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
Remarks by the President During First Hundred Days Congressional Luncheon Reception
The Rose Garden
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. Thank you for coming. I appreciate you bringing such nice weather. It's good to see members of my Cabinet who are here. Mr. Secretary, thank you for being here.
Today marks our hundredth day of working together for the American people. We've had some good debates. We've made some good progress. And it looks like we're going to pass some good law.
I've now met with most of you, and here's what I think. I think America is lucky to have such distinguished citizens coming to Washington to represent them. I've been impressed by the caliber of the person; I've been impressed by the conviction that you brought to the Oval Office.
Oh, I know we always don't agree. But we're beginning to get a spirit here in Washington where we're more agreeable; where we're setting a different tone. So when the good folks of this country look at our nation's capital, they see something they can be proud of. I want to thank you all very much for your service to the country. I want to thank your families for the sacrifice they make.
I also want to thank you for the constructive spirit in which we've conducted the people's business. I know this, that whatever your views on a particular issue are, that we share a common goal: and that is to serve our country. And it's okay sometimes to share a meal, and that's why we're here. (Laughter.)
So I want to thank you for being here. If you will join me in the East Room, I think we've got some pretty good food for you.
Thanks for your service. God bless. (Applause.)
END 11:47 A.M. EDT
PHOTO OF THE MONTH
President George W. Bush meets with Congressmen at the White House Monday, April 30, 2001 - WHITE HOUSE PHOTO BY PAUL MORSE
President George W. Bush sits at his desk in the Oval Office for the first time on Inaugural Day. He talks with his father, former President George H.W. Bush.
President Bush talks with Sen. Edward (Ted) Kennedy at a Joint Congressional Coffee on Education, in the Oval Office
President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney look at their watches in the Oval Office following the swearing-in ceremony for Sec. Colin Powell
There’s plenty of other places for you to vent. Please don’t ruin this thread.
Get out, fool.
President Bush and President Vicente Fox of Mexico meet at the Arrival Ceremony at El Baijo Airport in Leon, Mexico.
President Bush talks with a student at Sullivant Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio.
Hey hey hey. She's not the former First Lady. As far as I'm concerned she's always going to be the First Lady. Certainly as long as Michelle is in the White House.
President Bush talks with former First Lady Nancy Reagan at the Christening Ceremony for the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan at the Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia.
President Bush and Laura Bush are pictured with Barney at the South Portico Entrance of the White House.
President Bush greets people in the crowd in Billings, Montana at the Metrapark Expo and Convention Center.
President Bush meets in the Cabinet Room with congressional leaders to discuss trade issues.
President Bush meets with National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice in the Oval Office, regarding his statement on plans for release of the United States Navy Aircraft crew members in China
President Bush talks with Panama's President Mireya Moscoso and Argentina's President Fernando de la Rua prior to the official group photo at the Citadelle during the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City, Canada.
Wow, they sure look young there. Wonderful to see Barney.
Boy, do I miss Cheney...
George W. Bush, left, speaks with former Canadian Ambassador to the United States Frank McKenna at an invitation-only event titled a 'Conversation with George W. Bush' on Tuesday March 17, 2009 in Calgary, Canada
Former first lady Laura Bush (C) tours the 'Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs' exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art with Bonnie Pitman, the Museum's Eugene McDermott Director, and Dr. Zahi Hawass, (R), Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities in Dallas, Texas March 23, 2009. Mrs Bush looks at the golden diadem, inlaid with colored glass and semi-precious stones, that was still on the body of King Tut when Howard Carter opened the royal coffin more than 3,000 years after the young king died
Laura Bush, making her first public appearance in Dallas since leaving the White House, with Dr. Zahi Hawass, the Secretary General of Egypts Supreme Council of Antiquities, at the Dallas Museum of Arts Tuesday March 23, 2009. Hawass was on hand to lecture on the life and death of King Tut at McFarlin Memorial Auditorium at Southern Methodist University.
Former President George H.W. Bush shakes hands with an usher prior to the start of a spring training baseball game between the Florida Marlins and Houston Astros, Monday, March 23, 2009, in Kissimmee, Fla.
It’s been reported. The mods must be having a Coke...
An excellent point - I agree.
Please do not polute our sanity island there are plenty of other threads you can state your views this is not one of them
Same here. I must have hit that button 5 times in 9 years. I don’t use it much, but I just hate people who do stuff like that.
They doubtless pour ugly stuff in punch bowls.
Now that’s a First Lady!
...giving the Queen and iPod....reeeeeally. I'm SOOO embarrassed!
Props to the photos
HEY SNUG off topic for a moment so what your fellow Brits think of our Current President meet Gordie Brown and your Queen Queen Betty
Some people have no manners and want to ruin others pleasure a sad reflection of today’s society I fear. Hopefully his horrible post will be deleted shortly.
Now I hearing from another forum Nord
He gave Ipod full of SHOW TUNES from Broadway Gee Louzie
Johnny Thunder huh? well the boom boom will be on you very soon.
You and your caustic comments are NOT welcome on this thread
Good Lord.....oh my....pitiful.
beautiful opening & thread Eleanor.. sorry the jerk had to disrupt right off the bat.
Well put and gracious of you, as well.
Thanks for the ping
what is the street chatter re: O & M’s visit?
I found it interesting in reading some of the British papers re: B & O &: Gordon’s how down they were on the PM & wife’s dress as compared to the fashion plate Michelle.. gag!
Biased just like our press was against 43 & Laura
That I think LOL!
Gee Louize LOL!
It is true somebody nail off Politco.org let me try find the article
You couldn’t be more wrong and definitely not welcome here.
join your buddy Johnny Thunder.. two more & you can play a few rounds of bridge ...
I found it they score off AP wire
GEe Louize LOL!
Yep me to, here are some photos to help feel the gap
And of course the wonderful drawing from Silent Jonny
My goodness...how tacky she is!
Sooooo handsome - I hope he’s getting a chance to do some fly fishing finally. What a wonderful man.
In some ways someone has to feel sorry for someone who feels they need to post something like that they must lead a very sad lonely life.
Years from now Obama and Bush die of old age only a second apart.
They arrive at the Pearly Gates. Obama died only one second before W so he is ahead in line.
St. Peter says to Obama, Here are your robes of silk and your staff of gold. Welcome to Heaven.
W steps up next. St. Peter says to Bush, Here are your robes of cotton and your staff of wood. Welcome to Heaven.
George asks, St. Peter, he gets silk and gold? And I get cotton and wood?
St. Peter says, George, while you were President, the people slept. While Obama was President the people prayed. The Lord rewards results.