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A day in the life of President Bush (photos): 3/27/02
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Posted on 03/27/2002 4:57:55 PM PST by rintense

President Bush signed the controversial Campaign Finance Reform bill today as Mitch McConnell immediately filed suit against it. Bush later headed to South Carolina where he spoke to Emergency First Responders in Greenville. He also stopped in Atlanta, Georgia at the Georgia Tech Institute of Technology where he watched drills demostrating response to terror attacks. Enjoy your daily dose of Dubya!


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QUOTE OF THE DAY: However, the bill does have flaws. Certain provisions present serious constitutional concerns. In particular, H.R. 2356 goes farther than I originally proposed by preventing all individuals, not just unions and corporations, from making donations to political parties in connection with Federal elections.

I believe individual freedom to participate in elections should be expanded, not diminished; and when individual freedoms are restricted, questions arise under the First Amendment.

I also have reservations about the constitutionality of the broad ban on issue advertising, which restrains the speech of a wide variety of groups on issues of public import in the months closest to an election. I expect that the courts will resolve these legitimate legal questions as appropriate under the law.

As a policy matter, I would have preferred a bill that included a provision to protect union members and shareholders from involuntary political activities undertaken by their leadership.

Individuals have a right not to have their money spent in support of candidates or causes with which they disagree, and those rights should be better protected by law. I hope that in the future the Congress and I can work together to remedy this defect of the current financing structure.


1 posted on 03/27/2002 4:57:55 PM PST by rintense
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To: mombonn; ejo; fiddlstix; lawgirl; teacup; miss marple; wait4truth; truthNtegrity; TXbubba...

2 posted on 03/27/2002 4:58:26 PM PST by rintense
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To: rintense
God Bless and Protect President Bush
3 posted on 03/27/2002 4:59:39 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: rintense
I will caption that pic.

I want to guarantee every one of you, that while I cannot promise to protect your right to free speech, I can assure you that I will make every effort to keep you employed by breathing life into the dieing War on Drugs by defrauding the public into thinking that fighting the War on Drugs is a necessary part of fighting terrorists.
4 posted on 03/27/2002 5:00:02 PM PST by jurisdog
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To: rintense
What no picture of the CFR signing, passing out of pens, Senators and Congressman with smiles. Oh well, I guess when you betray those who voted for you, you don't celebrate.
5 posted on 03/27/2002 5:02:13 PM PST by shrinkermd
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6 posted on 03/27/2002 5:02:39 PM PST by rintense
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To: jurisdog
Somehow I knew you'd show up.
7 posted on 03/27/2002 5:03:14 PM PST by rintense
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To: shrinkermd
Why don't you go to a thread where your gripe will be appreciated?
8 posted on 03/27/2002 5:03:52 PM PST by petuniasevan
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To: shrinkermd
Go away. This is not the thread for those kinds of comments.
9 posted on 03/27/2002 5:05:13 PM PST by WVNan
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To: jurisdog
This thread is a place to view pictures that were taken to keep us up to date with what is going on in President Bush's life. It's not a place to rant about your favorite pet peeve. There are other threads set up for this purpose. Go find one!
10 posted on 03/27/2002 5:05:20 PM PST by mtngrl@vrwc
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To: shrinkermd
That makes two...
11 posted on 03/27/2002 5:05:52 PM PST by rintense
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To: rintense
Bump!
12 posted on 03/27/2002 5:06:13 PM PST by Howlin
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To: WVNan
Yeah I strongly object. A day in the life of President Bush isn't complete without mentioning the fact that he just signed a bill into law that shuts down free speech, political speech at that. Worse yet, he even admitted he had slight hesitation in doing so. That's real leadership for ya.
13 posted on 03/27/2002 5:06:36 PM PST by jurisdog
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To: rintense
It sure didn't take them long, did it? They must have been refreshing all afternoon waiting for this thread.
14 posted on 03/27/2002 5:07:36 PM PST by reformed_dem
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To: shrinkermd
Reply #10 should have been directed to you too. So I repeat myself:

This thread is a place to view pictures that were taken to keep us up to date with what is going on in President Bush's life. It's not a place to rant about your favorite pet peeve. There are other threads set up for this purpose. Go find one!

