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A day in the life of President Bush (8/15/05): old photos - children and babies special
www.yahoo.com www.whitehouse.gov ^ | 15th August 2005 | Snugs

Posted on 08/15/2005 4:40:34 PM PDT by snugs

President Bush and the first lady continue their stay at their ranch in Crawford Texas where they are based for the month of August.

Though this is a time of relaxation and recharging of the batteries he continues to conduct governmental business from what has been dubbed the western White House.

As I have been unable to find any photos for today I am posting a special that I have put together contrasting the campaign style of the President and Vice President in regard to babies and young children and their adult children.

There are a some heart warming photos mainly from last year election campaign though I have included other photos which are not specifically election events but are relevant to the subject

On Saturday the President threw the first pitch in a Little League Base Ball game at Marvin Norcross Stadium Waco, Texas, he attended the game with the First Lady and Secretary of State Condi Rice (notice the friendly reference to Secretary Rice in the quote of the day – I suspect seeing as this was a cause dear to his heart and he was relaxed hence the informal reference to the Secretary of State – personally I thought it was rather heart warming).

Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barbrabush; cheney; cheneygrandchildren; dickcheney; electionstyles; jennabush; laurabush; lizcheney; lynnecheney; mary; presidentgeorgewbush
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QUOTE OF THE DAY –

President Attends Little League Baseball Southwest Regional Championship
Marvin Norcross Stadium
Waco, Texas - 13th August 2005

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all for the warm welcome. Welcome to Texas. Steve, thank you very much for inviting me. Mayor DuPuy, thank you very much for being such a gracious host for this important regional tournament. It's great to see you. I'm proud to be here, by the way, with the mayor of Crawford, Texas. Mayor David Posten. Mr. Mayor, it's good to see you. Laura and I are really thrilled to be here.

Before I say something about the families here, I do want to thank the Pride of the Blue, the Robinson High School Band, for being here. (Applause.) I particularly want to say to the coaches of both teams, thanks for setting such a good example, thanks for taking time out of your lives to help these young men understand the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship and hard work.

To the families who are here, thank you very much for supporting your Little Leaguer. Thanks for taking time out of your life to set such a good example for them and show them the love and compassion that is necessary. And to the players, congratulations to you. You've worked hard to get here. Laura and I and Condi are looking forward to seeing a great game. We wish you all the very best.

Play hard, play fair, play to win. God bless you all and may God continue to bless our great country. Thank you very much. (Applause.)



PHOTO OF THE DAY


President Bush winds up to throw out the first pitch at the Little League Baseball Southwest Region Championship Game at Marvin Norcross Stadium in Waco, Texas, August 13, 2005



For more photos please see Sunday’s edition of the dose.

1 posted on 08/15/2005 4:40:43 PM PDT by snugs
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To: snugs

Here


2 posted on 08/15/2005 4:41:00 PM PDT by My2Cents ("The essence of American journalism is vulgarity divested of truth." -- Winston Churchill)
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To: snugs

Good evenin'


3 posted on 08/15/2005 4:41:16 PM PDT by jla
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Jedismom; 2Trievers; 4mycountry; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A_perfect_lady; ...

Dose going up there are a lot of photos so please wait until the all clear is given before posting re-posting photos or graphics


4 posted on 08/15/2005 4:42:01 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs

I'm glad post is early, have to leave soon.


5 posted on 08/15/2005 4:43:26 PM PDT by newfrpr04
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To: snugs

Good Evening snugs, and thanks for all you do!


6 posted on 08/15/2005 4:43:29 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Whenever a Liberal is Speaking on the Senate Floor, Al-Jazeera Breaks in and Covers it LIVE)
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To: snugs

As there are no or very few new photos today I decided to do a “special”. My theme today is children (babies) and politics and to contrast the 2 very different styles and IMHO views that the President and Vice President have with children’s role in politics and in particular their own children.

The President has always tried to keep his children away from the media and his political career and it was only when he daughters insisted in getting involved last year in his re-election campaign that one saw them regularly out on the campaign trail with him or the first lady.

The Vice President on the other hand has from his first campaign as a candidate for Congress in Wyoming back in the 70s actively encouraged, some might say insisted that his children and now grandchildren are involved on the road with him and his wife Lynne. Lynne summed up their point of view the best rather than having a nanny or babysitter watch them at home she felt it was better they were on the road with their parents and she felt this did them no harm and in fact made them closer as a family. This now has been passed on by their mother Liz Cheney Perry to her children who were seen on the road with their parents and grandparents thoughout the mid and latter part of the campaign last year.

