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A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 12-11-06
www.yahoo.com/news www.whitehouse.gov./news http://www.defenselink.mil/HomePagePhotos/H ^ | 11th December 2006 | Snugs

Posted on 12/11/2006 5:51:38 PM PST by snugs

The President and First Lady spent the weekend at the White House attending church as usual and also attended Christmas in Washington an annual Christmas event which was taped on Sunday.

Today the President and Vice President met with the Secretary of State at the State Department to discuss the situation in Iraq.

Over the weekend the outgoing Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld made a farewell visit to the troops in Iraq.

Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: condirice; dickcheney; donrumsfeld; presidentgeorgewbush
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To: MEG33

Do you know where I can find a web reference to Rumsfeld saying that (post 28)? It's an incredibly good insight and quote.


301 posted on 12/12/2006 12:21:21 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: snugs
They put their whole hearts and souls into everything they do.


302 posted on 12/12/2006 12:22:29 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: retrokitten
I heard my husband yelling from the other room, "What is HE doing there??? Can't I put on ANYTHING without seeing this dork?" [Obama]

Sounds like you have a right-minded husband!

303 posted on 12/12/2006 12:29:01 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: GretchenM

Ahhh, I just want to pick him up and hug him. I think he just pee-peed where he should not have. :( He's JUST a baby.


304 posted on 12/12/2006 12:31:51 PM PST by SnarlinCubBear ("Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil." -- Thomas Mann)
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To: snugs
I hope it's a good sign that Condi and the UN Secretary-General Elect look so at ease together. (Although I would like to see an end to the UN, while it's still alive and draining our tax dollars, thwarting our national policies, and stinking up New York, I'd rather see congeniality than Annan.)


305 posted on 12/12/2006 12:39:33 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: SnarlinCubBear

I've never seen a pup look so human as that little one. He does look like he got a talkin' to, and knew what it meant. Wish I knew the story behind the photo. I think it's just adorable. (After the rain, the sun will shine again.)


306 posted on 12/12/2006 12:43:09 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: snugs; mystery-ak
There's something about this photo that haunts me. They look so serious and Rumsfeld is smiling broadly. Nancy, can you help me understand this photo? It seems to me (in my ignorance of these things) that they may have a leader who is a grump and discourages emoting, or have just come from a mission that was especially grueling, or possibly some other ideas which I will keep to myself. The constriction of their facial expressions ... What do you think? I can't remember seeing a photo of our troops with someone of Rumsfeld's position looking this way, in this administration.


307 posted on 12/12/2006 12:50:35 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: goodnesswins
I predict he's (Obama Hussein) going to BURNOUT before the race actually gets going....

I think it's highly likely he'll peter out somewhere along the way.

The old media has decided it has to focus on someone, and they anointed him (eye roll here), but they're giving him far too much face time for a man who has so little truly useful substance. Overexposure has its drawbacks and he's pushing the drawback envelope. Big time.

308 posted on 12/12/2006 12:59:55 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: silent_jonny; Txsleuth; ilovew; no more apples; Theresawithanh

Borrowed Jonny's ping on this to say that Dr. Phil and his wife interviewed Geo. and Laura a few years ago at Prairie Chapel Ranch and the four of them struck up a friendship. They share a lot of the same values. Next thing I saw that came out of that was a Christmas special with them all together, and now, this year, the same.


309 posted on 12/12/2006 1:05:15 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: snugs
I kept clicking on the photos to open and they would not I think NTL have a few problems in my area the TV has been on and off all day. Then the cable Internet went down just as I was preparing the dose so I slung up my other machine in case I had to do it from dial up. By that time the cable was back then it went down again started to prepare on dial up and then the cable came back so continued with the cables very frustrating.

Thank you for persevering in the midst of so many frustrations. Time and again.

BTW, the wind has died down here today.

310 posted on 12/12/2006 1:06:44 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: MJY1288

MIKE! So good to see you have typed something here! Hope you're feeling MUCH better.


311 posted on 12/12/2006 1:08:46 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: GretchenM

I can't explain it....but if you notice they are all looking at a different camera...maybe they were not ready to smile....I wouldn't put too much thought into this photo, the troops love him.........btw...I was just IM'ing with Jon while he was opening his Christmas presents I sent him.....(he couldn't wait, lol)...it was almost like being there, almost.


312 posted on 12/12/2006 1:13:33 PM PST by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: onyx; STARWISE

I'm glad you folks liked those chickens and Cluck of the Bells. A lot of work went into it -- someone's fertile mind at work. I couldn't help laughing and yet thinking, This is SOOO silly! Then I'd laugh again.


313 posted on 12/12/2006 1:15:21 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: OldFriend
Many people didn't vote for that seat at all and Dean is insisting they would have, should have, blah blah. Never mind that they DIDN'T.

Thankfully the US Constitution still doesn't say that voters' unvoted intent will decide elections. In other words, we are not ruled by those too lazy to vote.

314 posted on 12/12/2006 1:22:13 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: mystery-ak

Thanks for your input.

I am so happy for you and your son that you can be in real-time communication while he's over there.


315 posted on 12/12/2006 1:23:42 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: SnarlinCubBear

A friend to whom I sent the Sorry puppy picture Emailed back,

"awwwwwww!!!
I forgive him!"


316 posted on 12/12/2006 1:24:58 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: maica
Two thoughts: 1) she has been miffed by not being asked to be a White House speechwriter, after she took a leave of absence from the NYT to work on his campaign, and 2) she is tired of defending her support of him in (1) to her beltway/Manhattan/Hamptons friends. Maybe she got dropped from the list of desired parties, etc. Quite plausible. Probably both l and 2. But there was definitely a decrease in the quality of her writing.
317 posted on 12/12/2006 3:56:48 PM PST by tommix2
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To: tommix2

But there was definitely a decrease in the quality of her writing.


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Agreed. Whining isn't pleasant to read whether it is by Mo Dowd or Peggy Noonan.


318 posted on 12/12/2006 6:19:13 PM PST by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)
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To: GretchenM

I don't..I was listening to Hannity when he said it.


319 posted on 12/12/2006 8:51:23 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: GretchenM; ohioWfan; Wolfstar; STARWISE

That great Rummy quote was posted on a Dose.... by ohioWfan or Wolfstar or maybe Starwise? My memory hasn't been sharp for two weeks --- a fever does that to me.


320 posted on 12/12/2006 9:00:43 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: snugs
Condi looks like she has been doing some serious thinking lately. Hope she is OK (as you can see, I'm a day late here).
321 posted on 12/12/2006 10:36:07 PM PST by Texagirl4W (Jesus came to forgive sin, not to accept sin.)
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To: onyx; GretchenM; ohioWfan; Wolfstar; STARWISE; MEG33
Re the Rummy quote: "This President is almost a victim of the success he has had with preventing another attack on America."

I heard him say that yesterday on talk radio. I think it was on the Michael Medved show, although Rummy probably has repeated it more than once. He is not the first person to say that, although perhaps he is the most prominent person to do so. It is a spot-on accurate assessment.

Think back to the Clinton years and recall how many surrogates he had to carry his message all over TV, editorial pages, conferences, and other public communications avenues. Contrast that public relations effort with the Bush years. With the exception of talk radio, President Bush has had few surrogates out there speaking on his behalf throughout his entire term, while the Left has continued to have free reign to spread its message across all forms of media. Even talk radio turned -- viciously I might add -- against President Bush in 2005, as many in that medium were busy trashing him to try to show what independent thinkers they were.

Heck, even people who had been in his administration and 41's, fell all over themselves to criticize him -- while saying they really weren't, of course. (Baker and Powell, are you listening?)

So it's good to hear someone of Rummy's stature saying that on talk radio.

322 posted on 12/13/2006 8:17:07 AM PST by Wolfstar ("Common sense is not so common." Voltaire, 1764)
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To: Wolfstar


Thanks for your reply. I knew you'd know. :)


323 posted on 12/13/2006 2:18:11 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: GretchenM; MEG33; Wolfstar; onyx
I looked on the H&C website for the transcript, but all I could find was the video.

I'd like to have it in writing with a link if anyone comes up with it.

IMO, it's a priceless quote, not only because it's true, but because of who said it........and when.

324 posted on 12/13/2006 2:45:16 PM PST by ohioWfan (President Bush - courageously and honorably protecting us in dangerous times, . Praise the Lord!)
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To: ohioWfan; GretchenM; MEG33; Wolfstar; onyx
Here is a partial transcript of the interview.
325 posted on 12/13/2006 7:02:48 PM PST by LuvyaDubya (Life is hard. Pray harder.)
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To: LuvyaDubya; GretchenM; onyx
Excellent! THE quote is in there.

THANKS, Luvya! You're swell. :)

326 posted on 12/13/2006 7:17:04 PM PST by ohioWfan (President Bush - courageously and honorably protecting us in dangerous times, . Praise the Lord!)
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To: LuvyaDubya

HUGE WOO-HOO! for YOU!!!! Thanks!!!!!!!


327 posted on 12/13/2006 7:19:05 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: ohioWfan; LuvyaDubya
BUMP that! She's terrific!!!
328 posted on 12/13/2006 7:20:01 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: LuvyaDubya; onyx

"And this president is almost a victim of the success he has had in preventing another attack in our country, because people have allowed the nature of the threat to diminish in their minds. And I think that we ought not to."

I was listening to Hannity with Rumsfeld on Fox when I posted #28, the abbreviated quote.. Thank you so much for the transcript.


329 posted on 12/13/2006 8:13:24 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: ohioWfan; LuvyaDubya

Thank you very much re the Rumsfeld quote.


330 posted on 12/13/2006 11:54:24 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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