15 posted on 03/27/2002 5:09:13 PM PST by mtngrl@vrwc
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To: mtngrl@vrwc
"This thread is a place to view pictures that were taken to keep us up to date with what is going on in President Bush's life. It's not a place to rant about your favorite pet peeve. There are other threads set up for this purpose. Go find one!"

Signing the CFR Bill was part of his life! Signing a new law that restricts free speech is hardly a pet peeve! Get real!

17 posted on 03/27/2002 5:12:55 PM PST by shrinkermd
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
May President Bush seek and obey GOD, positioning himself to receive the blessing you pray for.
18 posted on 03/27/2002 5:13:38 PM PST by Hila
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To: reformed_dem
It sure didn't take them long, did it? They must have been refreshing all afternoon waiting for this thread.

You are right, these two disrupters were the second and third people to reply to this thread. They just must have nothing better to do than complain.

I prefer to think that perhaps President Bush just might have a reason for signing this legislation. He's no dummy.

19 posted on 03/27/2002 5:13:49 PM PST by mtngrl@vrwc
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To: shrinkermd
Excuse me - who would be at the signing - McCain! Do you actually think he's going to give McCain a platform. This CFR thing means McCain is no longer relevant. That suits me just fine. The court will take care of the missteps in the law's provisions and the President will have stilled McCain's voice - hooooooray!!
20 posted on 03/27/2002 5:14:37 PM PST by CyberAnt
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To: jurisdog
Oh get over it you once issue supporter. Why do I get the feeling that had he voted to allow stem cell, you would have abandoned him? Or Kyoto? Why not just say $uck the Republicans altogether and vote democrat in 2004. That will solve everything.
21 posted on 03/27/2002 5:14:46 PM PST by rintense
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To: shrinkermd
Now I know why you asked to be removed from the ping list.
22 posted on 03/27/2002 5:15:17 PM PST by rintense
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To: shrinkermd
I guess when you really want to stick it to McCain, you sign the bill on the way to SOUTH CAROLINA and then have a staffer call McCain's aide and tell him you signed it.

I guess when you want to get MEANINGFUL CFR you avoid the obvious veto bait and keep the issue out of the dem's hands, so that hopefully you can get a Senate elected and some JUDGES appointed.

I guess when you are running a WAR you don't have time for this stuff that is nothing more than petty political junk. Instead, you get the bill where the SC can decide it.

Now go to one of the many Bush-bashing threads.

23 posted on 03/27/2002 5:15:37 PM PST by Miss Marple
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To: rintense
You can choose to bury your head in the sand, but I won't be joining you. Just because I think Bush is better than Gore does not mean that I think Bush is a real conservative. He's not. He was just electable.

I like him, I'm proud that he's my president. But, lately, he has been letting me down. He reminds me of a Republican version of Clinton.
24 posted on 03/27/2002 5:16:57 PM PST by jurisdog
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To: jurisdog;shrinkermd
You are missing my point. Rant if you must but this thread is not the place to do so. I am certain that there must be plenty of threads around Free Republic where you would feel right at home tonight.
25 posted on 03/27/2002 5:18:13 PM PST by mtngrl@vrwc
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To: jurisdog
If you're "proud he's your President" why don't you try supporting him instead of bashing him.

He's smarter than you are. He knows what he's doing.

And he hasn't betrayed anyone.

26 posted on 03/27/2002 5:18:52 PM PST by ohioWfan
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To: jurisdog; All
If you liked him, you wouldn't compare him to Clinton.

Attention Lurkers: Please note how the anti-Bush people are rude and insulting! These are not the people who will attract many converts!

27 posted on 03/27/2002 5:19:42 PM PST by Miss Marple
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To: rintense
Apparently a couple of losers lie in wait to pounce on this thread.

Wonder if their mother knows they are out of the cellar annoying others.