The President is often seen holding, kissing and cuddling very young babies and children whilst the Vice President does not baby hug yet was constantly seen on the road with his grandchildren and his interaction with them shows that he is as comfortable and obvioiusly loves children as much as the President does but IMHO does not want to seen kissing and cuddling babies and young children unless they are his grand children. There are a couple of photos though from his Asian tour in 2003 that show that he genuinely does like children the way he smiles at the girl at the airport is a prime example.

The Vice President is obviously a wonderful grandfather and ensures despite the obvious difficulties shows that they have a true grandparent relationship with him and as normal childhood as possible. They “camp” at the Naval Observatory (VP Official residence) on the floor of their grandparents bedroom with sleeping bags along with the dogs Dave and Jackson. What wonderful stories these children will have in later life of sleep overs at Vice President’s Resisdance. Lynne also told the nation on the IMUS radio show on inaulgation day that if the grand children want food after 8.00pm that it is Dick they go to and get round for him to either peel an apple or pop corn for them how they will remember that with fondness and wonder later in life.

The President as yet does not have grand children but has shown on the campaign trail that he has a natural affinity with small children. IMHO if he did have grand children I some how doubt that you would have seen them out and about as one did with the Cheney grand children contrasting the styles of the 2 men. One I believe feels that the whole family should be involved and that it forms part of the development as a person to be involved fully in what their parents passionately believe in whilst the Persident and his wife I think have shown that there child rearing is more on the lines of allowing their children more free rein, independence and privacy and although thrilled and delighted that during his last campaign ever his children volunteered to work on the campaign but never expected it.

The Vice President IMHO due to how he and Lynne raised their children would feel it was only natural that Lynne Chenery Perry resigned her position at the State Department to work full time on the campaign and along with her sister Mary who though not seen much upfront played a major role behind the sences on his re-election campaign.

Whilst on the campaign trail theVice President is not seen hugging or kissing babies or children in fact only briefly his own though it is obvious from the interaction he loves them deeply and his daughter confirmed in a TV interview shortly before the elecetion that in private he is very similar to the man you see in public except there are a lot of “hugs” so although not demononstrative in public he is affectionate in private.

The President on the other hand cannot resist in public hugging, kissing almost tossing in the air babies and small children they were seen all the time on the campaign trail and continue to be visable at at various venues he attend promoting his policies. Some cynics may say this is all political and is a show I do not subscribe to this view. You can see genuine love and enjoyment when he interacts with the very young he obviously will make a wonderful grand dad. He loves the contact with these children and it is incidental to him that by doing so this portrays him as loving and kindly grandfather or fatherly figure.

Enjoy the following heart warming photos of the President and Vice President with children and babies. Amongst the photos are ones of the President with his now grown up children on the campaign trail last year which shows the love he portrays with small children and obviously had for them as babies and younger children is still live and well and evident from the way they interact with him.

These photos show how these 2 wonderful men and their families love children which after all are the foundation of our lives and hopes for the future God Bless them both and their wonderful example of family and maritial love in this turberlent world full of child and spouse abuse of children growing up without mother or fathers and where divorce and separation in family life is so common place it is now considered the norm.

Please feel free to post your own favourites as well.

God Bless your President and Vice President and your wonderful Country God Bless America.

Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island

The President and babies


7 posted on 08/15/2005 4:43:33 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs
George W Bush and babies/small children, most of these photos are from the election campaign last year though some of them maybe from other events such as promoting social security reform or other policies that the President has been touring the country promoting.



8 posted on 08/15/2005 4:44:22 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs

God bless President Bush.


9 posted on 08/15/2005 4:45:04 PM PDT by Texagirl4W ("I am too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed!")
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To: snugs
The Vice President on the other hand is not often seen with children other than his own grandchildren here are a couple

On the other hand his grandchildren and children represent a very important role in his election campaigns.


10 posted on 08/15/2005 4:45:50 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs

Hi snugs .... love the baby pictures .. thanks!


11 posted on 08/15/2005 4:46:20 PM PDT by STARWISE (GITMO IS TOO GOOD FOR THESE TRAITORS -- SEND THEM ALL TO EGYPT FOR QUESTIONING.)
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To: snugs
The President was heartened that his grown children wanted to help on the campaign though he would not expect them to do so and has always tried to keep the away from the limelight so that they can have as normal a life as possible.

The following a few photos from the campaign trail which show the close relationship that the President has with both his children.

Jenna shows she has her dad’s love of babies as well

12 posted on 08/15/2005 4:47:58 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: My2Cents

How many toasters do you have ? Ha. # 3 ! pretty good for a one who ususally doesn't get to it until 100+ post. It's nice to end up day with this thread. :)


13 posted on 08/15/2005 4:50:20 PM PDT by newfrpr04
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To: snugs

yeayyyyy!


