Skip to comments.A Month in the life of George W. Bush (News and many Photos) September 2005
Posted on 09/05/2010 5:29:14 PM PDT by Kaslin
The month of September 2005 was a very busy month for President Bush after Katrina came on land at the Gulf coast and damaged the area. We see President Bush and First Lady Laura visiting New Orleans and other affected areas in Louisiana and Mississippi to comfort the victims of the hurricane and bring aid
The country lost Chief Justice William Renquist who passed away on September 3, 2005
President Bush nominated Judge Roberts to become the next Chief Supreme Court Justice. On September 29th Justice Roberts was sworn in as the 20th? Supreme Court Chief Justice.
President Bush remembered 9/11 heroes at a Medal of Valor ceremony. He also met with several foreign leaders and addressed the Useless Nations
For the quote of the month I have chosen President Bushs Remarks which he gave at the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance Service on September 16, 2005
Excellent piece and what a cotrast between OUR president who
gives credit where credit is due, and the current usurper of the white house who, if he is to be believed, captured OBL all
by himself! Geeeeeeez!
The following is a videoclip of a different group of Dallasites thanking President Bush for his role in the death of bin laden:
I’m also gratified that over 63,000 people have ‘liked’ President Bush’s facebook page since yesterday and over 13,000 have commented on his pivotal role in our war on terror (to include the ‘justice’ visited upon bin laden)!
Awesome...wish I could have been with them, too! :)
That is for sure, LUV. It is hard to imagine a more stark contrast between to men.
I've also added three more pics of the thank you sign and flags decorated outside the gates of the Bushes' home!
What a disgusting reply by that idiot 0bama voter
Awesome stories! Thanks for sharing them!
Thanks for the additional photos and fun facts, i.e., the restuarant info. FYI: Hubby and I ate at “Rise” during our last visit to Dallas; unfortunately, the President wasn’t dining there at the time we visited (bummer)!
Another awesome ‘post-warrior ride’ article about our President:
KAREN HUGHES has joined facebook!
[pattyvita: she even linked one of the photos that you just posted!]
Awesome news about Karen. I have to find here and “friend” her! :)
I just sent her a friend request saying I was a supporter of President Bush. :)
Can’t hurt to try! Right?
THE STUDENTS WITH BUSH ON 9/11: THE INTERRUPTED READING
[Absolute MUST READ — I can’t believe Time actually published this article. BTW: The extended videoclip from the classroom is a MUST VIEW — what memories!]
Thanks for the great article. Glad to see these students finally speaking up and defending GWB against all those false charges that he was too slow to respond to the 9/11 attacks. It’s true that kids are sometimes smarter and more wiser than the adults!
"George W. Bush Reportedly Feels Ignored In
Obama 'Victory Lap' Following Osama Bin Laden's Death"
Read the following AP article here:
Published: May 5, 2011
DALLAS (AP) In the days following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, President George W. Bush famously grabbed a bullhorn while speaking to those gathered at ground zero, telling them: "I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon."
Bush skips 9/11 event, keeps low public profile Almost 10 years later, the now former president declined an invitation from President Barack Obama to attend a somber remembrance Thursday at New York's ground zero to mark the killing by U.S. forces of Osama bin Laden. Bush's decision is consistent with his desire to keep a low profile.
"He's made the real decision not to enter into politics or the public eye," former first lady Laura Bush told The Associated Press on Thursday after appearing at a Dallas elementary school to announce grants from her foundation to school libraries.
Bush said she and her husband were at dinner Sunday night when they received word that Obama wanted to speak with him. The former president went home to take the call informing him that U.S. military forces had killed Osama bin Laden in a raid of his compound in Pakistan, she said.
He issued a statement Sunday night saying he congratulated Obama and military and intelligence personnel and called bin Laden's death "a victory for America." But his spokesman said later in the week that while the former president appreciated the offer to attend the ground zero event, he chooses to remain out of the spotlight in his post-presidency.
