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A Month in the life of George W. Bush ( News and photos) January 2010
www,georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news ^ | 4th January 2010 | Snugs

Posted on 01/04/2010 6:14:59 PM PST by snugs

As a new year commences I am sure we all miss the steadying hand of George W Bush who in the wake of terrorism or natural disaster gave us a feeling of calm amid the storm, of someone in control yet a man of compassion. This was shown during late 2004 early 2005 when an earthquake and violent tsunamis struck the nations that surround the Indian Ocean.

I have in fact chosen his radio message from January 2005 as the quote of the month for the first monthly dose of 2010.

A man of conviction and compassion, not all did and do agree with what he did but most will agree what he did he did from the belief that it was the right decision and done for the love of his country and its people and not for personal gain or popularity.

I feel the stark contrast with the current occupant of the White House more so each day when I turn the TV on to see what publicity stunt the current President is involved in. Even his decision to send more troops to Afghanistan he felt necessary to qualify with a promise of reducing numbers within so many months, again reminding us of the difference in character between the current and the previous President.

I hope the following photos from January 2005 give you some happy memories of a time when things however bad seemed more manageable and achievable because the President was in control and defending America and all she stands for instead of apologising.

Happy New Year to all and God Bless America and George W Bush and what he meant to us all during 8 very special years.



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President Discusses Tsunami Relief in Radio Address

January 1, 2005

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. On this first day of a new year, we join the world in feeling enormous sadness over a great human tragedy. Last Sunday, an earthquake and violent tsunamis struck the nations that surround the Indian Ocean. The carnage is of a scale that defies comprehension, with over 100,000 deaths reported. I have signed a proclamation calling for our nation's flag to be flown at half-staff this coming week. As the people of this devastated region struggle to recover, we offer our love and compassion, and our assurance that America will be there to help.

Earlier this week, I spoke with the leaders of India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia. I offered them the condolences of our nation and I praised their steadfast leadership. The task they face is difficult. Their relief resources are stretched nearly to the limit. Communications, roads and medical facilities have been badly damaged; disease has become a very real threat.

Americans are a compassionate people and we are already hard at work helping those nations meet these challenges. The United States has pledged $350 million in relief assistance, with $15 million already in the hands of relief organizations in the affected countries. To help coordinate this massive relief effort, disaster response officials are on the ground and have established a support center in Thailand that is manned and operational; more than 20 patrol and cargo aircraft have been made available to assess the disaster and deliver relief supplies -- many of those aircraft are already on the scene. We have dispatched the aircraft carrier, Abraham Lincoln, the Maritime pre-positioning squadron from Guam, and an amphibious ship carrying a Marine Expeditionary Unit -- they will soon be in position to support relief efforts, to include the generation of clean water.

Tomorrow, I will send a delegation to the area to meet with regional leaders and international organizations to assess what additional aid can be provided by the United States. The delegation will be led by Secretary of State Colin Powell and Governor Jeb Bush, who has extensive experience in the state of Florida with relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts following natural disasters. Secretary Powell has already spoken with many of his counterparts in the region, and with officials from the United Nations, and other governments that are helping with the response. Together, we are leading an international coalition to help with immediate humanitarian relief, rehabilitation and long-term construction efforts. India, Japan and Australia have already pledged to help us coordinate these relief efforts, and I'm confident many more nations will join this core group in short order.

Here at home, Americans are translating the blessings of our own country into generosity to others. From charitable organizations to private individuals to companies, our fellow citizens, on their own initiative, are raising millions of dollars for relief efforts. These Americans, donor and fundraiser alike, represent the best of our country and offer an example to the world. Any American who desires to donate to these efforts can easily do so online, by accessing the USA FreedomCorps web site at www.usafreedomcorps.gov.

In this season when we gather with loved ones and count our many blessings, we hold the victims of this terrible tragedy in our hearts and prayers. And let us be mindful that even in this modern age, our world still requires compassion, tolerance and generosity from each of us. Laura and I send our condolences to all whose hearts are filled with grief this New Year's Day; and to our fellow Americans, we wish you peace and happiness in the coming year.

Thank you for listening.

