Skip to comments.A day in the life of President Bush (photos): 9/26/02
Posted on 09/26/2002 5:51:41 PM PDT by rintense
President Bush began the day meeting with congressional leaders regarding Iraq. Accompanied by Republicans and Democrats from the House, Bush later made a statement to the media regarding the immediate need for a resolution. The President also reiterated his stance on corporate responsibility during a speech at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Bush later headed back to Texas to attend a political fundraiser for Attorney General John Cornyn in Houston. Meanwhile, First Lady Laura Bush continued her trip in Mexico City. Enjoy your daily dose of Dubya!
She's my rep, and the only decent thing left to me in Congress. The other two "representatives" from Washington statewide are Senator Patty Murray and Senator "I Can Buy That Office" Maria Cantwell.
May she never be the senior Senator from New York, and with that, I toast her new chair, originally crafted for His Rotundity, President Taft. Unfortunately, I didn't find a photo of the honker, but here's a bona fide description, fit for her heinous. [source: http://www.nctimes.net/news/2001/20011203/53044.html "The Mission Inn is at 3649 Mission Inn Ave. in Riverside, CA" ]
When William Howard Taft attended a conference at the inn, Miller, afraid the hotel chairs might break under the 300-plus-pound president, commissioned an extra wide, heavy-duty chair to be built.
No sooner had the president been lifted out of the chair than Miller began to market the oversized furniture piece, Yankee said. On the back of the huge chair is this inscription, carved in wood: President Taft's Chair ---- Banquet Oct. 12, 1909.
"For years people have come to the inn to sit in President Taft's oversized chair," said Yankee. The chair is in the inn's main lobby across from the fireplace. "You can fit three third-graders across the seat," Yankee said.
They are sorry now, but come November, they'll be reading 'bout it in the newspaper, too. hehe
THANKS for doing this tirelessly, RWP! You make every day end with a smile!
Ditto, ohioWfan, on both counts.....I couldn't agree more. And thanks for letting rintense count on you to sub in for her when necessary.
May God continue to bless President Bush. It seems to me that everything he does, says, or touches, is blessed. And everything his enemies say, do, or touch, with bad intentions for our President and his administration, becomes something the world scoffs at. Words meant for evil towards President Bush, God turns to good. It comes back to the ones who work for the evil one (which is who the likes of Daschole is led by, I think) and haunts them. IMHO, we definitely see God's Holy Spirit of protection surrounding this President.
In the midst of all this adversity and turmoil, domestically and abroad, I continue to see a peace in this great man, our leader, which I know God only bestows on those who do right and follow Him.
Why am I not surprised by any of this? :o)
What a wonderful experience for you, ollie!!! I'm trying very hard not to be too jealous, but I am (it's not easy being green, you know!) Seriously, though, every time I hear a story like yours from somebody who has met this man, I am more impressed with him, and his genuine love for people.
As I recall, you shook hands with Laura, too, and she called you by name.............will you be invited to dinner at the ranch soon?? :o)
(Arms around each other's sweaty waists??? sigh..............)
I'm glad that you took some time off for 'eye candy,' patty. You deserve it!
Thanks for your service and hard work for your country!
How very curious.
We live in a middle class community, and very large numbers of these white middle class kids serve in the US Military. Most of the men in Eric's platoon (as well as the other soldiers on base) were white, with the minorities being Hispanic or black. I don't have statistics, or accurate numbers about that......just my own observation.
I also don't know what 'class' they were in, but judging from the parents at the graduation, I'd say they were very much middle class. And as for us, why.....we're filthy rich!! LOL!
Methinks this guy's a VietNam throwback who's all wet.
Mo1, I'm answering you here, because there are so many icky people on that other thread who will jump on me.......and I'm not in the mood for a fight with lunatics..........
Anyone who compares Laura Bush with Hillary Clinton, and is serious about it, is insane, regardless of what their 'sensitivities' are. The comments on that thread about her said a whole lot more about the lack of character and intelligence of some of the posters than it said about her, and IMO the overreaction was enormous and mostly stupid.
