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Bushes in Naples: George W. and Jeb show personal side in appearance
Naplesnews.com ^ | Feb 16, 2010 | LAURA LAYDEN

Posted on 02/17/2010 12:43:11 PM PST by I still care

NAPLES — The Bush brothers packed the house at the Naples Grande Beach Resort.

Former President George W. Bush and his brother Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, spoke Tuesday night as part of the Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speakers Series. They talked issues _ everything from health care and the Iraq war to budget deficits and Social Security reform.

George W. Bush, the 43rd U.S. president, has stayed out of the spotlight, limiting his face-time in public since leaving the White House about a year ago.

He and his brother – the state’s 43rd governor – addressed a crowd of more than 1,000 who purchased tickets to see them. Tickets to hear the duo speak started at $200.

The brothers had the crowd laughing, clapping and sighing with heart-felt emotions as they showed their more personal side. A few times, George W. Bush fought tears as he talked about the support of his wife in the Oval Office and how his decisions to send more troops to Iraq hurt families in the U.S. who lost their sons, daughters, husbands and wives to the war.

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Very nice article on the Bush brothers speaking together in Naples, FL. As usual, W shows his class and does not directly criticize Obama. But they get their point across - Jeb said he “bought a Ford that was not owned by the federal government."

If I had known about this in advance I would have liked to have gone. Jim Angle moderated; he's always intelligent and good at such things.

1 posted on 02/17/2010 12:43:11 PM PST by I still care
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To: ohioWfan; STARWISE

ping


2 posted on 02/17/2010 12:45:08 PM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: I still care

Had to add this; I think I’ll change my tagline for a while.


3 posted on 02/17/2010 12:47:34 PM PST by I still care ( “I believe in the universality of freedom,” -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: I still care
Very nice article on the Bush brothers speaking together in Naples, FL. As usual, W shows his class and does not directly criticize Obama...

Me thinks you missed in adding a "cl" to "class"!

4 posted on 02/17/2010 12:50:17 PM PST by meandog (OWEbummercare: "Arbeit Macht Frei!")
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To: I still care

Fox news reported this morning that G. Bush didn’t know who Rubio was.


5 posted on 02/17/2010 12:52:16 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: I still care

Don’t know much about Jeb, but George Bush has enough class to not “sound the trumpet before him” when he goes anywhere or does anything...quite unlike our self-serving, egotistical current president.


6 posted on 02/17/2010 12:58:12 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: I still care

Get out da Bushes! Puhlease... no more Boooooooooshies!


7 posted on 02/17/2010 12:58:15 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: tflabo

Oh, shut up.


8 posted on 02/17/2010 12:59:37 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: I still care

When Character was King ...

SnakeDoc


9 posted on 02/17/2010 1:00:29 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (I am Jack's smirking revenge.)
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To: meandog

Someone should add a “hole” to your ass.


10 posted on 02/17/2010 1:00:59 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: I still care

Very nice article!

Thanks for finding and posting it.


11 posted on 02/17/2010 1:02:50 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: meandog

You have wound up a pathetic figure...hate does that to ya


12 posted on 02/17/2010 1:03:55 PM PST by woofie
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To: Deb

I’ll second the motion, Deb...


13 posted on 02/17/2010 1:04:12 PM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: tflabo

Repeating Jesse Jackson. That works. Sheesh.


14 posted on 02/17/2010 1:07:07 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: Deb

Love the reception they got...I miss the sense of love and devotion to our nation shared when Bush was in office...and the sense of safety...we knew they were doing what they could to protect this country...unlike now where it seems our Pres. is more for himself/the world/the arab nations than for this nation and keeps on putting us in arms way.


15 posted on 02/17/2010 1:09:45 PM PST by caww
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To: I still care

What a difference an election makes


16 posted on 02/17/2010 1:12:35 PM PST by tayper (Granny told me, Saying it don't make it so)
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To: Deb
Oh, shut up

OMG you beat me to it, that was my exact reaction when I read the post.