PHOTO OF THE MONTH

President George W. Bush and Laura Bush lead the Inaugural Parade down Pennsylvania Avenue en route the White House, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005. Marking the beginning of his second term, President Bush took the oath of office during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. White House photo by Eric Draper

1 posted on 01/04/2010 6:15:01 PM PST by snugs
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Happy New Year snugs!


2 posted on 01/04/2010 6:16:40 PM PST by NordP (COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVES - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Jedismom; 2Trievers; 4integrity; 4mycountry; A_perfect_lady; Alberta's Child; ...
MONTHLY DOSE OF SANITY ISLAND FOR JANUARY 2010 GOING UP - PLEASE WAIT FOR THE ALL CLEAR BEFORE POSTING ANY PHOTOS OR GRAPHICS.
3 posted on 01/04/2010 6:16:52 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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Happy New Year to you to


4 posted on 01/04/2010 6:17:58 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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President George W. Bush announces a nationwide charitable fundraising effort to be led by former President George H.W. Bush, left, and former President Bill Clinton to aid victims of last week's earthquake and tsunamis in South Asia in the Roosevelt Room, Monday, January 3, 2005.


President George W. Bush signs a condolence book for the victims of the recent tsunami during a visit to the Embassy of Thailand in Washington, D.C., Monday, Jan. 3, 2005. Next to the book, stands a photograph of Khun Poom Jensen, 21. A grandson of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Mr. Jensen died in the tsunami. Also signing their condolences are Laura Bush and former Presidents Bush and Clinton.


Signed by former Presidents Bush and Clinton and Laura Bush, President Bush expressed their condolences during a visit to the embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington, D.C., Monday, Jan. 3, 2005. The President wrote, "We pray for the victims and families of this epic disaster. And the American government and American people are dedicated to helping you recover."

5 posted on 01/04/2010 6:18:40 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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Aren’t they a beautiful couple!!! Miss them, big time.


6 posted on 01/04/2010 6:18:50 PM PST by 2rightsleftcoast (A)
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President George W. Bush signs a condolence book for the victims of the recent tsunami during a visit to the Embassy of India in Washington, D.C., Monday, Jan. 3, 2005. Also signing to express their condolences are Laura Bush and former Presidents Bush and Clinton.


Laura Bush approaches a candle-lit memorial honoring the victims of the recent tsunami at the Embassy of Indonesia during a visit with President George W. Bush and former Presidents Bush and Clinton in Washington, D.C., Monday, Jan. 3, 2005.

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President George W. Bush discusses aspects of medical liability reform during a visit to Collinsville, Ill., Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005. "America's health care professionals should be focused on fighting illnesses, not on fighting lawsuits," said the President. "Junk lawsuits change the way docs do their job. Instead of trying to heal the patients, doctors try not to get sued."


President George W. Bush gets a warm greeting from USA Freedom Corps greeter Connie Bergmann during a visit to Collinsville, Ill., Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005.

8 posted on 01/04/2010 6:20:08 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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President George W. Bush, Laura Bush, former First Lady Barbara Bush, and former President George H.W. Bush sit surrounded by family in the Red Room, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005. Friends and family joined former President Bush and Mrs. Bush in celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary during a dinner held at the White House. Also pictured are, from left, Georgia Grace Koch, Margaret Bush, Walker Bush, Marvin Bush, Jenna Bush, Doro Koch, Barbara Bush, Robert P. Koch, Pierce M. Bush, Maria Bush, Neil Bush, Ashley Bush, Sam LeBlond, Robert Koch, Nancy Ellis LeBlond, John Ellis Bush, Jr., Florida Gov. John Ellis "Jeb" Bush, Mandi Bush, George P. Bush, and Columba Bush.
9 posted on 01/04/2010 6:20:42 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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President George W. Bush discusses asbestos litigation in Clinton Township, Mich., Friday, Jan. 7, 2005. "We need to speed up the process for delivering justice to deserving victims," said the President. "So as Congress considers what ought to be done, they need to keep in mind those who have been truly harmed by asbestos." White House photo by Paul Morse


President George W. Bush greets people during a visit to Clinton Township, Mich., Friday, Jan. 7, 2005. White House photo by Paul Morse

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President George W. Bush talks with newly-elected Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas from the Oval Office Monday, Jan. 10, 2005


President George W. Bush visits US AID Headquarters where he addressed employees and NGO Presidents Monday, Jan. 10, 2005.


