Skip to comments.A Day in the Life of President Bush (many photos): 1-16-09
Posted on 01/16/2009 6:20:28 PM PST by silent_jonny
More lasts today
This morning President & Mrs. Bush departed the White House for Camp David, Maryland, where they will spend their last weekend as the First Couple before Tuesdays inauguration.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gave her final press conference today at the State Department in Washington. She also met with Israels Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. Dr. Rices last official act as Secretary of State was signing a memorandum with Foreign Minister Livni that will help prevent arms smuggling to terrorists in Gaza.
And today Press Secretary Dana Perino delivered the Administrations final press briefing (Transcript). Dana took time to pay tribute to her predecessor Tony Snow and to all the members of the White House press staff. But one name was conspicuously absent from her remarks.
Q Dana, you mentioned Ari and Tony, but I don't think I heard you mention Scott. Was that a slight or was that -- was anything deliberate --
Dana: No harm meant, I just didn't mention him.
What did you think of his comments [on MSNBC] last night?
Dana: I didn't bother watching them.
Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
His son, Jamie, is a renowned painter.
Dana: We all have difficult jobs; we all work long and tough hours. And it's been an exciting challenge. I know I had some big shoes to fill when I got here, and I still only wear a size 6. And I just want to say a few words about our friend, Tony Snow.
Tony was a man who loved his job. Tony loved President Bush. He lived life to the fullest. And when Tony lost his valiant battle against cancer last summer, we all lost a world champion.
Some wonderful photos = great dose Jonny
silent_jonny: THANK YOU for tonight’s DOSE — your featured photos and quotes are beyond touching!
MUST READ . . .
WE HAVE NOT TIRED, WE HAVE NOT FALTERED...
By Rich Galen
Last night President George W. Bush gave his final scheduled speech as President of the United States. At noon next Tuesday, a new President will take the oath of office and the peaceful transfer of power from one American to another will take place as it has 44 times before.
President Bush had been in office for less than eight months when the terrorists struck on September 11, 2001. Ten days later, a relatively untested President said of terrorism, we will “Stop it. Eliminate it. And destroy it where it grows.”
The President threw down the gauntlet to the rest of the world saying, “You have a decision to make: You are with us, or you are with the terrorists.”
And in that speech President Bush said, “Whether we bring them to justice or bring justice to them; Justice will be done.”
In the seven years which have gone by since the goals of the new Administration of George W. Bush were refocused forever, American has been safe from attack. That may not be the case forever; probably will not be the case forever, but unless we are attacked in the next four days it will not have happened on George W. Bush’s watch.
You can read the entire commentary here:
MY TRIP TO MIDLAND, TX FOR THE PRESIDENT’S ‘WELCOME HOME’ CELEBRATION!
Hubby and I leave tomorrow morning for Midland, TX . . . We’re going to do our ‘hot monogamy’(a term used by ohiowfan to describe our First Couple’s relationship) version of a ‘Thelma & Louise’ roadtrip . . . We’ll arrive in Midland on Monday (1/19); the celebration is on Tuesday (1/20) . . . This will give us a day and a half to see all the sites including the President’s childhood home!. . . Hubby has his portable PC ready to go so that I’ll be able to provide you with ‘on the scene’/’behind the scene’ reporting and photos . . . I’m psyched!
Awww... hugs, & same here.
Awww... hugs, & same here.
Dana: Through these turbulent years, I've been honored to be a part of your lives. I want to thank the President, and his senior staff, for the confidence and the support that they've given me.
I want to thank my husband, Peter, who made all of this possible. I think he's here somewhere. Back in the back -- there he is.
And as we move on, I want you to know that I think America needs more reporters, not fewer. So let's hope someone figures out a business model that will keep you in your seats for a long time to come.
I wish my successor, Robert Gibbs, all the very best. Please go easy on him -- for a week. (Laughter.)
And before I say goodbye, I will take your questions one last time. (Laughter and applause.)
See ya then!
There is also a “childhood home” here in my town. Look on
my homepage for a picture of it. It’s the first home they
owned when they moved to West Texas from the East Coast.
It’s at the Presidential Museum, which you might enjoy
Happy for You!! Wish I was able to be There!!
Oh no! I will miss this man and his family.
And Condi Rice's outfits...
I wish you could be there too, Majie! I would love to give
you a B I G real life hug! :D
Oh! So would I to You, Luvee!
Well, those Photos of the Day featuring Tony Snow AND our
president just made the tears flow.
I miss Tony so much as I will this hero President! *sniff*
I think all dosers will be there in spirit it is great that Dr Deb and LuvW will be there in person.
Too many “lasts”. It’s killin’ us!
Q Is there anything more you can tell us about who's going to be at Camp David over the weekend, foreign leader calls?