14 posted on 08/15/2005 4:50:31 PM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: snugs
That first pic today reminds me of other first pitches --

And of course, this one (2001 World Series) --

...where he nailed the strike zone:


15 posted on 08/15/2005 4:50:35 PM PDT by My2Cents ("The essence of American journalism is vulgarity divested of truth." -- Winston Churchill)
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To: newfrpr04
How many toasters do you have ?

I'm embarrassed to say.

16 posted on 08/15/2005 4:52:38 PM PDT by My2Cents ("The essence of American journalism is vulgarity divested of truth." -- Winston Churchill)
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To: snugs
The Cheney daughters were involved from an early age with their father election campaigns and both were vital members of the team last year here are a few photos
Mary at the RNC (I think this is one of the best photos I have ever seen of her>


At the VP debate in Cleveland Ohio


Liz, Mary and her partner Heather

Liz’s family with her parents at the RNC

On the eve of the election both The President and Vice President were at rallies which were very much family affairs

Though to young to vote Dick Cheney’s grand daughter Kate accompanied him to vote in Jackson Hole Wyoming once again I would suspect the VP would see this is an important part in her education and development.


Both the Cheney and Bush families celebrate at the Victory Rally at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington

There are many other photos I could have used but I think these give you a flavour of the Bush and Cheney families and their commitment to each other and the country they love and serve.

I finish with a photo of the President Laura and the Vice President and Lynne

Please enjoy these and post any favourites of your own.

17 posted on 08/15/2005 4:55:54 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs

snugs, what a wonderful essay and collection of photos. I think you have pegged each man exactly right. Thanks so much for your effort this evening!


18 posted on 08/15/2005 4:55:57 PM PDT by Miss Marple (Karl Rove is Plame-proof.)
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ALL CLEAR PLEASE FEEL FREE TO POST OR RE-POST YOUR FAVOURITE PHOTOS OR GRAPHICS IN THE SPIRIT OF THIS THREAD
19 posted on 08/15/2005 4:57:08 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: MJY1288

Good evening Mike


20 posted on 08/15/2005 4:57:43 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs

Both President Bush and VP Cheney are really at ease with children. I don't think I have ever seen Barbara holding a child. Jenna is a natural - photos on recent trip to Africa with Laura were really nice. One that I like not to bring up HRC is the one where she's holding the baby and his eyes are turned and looks like he is ready to punch her.


21 posted on 08/15/2005 4:59:22 PM PDT by newfrpr04
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To: snugs
Hey, Snugs!

I made it early for a change!

22 posted on 08/15/2005 5:00:26 PM PDT by Kate of Spice Island (When I was young we used to go "skinny dipping," now I just "chunkydunk.")
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I have just noticed there are some photos of Condi Rice from today I will go and get them


23 posted on 08/15/2005 5:01:31 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice addresses the recent developments involving the drafting of an Iraqi constitution, Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, at the Department of State in Washington. Just 20 minutes before midnight, parliament voted to give negotiators another seven days, until Aug. 22, to try to draft the charter.


24 posted on 08/15/2005 5:10:28 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs

Yea!!!! I get back from a few days away and the Dose is ready for me! Thanks snugs, I adore looking back at all these photos. Makes my smile reallllly big!


25 posted on 08/15/2005 5:13:55 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (Yoo-Hoo, Ms, Plame. Ollie, ollie, oxen free. Come out, come out, wherever you are!)
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To: snugs

Thanks snugs for the dose today.
Great pixs of Condi. Saw her news conference.


26 posted on 08/15/2005 5:22:29 PM PDT by SoCalPol (More Died At Chappaquiddic than Guantanamo)
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To: CAluvdubya

Hiya. Glad to see your back. Hope your sister is doing ok. Don't know if you have seen some of the threads from
the past days, great stuff on Able Danger also the other
evening into the early morning great thread on the Freepers who went down to TX to counter MoveOn Sheehen.


27 posted on 08/15/2005 5:31:27 PM PDT by SoCalPol (More Died At Chappaquiddic than Guantanamo)
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To: snugs

I'm Here! :o)


28 posted on 08/15/2005 5:33:12 PM PDT by Pippin ( This complicates things a bit!)
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To: SoCalPol

It's nice to be home. I have seen some about Able Danger but only heard about the FReepers today as I was driving home. Rush caller mentioned it and so did Hannity! The threads must have been fun!


29 posted on 08/15/2005 5:34:33 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (Yoo-Hoo, Ms, Plame. Ollie, ollie, oxen free. Come out, come out, wherever you are!)
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Hi, Mike!

I'm hoping the t-storms will hold off tomorrow so I can post the DOSE.