Laura said nice things about the Mexican people in Mexico because she's a nice person. She said that the problem of immigration needs to be solved, and it does.
She's not politically involved in any regard the way Hillary was.......she's just a really good wife, which Hillary is not.
I have a hard time not hating some of those people, and though I'm very concerned about the issue, and disagree with where the President has been on it, I cannot tolerate reading those horrific threads.
And I'm sorry. I don't care how much people care about any issue. It doesn't give them an excuse to say preposterous things about this lovely First Lady of ours. The 'emotional about the issue' defense doesn't hold water with me. Some of these people are just plain nasty, and I don't care to hang around them, as much as I care about the issue of immigration.
They keep reasonable people from reading about the issue.
I agree with rintense.......that thread was a setup.....a baited thread used as an excuse to bash, whine and say stupid things.
Oh ok .. and I agree about Sabertooth
As for the idiot regulars .. nothing new there .. like I said earlier .. They would turn on their own mothers if it suit their needs and agenda
And yes, I agree with rintense .. most likely it was a bait thread which is again so surprise to me .. they have been doing it for some time now and with the elections right around the cornor, I suspect it will get worse
Hey OWF, be fair. Tancredo Fan posted that thread, and was polite to you, no?
I know your objections to the way some post on those threads, but I don't think any of you ladies I flagged there was jumped this time out, were you? If nothing else, that's an improvement, isn't it?
What's my solution, as you understand it?
You can answer on the other thread, if you like. It's not my intention to hijack this one.
Can't speak for others but I didn't stick around long enough to find out .. I said my peace and left
As for an improvement .. don't know about that .. something tells me if I stuck around awhile .. I would have been jumped on
I could be wrong .. but I don't think so .. they do have a history
Exactly. And then they whine and say nobody will have "open debate" about it.
I read the article and didn't reply after I read the first few posts; I didn't see anywhere in her remarks that she said ANYTHING political, period.
But........there was no real substance to the statement Laura made. It was a polite, nice comment from a polite, nice Lady, that was in no way a policy statement (and one that the vast majority of us would agree with)........and anyone who's not ready to pounce on her and her husband would have known that.
The first post (How sad. I don't recall having voted for this person.) is, IMO, baiting the angry lions.......implication - the First Lady has no right to make comments of any kind regarding 'our issue', and is making a political statement that we can attack.....go get her.
They were baited, Sabertooth.
Many who frequent the Dose have wonderful and insightful thoughts about immigration- some opinions may even surprise you. But because we support the President overall... I think you get the idea.
While short on specifics, it was definitely a policy statement. From the article:
Mrs. Bush acknowledged that the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks had set back the agenda between Mexico and the United States, but insisted that Presidents Bush and Fox "are going to meet again to try to revitalize and refocus the issue of immigration."
There are plenty of ways to say pleasant things about Mexico without saying what Mrs. Bush did above. Her comment was about policy.
Laura Bush is a political wife. Political wives are... political.
In addition to being savvy in her own right, Laura also has the advantage of advice from a mother-in-law who, as the the wife of one President and the mother of another, has a thing or two to say about being a political wife.
This was the first meeting between either the President or the First Lady since Vicente Fox's ballyhooed "snub" of President Bush last month. Dubya doesn't strike me as the kind of guy who'd send his wife out to deal with someone with whom he was unhappy. That Laura's statements were just the thing Vicente Fox needed to hear and to show to the Mexican Congress was not accidental. Her comments while vague, were policy-oriented, and certainly cleared beforehand by the White House.
If Bush was really mad at Fox, it wouldn't have gone this way.
What you may not be aware of is that these ladies have responded thoughtfully to flags of mine on Illegal Alien threads in the past, and have been treated rudely just because they post on this thread and aren't as adamant about the issue as some of us are. This has happened even though each one of them agrees that Illegal immigration is a problem that hasn't been sufficiently addressed.
