Skip to comments.A Day in the Life of President Bush (news and photos): 01-19-09
Posted on 01/19/2009 5:31:14 PM PST by snugs
Today is the last full day that George W Bush spent in the White House as President he telephoned current and former world leaders from Oval Office.
Also in his last full day as President he commuted the sentences of two former US border guards facing more than 10 years in prison for shooting a Mexican drug smuggler.
Secretary of Defense Roberts Gates will will sit out Barack Obama's inauguration at an undisclosed location as the "designated successor" in the event of a catastrophe, the White House announced Monday.
Pray for President Bush - Day 3050.
Enjoy Sanity Island on the President's last full day in office
I just hope I can SEE him in that large crowd much less
give him a hug!
But if I get the chance.......
That is gorgeous!! Thank you so much for that,
and for ALL you do. I pray things improve
every day, with Dad at home.
My 91 yr. old Mom was hospitalized with
pneumonia 2 days ago, and released today.
She’s still very weak and congested, so
I’m praying hard for her.
I am sooooooooooo going to miss this great man
Thank Snugs for putting up this thread !
Thank you snugs, and all the others for bringing us the Bush Administration and a comfy place to gather for the past eight years. Thanks to rintense for getting this started and doing a yeoman’s job for many years.
I hope Day in the Life will remain available as an archive on FR for a very long time.
Even though President Bush and Laura will regain their prized private life tomorrow (sniff!), we will need, more than ever, a Sanity Island.
I’m sorry, jonnny .. your name belongs on post #291 ... ;)
God bless us all .. heal our hearts.
If Texas secedes from the Union, you just might be President again?
Thanks Snug for these postings all these years! These are some of my favorites -
The Love Affair in the White House!
Goodbye, President Bush. Thank you for all you did for us. I will miss you.
I will miss America too.
First Lt. Lou Allens family attended a reception at the White House on Thursday, Jan. 15.
Allens widow, Barbara, attended with their four sons, Trevor, Colin, Sean, and Jeremy, who had their photo taken with President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. Allens parents, Robert and Vivian, and his sister Laurene Sandstrom also attended.
President Bush gave them all gifts.
The boys were thrilled to meet him, Sandstrom said. He gave all of us a hug and kiss when we were introduced. We also got to bring our cameras to take pictures of everything but the President. Those photos were taken by a professional photographer.
Lou Allen died in Iraq in June 2005. He was a native of Chester and a science teacher in Tuxedo, N.Y.
God bless them all.
Thank you for this Beautiful Dose, Snugs. I just can’t Believe his Presidency is Coming to a Close. :( Words Fail. :( Bless President Bush Forever, Dear Lord.
I’m considering flying mine upside down, which I believe is considered a distress signal.
Enjoy your retirement Mr President - you deserve it! Thanks to all those stalwarts on the Daily Dose who have kept the faith - love you guys, you are the BEST!!
It’s been a trial.
That was my intension to do
Snugs, I cannot thank you enough for all your postings, today in particular. I’m cherishing all the photos and will visit this particular area often. What an extraordinary couple the Bushes are. May God Bless Them Always.
Thank you, snugs.
Thank you very much Starry-eyes! Hope today doesn’t get you down.
Prayers for your friend, Jim.
I am about to leave to drive 2 hours south west to Midland. I will be standing proudly with thousands who love the Bush family.
Those of you far away, I will be there with all of you who love him sending them our warmest wishes.
God is good! He has listened to our prayers for keeping them safe and our country safe as well. I give Him all the prasie.
“Those of you far away, I will be there with all of you who love him sending them our warmest wishes.”
Please do. I’m sure there are many people here who would love to do that in person, but if you will do it for us, we would appreciate it.
That’s my solace/perspective: W is finally coming home to the Republic of Texas and DC is getting everything they deserve and more.
Happy day, in a roundabout way.....
I watched this "coronation" right up until President Bush came down the steps, then said hello to all and X42 was in the background and Laura and W were in the foreground, then it cut to just our dear President.
After that, I walked away from the TV....never to return again until Jan 20, 2013 for either Sarah or Mitt to take over.
never to return again = never to return to watch anything to do with the office of the Presidency.
At least Gates was spared the bullshit.
Bookmarked for later enjoyment!
What a great photo collage of our lovely First Lady!
See, you have something fun to do today for your birthday! How accommodating little Mary Allison was!
Good to hear he’s settling back in. I’m sure he’s SO glad to be home, and out of that hospital!
I love that show, too! It's amazing what he can do with dogs, but then as he says, he rehabilitates dogs; he TRAINS people. ;o)
Bump for later. ;-)
Well, if you make them using less butter, or use that fruit blend stuff for part of the butter, and you can use a sugar substitute for part of the sweetener, it would be health food! ;o)
I’m DVRing this season of “24”, so far, because I never finished watching Season 6! So I’m getting the DVDs from Netflix to catch up on last season, then I’ll watch, “24: Redemption”, which I also DVRd, before I get started on the new season.
I love that picture of the little girl with Spotty in the Oval Office, complete with her ‘autographed photo’ of Spotty. ;o)
I wonder how he imagines that doing so would help us in our foreign relations with Islamic nations? Whatta maroon.
Thankfully, the Founding Fathers had the prescience to require that any changes to any of the Amendments in the Constitution required the consent of 2/3ds of the states. The ERA never made it, and that was pushed like heck!
I love that picture of 41 reaching over to President Bush, after he returned to the pew, following his wonderful address that day. It was a gesture of love and pride; something that 41 has always been ready to show publicly. That’s one reason this family is so special.
Someone created a billboard with that picture and it was up, in Worcester MA,for a long time, after 9/11
I’m watching it now, on mywesttexas.com!
By contrast, George W. Bush's speech was as optimistic as he always was. I was in tears for much of it, though, just thinking about what we have to endure for at least the next four years.
God Bless you President Bush, Laura, VP and Lynne Cheney, and the whole lot....thank you for making the world a better place.
You’re welcomeN M A, & prayers continue for Your Friend,Jim.
Lots at stake outcome wise. Best possible outcome please/plea Dear Jesus.
Thank you very much. :-)
Just wondering how Your Friend Jim is doing...
HUGS to You!
Snugs, We have a visitor, sharing sanity island with Solid wood.
Thanks for the ping.