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Alongside Obama, George W. Bush Steals the WH Show
ABC Nes/AP ^ | May 31, 2012 | JULIE PACE

Posted on 05/31/2012 5:50:36 PM PDT by Innovative

It's Barack Obama's house now, but his predecessor and political foil, George W. Bush, stole the show at the White House on Thursday with his wisecracks and grin.

"Thank you so much for inviting our rowdy friends to my hanging," the former president said, referring to members of his family and former staff, invited back to the executive mansion for the unveiling of his and Laura Bush's official portraits. "Behave yourselves," he jokingly admonished his crowd.

Bush told the current president he was pleased to know "that when you are wandering these halls as you wrestle with tough decisions, you will now be able to gaze at this portrait and ask, 'What would George do?'"

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; georgebush; obama
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I love it! Bush upstaged Obama with humor.
1 posted on 05/31/2012 5:50:43 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

I love it! Bush upstaged Obama with humor.

And class


2 posted on 05/31/2012 5:54:34 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Innovative

Class trumps trash.

It was enough to bring tears to your eyes to see and hear Dubya and Laura juxtaposed with those two whining, traitorous grifters.


3 posted on 05/31/2012 5:54:34 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If you want total security go to prison. The only thing lacking is freedom. D. D. Eisenhower)
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To: Innovative

“I love it! Bush upstaged Obama with humor”, and class.


4 posted on 05/31/2012 5:55:07 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Innovative
President Bush had his flaws, as would human being. But he and Mrs. Bush conducted themselves with class. They maintained the dignity the Office of President should have. They commanded respect. I always will call him President. I can't respect the current gangsta in the White House or his homegirl wife.
5 posted on 05/31/2012 6:06:13 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Innovative

Sure do miss G.W. and Laura.


6 posted on 05/31/2012 6:08:14 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Innovative
On YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMWGLmiZjzY
Wonderful stuff!
7 posted on 05/31/2012 6:08:21 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: fatnotlazy

I second that!!!


8 posted on 05/31/2012 6:08:27 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Innovative

What a sense of humor. :-)


9 posted on 05/31/2012 6:22:58 PM PDT by Spunky
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To: Innovative

(sigh)

Everything is treated like “a show” now.


10 posted on 05/31/2012 6:39:29 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Faith

11 posted on 05/31/2012 6:40:57 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Innovative; GeronL; All

Salve

This is what I am talking about. With classical dignity and humor, you have fun, not like insulting my bests friends from Poland and other countries. Sir Bush, you are showing classical truth and respect.

I love it, one good smile from this Romanian man for you sir.

Merci


12 posted on 05/31/2012 6:44:26 PM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: Innovative
It's Barack Obama's house now

So wrong I can't even describe it. It's the People's House. Always has been and damn well had always better be.

13 posted on 05/31/2012 6:49:16 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Innovative

Interesting that ABC punctuated every single Bush joke with an annoying gong.

ABC editors would never do that to their Great Sacred One.

The first step to becoming an ABC editor is making certain you’re a Republican-hating pig.


14 posted on 05/31/2012 7:07:40 PM PDT by cookcounty ("We're all born idiots, and we only get over that condition as we get less young." -J Goldberg)
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To: Innovative

0baMao is humorless and could never conceive of engaging in the kind of self-deprecating humor that President Bush so graciously delivers. The contrast between the two is striking.


15 posted on 05/31/2012 7:12:51 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Thanks, Jack. We didn’t know how good we had it . . .


16 posted on 05/31/2012 7:24:34 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I certainly miss him.

I think history will be very kind to W. and, when he passes, people will line the streets like they did for Reagan.


17 posted on 05/31/2012 7:25:54 PM PDT by Melian ("Where will wants not, a way opens.")
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To: mosaicwolf
“I love it! Bush upstaged Obama with humor”, and class.

Have you ever met a progressive with a sense of humor ,especially the self depreciating type humor? If a progressive cracks jokes, they always seem to be jabs at others, like something Bill Maher would say.

The current narcissist in chief cannot be self effacing. Honestly, I believe he's too insecure. In his heart 0bama knows he's in over his head, and he hates the job. He loves the perks , and he's right at home in government housing, but he's not at all at ease with the actual job of President. Think back to that press conference when Bill Clinton took over. You could tell Slick Willie LOVED the crowd , while Baraq looked wooden.

18 posted on 05/31/2012 7:29:25 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: Innovative

Obama’s stale attempts at humor totally fell flat. Can ANYTHING work for this clown this month?


19 posted on 05/31/2012 7:30:40 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Innovative

Laura speaking

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGS73mP92-o

still trying to find an actual closeup of the paintings! Rediculous that the press doesn’t really shoe the paintings. Such paintings were ALWAYS shown up close.

The media just can’t bring itself to show ANYTHING that might take attention away from bummer - probably had orders directly from him...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGS73mP92-o

this one show both George and Laura - AND the standing ovations they got

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=vvcIsbQuAnc&NR=1

Not only a slap in the face to us - but to the artist - that they don’t show us the portraits - they should lead the videos...


20 posted on 05/31/2012 7:44:58 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: maine-iac7

Ghettobama is a disgrace.


22 posted on 05/31/2012 7:50:08 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Faith
You are not alone. This past week the NatGeo channel replayed his interview from last year devoted to 9-11. Seeing clips of him back then showed just how qualified he was. We were fortunate to have him, especially at that moment in history.

BTW, the portrait is outstanding. While the media has never been kind to him, I believe history will be. It was good to see him and his family enjoy this day. He did himself proud.

23 posted on 05/31/2012 7:51:20 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane
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To: fatnotlazy
President Bush had his flaws, as would human being. But he and Mrs. Bush conducted themselves with class. They maintained the dignity the Office of President should have. They commanded respect.

Which is why I still have a picture of George and Laura Bush hanging on my office wall.

24 posted on 05/31/2012 7:57:12 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: cookcounty

That gong was way annoying. Trying to make Dubya sound like a vaudeville act when his jokes were low-key, funny and good humored.


25 posted on 05/31/2012 8:04:33 PM PDT by altura
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To: altura

Broken record here. Love W the man but W the politician barely had a conservative instinct anywhere in his being. But love his class and sense of humor.


26 posted on 05/31/2012 8:24:22 PM PDT by H.Bowman
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To: Colonel_Flagg

27 posted on 05/31/2012 8:28:12 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: Innovative

Wow, it’s just such a contrast George and Laura seem warm, genuine...they obviously like each other..good hearted..humility, grateful

Contrast that against the current residents..lame ass attempts at being funny, attempts at being cool, taking over every television show from late night talk to sesame street, and Disney with “appearances”, scowling faces, self centered, narcissistic, overbearing, me, me, me.grandiose, ungracisous..keeping Netanyahu waiting, making the Dalai Lama use the back door, and walk by all the garbage bags..

Yep, such a contrast..


28 posted on 05/31/2012 9:32:38 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of course, I didn't read the article...This is FreeRepublic.)
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To: sockmonkey
I can only imagine the glacial cold and silence with which that ceremony was watched on "the telly" in certain chambers in Buckingham Palace, by someone who was front-row center when Obozo the Klown dumped disgracefully during his protocol-busting appearance with the Queen.

I saw some of that, and it was like watching an airliner crash in slow motion. At least it didn't produce dead bodies .... like Obozo's victory lap and outing the SEALs after they bagged Osama Bin Laden.

29 posted on 05/31/2012 9:53:36 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: H.Bowman
"Broken record here. Love W the man but W the politician barely had a conservative instinct anywhere in his being. But love his class and sense of humor."

I guess his 2 Supreme Court CONSERVATIVE Justices who are holding this country together are meaningless to you. I guess his 2003 Federal Income Tax rate reductions for lower and middle class mean nothing to you. GWB has allowed me to keep more of my paycheck...

30 posted on 05/31/2012 9:55:00 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Innovative

There were many things I disagreed with Bush on. All said, He and Mrs. Bush served the country with grace and class. Hannity played the whole clip today. President Bush handled the affair with class and humor. Obozo sounded like a buffoon.


31 posted on 05/31/2012 9:55:51 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

We miss you, Mr. President. Thank you for your service.


32 posted on 05/31/2012 9:57:41 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Innovative

I think Obama’s classless, self-serving remarks at this event were an astounding disgrace, but pretty much par for the course from The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers.