President George W. Bush visits US AID Headquarters where he addressed employees and NGO Presidents Monday, Jan. 10, 2005.

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President George W. Bush talks with Bob McFadden during a discussion about Social Security reform at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2005. "I know that if we don't address the problem now, it will only get worse with time," President Bush said. "And I believe there is a fundamental duty, for those of us who have been given the honor of serving the American people, to solve problems before they become acute, and not to pass them on to future Presidents and future generations."


President George W. Bush presents Judge Michael Chertoff as his nominee to be the Secretary of Homeland Security in the Roosevelt Room Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005.

12 posted on 01/04/2010 6:23:15 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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President George W. Bush gives remarks on high school initiatives at J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, VA on January 12, 2005. White House photo by Paul Morse
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President George W. Bush talks with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, left, and Vice President Dick Cheney after attending a meeting at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005.


Vice President Dick Cheney discusses Social Security at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005. "The President knows that the longer we wait to address the coming crisis, the more excuses that are made for inaction, the more difficult and expensive the job will be down the line," said the Vice President. "So in this new term, under his leadership, we will save Social Security, and put it on a path to permanent solvency and stability."

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President George W. Bush talks with Kim Wilkerson during a conversation on higher education and job training at Florida Community College in Jacksonville, Fla., Friday, Jan. 14, 2005.
15 posted on 01/04/2010 6:25:20 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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Boy, this picture sure makes me miss the President and his family.

Thanks for posting, snugs.


16 posted on 01/04/2010 6:26:10 PM PST by Dinah Lord
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Secretary of State Colin Powell and his wife Alma are accompanied by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush while the Powell's received the John Thompson Legacy of a Dream Award from Georgetown University during the University's "Let Freedom Ring" celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, January 17, 2005.


President George W. Bush gives remarks at Georgetown University's "Let Freedom Ring" celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, January 17, 2005.


President George W. Bush congratulates Secretary of State Colin Powell after he received the John Thompson Legacy of a Dream Award from Georgetown University during the University's "Let Freedom Ring" celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, January 17, 2005.

17 posted on 01/04/2010 6:26:11 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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Oh, boy! Thanks, snugs!


18 posted on 01/04/2010 6:26:21 PM PST by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1993905/posts)
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President George W. Bush and Laura Bush wave to young supporters during the pre-inaugural event 'America's Future Rocks Today- A Call to Service' youth event at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005. The event highlighted the importance of volunteerism and community service in America's neighborhoods. White House photo by Susan Sterner


President George W. Bush stands with Laura Bush, Lynne Cheney and Vice President Dick Cheney during the pre-inaugural event "Saluting Those Who Serve" at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C., Tuesday Jan. 18, 2005. White House photo by Eric Draper


During an event honoring members of the U.S. military, President George W. Bush stands with U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Brian R. Chontosh, right, at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005. White House photo by Eric Draper

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President George W. Bush and Laura Bush view the U.S. Constitution with National Archivist John Carlin, second on left, and Senior Curator Stacy Bredhoff, second on right, while touring the National Archives in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005. The Bushes also looked at the Declaration of Independence, George Washington's handwritten inaugural address, George Washington and President George H. W. Bush's inaugural Bible, and the Bill of Rights. White House photo by Eric Draper


President George W. Bush and Laura Bush tour the National Archives in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005. National Archives Senior Curator Stacy Bredhoff, left, and National Archivist John Carlin, right, escorted the Bushes during their visit. White House photo by Eric Draper


President George W. Bush, Laura Bush, former President George H. W. Bush, and former First Lady Barbara Bush pose for a portrait with members of their extended family in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005. White House photo by Eric Draper

20 posted on 01/04/2010 6:28:22 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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Love that first pic of him on the phone. Don't you just want to reach out and hug him?

Really miss George and Laura.

