Skip to comments.Bush Surprises Senate Aides With Unexpected Interruption of White House Meeting
Posted on 07/16/2007 7:31:40 PM PDT by tobyhill
WASHINGTON President Bush shocked Capitol Hill staffers and Republican leaders Monday when he crashed a meeting at the White House to deliver a blunt message that he wasn't backing down on Iraq and Republicans need to understand that.
"It was stunning," said one GOP aide who attended the meeting. "We couldn't believe he came in."
"We kept looking at each other, amazed he came in," said another Republican aide.
Bush was described as folksy, adamant and mildly profane as he interrupted the meeting between senior White House communications staffers Tony Snow and Ed Gillespie and GOP leaders. His message: the policy on Iraq isn't changing. He is not backing down and no one on Capitol Hill should be confused into thinking he is letting up.
The interruption precedes what is expected to be an all-nighter in the Senate on Tuesday, ordered by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as a way to protest GOP blocking tactics on moves to compel U.S. troop withdrawals from Iraq.
Speaking on the Senate floor, Reid said Iraq is the most important issue facing the United States and attempts to block legislation calling for troops to be withdrawn from Iraq will be met with a hardball response.
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That’s nice, Mr. President.
Now build the damned wall!
I reckon that when you’re not only the boss, but you live “over the shop”, so to speak, you pretty much have the run of the house.
Thats nice, Mr. President.
Now build the damned wall!
The conservatives opposed to his “immigration policies”?
‘Bout time he opened that can o’ whoopass!
I understand immigration is an extremely large issue and an issue that doesn’t favor well for President Bush but I really believe that horse is dead for a long time to come so can we stop beating it on every thread?
NOW COWBOY UP YOU MOD/LIB REPUBLICANS!!!!
The boss crashed a meeting in his own office building?
Since when is a President not welcome to insert himself into the agenda of any meeting that takes place at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?
Now, if the meeting had been held at the Capitol building, and Bush cam bursting in on it, that may have signaled something totally different.
About 99.44% qualify.
President Bush doesn’t have to worry anymore about reelection. So, he can do and say what he wants - in other words be the president.
I don’t know enough to say whether his Iraq policy is right or wrong. But I will say that I think the man is doing what he thinks is right, not what he thinks is popular. I’ve got to admire this.
It has fallen on his shoulders to decide whether to stay or go and the implictions that mens to the men and women of the armed forces and to the Iraqis and allies, etc. I’m so glad I don’t have to make that decision. I just pray that God will guide the president. Right or wrong, he has my respect.
Imagine for a moment that gore, kerry or hillary were president...okay long enough.
Exactly. Now the MSM is going to blast President Bush for not letting the congress take over the White House.