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
Nice pics. Funny... I see no teleprompters at the podium! :) Miss you President Bush and Lady Laura!!!
Heres a wonderful story on GWB meeting with the local Boy Scout troop at his Dallas home.
The kids also got to meet Barney and Miss Beazley!
President George Bush participates in Scouting for Food with Boy Scouts
Happy Presidents Day, Mr. President! chorused the Boy Scouts as they canvassed neighborhood streets on Saturday collecting food for their annual Food Drive, Scouting for Food.
Boy Scouts from Troop 730 at St. Marks School of Texas and Troop 718 from Lovers Lane United Methodist Church received an exciting surprise Saturday when they picked up the familiar yellow Scouting for Food bags from their neighbors in Preston Hollow.
President George W. Bush answered the door, came outside on his front lawn, and spent some quality time visiting with the Boy Scouts.
Read more here:
Photo was taken on Saturday, Feb. 11th on the front lawn of Pres. Bushs Dallas home.
Great pic of the ever gorgeous Bush ladies in New York City on Tuesday. Laura was in town to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
Finally, President Bush spoke to the oil and gas industry folks at the NAPE Industry Charities Luncheon in Houston on Thursday.
The one of the ladies is absolutely lovely! No wonder THE President......OUR President....... is proud!
Patty, thank you SO very much for the pictures and all you do. I’m especially delighted to see the picture of GWB and the boy scouts because one of the Scotties is in the background. I miss seeing those dogs. Barney is 11 now, and I think Miss Beasley is 6. Not sure about her age.
No wonder Our President is extremely proud of them!
You’re very welcome Wolfstar. I try to do my best to find all those great photos. It’s hasn’t been easy considering the lack of big news and GWB being conspicuously absent during this primary season. I think he is trying to keep a low profile while all of the chaos in the GOP race is going on.
Hopefully once the primaries are over, we may get to see more news of President Bush out in the public eye again.
I miss those adorable dogs too! Miss Beasley is actually about 7 years old because the Bushes got her as a puppy at the White House in January 2005 just before GW was inaugurated for the second time.
Can you tell which one it is?
We truly had a Godly servant-leader in the White House for 8 years..........too bad so many so-called conservatives have missed who this man really is.
Helping those less fortunate has always been a strong passion for Jenna and Barbara Bush, 30, the twin daughters of former President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush tell Fox411s Pop Tarts in a unique interview ahead of a workout for charity.
We grew up with giving back being a priority. We were both able to go to Africa several times with my parents when they were in the White House, and we witnessed projects that were able to save lives and change countries and communities, Jenna told FOX411s Pop Tarts column last week, ahead of an indoor cycle class at SoulCycle in West Hollywood to raise funds for the twins' charity Global
Health Corps. Those trips were really important because we realized the impact that good health can have on communities, and the importance of teachers. I also work in education, and I know that education and health saves lives. Thats really what impacted us, that there is a way to solve these problems.
Three years ago, the Bush girls joined forces with four others to found Global Health Corps. The initiative places outstanding college graduates in health in non-profits and government offices in either East Africa or the United States for a year of service.
More in the link including a Getty photo of the twins
Thank you, Ksslin. The Bush family is light years ahead of the Obamas in every way. They don’t have to pretend to care about the less fortunate or make meaningless gestures. They are real humanitarians who truly love working with the forgotten and offering new lives of hope to countless people. May our Lord bless them all!
Thank you with all my heart!!
What a Blessing both these First Ladies were and continue to be! Dignity, charm, class and humor. Wonderful roll models. Thank you, pattyvita!
Oops!!! Role models, that is!!?? Close to dinner time altho I never serve rolls! :)
Thank you so very much, pattyvita!!!
Thank you, pattyvita! Such nostalgia for this family.
New article out there ..
Bush recalls fondness for West Texas ‘home
posted: Sunday, March 11, 2012 8:10 pm | Updated: 8:59 pm, Mon Mar 12, 2012.
Fewer than 50 towns in America can claim to be the hometown of a president. That Midland is one of those is just one of the many things that sets it apart.
