Berlin Wall still stood, windows were something that you washed. (Laughter.)
As Coach DeBerry reminded everyone at last year's White House ceremony, Presidents come and go, but coaches do not have term limits. (Laughter.) Coach, a word of caution: (Laughter.) Winning this trophy is supposed to be a struggle, not a hobby. (Laughter.) And the truth is, if you spend any more time in Washington, the folks back in Colorado Springs are going to start saying, you're out of touch. (Laughter.)
I love Coach DeBerry's motto -- faith, family and Falcons. This is a man who has his priorities straight. And they must be, because he's not just recruiting football talent, he's recruiting character. He's not just recruiting to win football games, he's recruiting to win our nation's wars, if we have one.
These seniors know that conference titles, bowl victories and trophies are not nearly as important as the solemn oath they will take in just a few weeks as newest officers in the world's finest Air Force. Today, we honor the history that you've made on the playing field. But we look forward to even more of the history you will make serving our nation.
Coach DeBerry, if the past is prologue, I suspect you, too, will have a bright future. And you've got an opener next season with another team that recently visited the White House: The mighty Oklahoma Sooners. And my hope is that you try to soften them up a bit before they play the Texas teams. (Laughter.)
But it's my honor to congratulate you; and congratulations in advance for the service you will render to our fabulous nation.
God bless. (Applause.)
PHOTO OF THE MONTH
President George W. Bush records the weekly radio address for Cinco de Mayo in the Cabinet Room. This is the first time that a president has recorded the radio address in Spanish and in English. WHITE HOUSE PHOTO BY ERIC DRAPER
Hello.. What a wonderful sight for sore eyes! Thank you dear Snugs. I miss my President more everyday!
Hallelujah ... SANITY!
Thank you very much, snugs ................ HUGS.!
President George W. Bush descends the steps of the National Defense University before his speech about the national defense shield. May 1, 2001 WHITE HOUSE PHOTO BY PAUL MORSE
Good to be here!
President George W. Bush lowers his head in prayer between Shirley Dobson, left, and Rev Wintley Phipps during a reading of "Our Nations Prayer" at the White House reception for the 50th Anniversary of the National Day of Prayer. May 2, 2001. WHITE HOUSE PHOTO BY ERIC DRAPER
Gee, how I miss that man! Sanity no longer rules anywhere
President George W. Bush speaks to reporters during an Energy Meeting in Cabinet Room Thursday, May 3, 2001 flanked by Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, right, and Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz WHITE HOUSE PHOTO BY ERIC DRAPER
Members of the Air Force Academy football team take a picture of President Bush after he gave the team the Commander In Chief Trophy Friday morning May 4, 2001 at the White House. WHITE HOUSE PHOTO BY ERIC DRAPER
President George W. Bush greets dancers before their performance during Cinco De Mayo festivities at the White House Friday, May 4, 2001. WHITE HOUSE PHOTO BY ERIC DRAPER
Echoing what the others have said so far - THANK YOU!!!
Certainly, a breath of fresh air, after what we’ve been having to see the last 100 days!!!
We prayed for a righteous and upright leader, and the Lord provided that - for His purposes. Now, He has permitted an unrighteous and haughty leader. This too will be for His purposes. The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.
Good to see you
I hope and pray that Americans as a whole will soon realise what they have lost and what they now have instead but I fear that for many the media will cloud and influence them so much that they will not see the true meaning of an Obama Presidency.
My pleasure and ((hugs)) back to you
Indeed it is and good to see you
SNUGS!!! You ROCK!
How I love remembering “the way it was.”
....I do have this! :D
One difference....this Zero never has any military personnel
at the White House to honor them.
Maybe they don’t want to be there.
Tomorrow I will post some more photos from May 2001 I hope these also give you some good memories of better times.
It was so nice to have an adult in the White House. Whether I agreed with him or not. Thanks President Bush.
He never even expected everyone to agree with him all the time. He just did his job, never faltered and never looked back!
It is hard to understand but we have to hold on to the fact that all things work for good for those who love Him.
Indeed those were the days
GW’s big mistake was letting Wall Stret run wild. This paved the way for 0bama.
None the less these photos are from a much better time. 0bama is a foreign schemer with no loyalty to America
0bama is competely devoid of emotions - like a machine. No humor. No compassion. No humanity. A blank slate of nothingness. A fake.
George Bush was funny, clever, thoughtful, respectful, strong, and a straight-up guy. Sure do miss him.
Thanks! It makes me smile to see our cowboy. I suppose he
gets to hang out now without all the fuss and bother. I know
he prefers it this way!
....even if he DOES have to clean up after Barney himself! LOL!
He is the teleprompter’s voice....that’s all!
IMHO the military will respect the office of the Presidency with Zero but I very much doubt they will respect him.
In this case....he doesn’t respect them
and the troops know it and don’t respect him!
I can’t even bring myself to call him “president”.
I agree with you! I think some of the World Leaders laugh behind O’s back!
Thanks! I was afraid that I might be misunderstood.
He doesn’t even ACT presidential!...and don’t get me started
on the wife! Ugh!
“I cant even bring myself to call him president.”
I simply call him the current occupant of the White House. :)
...or...the squatter in the people’s home! :D
In case anyone missed it, here’s the latest video of the man we miss so much. Look at him .... graciousness, smiles, looking so handsome. Lord, I wish so so so much he was in our White House now.
Thoroughly enjoying my trip to Sanity Island...thank you!!
Oh how I miss him...
Can we have a re-vote??? Can he run for a third term??
Great video, Star! Thanks!
Ah, not often do I quote Willie Nelson, but, somehow this is fittingly apropos..."My heroes have always been cowboys and they still are, it seems."