28 posted on 03/27/2002 5:19:58 PM PST by altura
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To: mtngrl@vrwc
Why would he have signed a bill that is flawed, according to him? And the regular posters on this thread are all capable and free to disagree with G.W. Bush now and then, otherwise, this thread becomes a censoring tool for those who don't celebrate everything the President does. We all desire to see our rights preserved, therefore, courteous disagreement must be permitted here and throughout FR.
29 posted on 03/27/2002 5:20:38 PM PST by Hila
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To: rintense
Thanks rin as always.....*If we stay together we survive*
30 posted on 03/27/2002 5:22:12 PM PST by mystery-ak
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To: jurisdog
So, are you saying you like him but won't support him? Or, are you saying you can't stand him and will vote for someone else who is more 'electable' in 2004?

There are many of us who have chosen to STILL support the President even though we may disagree with some of the things he's done. Where is the reality in expecting the President to agree with you on absolutely everything he does? It's nowhere. Because that reality does not exist no matter how hard we try to convince ourselves that it does.

But consider this. Think back two years ago... and now think of what the alternative could have been. Cripe, even Rosie O'Donnell admits she didn't like GWB, but even she supports him now. I am simply amazed that it takes one issue, one issue, to dismay so many people.

31 posted on 03/27/2002 5:23:19 PM PST by rintense
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To: jurisdog;shrinkermd
Guys what she's tryiong to tell you is don't take a pee on the good carpet. Go outside!
In other words! SCRAM!
32 posted on 03/27/2002 5:23:33 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: jurisdog
He reminds me of a Republican version of Clinton.

This is a totally idiotic statement that proves you to be a fool. Take your inane comments to another thread and bash your little heart out there.

There are nasty people all over FR who agree with you..........but the people on this thread are bright and well informed. You can't get away with your nonsense here.

33 posted on 03/27/2002 5:23:40 PM PST by ohioWfan
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To: jurisdog
You can choose to bury your head in the sand, but I won't be joining you.

Good. Leave now.
34 posted on 03/27/2002 5:24:08 PM PST by looney tune
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To: altura;rintense;ohioWfan
Apparently a couple of losers lie in wait to pounce on this thread.

One only needs to question their motivation for visiting this thread to know that they are nothing but disrupters. They have to know that they won't find a sympathetic ear on this thread. They just want to bug us, and we would ALL decide to ignore them, perhaps they would tire of their little game.

35 posted on 03/27/2002 5:25:07 PM PST by mtngrl@vrwc
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To: jurisdog
Take it somewhere else!
36 posted on 03/27/2002 5:27:04 PM PST by terilyn
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To: mtngrl@vrwc; Miss Marple; rintense; altura; mystery-ak
Well to the POINT of this thread.........the President looks marvellous, and he and Laura are together at THE RANCH tonight!! Woohoo!! GOOD TIMES! GOOD TIMES!!
37 posted on 03/27/2002 5:27:54 PM PST by ohioWfan
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To: Hila
courteous disagreement must be permitted

You're right BUT they're still wrong.
There's nothing courteous about their invective, innuendoes and name-calling.

I can say I'm really disappointed in W signing CFR, for instance,
but you won't hear me questioning his integrity, intelligence, or patriotism.
Many of the detractors on this thread can't type a single word without acting childish.

38 posted on 03/27/2002 5:27:55 PM PST by petuniasevan
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To: jurisdog
Ha!....you gave yourself away....people who like GW would never compare him to Clinton.

Isn't there enough Bush bashing threads out there for you....have you tried DU?

39 posted on 03/27/2002 5:28:33 PM PST by mystery-ak
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To: ohioWfan
This is a totally idiotic statement that proves you to be a fool. Take your inane comments to another thread and bash your little heart out there.

There's no need for childish, personal insults. If you would like to meet in person, I'm sure you would be a lot slower to talk like that.

You think there aren't a lot of republicans who feel a little like Bush reminds them of Clinton? You don't think he is signing this CFR because of the enormous popularity of the bill? That seems a pretty clear case of votes/poll-numbers over principles.

I like President Bush, and I do support him. However, that does not mean I'm just gonna sit quietly by when he makes enormous mistakes or shows major lapses in leadership.

