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Iraq is the most important issue facing the United States and attempts to block legislation calling for troops to be withdrawn from Iraq will be met with a hardball response.
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HALF-ASSING on the job, as I see it.
Global warming just got pushed to the back of the line? That must mean Altoast is making it all up!
Just another stunt
from a Ratfaced runt
AMEN to that!
Ok, Mr. President, now use that bully pulpit to surprise US with an interruption of the illegal invaders!
Like your oath of office REQUIRES.
I already hear crickets chirping at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Crashing a meeting led by Tony Snow and Ed Gillespie is small potatoes compared to what would be required to stop the illegal invasion of America across our southern border.
If I had space for two tag lines, this would be the second one.
“Harry Reid, the first US Senator to have a Hindu open the Senate with prayer, and with 98 Senators absent.”
Damn, that's going to impact revenues with the escort services...
I have never before seen such a large group of cowards with a yellow streaks down their backs trying to convince the rest of us that it is caused by a liver disorder like this bunch is.
Our president is at war, our military is at war, but our congress and we Americans are not at war. We the people, other than the military families, have nothing invested in this war. We are not being asked to sacrifice anything and perhaps this is why so many fail to see the risk of losing to Al Queda in Iraq. I am old enough to remember WWII when every American was sacrificing for the war effort. I remember that almost every family had a relative at the front, and everyone was feeling the effect of rationing of rubber, sugar, gasoline, butter, bacon and even shoes.
We have become a nation of powder puffs. AQ knows it. Congress is failing to provide any leadership and support for the effort. If we don’t fight them and win in Iraq then where? The lame stream media never asks the Dems this question because they know they have no answer. If this bunch had been in congress during WWII we would all be speaking German or Japanese now.
May God help us all.
“Thats nice, Mr. President.
Now build the damned wall!”
Chertoff : “The wall has “engineering problems”
“We need a “virtual fence”, instead”
“And Mr. President?
BUILD THE DAMN WALL!”
No speaka de engish?
...And stop coddling the so-called palestinians in Israel.
I believe that every 18 year old American citizen should be given the option to volunteer for the military or be drafted into the border patrol. Then we wouldn’t need the steel and concrete wall. We would have a human wall, and an opportunity for every American youth to sacrifice for their country.
I wouldn’t advise you to hold your breath. FR news has become about illegal immigration 24/7. I rarely even bother to read replies anymore. I would even dare to say that this is why the freepathon is taking so long to meet its goal.
About 99.44% qualify.
I find your estimate to be extremely too low....
Exactly, build the wall now and deport the illegals.
Staffers are supposed to be savvy about how Washington real politics works and this minor charade shouldn’t have fooled them at all. If they are impressed with such a basic tactic from a friendly President, how can they possibly advise their bosses on the Democrats tactics and strategies?