Some people may quibble over whether Midland was or wasn’t the hometown of George W. Bush — he was actually born in New Haven, Conn. But no one would argue that the president spent formative years of his life here — years that Bush readily admits shaped his character.
Bush has said West Texas is his home, and during two rallies that bookended his presidency, more than 100,000 people witnessed the president say on those two occasions: “This is my home.”
In a recent interview, the former president spoke fondly of his boyhood in Midland:
“I remember well riding my bicycle from our house on Ohio Street to Sam Houston Elementary School,” Bush said. “I also remember our little dog chasing me to school, and me having to tell the teacher I’d be right back after I took the dog back home. And even though I’d miss the opening bell, the teacher was very sympathetic of a young lad having to return his dog.”
Bush, the former principal owner of the Texas Rangers, also spoke of his lifelong affinity for baseball.
“I remember a lot of outdoor activities in Midland, particularly baseball,” he said. “When I got older — older being 11 or 12 — we moved to the outskirts of town on Sentinel Drive. We had a buffalo wallow in the back of the house that became a baseball park. I used to spend hours playing baseball with my pals, as well as little league ball.”
Jimmy Patterson interviewed George W. Bush for his book, “A History of Character: The Story of Midland, Texas,” which will be published in early 2013.
Read more: Bush recalls fondness for West Texas ‘home’ - Mywesttexas.com: Top Stories http://www.mywesttexas.com/top_stories/article_ec3e6b60-a7ee-5e28-8ca2-0dbda4914895.html#ixzz1p7o3qsGH
George W. poses with his family in this 1959 photo, our earliest photo of the future president during his youth in Midland. Also pictured, top row: father George H.W. Bush, and mother Barbara (who was pregnant with sister W.'s sister Dorothy at the time). In front, siblings Jeb, Neil and Marvin.
Wonderful! I love it!
Prayers for our wonderful Vice President Dick Cheney tonight that he may fully recover from his heart transplant surgery today.
You’re welcome baseballmom. STARWISE and I try to do our best.
Absolutely Dick Cheney is in my prayers and hope he fully recovers from this difficult surgery.
Rep. Mike Sanders and Sen. David Holt with former President George Bush in his Dallas office.
Sen. David Holt (R - Oklahoma City) and Rep. Mike Sanders (R - Kingfisher) this morning dedicated the "President George W. Bush Bridge" with the former President himself in his office in Dallas, Texas. The legislators presented President Bush with a replica of the sign that was placed this past weekend at the southbound Interstate 44 Bridge over the Red River. The Oklahoma Legislature approved the naming in 2011.
"Oklahomans remain grateful for President Bush's courage, and we are glad that we had this opportunity to communicate that personally," said Sen. Holt.
"We were deeply honored to represent the people of Oklahoma today, and President Bush definitely appreciated it very much," said Rep. Sanders.
In 2011, Sen. Holt authored Senate Bill 304, for which Rep. Sanders served as the author in the Oklahoma House. The bill named the southbound Interstate 44 Bridge over the Red River the "President George W. Bush Bridge." The bill passed the Legislature with wide bipartisan support and was signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin on May 2, 2011.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation placed the sign this past weekend.
Sen. Holt served in the White House of President George W. Bush from 2002 to 2004 and coordinated the President's Oklahoma re-election efforts in 2004.
Rep. Sanders served President Bush during his 2000 campaign, then in the White House, and then finally in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
President George W. Bush won Oklahoma with over 60 percent of the vote in 2000, and won every one of Oklahoma's 77 counties in his 2004 re-election.
Awesome! We go over that bridge every time we come back from Oklahoma City! It will be even nicer now! :)
Thanks for these great pictures and this story, Patty!
Yes that is very wonderful and thanks for posting the photos
A bridge I frequent when in the area. Thanks again Patty for your vigorous work in finding pix/info.
I had noted First Pup in the pix last month also.. first thing I saw in fact.
Miss them so much.
Makes me wonder whatever happened to Clintons bridge to the 21st century ? ...it kinda disappeared
It's all in the heart. Bless him and his wonderful family.
