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Obama Handing Out Top Civilian Honors Tuesday
witn.com ^ | 15 Feb 2011 | AP story

Posted on 02/15/2011 9:23:06 AM PST by smokingfrog

President Barack Obama is honoring one of his predecessors today with the Medal of Freedom.

Former President George H.W. Bush is not only being honored for his one term in office but what he's done since. That includes raising cash for Asian tsunami and hurricane Katrina victims.

The Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, has often been a non-partisan one. Bush is among six former presidents and four former first ladies to receive it.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: bush; medaloffreedom

1 posted on 02/15/2011 9:23:15 AM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog
Others being honored today include investor Warren Buffett, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, basketball great Bill Russell and baseball hall of famer Stan Musial.
2 posted on 02/15/2011 9:25:28 AM PST by smokingfrog ( BORN free - taxed to DEATH (and beyond) ...)
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To: smokingfrog

No offense to George Sr., but he is being honored, essentially, for being a good bureaucrat and a Republican willing to compromise his fiscal principals.


3 posted on 02/15/2011 9:29:47 AM PST by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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To: smokingfrog

I hope G*D has a special place reserved for the ENTIRE Bush family.


4 posted on 02/15/2011 9:34:42 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: smokingfrog

This award has turned into an idiotic joke, for some of the people it has been awarded to in the last couple of decades.


5 posted on 02/15/2011 9:39:17 AM PST by rlmorel (Now I have to change this tagline: "Weakness is provocative." Donald Rumsfeld)
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Surprised to not see Bill Ayers on the list. But he is a “warrior” or “enemy combatant”, rather than a “civilian”


6 posted on 02/15/2011 9:50:29 AM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: US Navy Vet

G-d is in control.


7 posted on 02/15/2011 9:50:42 AM PST by saltus (God's Will be done)
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To: rlmorel

It’s mostly just a big photo op.

I understand that U.S. Rep. John Lewis [GA] is getting one too.

I’m wondering why Angela Merkel is included?


8 posted on 02/15/2011 9:53:01 AM PST by smokingfrog ( BORN free - taxed to DEATH (and beyond) ...)
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To: smokingfrog

Do we really need to have presidents handing each other awards?


9 posted on 02/15/2011 9:57:30 AM PST by BigBobber
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To: BigBobber

This country has gone award crazy. Barely a day goes by that someone isn’t being given an award for basically nothing. Hollywood and the music industry are the biggest offenders. They pat each other on the back on a weekly basis.


10 posted on 02/15/2011 10:15:18 AM PST by surrey
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To: smokingfrog

If I were Stan Musial I’d tell the lazy socialist turd to take his medal and stuff it.

But he didn’t, because Musial is one of the classiest guys on the planet.

I’m not.


11 posted on 02/15/2011 5:22:37 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: surrey
This country has gone award crazy.

There.

12 posted on 02/15/2011 5:26:32 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: smokingfrog

I am always glad to see H.W. Bush get recognition. During his show today Rush Limbaugh said that the Presidential medal of Freedom can be awarded to non US citizens. If this is true maybe someday Barack Hussein Obama can get one.


13 posted on 02/15/2011 5:36:44 PM PST by cquiggy
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