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.
Now that Miss Beazley right
I wonder if Miss Beazley know that there is new B***h in DC right now and not her LOL!
Can you say jealousy
My ancestor Joseph Malone was involved in the rebellion in Ulster in the first years of the 1800s. He reportedly killed 22 Brits. However considering the Malone propensity for exaggeration, I have always divided that claim by 3. Thus it is more likely that Joe only killed 7 and 1/3 Brits.
Every ship out of Belfast was being closely watched so they took Joseph to Liverpool, Scotland on a very small boat. There a ship's captain was bribed to take Joe to New Orleans. New Orleans was chosen as a destination because it was in the hands of the French. The French had no extradition treaty with England.
But in 1804 when Joe arrived in New Orleans, he learned that the Louisiana Territory had been bought by President Jefferson. It was now U.S. territory; no longer French. So Joe set out for the most outback area of the USA. At that time the former capital of the Northwest Territory and now capitol of Ohio was the most out back area in the USA. Chillicothe had a population of just 4 thousand people.
Joe walked from New Orleans to Chillicothe Ohio. To cover his tracks, he became a protestant. He also told locals he had worked for some years as a hatter in Liverpool. Interestingly enough, he never attempted to make or repair a hat in all his years in Chillicothe.
As near as can be determined Joe never attempted to make any contact with his family in Ulster.
Joseph had a son born in 1805 that lived until 1918. His name was Ben. Ben told both my Grandfather and my Dad that the revolt in Ulster was never about religion. It was about political power. It was a conflict about the political control of Ireland in 1800.. In more recent years it has been about the political control of Northern Ireland.
History is full of examples of conflict where Religion is the excuse, but political power is the goal.
When I was in school my fellow students of mostly English extraction, sang a very old folk song with the following lyrics.
God made the Irish
He didn't make them much
But a damned sight better
Than the G*D D*mned Deutch.
It appears that the original British settlers of Chillicothe disliked the Germans more than the Irish. My Grandfather in 1889 married a girl of English heritage from a very predominate family. It was considered a very scandalous marriage at the time.
So I am 1/4 English and 3/4 Irish.. a combination that is considered quite dangerous in some quarters.
Thank you kindly, onyx!
I just wonder which talented FReeper I stole it from, lol!
LOL! Thanks again!
Because of the behavior I expect from the Dims.
I know, Bear. Didn't mean to tweak you. Just saying I think that Beasley is what they may have used, or even may still use. But I heard the President use Beezie at the very beginning, and I'm sticking with it. I don't like the name Beazley. :)
Hi. Yep, that's a cool shot of her. Don't know where she was going in such a hurry, but she sure looked cute getting there. :)
Grin...no, only missing from the public eye for a short bit.
LOL! Your two captions for the Barney and Beezie pics are funny.
That Flat Stanley shot was a big hit when it first appeared on the Dose. Barney sure does look...ummmm...skeptical of the cut out. :)
I'm not fond of Barney, Spot or Kitty either.
Very old school, much like Duke, Rover, Lady.
I think they should let Freepers name their animals!