17 posted on 02/17/2010 1:38:58 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: I still care

George Bush always was a classy guy.


18 posted on 02/17/2010 1:44:32 PM PST by Wee-Weed Up
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To: I still care
I had the pleasure of standing 15 feet away from Dubya when he came to a local GOP fund raiser in NJ of all places.

I could not believe what a great public speaker he is. He was fired up. Called the terrorists "barbarians", "murderers", "cowards", etc...Teared up when discussing 9/11 and our fallen soldiers.

Not sure if he froze up because he was on TV or because he speech writers told him to take out the "Wanted: Dead or Alive" style. He is much better in person.

Amazing being that close to C-I-C DURING the war.

19 posted on 02/17/2010 1:57:45 PM PST by MattinNJ (Pence/Palin)
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To: Deb

I agree. I’d take G.W. or Jeb in a heartbeat over almost anyone out there now.


20 posted on 02/17/2010 2:01:13 PM PST by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: McGavin999

Its not too late.


21 posted on 02/17/2010 2:21:03 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: varina davis

I’m waiting for George P.


22 posted on 02/17/2010 2:21:31 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Trievers; 4integrity; 4mycountry; A_perfect_lady; Alberta's Child; Allegra; ...

FANTASTIC piece about Pres. George and Gov. Jeb Bush!

http://m.naplesnews.com/news/2010/feb/16/george-bush-jeb-bush-naples-visit/

Thank you, Mrs. T .. ;)


23 posted on 02/17/2010 3:55:21 PM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: STARWISE

Thanks for ping.. would have loved to have been there..

imagine you will be sharing this at the Dose..


24 posted on 02/17/2010 4:11:13 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

G. Bush didn’t know who Rubio was.


Bush doesn’t know much about Sarah Palin either...

“I’m trying to remember if I’ve met her before. I’m sure I must have.” His eyes twinkled, then he asked, “What is she, the governor of Guam?”

I wonder how that Bush bailout is working out.


25 posted on 02/17/2010 4:13:00 PM PST by eleni121 (For Jesus did not give us a timid spirit , but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline)
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To: onyx; tflabo
Maybe tflabo IS Jesse Jackson.

We haven't seen him lately, have we?

(Sheesh! What a dumb thing to say!)

26 posted on 02/17/2010 4:24:05 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle; STARWISE
Thanks for the pings!

Sweet article about two wonderful men!

(And the antithesis of the people who hate them).

27 posted on 02/17/2010 4:25:37 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: meandog
No one was talking about you, meandog.

They were talking about two men with CLASS.

28 posted on 02/17/2010 4:27:04 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: meandog

***Me thinks you missed in adding a “cl” to “class”! ***

Here’s a biscuit, now go home.


29 posted on 02/17/2010 4:29:17 PM PST by kitkat (Obama hates us. Well, maybe a LOT of Kenyans do.)
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To: eleni121
Actually, the Bush bailout has been mostly paid back.

And if you think that George W. Bush doesn't know about Sarah Palin, you are seriously lacking observation skills.

It's called HUMOR. The President has it. You apparently don't.

30 posted on 02/17/2010 4:29:23 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: kitkat

LOL, kitkat! PERFECT response! :)


31 posted on 02/17/2010 4:29:52 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: meandog
Me thinks you missed in adding a "cl" to "class"!

Not only are YOU classless, but a dumbass too. Congrats.

32 posted on 02/17/2010 4:30:12 PM PST by bfree (The revolution is coming and it will be violent--FUBO)
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To: Deb; tflabo

***Get out da Bushes! Puhlease... no more Boooooooooshies!***

>>>Oh, shut up.>>>

Hey, Deb, isn’t there some kind of collar that keeps a mean dog from barking?


33 posted on 02/17/2010 4:34:23 PM PST by kitkat (Obama hates us. Well, maybe a LOT of Kenyans do.)
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To: STARWISE; LucyT; maggief; onyx; PhiKapMom

Just saw Jenna Bush H doing an interview at the Olympics on our local station. Apparently she’s working for the network as a reporter...Hmmm.


