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A day in the life of President Bush (photos): 11/4/02
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Posted on 11/04/2002 6:57:10 PM PST by rintense
President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush ended their campaign trail today in Texas after visiting Missouri and Arkansas. The first couple will cast their votes tomorrow- their 25th anniversary- in Crawford. And today, birthday gal Laura was treated to rounds of 'Happy Birthday to You' at campaign stops. Enjoy your daily dose of Dubya!
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KEYWORDS: bush; dayinthelife
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: See, these elections they're kind of tight. And a tight election means you can have a tremendous influence on who wins.
posted on 11/04/2002 6:57:10 PM PST
To: mombonn; ejo; Fiddlstix; lawgirl; Teacup; Miss Marple; Wait4Truth; TruthNtegrity; TXBubba; ...
posted on 11/04/2002 6:58:03 PM PST
I think I'm first...WOW!
Oh, what georgeous pictures!!! And the babies are adorable!
posted on 11/04/2002 6:59:35 PM PST
posted on 11/04/2002 7:01:38 PM PST
Are men allowed in the top ten?
posted on 11/04/2002 7:01:46 PM PST
posted on 11/04/2002 7:01:52 PM PST
I love those pictures with the President and those babies! May God bless him and give him victory tomorrow!
Thanks RWP! Get some sleep tonight!
posted on 11/04/2002 7:03:39 PM PST
Babies and a kiss on the cheek! A perfect way to end the evening. Thanks for your postings.
To All....VOTE and pray tomorrow! Looking forward to a great day tomorrow..
Happy Anniversary to GW and Laura!
posted on 11/04/2002 7:05:18 PM PST
Am I number 10?
Completely forgot about Iowa! Sorry!
posted on 11/04/2002 7:05:41 PM PST
To: rintense; lawgirl
Oh, I saw him kiss her today......it was right after they sang Happy Birthday to her!!
Oh YEAH, lawgirl was there wasn't she??!!
posted on 11/04/2002 7:08:22 PM PST
May God continue to bless us tomrrow. We are blessed, indeed, to have President Bush and Lovely Laura.
posted on 11/04/2002 7:08:36 PM PST
posted on 11/04/2002 7:08:48 PM PST
Thanks for the dose AND the great tribute!
posted on 11/04/2002 7:10:37 PM PST
Thank you, rintense!
You are really pulling the overtime these days ...... a Dose each day of the weekend and now two for tonight.
You're an angel! And we love you!
posted on 11/04/2002 7:10:39 PM PST
Wow--an Anniversary Tribute AND a Dose !! And before nighty-night time !! Super !
posted on 11/04/2002 7:10:46 PM PST
A dose too? I thought we might not have one due to the fantabulous Anniversary tribute thead! Thanks Rintense, you are a busy little woman tonight aren't you?
Happy Birthday and Anniversary to Laura Bush, the woman who put the Lady back into the First Lady!
Is it raining where you are? The animals are gathering in twos around here.
posted on 11/04/2002 7:11:54 PM PST
Beautiful, rintense. I just visited the anniversary pics and these and now I have smiley tears to deal with. Just showed my husband their picture from when they were first married and told him to compare that to the homely pics of the trash couple from about the same year. Whoa, what a difference, the ex-first couple look like hateful geeks. GW and Laura look so happy with themselves and each other. Thank you for the extra site.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, GEORGE AND LAURA!!! Hope the elections are a special present for them tomorrow.
posted on 11/04/2002 7:12:50 PM PST
All I can say, is that I love these people! God bless President Bush nad Laura Bush!!
What wonderful baby pictures! Our President and First Lady are not too bad either! I am in just for a few minutes-busy getting things ready for tomorrow. Guess I will stay at the hospital most of tomorrow. Daughter called earlier today and wanted to know her uncle's middle name. She was updating her will!!!
posted on 11/04/2002 7:14:05 PM PST
posted on 11/04/2002 7:14:42 PM PST
Top 20 ?
posted on 11/04/2002 7:15:38 PM PST
God bless you, Rintense!
What a treat! Two fantstick threads tonight! :^)
posted on 11/04/2002 7:16:39 PM PST
Oh what GREAT PICS!! I wonder how Lawgirl made out today. I am anxious to hear!
I got to see GW in Downingtown, PA a week or so ago, then got to see him again in Harrisburg, PA last Friday. I got a hug from him in Harrisburg! I was so very thrilled!!!! I got his signature on my ticket in Downingtown. He didn't have a pen in Harrisburg. I was all set to have my "Runner's World" with him on the cover signed. But since I saw he didn't have a pen I asked him for a hug. I should have asked for a kiss LOL, but I wasn't brave enuff!