Signing the CFR bill into law when he himself is so apologetic about its unconstitutionality etc is pretty sad to me. It does remind me of Clinton, i.e., Clinton signing Welfare Reform written by the Republicans just because it had overwhelming popular support, meanwhile he didn't believe in his heart it was the right thing to do. And that wasn't even an unconstitutional bill.

I would encourage you to refrain from making personal attacks and calling me names just because I happen to be more vocal and honest about my dissapointments with Bush. I also cheer out loud when he does the right thing. Reasonable people, especially people on your team, deserve a lot more respect than that.
40 posted on 03/27/2002 5:28:43 PM PST by jurisdog
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To: Hila
Anyone who is a regular poster on this thread knows what it is about.

It's not really about political discussion. Do you honestly feel there is not enough political discussion on Free Republic? If so, I suggest you start such a thread.

We have been coming on this Day in the Life thread ... well, how long is it, rintense?

Anyway, we come here to enjoy pictures of our President, whom most of us love and admire.

I find it difficult to understand why you would want to come here and post negative comments which you know will annoy.

41 posted on 03/27/2002 5:28:55 PM PST by altura
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To: mtngrl@vrwc
The idea is not to have intelligent debate. The idea is to drive Bush supporters from the forum and to create an impression with the media that Bush's base is deserting him.

That is why when you post reasonable alternatives or disagree, you get comments like "Bush is just like Clinton."

I am not leaving this forum, and I am not deserting President Bush.

42 posted on 03/27/2002 5:30:32 PM PST by Miss Marple
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To: jurisdog
What do you think the Supreme Court is for or do you want the President acting for the Judiciary? Please take your comments to another thread and allow the rest of us to enjoy the pictures in peace! Thank you!
43 posted on 03/27/2002 5:30:58 PM PST by PhiKapMom
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To: ohioWfan
I haven't heard how long they will be at the ranch, till Easter Sunday?
44 posted on 03/27/2002 5:31:16 PM PST by mystery-ak
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To: Hila
And the regular posters on this thread are all capable and free to disagree with G.W. Bush now and then, otherwise, this thread becomes a censoring tool for those who don't celebrate everything the President does. We all desire to see our rights preserved, therefore, courteous disagreement must be permitted here and throughout FR.

Again, you guys are missing my point! There are dozens of threads on FR tonight where you will find lively discussions of the pros and cons of President Bush signing this legislation today. This is a picture thread. You are in the wrong place!

45 posted on 03/27/2002 5:31:19 PM PST by mtngrl@vrwc
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To: rintense
Oh get over it you once issue supporter. Why do I get the feeling that had he voted to allow stem cell, you would have abandoned him? Or Kyoto? Why not just say $uck the Republicans altogether and vote democrat in 2004. That will solve everything

Woo Hoo!!! Go Warrior Princess!!

46 posted on 03/27/2002 5:32:07 PM PST by KansasConservative
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To: ohioWfan;Rintense
They do look great! Reminds me I must get to exercising again!
Thanks, rintense, for the pictures! Sorry about some people's manners.
47 posted on 03/27/2002 5:32:10 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: rintense
Hey, rintense, I am beginning to long for the days when we were "fighting" about what color dubya's eyes are and whether or not green looked good on Laura.

BTW, I wish Laura would show up again, I always enjoy pics of her.

48 posted on 03/27/2002 5:32:11 PM PST by altura
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To: jurisdog
Sorry. I didn't mean to attack you personally, but there is NO comparison between President Bush, who is filled with integrity and honor, and Xlinton, a sleazebag who wouldn't recognize honor if it hit him in the face.

The comparison IS idiotic, and inane. You may not be, but your statement is absurd, and I would say that to your face.

49 posted on 03/27/2002 5:32:54 PM PST by ohioWfan
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To: jurisdog
"If you would like to meet in person, I'm sure you would be a lot slower to talk like that."

Sounds like a threat to me, and a physical one too. Kind of the pot calling the kettle black don't you think?

50 posted on 03/27/2002 5:34:49 PM PST by terilyn
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