Dana: Oh, it's just a small group of people. I think that his daughters will be there, and then Secretary Rice is headed up, and Steve Hadley and Josh Bolten are the ones that I know of. But it's not going to be a big crowd. I think it'll be just them, and it's supposed to be really cold.
Q What about Monday, Dana? He's coming back here. It's a federal holiday --
Dana: He'll be back on Sunday.
Does the President have any plans on Monday [Martin Luther King Jr. Day]?
Dana: No, nothing public. I'll try to let you know that day -- but I do expect we'll have some foreign leader calls that we can update you on, on Monday.
Thanks, everybody. (Applause.)
I was even able to get off from work a bit early so I’ll have
time to get to the venue and find a place to park! LOL!
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice smiles during her last briefing at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Jan. 16, 2009.
He gave it his best. He was good and honest and decent and I for one will miss him.
Thank you Ms. Rice for a wonderful go of being SOS. You have
been the best one of all. MUCH better than your predecessor!
Israel's Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni (L) and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (R) trade cheek kisses before signing a memorandum of understanding, aimed at preventing arms smuggling into Gaza, at the State Department in Washington, January 16, 2009.
I have got the impression over time that Condi and Tzipi Livni have developed a good relationship
Tonight I’m reading this thread with a heavy heart! I’m going to miss President George Walker Bush. I want to thank you Mr. President for your loyal support of the American people over these last 8 years. May God bless you and your wonderful family. May you live in peace and some day in heaven we shall meet.
(((((But it sure does require alot of skill;savvy;time & effort for You...& Others,of course,but right now I'm typing to You :)...
To put together Threads and draw and.and.and...Pres.B. & You,Jonny on this night I'm Thanking You Both, for Your years put into Your work & Dedication!!)))))
*I won't forget the Others on other days/nights.
Yes indeed I concur with Your statements & also add that I’m glad Your Dad is coming back home on Monday too!!
Thank you silent_jonny. You have done a lot of good posting this thread all this time. Can’t find the right words, but Thanks.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (R) bids farewell to staff members and employees after her last scheduled work day at the State Department in Washington, January 16, 2009.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, left, hugs a State Department employee as she leaves the State Department in Washington, Friday, Jan. 16, 2009.
This is exactly the way I feel. Zero has been telling us all along what he's going to do, and I have no reason to doubt it. I'm afraid that everything that has been built up the past 8 years is going to be destroyed. We thought Clinton was bad, this is going to be many times worse.
President George W. Bush leaves the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, for Camp David, Md.
President George W. Bush, leave the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, for Camp David, Md.
Look at that suit, the smile, the stride and confidence.
God love her ... she is one special gal. Hope she makes
it to the NFL ....... ;)
As I said but forgot, and/or hadn’t yet replied to related ping from Snugs/Eleanor all 3Ladies prior... three, I concure and am happy for them both!!
I was addressing individually,is all.
It’s hard to remember every sentiment I want to say,LOL!
:)All at once,it’s too much for this sllloooow typist...
I posted this back on Nov 6th, but I think it got lost in all the post election chatter:
To snugs and all who have posted here day after day:
I want to let you know that I have looked forward to sanity island every day and been grateful that you were here to post the pictures and provide the comments. I don’t know what I’ll do when there is no day in the life of President Bush to appreciate every day.
I have lurked but not posted, simply because what you have done says it all. I believe there are many of us out here you may not have heard from but who share your commitment to George W. Bush, Laura Bush, the Cheneys, et al. I still support them 1000%. I’m not sure what we’ll do without them, but I’m glad they might finally get a well deserved rest from all the responsibility.
Thanks, to you too - silent_jonny.
President George W. Bush waves as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, to board the Marine One for his last trip to Camp David as President.
President George W. Bush walks to Marine One for his last trip to Camp David as President with his family, First Lady Laura Bush, daughter Jenna and and unidetified woman (Barbara maybe?) on January 16, 2009 at the White House in Washington, DC.
We will be thinking of the President’s most ardent supporters
while we are there. We go for the team here! :D
(I just hope I find the place where I am supposed to be! LOL)
That other thing on TV will be too painful to watch.
White House staff, including Press Secretary Dana Perino, left, and National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe, right, give President George W. Bush an emotional sendoff as they watch his helicopter leave the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, for a final weekend at Camp David in Md.
Vice-president Cheney looked tired. I hope he is well.
The last two speeches I've heard the President make, I get the distinct impression that he is choosing his words carefully when speaking about Obama; telling the public it will be all right, but he doesn't really mean it.
T Y! & HUGS!
& You’ll find it,we’re sure & will hope along with You!!!!...
Nighty-night, Majie! Have a good weekend! (((hugs)))