In Harrisburg after my hug, I put my hand on GW's shoulder and told him that we prayed for him every night. He moved another step down the ropeline after I said that. I didn't think he heard me at first, because I'd said the same thing to him in Downingtown and he didn't hear me. So I raised my camera to take another picture of him, but THIS time, he looked back at me and responded. He said something to me with the most sincere, appreciative, enthusiastic look on his face, but I didn't hear him, nor did I read his lips. All I knew was he had his eyebrows raised and said something back to me. I was kicking myself for raising the camera, when I saw he started to respond to me, I put it back down, If was wasn't concentrating on my camera, and watched him with my eyes, and not the camera lens, I might have heard him, or made out what he said. But I am soooo thrilled he heard me. He seems to take such comfort in our prayers.
Oh, BTW, i've been reading this wonderful thread for awhile now, but have not had the bravery to post until now! You are all such WONDERFUL people!!! I'm so glad there are such fantastic people to converse with about our Godsent President, and his lovely wife. Those who saw him today were lucky as they got to see Laura too!!!!!!! GW told us in Downingtown that we got the short end of the stick because Laura was appearing somewhere else that day. That was hilarious!
Doesn't get any better, LIR!
posted on 11/04/2002 7:17:28 PM PST
Thank you for the wonderful double doses. It is keeping my mind off the nerves I have about tomorrow. I am not ready for another never ending election. I know I should not be selfish, but I am praying that God lets us win quick this time!
posted on 11/04/2002 7:17:52 PM PST
To: lawgirl; mtngrl@vrwc
The Dose is posted!!! Please do not do another thread... but we want to hear all about your day, lawgirl!
posted on 11/04/2002 7:17:58 PM PST
Happy Birthday Laura and Happy Anniversary Mr. President and Mrs. Bush..... :)
posted on 11/04/2002 7:18:56 PM PST
OH BOY, do I like this one!!
You truly have outdone yourself tonight, RWP!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!
posted on 11/04/2002 7:19:27 PM PST
Thanks for doing the Dose tonight! It is really appreciated.
Oh, thank you so much for speaking up and telling us about your Close Encounters. Lucky you!
And I love your screen name ...... :-)
posted on 11/04/2002 7:20:42 PM PST
No! Stay in your place!! LOL...
posted on 11/04/2002 7:20:53 PM PST
THanks RIntense for all you do for us>
Let's all keep praying! We've been so blessed!
To: Miss Marple
I love 'em too ! -- it is so refreshing to be proud of America's First Couple again (after 8 years of lies and disgrace) -- Prayers for a well deserved rest for the President and Laura -- and let's hope/pray that they'll receive the wonderful Anniversary gift of a Republican House and Senate !
posted on 11/04/2002 7:21:27 PM PST
<IMg src=" <P> Is this your new symbol for "dork" rintense? lol
posted on 11/04/2002 7:22:04 PM PST
I like your post. Welcome. I first saw our president in the summer of 2000 during the campaign. He gave me hope for our country that I had not had since 1980, after Reagan had been elected. He is a breath of fresh air in contrast to the foul stench which had formerly circled the WH during the Clinton years.
posted on 11/04/2002 7:24:20 PM PST
To: Cicero; lonestar
Pay no attention to lonestar - Men are definitely allowed in the top ten. Heck - this entire thread is a tribute to a Man. And I've been in the top ten myself several times. Welcome.
Oh, BTW, i've been reading this wonderful thread for awhile now, but have not had the bravery to post until now!
Do you understand now that personal, upclose encounters with Dubya must be reported?
I enjoyed reading about your experience.
posted on 11/04/2002 7:27:03 PM PST
Hey! WELCOME ImaRebelSpy!!
This is a warm and wonderful place full of incredible people! Glad you decided to join us here!
posted on 11/04/2002 7:28:22 PM PST
So all of us know (or should know by now) that I have been waiting to see President Bush for almost 2 years. For those of you that, frankly my dear dont give a d@mn, just read the next paragraph. For the rest of you---read on!!!!!!!!!
OK. First things first, I did not get to shake the presidents hand or get a kiss OR ask him about his eye color, or even get any closer to him than about 50 feet, AND NONE of my photos turned out. They were too dark and blurry. (OH THE ANGST and about $25 down the toilet
However, in the spirit of Johnny Mercers Accentuate the Positive- I DID get to see Laura ON her birthday (BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH) AND he wore his favorite blue tie!! Can you guys believe that? I am going to take that as proof positive that he knows about our tie and was sending us a message.
Cant you just see it?