It's understandable that they would be wary.
You solution is to revamp the INS,if not get rid of it and start over .. round all the illegals and ship them out and better control of our borders
Which I don't really have a problem with .. but the ACLU nit wits will be tying up the courts for years screaming civil rights abuses and we will still continue to have a problem with the illegals if not a worse one
The thread alone .. no it wasn't
But the posters that post do this
Wow! Good job, Gretchen! :-D
First, I don't favor rounding up all Illegals, that would take too much manpower. I want to do a quick few hundred thousand, and many of the rest will get the hint and leave. That would be just one aspect of a comprehensive solution.
The ACLU would definitely be an obstacle, but they could only tie up individual cases. The Constitution specifically entrusts the FedGov to provide for our common defense and to promote the general welfare, and grants to Congress powers over immigration and naturalization. Any ACLU Constitutional challenges would fall rather quickly, and a few hundred thousand deportatees-in-waiting would overwhelm their ability to clog the system on a case-by-case basis.
But even if it's worse than I expect, that outcome would be more discouraging to potential Illegals than the current do-nothing, bipartisan status quo, or any Amnesty.
For good reason!!!
Giving you everything you've said.....that Laura is politically savvy, intelligent, and coached by a pro.....Barbara.....I still don't see how this statement, unless you are looking for trouble, is so dark and foreboding. "Refocusing" can mean a number of things, and believing, as I do, that this President will always put the safety of Americans over free trade, I think the "refocusing" post 9/11 will mean tightening, not loosening immigration.
You know that I am not happy with the present situation, nor the lack of clamping down on the borders, granting of Visas, etc.....but using the First Lady's statement as a springboard for all kinds of vitriol against her and the President was, IMO, intolerable. And in spite of your good intentions, Sabertooth, you're not going to be able to tame the ugly monsters that hang out on immigration threads, and those of us who respect our President, will not deliberately expose ourselves through the garbage tossed about on them.
btw, I was impressed with Tancredo (as I have been with Michelle Malkin....wow! she's sharp!)....I wish O'Reilly had given him enough time to refute the Torres' lies.
(Have I helped 'hijack' our wonderful thread about a wonderful President? I hope not!)
I think you're reading what you want to read into that.
Regardless of what side you come down on, something HAS to be done and to get done, it has to be talked about.
Her comment was NOT about policy; if you persist in that argument, you just look myopic.
When W speaks I will listen and assess at that time. I don't think the First Lady said anything in terms of policy importance. Reading anything more into her comments is nonsense.
Exactly........and a whole lot of nonsense was going on there.
Mo1, can you just imagine the reaction of shock if our beautiful, serene First Lady made a statement of that nature!
What a hilarious thought!!
Well it would get her in the papers .. LOL
Help! Help! I'm being baited.
"Lovely beaches," "great food," "beautiful children," etc. are examples of charming pleasantries, and all are appropriately gracious ways of returning the hospitality of one's host.
Presidents Bush and Fox "are going to meet again to try to revitalize and refocus the issue of immigration," is an example of a light generalization about policy, intended for Mexican consumption.
The new Century's finest leader is coming to my home state of Arizona today. Really looking forward to the Daily Dose later today. There's gonna be some gorgeous photo ops when he speaks at the fairgrounds near Flagstaff this afternoon with the beautiful pine-covered mountain peaks as a backdrop! Can't afford that $700/plate dinner in downtown Phoenix tonight - :( - BUT, the radio station will cover his speech and it should be great!
I would neither expect nor desire that Mrs. Bush say any such thing.
I would prefer that she had left the subject of "immigration" (it has a far different meaning in Mexico) alone altogether.
Oh sweetie .. lighten up .. it was just my poor attempt at humor
I'm not saying we should ignore the immigration issue .. I'm just saying I wouldn't read to much into that comment and beside it is the President's comments we should listen to