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A Month in the Life of George W Bush (news and photos): May 2009
www.georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/ ^ | 1st May 2009 | Snugs

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



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: agreatpresident; bush43; bushlegacy; georgewbush; giveitup; hasbeen; imissgwb; may2001; number43; presgeorgewbush; protector; realpresident
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QUOTE OF THE MONTH
May 4, 2001

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

1 posted on 05/01/2009 8:57:31 PM PDT by snugs
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To: snugs
MONTHLY DOSE OF SANITY ISLAND GOING UP - PLEASE WAIT FOR THE ALL CLEAR BEFORE POSTING ANY PHOTOS OR GRAPHICS.
2 posted on 05/01/2009 8:58:32 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs

PTL!


3 posted on 05/01/2009 9:00:16 PM PDT by tajgirvan (Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8)
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Jedismom; 2Trievers; 4integrity; 4mycountry; A_perfect_lady; Alberta's Child; ...
MONTHLY DOSE OF SANITY ISLAND GOING UP - PLEASE WAIT FOR THE ALL CLEAR BEFORE POSTING ANY PHOTOS OR GRAPHICS.
4 posted on 05/01/2009 9:03:12 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs

Hello.. What a wonderful sight for sore eyes! Thank you dear Snugs. I miss my President more everyday!


5 posted on 05/01/2009 9:03:44 PM PDT by tajgirvan (Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8)
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To: snugs

Hallelujah ... SANITY!

Thank you very much, snugs ................ HUGS.!


6 posted on 05/01/2009 9:04:16 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: snugs
MAY 2001


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

7 posted on 05/01/2009 9:04:28 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs

Good to be here!


8 posted on 05/01/2009 9:04:45 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: snugs

"Social Security is one of the greatest achievements of the American government, and one of the deepest commitments to the American people," said President George W. Bush during his announcement of a Presidential Commission for Social Security in the Rose Garden May 2, 2001. As the commission's new co-chairman Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York applauds the signing of the executive order, President Bush gives the pen he used to the otherco-chairman Richard D. Parsons, Co-Chief Operating Officer of AOL Time Warner. White House photo by Eric Draper.


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

9 posted on 05/01/2009 9:05:05 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs

*sigh*

Gee, how I miss that man! Sanity no longer rules anywhere
but here!


10 posted on 05/01/2009 9:05:48 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: snugs

President George W. Bush speaks during the Jewish Committee dinner as Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres looks on Thursday night, May 3, 2001 in Washington, D.C. WHITE HOUSE PHOTO BY PAUL MORSE


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

11 posted on 05/01/2009 9:05:56 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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President George W. Bush laughs with the New York Yankees as he recognizes their accomplishments Friday morning, May 4, 2001 at the White House. 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

12 posted on 05/01/2009 9:06:32 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs

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!!!

THANKS!!


13 posted on 05/01/2009 9:06:46 PM PDT by MasonGal
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To: snugs
ALL CEAR - PLEASE FEEL FREE TO POST ANY PHOTOS OR GRAPHICS IN THE SPRIT OF THIS THREAD
14 posted on 05/01/2009 9:08:46 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs

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.


15 posted on 05/01/2009 9:10:14 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: tajgirvan

Good to see you


16 posted on 05/01/2009 9:10:31 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: tajgirvan
IMHO the whole world misses him but does not even realise it.

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.

17 posted on 05/01/2009 9:12:45 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: STARWISE

My pleasure and ((hugs)) back to you


18 posted on 05/01/2009 9:13:23 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: LUV W

Indeed it is and good to see you


19 posted on 05/01/2009 9:13:45 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs

SNUGS!!! You ROCK!

How I love remembering “the way it was.”


20 posted on 05/01/2009 9:15:26 PM PDT by SnarlinCubBear (Sarcasma - Comforting relief from the use of irony, mocking and conveying contempt)
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To: snugs; STARWISE; silent_jonny; Kaslin; NordP; All
Thanks for the wonderful memories, Snugs! In the spirit of the thread......

