Skip to comments.A Month in the Life of George W Bush (news and photos): April 2009
Posted on 04/01/2009 6:15:10 PM PDT by snugs
As we enter April 2009 we are being bombarded by the media hyping up the first 100 days of President Obama I thought it would be nice to look back at the first 100 days of George W Bush Presidency.
The White House Website for the Bush Administration had a photo essay for the first 100 days which I am sure will provoke fond memories.
At the weekend I will post photos covering the first 2 weeks of April 2001 which once again I am sure will make us all feel nostalgic for the President we supported, respected and trusted to keep us safe for the last 8 years. Later this month I will post photos from the second half of Aril 2001 plus a selection of other photos that I am sure will be breath of fresh air and produce fond memories.
First of all before the photos I will post the text of remarks that George W Bush made at a Congressional Luncheon marking the first 100 days of the Bush Adminstration - ah those were the days.
I will also post some photos I have found of the Bush family for March 2009 including some of the former First Lady.
Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
I reallky miss having them in the WH.
They brought class and style to the place and would never have been disrrespectful towards The Queen or any other foriegn leader.
I'm sorry to heard of your dad's relapse, hope he gets to feeling better by Easter :o)
Good to "see" you again.
He's an ebarassment!
Did you see hoe he bowed to the Saudi PM and kissed his ring?
What were the voters thinking on November 4 2008?
I Miss W!
They have blamed the Bush administration for his gaffes in Europe. They said they weren’t informed well enough on foreign protocol!
Typical and lies I am certain regardless of who is President there are permanent staff responsible for collating such information and briefing the President.
They are a bunch of snooty snobs who are ignoramouses!
I don't KNOW this, but I would assume the same thing too. That leads to the question “Why wouldn't they listen to the person in charge of briefing either the president or first lady?” Were the One and the Other One too arrogant to listen, didn't want to listen, or just wanted to stick their finger in the eye of their European host?? They will be going to Indonesia next. It will be interesting to compare what they gave the Queen and Prime Minister and what they give the Saudi Prince.
Thanks for Your replies including the trio of punctuation smilies!!!!
SUNDAY 1ST APRIL 2007
President Bush and first lady Laura Bush arrive on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington Sunday, April 1, 2007 after spending most of the weekend at Camp David
Fallen magnolia blossoms litter the rose garden lawn outside the the Oval Office at the White House in Washington April 1, 2007
How are you these days?
A moment of respite. Much needed.
President Bush, center, participates in a meeting on health savings accounts, Monday, April 2, 2007, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. From left are, Mark Valentine, co-owner of Thermal Recovery Systems; Raul Gonzalez, director of administration for Passman and Jones; the president; Lucia Alexander, product manager for CareFirst Blue Cross, Blue Shield; and Mark Iznetta, chief corporate compliance officer for Wendy's, Inc
President George W. Bush (3rd R) takes part in a meeting on health savings accounts at the White House in Washington, April 2, 2007. The Presidebt is joined by Joel Kaplan (L); Mark Valentine, Co-Owner, Thermal Recovery Systems (2nd L); Raul Gonzalez, Director of Administration, Passman & Jones (3rd L); Lucia Ward Alexander, Product Manager, CareFirst, Blue Cross Blue Shield (2nd R) and Mark Inzetta, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel,and Chief Corporate Compliance Officer, Wendy's Incorporated
President George W. Bush (C) takes part in a meeting on health savings accounts at the White House in Washington, April 2, 2007. In this photo is Raul Gonzalez, Director of Administration, Passman & Jones (L); and Lucia Ward Alexander, Product Manager, CareFirst, Blue Cross Blue Shield
The photo of the magnolia blossoms is breathtaking.
President Bush makes remarks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 2, 2007, at the conclusion of a meeting on health savings accounts
White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove listens as President Bush, makes remarks to the media in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 2, 2007, after a meeting on health savings accounts .
President Bush enters the Rose Garden to present the Commander in Chief trophy to the U.S. Naval Academy football team at the White House on Monday, April 2, 2007
President George W. Bush presents the Commander in Chief's trophy to the U.S. Naval Academy's football team in a Rose Garden ceremony at the White House in Washington April 2, 2007. The trophy is awarded each year to the best inter-service football record and recognizes gridiron supremacy amongst the Nation's three service academies.
President George W. Bush (L) poses with members of the U.S. Naval Academy Football team after presenting them with the Commander-in-Chief's trophy at the White House in Washington April 2, 2007
President Bush waves as he greets players after presenting the Commander-In-Chief trophy to the U.S. Naval Academy football team in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 2, 2007
President George W. Bush (L) congratulates members of the U.S. Naval Academy Football team after presenting them with the Commander-in-Chief's trophy at the White House in Washington, April 2, 2007
And maybe some one can give thier opinion on what it could mean.
I was down south, I beleave it was in Tennessee and in a church, it wasn't a Catholic church.
I was at some sort of memorial service and they were singing this hymn that was really beautiful, I can't remember the words to it but it gave me a sense of well being.
Witch was broken when a woman in the congregation got up and started spouting off political diatribes and saying some thing folks shouldn't be saying in ANY church.
I tried to protest her actions as inappropriate for a church service but she only spoke louder.
The thing that really got me upset was that no-one would say anything to stop her and the preacher was silent as well.
I got up and stormed oput of the church saying this was no house of God that would allow such behavior.
now, was that a preminition of what is to come?
Vice President Dick Cheney speaks to guests at a fund raising luncheon for Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. at The Club in Birmingham, Ala. on Monday, April 2, 2007.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, right, meets with the Foreign Affairs Minister Maxime Verhagen of The Netherlands, Monday, April 2, 2007, at the State Department
Well, maybe you had a sense of being alone. You are not. You are very much not alone.
She is also going to refer him to the Kent Association of the Blind who will advise us on what sort of reading lamp to purchase which will assist dad with reading. Apparently they advise on this sort of thing to all people with sight problems not just those who blind or partially sighted. Dad's problem is glaucoma and he has slight field of vision lose in one eye.
THE EYE TEST
Evil prospers when good men do nothing.
They are lovely - good to see you again
Hello my little hobbit - good to see you :o)
snugs: THANK YOU for posting photos of our dear President (and members of his administration) from 2007 . . . Those were the days!!
President Bush was busy today:
#BUSH WATCH: W. ENCOURAGES WOUNDED WARRIORS
By Greg Janda
. . . In an appearance he did not want to become public, President George W. Bush stopped in Cleburne, Texas on his way to his Crawford Ranch to give words of encouragement to members of the Wounded Warriors Road 2 Recovery bike ride going through Cleburne.
Mr. Bush did not want pre-publicity because he did not want his appearance to lead to a distraction from the importance of the Road to Recovery bike ride going through Texas this week. After brief remarks by Cleburne Mayor Ted Reynolds and Congressman Chet Edwards, D-Waco, Mr. Bush spoke to the bike riders, American Legion members and motorcycle escort riders for a few minutes.
This is an event put on by the Road 2 Recovery and American Legion Halls all along the route. Mr. Bush not only honored the wounded veterans and supporters taking part in the ride, he also thanked motorcycle riders who are escorting the bike ride and for their work in honoring soldiers who died fighting in Iraq and Afghanastan.
You will find a brief videoclip of President Bush speaking at the event here:
FINAL FOUR: WHY TEAM BUSH BEATS TEAM OBAMA
by Joseph Lindsey
She always knew what to wear unlike the big MO.
It’s hard to show off your fashion sense when you don’t actually have any.
Someone once told me that some middle aged women actually resent can come to resent their young, female children, especially if they are pretty, which hers are.
Just a thought. Not going negative on this lovely thread.
Thanks snugs, I SO miss seeing these folks in charge!!
Thanks for that up to date information on George W, it is always great to hear some current news.
Again like the recent incident(s) in London I suspect she is unwilling to listen and take advice. We often think we know best on what to wear but how many times have we all been surprised when we have followed a friend or colleague's advise how much better with look in a particular outfit that we would never have chosen our-self.
Me to they had class and treated others with respect unlike the current bunch.
Oh Snugs! Your father looks so well cared for! How sweet of you to post his picture! I’m so glad you are both having a better go of it!
LOL! Those lens they use to check his vision are funny. They remind me of the goggles that the young Anakin Skywalker wore in Star Wars I.
That's great they were able to come to the house to do the exam. Check with the Kent Association to see if they have tape machines that play books. I think it's the Library of Congress, here in the US, that makes available tape machines and books to folks who are blind, with other sight impairments, and even people who are dyslexic, and have difficulty reading.
One of my homeschool Mom friends has a son who is dyslexic, and she was able to get some of his textbooks on tape, and that made his learning much easier.
What a difference from both his predecessor, and his successor.
Thanks so much for continuing the threads.
As life calms down, I’d be willing to help you as need might arise.
I miss Pres and Laura Bush so much, sometimes I think it hurts!
snugs and all you wonderful Bush supporters who are keeping the A Month in the Life going -
This is a marvelous thread with much information that you can’t get anywhere unless you really, really search. It is such a pleasure to be able to see pictures - both new and old - of the President and First Lady (they are still exactly that to me, none of that former stuff).
It’s also nice to see all the names and read all the comments by people I’ve come to know through the Dose. Thanks to all of you for keeping the rest of the “world” up to date and informed.
Especially, thanks to snugs for all her work and for keeping all of us up to date on how her Dad is fairing. Many prayers have been lifted and continue for his well being.
Snugs, thank you for the Pics of our Beloved President, and DrDeb, thank you for the Links! God Bless your Dear Dad, Snugs!
LOL! Well put, SuzieQ! :-)
Did you see this posted by DrDeb? I signed up for it, and am looking forward to its completion (it says by summer). With all going on in the world, it would be good to hear the truth about the events.
FORMER AIDES COME TO GEORGE W BUSHS DEFENSE
March 28, 2009 01:11 PM ET
By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers
They knew the dissing of W was coming, since both presidential candidates used former President Bush as a punching bag last year. So when Barack Obama took over, some Bushies vowed to play defense when Ws record was maligned. Thus was born http://www.43alumni.com , an online community of former Bush team members. In the age of Facebook, says Bush spokesman Rob Saliterman, it made sense to create the page to stay in touch with each other. Besides networking, 43alumni will be countering stories about Bush that his team feels are unfair. A section called Setting the Record Straight, says Saliterman, will be responding to misleading and inaccurate comments about the presidents record. The site is still under construction but will be up and running by summer. It will be funded with dues paid by Bushies.
[We must become involved with this site when it becomes functional!]
While looking through the pictures of President and Mrs. Bush on this thread I actually forgot, for a moment in time, that they were no longer the First Couple. What a terrible feeling it was to be jolted back into the reality that exists today.
I slept so very well with President Bush at the helm, and I was never ashamed of how First Lady Laura Bush presented herself in both her manner and clothing.
In a White House tour special
I noticed that Laura had this one
displayed in the private quarters.
Amongst them I found a special set that I posted for you which even at that time were archive photos but you wondered if I had any of them as you could not find any yourself, remeber them?
Thank you also for your support on this thread and continued prayer for dad.