Prayers up for former VP Dick Cheney. Hope he lives at least 50 more years with his new ticker, tormenting liberals simply by continuing to exist! ;o)
Well, it is nice to know that President Bush is still beloved and respected in the heart of “flyover country” where real, patriotic Americans acknowledge what a strong, decisive leader he was.
There’s no way folks living in the left coast and the blue states would even dare to rename their roads or bridges in his honor. They probably think his name would somehow taint or bring bad luck to any passing motorists! ;)
So both of you are already familiar with that bridge in Oklahoma? Great! The next time you’re in the area, maybe you need to take a picture of it! :)
GW is a good man and a true patriot. Too bad he got involved with Colin Powell, Paulsen, Rove and Rice. He would have had a better legacy if he relied more on VP Cheney in the 2nd term.
I will try to do that if traffic allows! It’s pretty busy at times. :)
Click on this link to watch the video:
Here's a good in-depth article that explains more about the Freedom Collection:
Former President George W. Bush to officially launch his institute's 'Freedom Collection'
By Tom Benning / Reporter (Dallas Morning News)
8:45 AM on Wed., Mar. 28, 2012
One of the first goals of George W. Bush's post-presidency will come to fruition Wednesday night, as Bush formally launches the Freedom Collection, an online video archive that highlights the thoughts and words of dissidents and freedom activists from across the world.
Bush, his wife, Laura, and other dignitaries will unveil the collection - and some of the key figures that inspired it - at an invitation-only ceremony at Dallas' Winspear Opera House. But the archive, featuring nearly 60 in-depth interviews, is already live at freedomcollection.org.
And organizers, including the former president himself, are hopeful that the collection will serve both as a reminder to Americans about ongoing struggles across the world and as a guidebook for activists who continue to combat oppression and tyranny.
"We have asked men and women who have inspired others to describe what inspired them," Bush says in an introductory video to the collection. "What ignited the fuse of their outrage and resistance? Why did they accept the difficult calling of a dissident's life?"
Read more here
On days when you can really use a smile...President Bush comes through to warm your heart. Ahhhhh, the good ‘ol days!
Congrats, Sir! Well deserved.
OMG, do I miss this great man
From last nights Freedom Collection ceremony:
GWB introducing the former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf via video link
GW and Laura presenting an award to Dr. Angel Gurrido, vice president of the Lawton Foundation for Human Rights
Please take a moment to watch you wont be disappointed!
(The original title is translated from Arabic)
Screengrabs from the video:
Dybia announced he’s voting for Romney.....so am not happy about that....:(
Uh, no. It’s his father, George H.W. Bush who’s endorsing Romney today. I think you got Bush 43 mixed up with 41, he’s completely staying out of the primary race, so don’t worry! :)
Do you still like Dubya? Because he’s different from his father who’s more in line with the old-school establishment.
Thank you, Patty! Appreciate the thread, a lot.
It's GHWBush who endorsed Romney. No surprise. He's a very different guy than his son.
Thanks everyone for clarifying it’s George Sr. who supports Romney.....but he and Barbara had done that in December so it’s odd they would again make a deal about it...un;ess Romney got no jump then and they thought doing this again might help seal the deal?
Never liked George Sr.......as soon as he started towing the “New World Order” mantra I was done with him....
Glad to hear Dubya isn’t going to announce.....better he remain silent IMO.
Thanks for the link. I just joined and donated!
To all of my dear friends on this wonderful thread, I wish you a very happy Easter and happy Passover. May God continue to bless us, our military and their families and our great country.
Thank you very much 4integrity! Happy Easter to you and everyone here at the Dose! :)
Heres GWB with the general manager of the Pine Dunes golf course in Frankston, TX where he played golf on Thursday, April 5th.
President Bush was once again back at the Texas Rangers opening day in Arlington, TX on Friday, April 6. Just prior to the game, he also graciously met with the team members of the Chicago White Sox who were playing against the Rangers.
GWB waves to a fan as he arrives to take his usual front-row seat.
Nolan Ryan and GW have a chat before the start of the game.
Thats Laura wearing the big beaded necklace and baseball cap. She was sitting next to Nolan.
The President and Nolan stand during the seventh inning stretch.
Heres a link to another photo of the President and Nolan that cant be posted here because it has a watermark: