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Photo Thread: Pres. Bush on the USS Abraham Lincoln
Yahoo News ^ | May. 1, 2003

Posted on 05/01/2003 12:33:23 PM PDT by jern


U.S. President George W. Bush (news - web sites) gives a thumbs-up as he walks with Vice Admiral Mike Malone (C), Commander Naval Air Forces and Captain Dave Landon, commanding officer Naval Base Coronado, upon arriving at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego May 1, 2003. The President will board an S-3 Viking to fly out to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln to greet the 5,000 sailors aboard the Lincoln as they return home from the war in Iraq (news - web sites). REUTERS/Mike Blake


Wearing a flight suit, U.S. President George W. Bush walks with NFO Lt. Ryan Phillips to board an S-3 Viking, to fly out to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln from Naval Air Station North Island, in San Diego, May 1, 2003. Bush was flying out to greet the 5,000 sailors aboard the Lincoln as they return home from the war in Iraq . REUTERS/Mike Blake


U.S. President George W. Bush (news - web sites) waves from the cockpit aboard an S-3 Viking, before flying out to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, from Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, May 1, 2003. Bush was flying out to greet the 5,000 sailors aboard the Lincoln as they return home from the war in Iraq (news - web sites). REUTERS/Mike Blake


President Bush (news - web sites) lands in a U.S. Navy (news - web sites) S-3B Viking on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln, in this image from video, Thursday, May 1, 2003, in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. The S-3B Viking is dubbed Navy One because of its presidential passenger. (AP Photo/APTN)


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aircraftcarrier; bush; carrierbush; commanderinchief; condoleezzarice; freedom; johnlussier; missionaccomplished; navy; navyone; pictures; pilot; president; presidentbush; ussabrahamlincoln; usslincoln; welcome
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1 posted on 05/01/2003 12:33:23 PM PDT by jern
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To: jern; Vic3O3; cavtrooper21
Way Cool! Thanks for the link!

Semper Fi
2 posted on 05/01/2003 12:37:28 PM PDT by dd5339 (Where are the trolls when I need one? I feel like rending someone limb from limb!)
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To: jern
He sure looks like a guy that knows how to carry his flight gear. It is a long way from the little general in a tank or Klinton making a cross (as posted earlier by someone else). If these pictures get a decent play in the media, the "He is a Leader with convictions" numbers will go past 75% and will stay there a long time.
3 posted on 05/01/2003 12:38:02 PM PDT by q_an_a
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To: jern
Any man or woman has to like this guy.
4 posted on 05/01/2003 12:38:08 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Smokers are people too, most are good people. But Will Rogers never met me.)
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To: jern
Great photos of a great moment. Thanks.
5 posted on 05/01/2003 12:38:40 PM PDT by kcordell
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To: jern
I love the stenciling beneath the co-pilot's window. I'll bet that hasn't been done before.
6 posted on 05/01/2003 12:40:15 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: jern
Anyone have some pictures or screenshots of him posing with the flight deck crew?
7 posted on 05/01/2003 12:41:02 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (Dieses sieht wie ein Job nach Nothosen aus!)
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To: jern
Thank you!! So the secret Service is rowing out or what?
8 posted on 05/01/2003 12:41:35 PM PDT by Adder
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To: jern
I hate to sound like a crybaby, but I was all misty eyed watching Bush land and have his photo taken all the crew. It was very touching and made me proud of Bush. He has a great rapport with the men and women serving their country.

The crew loves him. This was a great thing to do on the part of the President. He's done a great job and he's gotten much better at speaking. All the crew wants to be photographed with Bush. He's taking a lot of time to mingle with the crew. Just GREAT!!! FANTASTIC!

9 posted on 05/01/2003 12:42:27 PM PDT by garyhope
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To: jern
W. rocks!
10 posted on 05/01/2003 12:43:15 PM PDT by TonyRo76
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To: jern
Awesome! Just Awesome!
11 posted on 05/01/2003 12:43:21 PM PDT by Lopeover
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To: jern
whoo hoooo Dubya rocking on the High Seas....Go Dubya Go!!!!
12 posted on 05/01/2003 12:43:23 PM PDT by linn37 (Have you hugged your Phlebotomist today?)
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To: jern
The live video feed was great.
13 posted on 05/01/2003 12:44:36 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Semper Gumby - Always flexible)
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To: Tennessee_Bob


14 posted on 05/01/2003 12:45:02 PM PDT by Registered (RIP Baghdad Bob)
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To: q_an_a
He sure looks like a guy that knows how to carry his flight gear.

Remember, G.W. was an F-16 driver in the Air National Guard.

15 posted on 05/01/2003 12:45:29 PM PDT by scooter2
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To: Registered
Grumnble. StrangeCosmos. *$*&@$#...
16 posted on 05/01/2003 12:45:37 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (© 2003, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: Cyber Liberty
:-)
17 posted on 05/01/2003 12:46:18 PM PDT by Registered (RIP Baghdad Bob)
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To: jern
Pardon me for posting twice, but this is great moment for America, freedom and Bush.

Eat your hearts out Democrats and eat some crow while you're at it.

18 posted on 05/01/2003 12:46:29 PM PDT by garyhope
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To: Registered
Firewall here. Can't see StrangeCosmos, and people link stuff from there all the time. I'll have to wait to hear others describe it.
19 posted on 05/01/2003 12:47:16 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (© 2003, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: q_an_a
Which wire did they catch, and what was the landing grade? An old pilot from the S2F propeller days said they always had to force new grads to fly as copilot because nobody with any carrier experience would do it. So now George W is a 2nd generation tailhook aviator! His dad has to be proud of him, more ways than one.
20 posted on 05/01/2003 12:47:27 PM PDT by 19th LA Inf
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To: jern

21 posted on 05/01/2003 12:47:43 PM PDT by green team 1999
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To: scooter2
GWB flew an F-102.
22 posted on 05/01/2003 12:48:41 PM PDT by Grand Old Partisan (You can read about my history of the GOP at www.republicanbasics.com)
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To: Cyber Liberty
I'm taking bets that at this moment, Dumbocrat Underwear is filled with people who are screaming at their TV, "THOSE PHOTOS ARE STAGED! DO YOU HEAR ME? STAGED!!!"
23 posted on 05/01/2003 12:49:32 PM PDT by TheBigB (**FOX NEWS ALERT Tim Robbins trapped in well. Public: "So?" THIS HAS BEEN A FOX NEWS ALERT**)
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To: TonyRo76
W. rocks!

Big Time

24 posted on 05/01/2003 12:51:24 PM PDT by Skooz (Tagline removed by moderator)
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To: scooter2
He flew the F-102.

His dad flew in an F-16 at Nellis when he was VP - I was there in the crowd to watch him do it.
25 posted on 05/01/2003 12:51:57 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (Dieses sieht wie ein Job nach Nothosen aus!)
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To: jern

banner on the side of the carrier"mission accomplished"
26 posted on 05/01/2003 12:52:26 PM PDT by green team 1999
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To: jern
It's another quagmire. A quagmire, I tell you...
27 posted on 05/01/2003 12:52:43 PM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: TheBigB
How about the phone conference amongst the Axis of Weasels taking place simultaneously, ChIRAQ, Putin & Schroeder all to each other & ganging up on Chiraq, "do you see that! why that could be us to if it wasn't for all your blood money"
28 posted on 05/01/2003 12:52:47 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: Adder
According to Fox News, there was a single Secret Service agent in one of the crew seats in the back. I would imagine other members of the Presidential detail deployed to the carrier yesterday, or earlier this morning....
29 posted on 05/01/2003 12:53:31 PM PDT by Spook86
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To: jern

President Bush (news - web sites) smiles after landing in a U.S. Navy (news - web sites) S-3B Viking on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln, in this image from video, Thursday, May 1, 2003, in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. The S-3B Viking is dubbed Navy One because of its presidential passenger. (AP Photo/APTN)

President Bush (news - web sites) poses for photos with crew members after landing in a U.S. Navy (news - web sites) S-3B Viking on the USS Abraham Lincoln, in this image from video, Thursday, May 1, 2003, in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. The S-3B Viking is dubbed Navy One because of its presidential passenger. (AP Photo/POOL via APTN)

President Bush (news - web sites) walks on the deck after landing in a U.S. Navy (news - web sites) S-3B Viking aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, in this image from video, Thursday, May 1, 2003, in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. The S-3B Viking is dubbed Navy One because of its presidential passenger. (AP Photo/POOL via APTN)
President Bush (news - web sites) waves after landing in a U.S. Navy (news - web sites) S-3B Viking on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln, in this image from video, Thursday, May 1, 2003, in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. The S-3B Viking is dubbed Navy One because of its presidential passenger. (AP Photo/POOL via APTN)
30 posted on 05/01/2003 12:53:36 PM PDT by jern
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To: All
W is the man!
31 posted on 05/01/2003 12:54:12 PM PDT by rintense (Freedom is contagious. And everyone wants to catch it.)
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To: TheBigB
Or, 'GWB is too dumb to fly a jet on his own, which is why someone else had to fly'
32 posted on 05/01/2003 12:55:10 PM PDT by rintense (Freedom is contagious. And everyone wants to catch it.)
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To: Steven W.
Quite awesome! That's our President, hooray and HalleluYAH!
33 posted on 05/01/2003 12:55:13 PM PDT by Hila
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34 posted on 05/01/2003 12:56:35 PM PDT by green team 1999
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To: garyhope
GWB is truly a man of the people. No silver spoon actions here. ann richards, eat your heart out, loser.
36 posted on 05/01/2003 12:59:22 PM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo
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To: jern
Oh.... I just heard a sound coming from the direction of Broadway and 42nd.... what was that?... Oh,... it's OK I know what it was. It was just the sound of Maureeen Dowd's head exploding.
37 posted on 05/01/2003 12:59:27 PM PDT by tcostell
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To: Hila
AVE BVSH!!!!
39 posted on 05/01/2003 1:00:49 PM PDT by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus, Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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To: Donna Lee Nardo
ann richards, eat your heart out, loser.

LOL! Oh, she is. Believe me: she is. :0)

40 posted on 05/01/2003 1:01:50 PM PDT by Skooz (Tagline removed by moderator)
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To: jern
Awesome Pics!!!! THANKS!
41 posted on 05/01/2003 1:01:52 PM PDT by BossLady
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To: rintense
Or, 'GWB is too dumb to fly a jet on his own, which is why someone else had to fly'

Good one! Now, how will they work, "he did it all for the oil"? Or, how did this benefit only the rich?

42 posted on 05/01/2003 1:02:08 PM PDT by Snowy (My golden retriever can lick your honor student)
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43 posted on 05/01/2003 1:02:12 PM PDT by green team 1999
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To: notorious vrc
Except for the engine pods hanging off the wings, the large canopy and high wings, the different fuselage plan...other than that...
44 posted on 05/01/2003 1:02:51 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (Dieses sieht wie ein Job nach Nothosen aus!)
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To: jern; 1Mike; 3catsanadog; ~Kim4VRWC's~; A CA Guy; A Citizen Reporter; abner; Aeronaut; AFPhys; ...
Pictures here for those of you too lazy to scroll through the LIVE THREAD!!!!
45 posted on 05/01/2003 1:02:59 PM PDT by Howlin (The most hated lair on FR)
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To: 19th LA Inf
Which wire did they catch, and what was the landing grade?

He caught the four wire. That's a failing grade.

46 posted on 05/01/2003 1:03:03 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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47 posted on 05/01/2003 1:04:49 PM PDT by green team 1999
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To: Non-Sequitur
I heard there were only three wires? the radio said he caught the first wire.
48 posted on 05/01/2003 1:06:48 PM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: jern
.....pinging.....

.....book marking.....

.....W is sooooo kewl.....

49 posted on 05/01/2003 1:07:51 PM PDT by cyberaxe ((.....does this mean I'm kewl now?.....))
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To: Tennessee_Bob
It flies!
50 posted on 05/01/2003 1:08:42 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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