George Bush was in power on Sept. 11, 2001, when agents from bin Laden's al-Qaida network hijacked planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, killing nearly 3,000 people in the worst terrorist attack on American soil. Bush sent U.S. forces against al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan in October 2001 and proclaimed that the U.S. wanted bin Laden, "dead or alive."
Laura Bush told the AP that Thursday's event in New York was "for President Obama to do at this point." Presidential experts say deference among most former presidents is an unwritten rule.
"In terms of having a lot of sound bite quotes about their successors, I just haven't seen that," said Dennis Simon, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University. "I think it demonstrates an appreciation for what it's like to be in that office. It's your time now. I understand what you're coming through because I've gone through that myself."
Laura and George Bush moved to Dallas after he left office in 2009. Both released books last year and made several media appearances to promote them, but otherwise they have stayed largely out of the public eye. They do make appearances for events related to the George W. Bush Institute, which is part of the George W. Bush Presidential Center being built on the campus of SMU, set for completion in 2013.
Mark Updegrove, director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library at the University of Texas, said he was unsurprised by Bush's decision to not attend ground zero Thursday.
"I think it was for the right reasons," said Updegrove, who has written a book on the activities of presidents from Harry Truman through Bill Clinton after they left the White House. "I think both Bush father and son are very conscious of not detracting the limelight that should be cast on our incumbent president."
Many of Bush's public appearances since leaving office have included stops in out-of-the-way places. The year he left office, Bush spent his Fourth of July in the rural Oklahoma town of Woodward, population about 12,000. Last month he joined more than a dozen people wounded while serving in the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan in a 100-kilometer mountain bike race across through the desolate Big Bend region of West Texas.
Clinton has taken a very public role in the years since he left the White House in 2001, from high-profile work with his Clinton Global Initiative to hitting the campaign trail this fall for Democratic candidates.
Brian Montgomery, who held various posts in the Bush administration including deputy assistant to the president, said the president often would say that a current president doesn't need to hear from a former president what they are doing right or wrong.
"I think he just wanted it to be about President Obama," Montgomery said.
President Bush is pure class . . . Obama not so much (in fact, not at all)!!
Thanks so much for the great posts.
I understand our W’s reasons for keeping a low profile, but darn it!! I wish he was out there. It seems Clinton hasn’t let a day go by without a comment, or photo op.
But the events he chooses are so meaningful and worthwhile, such as the Warrior 100. That was truly inspiring.
I do miss him and Laura.....sigh....
ohiowfan: Thank you for posting the following poster on another thread:
A MOTIVATIONAL POSTER FOR GEORGE W. BUSH’S LIBRARY
[Actually, I plan to print it for my library!]
VINDICATION: When the loudest critic of your policies achieves his greatest success because of them.
That is AWESOME!! I think I’ve seen it a few times on FB.
And how true it is! :)
Thank you, DrDeb! This poster is fantastic!
Yes, President Bush is vindicated but he will never boast about that. He’s such a special person. Maybe cloning is not such a bad idea.....JUST KIDDING!!
I too love this poster! I plan to display it in my office — it will drive my Chomskyite colleagues absolutely crazy (or at least crazier than they already are)!
That one should do the trick!
Does anyone actually sell the poster anywhere? Wish it was
available at the Bush Library! :)
OMG, I LOVE this poster. And the picture they chose is perfect - That Cowboy Bush. LOL, this must drive the libbies crazy!
President George W. Bush with His Holiness May 10, 2011
President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura W. Bush with His Holiness May 10, 2011
President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura W. Bush with the Dalai Lama May 10, 2011
President George W. Bush, Mrs. Laura W. Bush, and Ms. Barbara Bush with His Holiness the Dalai Lama
President George W. Bush with the Dalai Lama
Love seeing these great pictures. Thank you!
What a wonderful gesture! I could cry when I think of how
all of our allies and friends have been treated like crap
by the fake president in our white house.