30 posted on 08/15/2005 5:34:43 PM PDT by Pippin ( This complicates things a bit!)
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Hello Pips great you could make it


31 posted on 08/15/2005 5:36:15 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs

I think both President Bush and Vice-President Cheney look the happiest when they are with thier famalies.


32 posted on 08/15/2005 5:37:22 PM PDT by Pippin ( This complicates things a bit!)
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To: My2Cents
Firt again this is becoming a habit LOL
33 posted on 08/15/2005 5:38:13 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: newfrpr04
Glad to oblige
34 posted on 08/15/2005 5:38:55 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs

Whoops correction to post 7 I have called the VP's daughter Lynne in one sentance of course it is Liz. = Sorry for the error.


35 posted on 08/15/2005 5:40:37 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: Pippin

Let me know if you need me to post it for you


36 posted on 08/15/2005 5:41:02 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Whenever a Liberal is Speaking on the Senate Floor, Al-Jazeera Breaks in and Covers it LIVE)
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To: snugs
With all this Sheehan stuff and craziness.

I neede a DOSE tonight! :o)

37 posted on 08/15/2005 5:42:22 PM PDT by Pippin ( This complicates things a bit!)
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To: MJY1288
I'm watching and listening to any more predictions of the weather for tomorrow and I'll let you know.

Thanks.

38 posted on 08/15/2005 5:43:45 PM PDT by Pippin ( This complicates things a bit!)
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To: CAluvdubya

Glad you enjoyed them it was fun preparing it.


39 posted on 08/15/2005 5:45:14 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: Pippin
It's supposed to be very cool tomorrow, 82 deg as the high, I doubt we will have T-Storms, but if we do, or you can't post it, I will :-)

Thanks Pippin for helping out, it's mjuch appreciated :-)

40 posted on 08/15/2005 5:46:02 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Whenever a Liberal is Speaking on the Senate Floor, Al-Jazeera Breaks in and Covers it LIVE)
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To: snugs
Wow, I like the new 'do. Looks more classic.
41 posted on 08/15/2005 5:46:12 PM PDT by grame (mom of 4, mom-in-law of 4, grammy to 9 precious gifts from God)
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To: snugs

What a great dose! Thank you so much for these great pictures. The ones of Condi are lovely!

I don't know if any of you have read the book about love languages. The thesis is that there are 5 primary languages of love--ways we like to give and receive love (words of encouragement, physical touch, acts of service, gifts, and quality time). My dh and I found it quite interesting--as we read the book learned about our own primary love language, it provided great insight and help (particularly since my first is his last and vice versa!).

I say all that to say that I have often wondered when reading the dose if GWB's primary love language is physical touch. He seems to thrive on giving hugs and kisses and is so genuine about it. Obviously I have no real idea, but it is interesting to think about.

Thanks again, Snugs!

DeLynn


42 posted on 08/15/2005 5:46:28 PM PDT by dmd25
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To: Pippin
The women is making a spectacle of herself and I cannot see how she is doing her cause any good by the way she is behaving and the outlandish comments she is making
43 posted on 08/15/2005 5:47:50 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs; All

That so cuteee rack Dick Cheney I wonder myself maybe in the future we may see Dick Cheney grandchildren running for office or daughter running for office older Freepers won't see it I would I am Generation X


44 posted on 08/15/2005 5:48:56 PM PDT by SevenofNine (Not everybody in, it for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: MJY1288
No t-storms?

GOOD!

Gretchen's been giving me some more info about how to put up the thread and I wanted to try them out :o)

45 posted on 08/15/2005 5:49:13 PM PDT by Pippin ( This complicates things a bit!)
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To: snugs

Along with dishonoring her son.


46 posted on 08/15/2005 5:50:51 PM PDT by Pippin ( This complicates things a bit!)
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To: SevenofNine
Kate for President in 2040?

I don't know Kate's last name.

47 posted on 08/15/2005 5:52:03 PM PDT by Pippin ( This complicates things a bit!)
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Hey Snugs Mr Sheehan Cindy husband is divorce her butt according to the news here in the US


48 posted on 08/15/2005 5:52:52 PM PDT by SevenofNine (Not everybody in, it for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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Sorry Pippin I don't know what the last night LOL!

You know what can you imagine 2040 Demos would still say it is Cheney fault LOL!! even Kate run LOL!

They probably said it is Grandpa fault LOL!


49 posted on 08/15/2005 5:55:12 PM PDT by SevenofNine (Not everybody in, it for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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I also heard Cindy's other children are calling for her to come home.

Why is she ignoring her surviving children while dissing thier brother who they must be seeing as a hero who gave his life for them and for this country?

50 posted on 08/15/2005 5:56:46 PM PDT by Pippin ( This complicates things a bit!)
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