34 posted on 02/17/2010 4:44:05 PM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: I still care

I’ve had my policy differences with both President Bush and Governor Bush, but they are a class act.

If Jeb Bush was named Jeb Smith, with his record in Florida, he would be a contender for national office.


35 posted on 02/17/2010 4:49:31 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: I still care; STARWISE

THANK YOU for ‘posting’ or ‘pinging’ this article — I would have loved to attend this event! In fact, I hope the Bush Brothers take this format on the road!!


36 posted on 02/17/2010 5:01:36 PM PST by DrDeb
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To: Deb

Way to clean up the mess on post #7 . . . “Oh, shut up” was the perfect reponse . . . And EXACTLY what I was thinking before I read your post!!


37 posted on 02/17/2010 5:03:21 PM PST by DrDeb
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To: tflabo

You embarrass yourself.


38 posted on 02/17/2010 5:45:10 PM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: ohioWfan

It’s not about whether the Bush/Obama bailout is paid back—it’s about principle, something the Bushes obviously don’t have.

As for Palin...he has said lots of dumb stuff about her.. he doesn’t like her much.


39 posted on 02/17/2010 5:54:41 PM PST by eleni121 (For Jesus did not give us a timid spirit , but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline)
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To: DrDeb

Welcome ... ;)


40 posted on 02/17/2010 5:59:04 PM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: ohioWfan

As Forrest Gump might say, stupid is as stupid does.


41 posted on 02/17/2010 6:00:50 PM PST by altura
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To: eleni121

You don’t know what you’re talking about.

Deb said it best.

Shut up.


42 posted on 02/17/2010 6:02:24 PM PST by altura
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To: eleni121
Your saying that the Bushes lack principles makes me laugh........in a sad sort of way. Obviously character assessment is not your strong suit. (Do you hate everyone in the whole wide world who doesn't dot every i and cross every t as you do? I think so.....)

What a sad life to be so deeply angry at millions upon millions of people......most of them good and honorable, but lacking your version of perfection.

Sad.

God bless President Bush and his family. They are GOOD people. Honorable people. People of deep and strong principle.

The world needs more of them.........and less of those who dedicate their lives to attacking them.

43 posted on 02/17/2010 6:24:40 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: altura
Apparently so, altura.

Can you imagine anyone so stupid that he thinks that quoting Jesse Jackson is a GOOD thing to do? LOL!

Cue Twilight Zone theme.......

44 posted on 02/17/2010 6:28:36 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: ohioWfan

Seems another lifetime since THE night, doesn’t it? You got the kiss, you turkey, and I only got the handshake. A night to remember for sure.


45 posted on 02/17/2010 7:17:20 PM PST by WVNan (I hate the liberal news corpse..)
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To: I still care

Thank you for posting.


46 posted on 02/17/2010 7:24:41 PM PST by BlueAngel
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To: tflabo

Just stay off the threads that have the name Bush in the title. You don’t speak for all of us. Sheesh!


47 posted on 02/17/2010 7:27:28 PM PST by BlueAngel
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To: WVNan
It seems a lifetime ago, Nan! But I won't forget it, that's for sure.

We heard and saw President Bush three more times after taht, but none was as spectacular as that night in WVa.

And for that I am eternally grateful!!

(And so is my son, Eric, who so proudly shook the hand of his Commander in Chief!)

48 posted on 02/17/2010 7:47:54 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: WVNan
Grateful to YOU, that is, my dear friend!!

(Are you buried in snow down there?)

49 posted on 02/17/2010 7:51:05 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: BlueAngel
They see the name "Bush" in the title, and are drawn to them like little shredded fragments of metal to a magnet.

I'm beginning to wonder if it isn't a mental illness that goes even beyond the "normal" BDS.....

I don't think they could stay away if they tried.

50 posted on 02/17/2010 7:53:32 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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