W (getting dressed this morning): Laura, what tie should I wear? I wish I had the Bush Babe tie, but its never been found.
Laura: Well, W, how about if you wear your favorite blue tie? Theyll get the message.
W: Great idea Laura!! Did you hear that Lawgirl is going to be there? I sure hope I get to meet her!
Laura, thinking: Note to self: get SS Guy there early
Uh huh. You will never convince me otherwise. ;-D
OK! So- get there about 7:15 AM (doors to open at 9) there are about 20 people in line in front of us. I have my orange W 2004 hat on, and it got a few looks. We notice that many have tickets that say FIRST CLASS stamped on them. Ours do not. I wondered what that was all about, and as we are finally let in about 8:40, the door dude tells me that it means I dont get to be on the floor, but rather on the first levelplease go up the stairs to your left. I almost cried right there. NO FLOOR SEATS WHAT?!?!?! So, I dejectedly walk up the stairs. There are a few people milling around and we walk around to the right and come to a policeman who says yeah go ahead on down and sit where you want. So, we go all the way down to the front on the right side, and I notice that right in front of us is a walkway. All the VIPs walk down this corridor, and it is teeming with SS guys. I know that it is a possible walkway for W after the rally is over. Anyway, we get SEATSwe got to sit down (thank god) and we are in the first row of arena seats, which means that when you stand up you have a perfect view over everyone elses head. Anyway. So---we are sitting here at, like 8:45 and there is no one in the room except us and maybe 20 other people. We are all like where is everyone??? Then at 9AM a stampede of people RUSHES in and fills all the seats---the policeman had let us down EARLY so we got the absolute best seats!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!! I think he didnt know he had to make us wait! Total karma! We even got to speak to a reporter from our local paper (a total stonehead liberal I thinkhe asked what the W on my hat stood for DUH!) and someone from the press took photos of us singing the national anthemmy husband Brad had on a flag sweater so I think thats why.
Randy Travis sang a brand new song about AmericaJim Talent told us it was the first time it had been sung---a very patriotic and wonderful song I will buy the single to when it comes out.
About 11:45 Jim Talent comes out and tells us that President Bush is on his way and then the guy comes out (same guy as you saw OhioWfan) and puts the seal on the podium and we all go nuts. They hand out pompom things and flags to the crowd. Then at exactly noon (how like President Bush) he comes out with Laura- none of us were expecting her, and the crowd goes insane. Just totally freaking out of our minds. It was fantastic. Laura is absolutely gorgeous. Stunningly so, even from 50 feet. You cant see it so well in the photos, but the outfit she had on was a burgundy color that set off her hair and she was so beautiful!
I cant tell you all what a fantastic speaker he is. W speaks to you like its just a room of 20 people---casual yet impassioned, straightforward and full of common sense. He was mesmerizing. He was fired up, yet he just talked with such a normal tone. He didnt sound like he was preaching (ok sometimes he did LOL) --- he just sounded like he was talking to you. And he didnt sound like he was campaigning. Does anyone else know what I mean? You know how loud and monotone lots of speakers talk when campaigning? (read Bill Clintonhe always had that fake tone) He isnt like that. It is just like he is talking to a roomful of friends. I am still blown away. I never saw Ronald Reagan, but I have to sayGeorge W Bush is one hell of a communicator. He made you feel like he was talking to just you, in a room of 7000 people. And I SWEAR he looked at me, at least 5 or 6 times. I was standing up over the heads of the crowd with a big bright orange hat on and I just could swear he looked at me. I might be dreaming, but again, youll never convince me otherwise BWAHAHAHAHAH
So, at 12:30 he finishes and steps back from the podium and puffs out his cheeks and goes whewI thought that was so funny! Like hed been nervous or something. And then he starts shaking hands with people on the steps behind him and walks down the left side of the stage as you look at the stage (stage right) and starts shaking hands with people in the front row, and then, as he is about to turn down the walkway to come down my row, WOOSH and he walks out through the back curtain. And just like that he was gone. I was, naturally, disappointed, but I know its not the last time Ill see him, and maybe Ill have better luck next time.
You guys, it was the most amazing experience. I cant wait to start working on his 2004 campaign.
posted on 11/04/2002 7:30:14 PM PST
Bump - for reading right now !!
I'm liking this picture
posted on 11/04/2002 7:32:51 PM PST
Mama, We'll be praying for your Lynn, and you too. God be with you both.
The sunset photo is beautiful! Thanks Rintense.
I don't post a lot on the dose, but every day I appreciate it!
They were too dark and blurry
Can we see them anyway? Nothing short of pure black could be too dark.
He was pointing at you there, wasn't he?
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