21 posted on 01/04/2010 6:29:05 PM PST by gramho12 (Sarah, smile..)
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Vice President Dick Cheney introduces President George W. Bush at the Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005. White House photo by David Bohrer

From the same event one of my favourite photos





After an introduction by Vice President Dick Cheney, President George W. Bush talks at the Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005. Also pictured are, from left, Jenna Bush, Barbara Bush, Laura Bush, Congresswoman Kay Granger, Vice President Cheney and Lynne Cheney. White House photo by Susan Sterner

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With his twin daughters Jenna, left, and Barbara by his side, President George W. Bush points out members of the audience to Laura Bush during a Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005. White House photo by Eric Draper


George W. Bush and Laura Bush hold hands during a Black Tie and Boots Ball in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2005. White House photo by Susan Sterner

23 posted on 01/04/2010 6:31:38 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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Marking the beginning of the concert, President George W. Bush, Laura Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Lynne Cheney greet the audience attending 'A Celebration of Freedom' on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005. The event featured American icons including astronaut Neil Armstrong, Opera singer Andrea Bocelli, pianist Van Cliburn, singer Patti LaBelle, actress Angie Harmon, actor Gary Sinise, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr White House photo by Eric Draper


President George W. Bush and Laura Bush sit with Vice President Dick Cheney, Lynne Cheney, and their granddaughter, Grace Perry, during a concert commemorating the 55th Presidential Inauguration on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005. White House photo by Eric Draper

24 posted on 01/04/2010 6:32:17 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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Dick Cheney is sworn in for a second term as Vice President by Speaker of the House of Representatives Dennis Hastert during an inaugural ceremony Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005. Lynne Cheney, Mary Cheney, and Liz Cheney listen as he takes the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol. White House photo by Susan Sterner


With his left hand resting on a family Bible, President George W. Bush takes the oath of office to serve a second term as 43rd President of the United States during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005. Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, and Jenna Bush listen as Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist administers the oath. White House photo by Susan Sterner

25 posted on 01/04/2010 6:33:01 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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President George W. Bush gestures the 'Hook 'em, horns," the salute of the University of Texas Longhorns, as he watches the Inaugural Parade with his family and friends from the reviewing stand in front of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005. White House photo by Paul Morse
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President George W. Bush and Laura Bush dance on the Presidential Seal at the Commander-in-Chief Inaugural Ball at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005. White House photo by Paul Morse


President George W. Bush and Laura Bush dance for the crowd during the Constitution Ball held at the Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C., Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005. White House photo by Susan Sterner

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President George W. Bush meets with African-American religious, business, and community leaders in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005. White House photo by Paul Morse.
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President George W. Bush speaks during a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005. White House photo by Paul Morse


President George W. Bush takes part in a conversation about health care initiatives at the National Institutes of Health Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005. White House photo by Paul Morse

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Vice President Dick Cheney and newly sworn-in Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko speak during a press availability after the two men met in Krakow, Poland, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005. Vice President Cheney leads a U.S. delegation to Poland to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. White House photo by David Bohrer


Lynne Cheney walks with Mrs. Viktor Yushchenko during a meeting in Krakow, Poland, Jan. 26, 2005. White House photo by David Bohrer

30 posted on 01/04/2010 6:36:07 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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Vice President Dick Cheney addresses holocaust survivors and their family members during a reception at the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow, Poland, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005. Vice President Cheney leads a U.S. delegation to Poland to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. White House photo by David Bohrer


Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel and his wife Marion Wiesel talk with Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne Cheney during a reception for holocaust survivors at the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow, Poland, Jan. 26, 2005. The Wiesel's, holocaust survivors themselves, were part of a United States delegation to Poland, led by Vice President Cheney to take part in ceremonies commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz camps. White House photo by David Bohrer

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President George W. Bush participates in a conversation on the benefits of health care information technology at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005. White House photo by Paul Morse


President George W. Bush gets a demonstration on health care information technology by doctors of the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005. White House photo by Paul Morse

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Vice President Dick Cheney addresses an international forum at the Juliusz Slowacki Theatre in Krakow, Poland, Jan. 27, 2005. Vice President Cheney leads a U.S. delegation to Poland to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. White House photo by David Bohrer


Vice President Dick Cheney walks to place a candle on a memorial tablet in the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005. Vice President Cheney attend a number of ceremonies throughout the day, commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. White House photo by David Bohrer

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President George W. Bush leads the applause Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, after introducing Dr. Condoleezza Rice as the new Secretary of State during her ceremonial swearing in at the U.S. Department of State. White House photo by Eric Draper
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President George W. Bush talks with a young boy prior to delivering remarks on his legislative priorities and initiatives for the 109th Congressional session of Congress during a retreat in White Sulphur Springs, W.V., Friday, Jan. 28, 2005. White House photo by Paul Morse


President George W. Bush speaks at the 2005 'Congress of Tomorrow' luncheon during the congressional retreat in White Sulphur Springs, W.V., Friday, Jan. 28, 2005. White House photo by Paul Morse

35 posted on 01/04/2010 6:40:22 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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Bush may have not been the greatest president ever -- but OMG, does he sure look better now!