33 posted on 05/31/2012 9:59:42 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Innovative
With luck, OBummer won't have his picture disgracing the White House if his ineligibility is finally proved.
And the bastard is ineligible in several ways.
34 posted on 05/31/2012 10:16:29 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: maine-iac7

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2583779/posts?page=2925#2925

Post 2925 has some good shots of the portraits.


35 posted on 05/31/2012 10:50:16 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: maine-iac7; dayglored

Thank you so very much for these great links.

What class the Bush family is always.

Some of the Bush graciousness seemed to rub off on Michelle, for a time.


36 posted on 05/31/2012 10:52:43 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: dead
I think Obama’s classless, self-serving remarks at this event were an astounding disgrace, but pretty much par for the course from The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers.

The contrast of obama and the Bush family is astounding. I believe that Michelle actually stood up to the plate tonight.

37 posted on 05/31/2012 10:55:31 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Innovative
"..when you are wandering these halls as you wrestle with tough decisions, you will now be able to gaze at this portrait and ask, 'What would George do?'"

GOTTA LOVE IT!!!

38 posted on 05/31/2012 11:01:57 PM PDT by Humidston (For the first time in my adult life I FEAR my government.)
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To: Innovative

humor and CLASS


39 posted on 05/31/2012 11:22:26 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Just as Mrs. Bush said it there today, that it was they’re home for 8 years but it was/is the people’s house..stupid reporter who wrote article above!


40 posted on 05/31/2012 11:25:12 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: avacado; H.Bowman

agreed, and I’ll add that my husband HAD A PAYCHECK under Bush...since early 2009 and O-BLAME-O he’s lucky if he had 6 mos. worth of work...ALL PRAISE O-BLAME-O...

NOVEMBER 6, 2012


41 posted on 05/31/2012 11:29:57 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: avacado; H.Bowman

agreed, and I’ll add that my husband HAD A PAYCHECK under Bush...since early 2009 and O-BLAME-O he’s lucky if he had 6 mos. worth of work...ALL PRAISE O-BLAME-O...

NOVEMBER 6, 2012


42 posted on 05/31/2012 11:29:57 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Yes. He wasn’t perfect, but he was a whole lot better than what we currently have.


43 posted on 05/31/2012 11:37:16 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: Iron Munro
Did you notice the irritated, smirky face of moochelle? From irritated, smirky, to big smile, and back to irritated, smirky.

What a dog.

44 posted on 06/01/2012 12:01:12 AM PDT by itssme
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To: itssme
Did you notice the irritated, smirky face of moochelle? From irritated, smirky, to big smile, and back to irritated, smirky.

What a dog.

You're insulting dogs.

45 posted on 06/01/2012 3:42:16 AM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: fatnotlazy

Bush and his people were also hard workers.

He was up early for his morning run or bike ride, and in his office early.
He gave up golfing for a time.

They bashed him for “vacationing” at the Ranch SO MUCH.
But if memory serves me right..his staff followed him there and they continued to work.


46 posted on 06/01/2012 4:52:05 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: avacado

Hopefully, in a few weeks, we can thank W again when the monstrosity called “affordable” health care “reform” is tossed in the trash.


47 posted on 06/01/2012 4:56:26 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Scotswife

“Bush and his people were also hard workers.”

***

And President Bush still works hard. Does much for our wounded veterans.

You’re right about his “vacations.” He took the job seriously. Was never really off duty. And neither he nor his wife took lavish vacations SF taxpayer expense.


48 posted on 06/01/2012 5:20:20 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: dead

“I think Obama’s classless, self-serving remarks at this event were an astounding disgrace, but pretty much par for the course from The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers.”

Trailer trash families will always be trailer trash no matter how much boasting they do about themselves about how great they are.


49 posted on 06/01/2012 5:20:30 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Innovative

One thing I found interesting is that the article said he crafted this speech himself as he no longer employs speech writers. On another note, the press likes to try to compare Moochelle with Jackie O’. Well, if there is a comparison to be made with Jackie Kennedy it would have to be Laura Bush. She is the first lady with the most class since Jackie O’. A beautiful woman.

Why is it that the Republican politician’s women seem to exude beauty and class for the most part? There will never be a promient republican’s wife like say Moochelle or one having a tongue ring like Dennis Kucinich’s wife.


50 posted on 06/01/2012 6:14:50 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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