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George W. Bush Visits Fort Hood, Wounded Soldiers (Obama visits Camp David)
AP ^ | Nov 7, 2009

Posted on 11/07/2009 6:32:19 AM PST by maggief

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) ― Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, visited wounded soldiers and their families near the site of the worst mass shooting on an Army post in the United States.

The Bushes made their private visit to Fort Hood's Darnall Army Medical Center on Friday night. Bush spokesman David Sherzer said in an e-mail that the couple thanked Fort Hood's military leaders and hospital staff for the "amazing care they are providing."

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bush; bush43; dubya; forthood; forthoodarchive; integrity; laurabush; leadership; luvya; presidentbush; presidentgeorgewbush; wia
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1 posted on 11/07/2009 6:32:19 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Way to go Dubya. Low key & for the right reasons, not PR


2 posted on 11/07/2009 6:34:08 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!you)
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To: maggief
wouldn't have expect anything less.

O well, I am sure he will not let this stand, he will fly down and make a Photo Op now and play around of Golf.

3 posted on 11/07/2009 6:34:11 AM PST by scooby321
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To: maggief

I miss George Bush.


4 posted on 11/07/2009 6:34:21 AM PST by Marylander (Obama: A Pain ... and ... a Pill.)
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To: maggief

A REAL president and first lady.


5 posted on 11/07/2009 6:34:44 AM PST by w4women ("All great change begins at the dinner table". Ronald Reagan)
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To: maggief

and of course there will be no video or press documenting his every word....

President Bush has class that obama can never buy.


6 posted on 11/07/2009 6:34:57 AM PST by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: maggief

I wonder if anyone in the media, even those on the extreme right wing, notice the absence of Obama.

I keep seeing apologist comments on websites “It would be too much trouble in security for Obama to go...”


7 posted on 11/07/2009 6:35:33 AM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: DollyCali

A true statesman.


8 posted on 11/07/2009 6:35:33 AM PST by MajorThomas
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To: maggief

Of course they did. God bless them.


9 posted on 11/07/2009 6:35:43 AM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: Marylander
I miss George Bush.

So say we all!
10 posted on 11/07/2009 6:36:09 AM PST by Bad Jack Bauer (Fat and Bald? I was BORN fat and bald, thank you very much!)
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To: All

Rose Garden photo op.

11 posted on 11/07/2009 6:36:10 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

The real questions is WHY isn’t the first half white President not there?

Obama lied, soldiers died!


12 posted on 11/07/2009 6:36:10 AM PST by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: Marylander

As John Gibson often says: Bring Back Bush.


13 posted on 11/07/2009 6:36:58 AM PST by SelmaLee
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

“The real questions is WHY isn’t the first half white President not there?”

Tee time?


14 posted on 11/07/2009 6:37:01 AM PST by maggief
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To: scooby321

You just KNOW that Zero would prefer to visit the terrorist scumbag in the hospital. Birds of a feather...


15 posted on 11/07/2009 6:37:39 AM PST by Canedawg (FUBO)
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To: maggief

The definition of class, President Bush and his wife.


16 posted on 11/07/2009 6:38:00 AM PST by BlueAngel
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To: maggief

Class Act, Mr. Bush. Thanks.


17 posted on 11/07/2009 6:38:17 AM PST by BuffaloJack (All Dictators have their Henchmen; the President just calls them his Czars.)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

Alexrod told the impersonator that G.W. is at Ft.Hood and the impersonator responded... Ft.Hood? isn’t that where Rin Tin Tin is?


18 posted on 11/07/2009 6:38:23 AM PST by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: maggief

This will force Obama to go there


19 posted on 11/07/2009 6:38:50 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: maggief

However many ways I might have disagreed with him, he is still a class act so refreshingly different from the current occupant of the White House.


20 posted on 11/07/2009 6:39:10 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Hope....Change...Food Stamps!)
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To: maggief

Come on, give Obambi a break. Friday night is date night. Plus he has to help the kids with their homework since one of the just got a 73 on her science test. /sarc


21 posted on 11/07/2009 6:39:30 AM PST by Jackson57
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To: autumnraine

And yet, he can shut down NYC for a date night.


22 posted on 11/07/2009 6:39:40 AM PST by rabidralph (http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/ http://www.sarahpac.com)
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To: maggief

Pretty sure tears were shed.


23 posted on 11/07/2009 6:39:59 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Is it too soon for real conservatives to launch a "We Tried to Warn You Tour"?)
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To: shadeaud

I bet you that Rahm is FURIOUS that Bush is there before Obama.


24 posted on 11/07/2009 6:40:39 AM PST by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: LA Woman3

Did you see this? Setting a good example for the self-involved boy president.


25 posted on 11/07/2009 6:41:00 AM PST by McLynnan
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To: maggief

GWB truly loved and respected his troops. This (private) visit is no surprise.

We miss you, sir.


26 posted on 11/07/2009 6:41:22 AM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: maggief

W!