Thanks for posting.

36 posted on 01/04/2010 6:40:45 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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Standing in a room formerly used as barracks for Nazi prisoners, a museum guide explains to Vice President Dick Cheney about the atrocities committed there at the Auschwitz-1 Nazi concentration camp, near Krakow, Poland, Friday, Jan. 28, 2005. The window at left shows a display of empty cans of Zyklon-B gas used against former prisoners. Vice President Cheney was there to take part in ceremonies commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz camps. White House photo by David Bohrer
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Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney, left, walk with other members of a U.S. delegation before paying respects at The Wall of Death at the Auschwitz-1 Nazi concentration camp, near Krakow, Poland, Jan. 28, 2005. Vice President Cheney was there to take part in ceremonies commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz camps. The Wall of Death was named for its use as the backdrop for firing squads where thousands of prisoners were executed while the camp was in operation. White House photo by David Bohrer


Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney, left, along with other members of a U.S. delegation, lay flowers at a memorial inside the first gas chamber at the Auschwitz-1 Nazi concentration camp, near Krakow, Poland, Jan. 28, 2005. Vice President Cheney was there to take part in ceremonies commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz camps. The Wall of Death was named for its use as the backdrop for firing squads where thousands of prisoners were executed while the camp was in operation. White House photo by David Bohrer

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Vice President Dick Cheney, flanked by his daughter Liz Cheney, places a bouquet of flowers at the Wall of Death at the Auschwitz-1 Nazi concentration camp, near Krakow, Poland, Friday, Jan. 28, 2005. Vice President Cheney was there to take part in ceremonies commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz camps. The Wall of Death was named for its use as the backdrop for firing squads where thousands of prisoners were executed while the camp was in operation. White House photo by David Bohrer
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President George W. Bush delivers a live televised statement on Iraq's elections from the Cross Hall of the White House, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005
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With President George W. Bush and her husband Robert Spellings by her side, Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings takes the oath of office during a ceremony at the Department of Education in Washington, D.C., Monday, Jan. 31, 2005. Secretary Spellings served as an Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy during the first term of the Bush administration.


During a ceremony honoring the Detroit Pistons for winning the 2004 NBA Championship, President George W. Bush shares a laugh with basketball player Ben Wallace in the East Room, Jan. 31, 2005.

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All clear - please feel free to post any photo or graphic in he spirit of this thread
42 posted on 01/04/2010 6:44:37 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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Oh the memories, I was at the Commander in Chief ball. What a night.


43 posted on 01/04/2010 6:46:15 PM PST by baseballmom (Philadelphia Phillies - 2009 National League Champions)
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To: 2rightsleftcoast

Indeed we miss them, in some respects these photos from 2005 seem like yesterday yet seem like a lifetime ago.


44 posted on 01/04/2010 6:50:25 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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these photos really depress me...5 years later and we have Weezie and George are livin’ it up ‘cause they hit the big time...


45 posted on 01/04/2010 6:50:28 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: Dinah Lord

A classy photo of a classy family and President makes some many of us feel nostalgic


46 posted on 01/04/2010 6:54:07 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: patriciaruth

My pleasure


47 posted on 01/04/2010 6:54:43 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs

HI! Yay! It’s good to have the new Dose and to see OUR president when he was running this country with integrity and honor!

I miss him!

Thanks for being here, Snugs! Is your Dad better?


48 posted on 01/04/2010 6:58:02 PM PST by LUV W (When Obama says (over and over) "let me be clear" you can interpret it as "let me lie to you"!)
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To: RummyChick

So true and they can’t hold a candle to the Bushes.


49 posted on 01/04/2010 7:01:47 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: snugs

How I miss his sense of fun!


50 posted on 01/04/2010 7:05:28 PM PST by LUV W (When Obama says (over and over) "let me be clear" you can interpret it as "let me lie to you"!)
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