Thanks for posting, pattyvita!!! - Wasn’t it WONDERFUL to see!!!???? Ah...does my heart good ;-)
Yes, I remember the Obama-sends-the-Dalai-Lama-through-the-garbage episode. Showed how classy the usurper is.
I also remember well that the Dalai Lama was supposed to hate President Bush and when he was interviewed and said something like, he thought President Bush was cool, the media lefties were stunned.
Looks like he's having the time of his life with OUR President!
Oh Patty. Thank you so much for sharing this. I recall a few years ago viewing a movie at theater on Dali Lama’s life called Seven Years in Tibet. A different slant n semi biographical but from anothers perspective. Brad Pitt is in it as the childhood and then later friend of DL. It is beautifully done
Great photos! Thank you so much, patty!
He he he indeed....love it! :)
Great, DrDeb! :)
Should I be ashamed of myself? ;*)
Can you imagine how the very sentimental GHWB feels? Wow.
Family members and friends of Sailors aboard the
Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)
watch as mooring lines are released and the ship departs Naval Station Norfolk on its maiden deployment.
Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) 2nd Class Andy Nunez,
assigned to the air department of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77),
waves to family and friends on the pier of Naval Station Norfolk as the ship gets underway.
And finally, a very sweet, sobering photo:
Gabriella Madison, 14 months old, walks with her father, Petty Officer 3rd class Kevin Madison on the pier next to the USS George H. W. Bush as the aircraft carrier prepares on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 to deploy from Naval Station Norfolk, Va. on Wednesday.
Godspeed to all our brave sailors--and their families!
God BLESS and PROTECT our troops on the GHWBush carrier!
Isn’t wonderful he’s alive to enjoy the honor?
Glad you enjoyed the photos---they are stunning, I quite agree.
Yes, onyx! I am thrilled for him (and his family) to get to experience this great honor. I imagine that he will keep up with their journey—and certainly will keep them all in his prayers. It gave me goosebumps to see the photos—I can only imagine how the Bush family, and especially GHWB felt!
Absolutely not! You are trying to help them, right? ;)
I-M-P-R-E-S-S-I-V-E! Golly I soooo love our Military!
Oh, this is marvelous. It’s just stunning, these photos serve us as a reminder how great the U.S. military is. Thank so much for sharing!
WOW — thanks for posting so many awesome photos involving our beloved Bush family (and our amazing military)!!
You’ve probably heard about AP’s bogus ‘60%’ poll; however, you may not have heard about an interesting ‘finding’ from this poll (as discovered by Jim Geraghty):
“(Interestingly, George W. Bush is at 50 percent approval, 49 percent disapproval, even in this sample wildly weighted in favor of the Democrats.)” — that’s our POPULAR president!
I just received an e-mail promoting the following t-shirt:
THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH
We got him! 05.01.11
I plan to order one ASAP!
Hi Deb, I didn’t hear about the bogus AP poll, but no matter. GWB is well past caring about polls, and so am I. I know what kind of man he is and what kind of president he was. Don’t need a poll to validate my opinion. :)
Well, now, THAT's an interesting set of numbers, isn't it?
Since there were so few Republicans in that poll, that means a whole lotta Independents and Dems are 'seeing the light' when it comes to our honorable and courageous President, doesn't it?
OH......and the shirt. I LOVE IT!!! (I'm going to order one post haste!)
Thanks for letting us know, DrDeb!
btw, isn't it against the law to threaten the life of the President? How is it that Obama's fav rapper is in the WH and not in JAIL??
Thank you, DrDeb. Heard a bit about the AP bogus poll on O’Reilly’s show. These people have “0” integrity and to top it off they try to rationalize their devious behavior! Imagine trying to justify the results of a poll with double the number of Democrats to Republicans.
Ha! ‘W’ at 50 percent....speaks volumes!
Love our POPULAR president!!! :)
Two neat videos from yesterday's deployment: