Skip to comments.A day in the life of President Bush (1/7/07): news & photos
Posted on 01/07/2007 3:43:37 PM PST by Wolfstar
PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: Rarely does a weekend go by when there is no news as to where the President spent the weekend, but this is such a weekend. There almost seems to be a palpable if metaphorical holding of breath in the American news media and body politic as they await President Bush's speech on Iraq this week. No date or location for the speech has been announced by the White House press office.
The first family received some good news today, as former President George H.W. Bush left the hospital after his successful 2nd hip replacement.
Sun Jan 7, 12:06 PM ET
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former President George H.W. Bush, 82, has been discharged from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota following surgery to replace his right hip, the clinic said on its Web site.
The brief statement issued late Saturday said the former president had returned home earlier in the day following his successful surgery.
Bush, a World War Two pilot who skydived to celebrate his 80th birthday in 2004, underwent surgery on Wednesday January 3.
The former president had his left hip replaced at the same hospital in 2000.
In the meantime, in a news report published yesterday, a recent Gallup poll ranks the 50 people Americans believe are most admired in the world. Topping the list is none other than the man the media (and many FReepers) keeps telling us is practically the most unpopular president in the history of the world, George W. Bush.
Savvy Dose readers might wish to ponder this question: How can President Bush be the man Americans think is the most admired person in the world, while his domestic poll numbers hover near the mid-to-high 30's?
By the way, the fact that President Bush came out on top in this poll is made even more remarkable by the fact that it's results skewed way Left. Finishing in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place (ahead of the Rev. Billy Graham) were Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and Barak Obama. Go figure.
As for the most admired women, the top five were Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Condoleezza Rice, Laura Bush and Margaret Thatcher, in that order.
Survey results were based on telephone interviews with 1,010 adults, conducted Dec. 11-14, 2006.
THE WEEK AHEAD: On a day and at a location yet to be announced, next week President Bush is expected to give his much-anticipated speech on Iraq policy.
Jan. 8, 2007: The First Lady will present the National Awards for Museum and Library Service to three museums and three libraries during a ceremony at the White House. The San Antonio Public Library, and the Frankfort Community Public Library are among the recipients.
Jan. 8, 2007: Jury selection in the trial of Vice President Cheney's former Chief of Staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby is scheduled to begin in Washington, DC.
Jan. 9, 2007: First Lady Laura Bush travels to New Orleans, LA. Although no information was mentioned as to what her trip was for, in all likelihood it will pertain to rebuilding schools and libraries in post-Katrina New Orleans.
Jan. 16, 2007: The trial of Lewis Libby is scheduled to begin.
Jan. 17-20, 2007: Republican National Committee winter meeting takes place in Washington.
Jan. 23, 2007: President Bush delivers the State of the Union address. Always filled with political theater, this year will be filled with hypocrisy as the Dims try to put on a pleasant face for the television viewing public.
Jan. 30, 2007: Vice President Dick Cheney's birthday.
The next three events are included because the President and/or other administration officials usually address these meetings:
Jan. 24-26, 2007: U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting, Washington.
Feb. 24-27, 2007: National Governors Association annual winter meeting, Washington.
Mar. 1-3, 2007: 34th Annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Washington.
I've tried to understand the big difference between the Sunnis and Shiits.
It seems so trivial to me, but so important to them.
I can't even understand what's going on in my Episcopal church right now, except the wrong people have the power. (we have our own Nancy Pelosi)
But I take comfort in the fact that political enemies do not kill each other in this country.
Well, maybe a certain couple we know and love might have offed a few but ...
Saw your reply on the other thread. How are you? Missed ya while I was away. I need to check for new Chad Vader videos...haven't looked in a while. :)
I've got class tomorrow, but I'm probably going to stay up too late anyway. I just can't help it.
The article on Patraeus is fantastic!
And THANKS, Wolfstar for the DOSE!
(Where IS the President??)
Thanks for the dose by the way! Don't know where my manners went. hahaha.
The media tells us it is religious problem. It is not in my view.. it is a power problem
During the 3 Decades that Saddam ran Iraq, the Sunnis were in power. They ran the government, got paid well, and had the good life.
You will recall that the Shiites tried to over throw Saddam after the first Gulf War. They failed and died by the tens of thousands for making the attempt.
But with the over throw of Saddam, the Sunnis were now in the minority. There are far more Shiites and Kurds in Iraq then there are Sunnis. In a majority rule type government the Sunnis were afraid they would be the subject of Shiite revenge... They would be attacked by a Shiite dominated government just as the Shiites had been abused under the Saddam (Sunni) rule.
There was a lot of effort put into the Iraqi constitution to guarantee the rights of the Sunnis.
But at least some of the Sunnis do not trust there democratically adopted constitution or the Shiites to protect their rights. It is also clear that some Sunnis felt that if they can drive the US out of Iraq they can topple the Government and put themselves back into power.
So we have had constant attacks on both US troops and Shiites to try to drive us out of Iraq. We have had a policy of trying to convince Sunnis that they will have rights and be protected under their new form of government.
That policy has obviously failed.
That leaves only three options. Side with one side or the other and then do what it takes to suppress the side with which we are not allied. Another option is to pick up and leave.. That is admit defeat and come home. The third is to continue the attempts to convince the Sunnis that they will have a say and be protected by the Iraqi government.
I believe that picking a side and taking out the other, is the only way to ensure victory.
But it is not about religion.. It is about the power to rule Iraq.
My beef is with the media...they steer the people just like cattle to what they want. Every once in a while the people will surprise the media like voting in Bush in 2000. The media did not like that at all and they have done everything they can to 'tell' the people what a mistake they made!
When the people didn't take their direction again in 2004, the media started to rip every single person in the administration to shreads. Just like the germans said during WWII...if you tell a lie enough times, it becomes the truth. That is what the media does...they say and print their VERSION of the truth, which makes it not at all, until the people who only hear their 10 second sound bites and read only the headlines start to believe the media.
Hi there....I LOVE the one of Beezie "airborne!" Thanks for the pics!
I'm seriously wondering if he is in Iraq, or close, and will be by Wednesday....
Exactly and so IMHO was the trouble in Ulster religion was the excuse they latched on to and conned many non informed people from their own community.
Does this mean
You think he may be there?? It would be like him, wouldn't it?
nah, he is just at an undisclosed location.
I've had it up to here with the 'Rats. That Nancy woman just got on my last nerve and I need to bite someone, preferably her.
Maybe I should dust it off and use it again..................soon!
I think you should and I think we should make use of it and often!!!
Well, the White House Web-site has no pictures, and no new ,news reports....
His major speech is on Wed., if I'm not mistaken.
Knowing our President he may be working his way over there for the speech....
Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee, that Pelosi better stay away from me!
Since there are no pictures of him leaving the White House it is pretty safe to say he stayed in the White House for the evening.