27 posted on 11/07/2009 6:41:41 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: maggief

Former President beats the current President on a trip to the scene for our soldiers wounded by an Islamic thug.

Game. Set. Match.


28 posted on 11/07/2009 6:41:43 AM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

Obama should have been there yesterday and he knows it.


29 posted on 11/07/2009 6:42:25 AM PST by McLynnan
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To: maggief

I suppose Obama is still getting his teleprompter loaded and is worried that he might offend Muslims by visiting these soldiers.


30 posted on 11/07/2009 6:42:32 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: maggief

...It takes a REAL president...


31 posted on 11/07/2009 6:42:43 AM PST by joethedrummer
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To: w4women
A REAL president and first lady.

Yes, yes indeed.

32 posted on 11/07/2009 6:42:49 AM PST by 101voodoo
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To: maggief

Obama will show up to visit the Major! ! !


33 posted on 11/07/2009 6:43:36 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: maggief

All that can be said at this time “thank God”, W went to Fort Hood... many on the right don’t like W, but he is a man of honor...and he HONORS and RESPECTS our Military unlike the imbecile in the White House and his Gulag.


34 posted on 11/07/2009 6:43:50 AM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: maggief

The Bushes are a class act. He is behaving exactly as a former president should....unlike Carter and Clinton. Three cheers for 43!


35 posted on 11/07/2009 6:44:29 AM PST by clintonh8r (My country. Not my government.)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Once again, let the grownups show the man-child how it’s done.


36 posted on 11/07/2009 6:44:30 AM PST by republicangel
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To: maggief

Retired and STILL having to do the job because the current ‘occupant’ hasn’t got the time and/or just doesn’t care.


37 posted on 11/07/2009 6:44:34 AM PST by joethedrummer
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To: DollyCali
This is how W honored the military throughout his presidency, low-key, “NO PHOTO-OPS” using our Military.
38 posted on 11/07/2009 6:44:41 AM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: McLynnan

Exactly! Now if this had been Bush and not gone? This has to become OBama’s Katrina moment but unfortunately no one in the media or Republican party will blast Obama for his insensitivity on this. WE all know Obama is trying pass his beloved health care plan.


39 posted on 11/07/2009 6:44:54 AM PST by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: combat_boots

40 posted on 11/07/2009 6:44:58 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: 70th Division

41 posted on 11/07/2009 6:46:00 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Ha, what an IDIOT - a perfect photo op - but no pictures. A bunch of wounded soldiers that aren’t able to get out of the camera shots. What a DUMMY, missing such a great opportunity.

(how today’s White House looks at W’s visit)


42 posted on 11/07/2009 6:46:08 AM PST by BobL ((if you have to point someone to your tag-line, you're not a real man))
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To: shadeaud

“Alexrod told the impersonator that G.W. is at Ft.Hood and the impersonator responded... “ What’s E doin in da hood?


43 posted on 11/07/2009 6:46:21 AM PST by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: maggief
Even Clinton knows a good photo-op when he sees one...he is in hysterics about how out of touch Obama is.
44 posted on 11/07/2009 6:46:29 AM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: maggief

Thank you Mr. President and Mrs. Bush. I miss you.


45 posted on 11/07/2009 6:47:14 AM PST by bergmeid
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To: DollyCali
Way to go Dubya. Low key & for the right reasons, not PR
Yup.
46 posted on 11/07/2009 6:47:47 AM PST by samtheman
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47 posted on 11/07/2009 6:48:32 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: maggief

Just for grins, I sent a heads up to Drudge. Be nice if he picked this up and rightfully exposed and embarrassed this administration for its inaction and lack of concern.


48 posted on 11/07/2009 6:49:51 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: autumnraine

Re: “I keep seeing apologist comments on websites “It would be too much trouble in security for Obama to go...””

Security Issues? He is not there simply because he finds no supportable campaign issues to gear up his teleprompter. Also, I suspect, he doesn’t want to go there to receive a less than favorable reception, and he is unable to handle that, especially with the press following him.

If I were the president, I would have been on Air Force ONE and flown to the base to offer my support, especially since we are sending these soldiers overseas to fight for our country, and some, sadly won’t be returning.

I am disheartened to see a CIC with little care or real support for the same people that allow him to live and reside in our Nation’s Capitol and make the decisions that effect our American Soldiers life’s and families, as well. If he truly thinks it would be unsafe for him to travel to an American Military Base, what are we expected to have our American Soldiers think of Obama’s ability to make serious decisions regarding their employment in bonafide war zones... even GWB went to Iraq, and Obama won’t even visit an American Military Base for “security reasons?...”

Not believable. He just doesn’t desire the bad press that might follow his “campaign trip” to Texas.


49 posted on 11/07/2009 6:50:11 AM PST by MajorThomas
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To: DollyCali; unkus; jesseam; ExSoldier; flat; 70th Division; 2ndDivisionVet; brushcop; SkyPilot; ...

GW shows the American people and the world what a national disgrace Hussein Zero is. I’m sure our military already know.


50 posted on 11/07/2009 6:50:24 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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