....I do have this! :D

21 posted on 05/01/2009 9:15:52 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: snugs

One difference....this Zero never has any military personnel
at the White House to honor them.

Maybe they don’t want to be there.


22 posted on 05/01/2009 9:16:57 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: MasonGal

Tomorrow I will post some more photos from May 2001 I hope these also give you some good memories of better times.


23 posted on 05/01/2009 9:18:22 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: LUV W

It was so nice to have an adult in the White House. Whether I agreed with him or not. Thanks President Bush.


24 posted on 05/01/2009 9:19:09 PM PDT by Wonderama Mama (Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Wonderama Mama

He never even expected everyone to agree with him all the time. He just did his job, never faltered and never looked back!

Yes....an adult!


25 posted on 05/01/2009 9:20:34 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: anniegetyourgun

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.


26 posted on 05/01/2009 9:21:01 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: SnarlinCubBear

Indeed those were the days


27 posted on 05/01/2009 9:21:28 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: LUV W

Great photo


28 posted on 05/01/2009 9:22:03 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs

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


29 posted on 05/01/2009 9:22:43 PM PDT by dennisw (Your action becomes your habit. Your habit becomes your character, that becomes your destiny)
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To: LUV W

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.


30 posted on 05/01/2009 9:23:11 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: snugs

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!


31 posted on 05/01/2009 9:23:55 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: Kirkwood

He is the teleprompter’s voice....that’s all!


32 posted on 05/01/2009 9:24:42 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: Kirkwood
George Bush was is funny, clever, thoughtful, respectful, strong, and a straight-up guy. Sure do miss him.
33 posted on 05/01/2009 9:25:15 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: LUV W

IMHO the military will respect the office of the Presidency with Zero but I very much doubt they will respect him.


34 posted on 05/01/2009 9:26:35 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs

35 posted on 05/01/2009 9:29:02 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs

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”.


36 posted on 05/01/2009 9:29:34 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: snugs

I agree with you! I think some of the World Leaders laugh behind O’s back!


37 posted on 05/01/2009 9:37:45 PM PDT by tajgirvan (Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8)
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To: LUV W
I can’t even bring myself to call him “president”.

DITTO!

38 posted on 05/01/2009 9:40:12 PM PDT by tajgirvan (Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8)
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To: tajgirvan

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!


39 posted on 05/01/2009 9:41:38 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: LUV W

“I can’t even bring myself to call him “president”.”

I simply call him the current occupant of the White House. :)


40 posted on 05/01/2009 9:45:25 PM PDT by swmobuffalo ("We didn't seek the approval of Code Pink and MoveOn.org before deciding what to do")
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To: swmobuffalo

...or...the squatter in the people’s home! :D


41 posted on 05/01/2009 9:49:36 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: LUV W; All

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.

http://www.smudailymustang.com/?p=12804


42 posted on 05/01/2009 9:50:47 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: snugs

Thoroughly enjoying my trip to Sanity Island...thank you!!


43 posted on 05/01/2009 9:52:24 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: LUV W

44 posted on 05/01/2009 9:53:12 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: snugs

Oh how I miss him...


45 posted on 05/01/2009 9:54:33 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: STARWISE

WAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

Can we have a re-vote??? Can he run for a third term??

Great video, Star! Thanks!


46 posted on 05/01/2009 9:58:47 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: GVnana
Me too. And here is my fave pic of Cheney:


47 posted on 05/01/2009 9:59:00 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: KJC1

Wonderful picture!


48 posted on 05/01/2009 9:59:29 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: LUV W
What a great photo of The President!

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."

49 posted on 05/01/2009 10:06:05 PM PDT by top 2 toe red (O-B-A-M-A = One Big Ass Mistake, America.)
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To: All; top 2 toe red; snugs; STARWISE; silent_jonny; Kaslin; KJC1; Kirkwood; swmobuffalo; ...

He wears the western look with ease!

50 posted on 05/01/2009 10:10:22 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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