Skip to comments.A Day in the Life of President Bush - (photos) - 3.7.06
Posted on 03/07/2006 2:11:05 PM PST by ohioWfan
President Bush and First Lady, Laura attended an event for Women's History Month and the Celebration of International Womens' Day in the East Room of the White House this morning. Laura introduced her husband before he spoke. Later today, President Bush met with Russian Foreign Affairs Minister, Sergei Lavrov at the White House to discuss Iran.
He and the First Lady left the White House this afternoon to fly to Waco, Texas, where they will vote in the Texas GOP primary, before heading to New Orleans, Louisiana and Gulfport, Mississippi.
(Personal note to whomever schedules these First Couple events at the White House, I thank you for what you select for Tuesdays! :)
Enjoy your trip to Sanity Island on the Daily Dose!
Quote of the Day: MRS. BUSH: Good morning. Welcome to the White House. Welcome to the women leaders from Iraq and Afghanistan, to the members of the Cabinet who are here, to the members of Congress, and to ambassadors from several nations. Thank you all for coming today.
Every year, citizens around the world commemorate International Women's Day. I've been privileged to meet thousands of women from many nations, and I believe that women everywhere share the same dreams -- to be educated, to live in peace, to enjoy good health, to be prosperous, and to be heard.
There are encouraging signs for progress for women in many parts of the world, and I'm proud to be married to a man whose policies promote this success. But don't just take my word for it. Look at his administration, where strong and talented women serve at the very top levels of government.
Consider his policies in Africa. Girls go to schools there, thanks to scholarships from the African Education Initiative. Women receive antiretroviral drugs and deliver babies free of HIV because of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. In Afghanistan, young girls go to school and women serve in government because America helped liberate the Afghan people. Last week in Kabul, Dr. Karzai, the wife of President Karzai, told me that six million Afghan children are now in school, and nearly half of that number are girls.
As we celebrate International Women's Day and Women's History Month, we honor men and women who work together to advance justice, dignity, and opportunity for women. And no one is more committed to those ideals than my husband, our President, George W. Bush. (Applause.)
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. Thank you, Laura. Welcome to the White House. We like to call this the people's house. I want to remind people from around the world that we're only temporary occupants here -- but we're trying to make the most of our time here.
I want to welcome you all as we celebrate Women's History Month and International Women's Day. Thanks for coming. We recognize the many contributions women have made to our country. We also honor those who have helped bring equality and freedom to women around the world.
A lot of strong women have influenced my life. (Laughter.) Beginning with my mother. (Laughter.) She told me to say that, by the way. (Laughter and applause.) I am blessed to have a strong wife. (Applause.) And we are raising two young women to become independent, capable risk-takers -- (laughter) -- so that they can realize their dreams.
(I had no choice, people! ;)
Early Dose PING!! Please wait until the ALL CLEAR to post, or re-post photos! THANKS!!
Karen!! (That's Margaret Spellings in the background).
Joined by Laura.......
Adoring fans............obviously not deterred by bogus polls. ;)
Whoa.........you snuck right in there, MEG. Good job!
Hi, there, Mama! You're second! :)
Yep, this is your lucky day. Great pics.
Blessings to all and asking for a special prayer for Joshus Sparling.
I love it when they do stuff like this on Tuesdays. :)
How is everyone today?
Helloooo fellow dosers! Great pics today Ohio, woooweeee!
Just got back yesterday from a batchelorette cruise, (not for me, darn it!) and haven't been on for awhile. How is everybody doing?
Doing fine, Kate. I've got a meeting at church this evening, so I had to post kinda early.
Hey! Good to see you Theresa! You've been missed!
You posted just as I peeked in before leaving work. Thanks for the early post. W is heading to our state tomorrow. Of course, the press will be relentless on him even though this will be about the 10th time he has come since Katrina.
I have seen that Airplane parked at TSTI on the north side Waco. The airport might actually be in Lacey-Lakeview. I'll have to check that out sometime...
T'anks, great to be here! Glad you made it an early dose, too, as I'm leaving in a bit to meet some friends.
Hi, Dolly! I love the kiss pics of President Bush and Laura! She is indeed a radiant, beautiful woman, and their love for each other is beautiful to see.
Congrats on being here early, too! ;-D
LOL. No, you didn't.
"How is everyone today?"
Well,this "one" is doing fine. And while I'm at it have a blessing of a time planning for your upcoming wedding!
"Helloooo fellow dosers!"
Same to youoooo!
Well just be still my beating heart. I know you had no choice - I had no choice but to melt.
You should check it out. I know I would. :)
Thanks much! Don't know what I'd do without a Daily Dose of Dubya & Lady Laura!
Talk about palpable love............and a lot of fireworks!
Good to see you here..........early!
Can't take the romantic out of me at this age! It's been there too long. :)
Thanks for today's Dose, ohio. Wow, what a fabulous Photo of the Day!
It's what's known as being 'twitterpated' rightgirl. And these two do it to us ALL the time!
You're welcome, Purple. My pleasure to bring it to you!
Oh.......forgot ALL CLEAR!!!
If pics show up while I'm gone, feel free to post them. There should be some from Waco soon.
Is it me, the President looks so emotional in these first pics with Laura. They are wonderful together and I am proud of both of them, always.
(Welcome to the DOSE!)
Just sneaking in for a second before our daughter's band concert tonight . . . thank you, Ohio, for doing this job. I know it's tough, sometimes, to take the time to look at all these pictures. You are doing a fantastic job despite the great stresses it involves. :-)
LOVE that first picture!
Whoo Hoo.....some wonderful pics to make the day bright and happy. Thanks, Ohio.
How is that?
Thanks for the picturse, OWF. I'm so glad they're back home.
"How is that?"
Fine. you see I just called myself "one" out of your greeting to everyone...ie Well this "one" is doing fine.
And then while I was at it...meaning while I was at it,writing the prior post, I thought I'd also go ahead and send along another well wish re: your upcoming wedding...Didn't mean to confuse, as sometimes happens when just typing.
That first picture is luscious. There are going to be a LOT of people adding it to their treasure store of Bush/Laura pix.
Good evening "nice" opening photo !!!
We (he) got our marriage license today and I called the JP in Tyler to get additional info and we are officially set for 3:30 PM on March 17th.
Now I am really excited!
I like the photo of the chopper.
That is Beatrix Potter is it not ?