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  • Happy Birthday: Elder Bush ready for latest skydive

    06/12/2009 4:11:03 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 7 replies · 613+ views
    bizjournals ^ | June 11, 2009, | Greg Barr
    President George H.W. Bush is set to soar through the heavens yet again. The octogenarian former Commander-in-Chief and 41st U.S. president will strap on a parachute for a tandem skydive June 12 to celebrate his 85th birthday. Bush will leap out of an aircraft with the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights parachute team in the skies above Kennebunkport, Maine, joined by Robin Meade, a news anchor with HLN, the cable news channel affiliated with CNN formerly known as Headline News.
  • Caption George H.W. Bush Skydiving

    06/12/2009 2:53:46 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 45 replies · 1,610+ views
    Former President George H. W. Bush rides tandem with Sgt. Michael Elliott of the Army Golden Knights parachute team as he celebrates his 85th birthday with a parachute jump, Friday, June 12, 2009, over Kennebunkport, Maine. Former President George W. Bush, left, and his wife, Laura, wave to spectators before watching his father, former President George H. W. Bush make a parachute jump to celebrates his 85th birthday, Friday, June 12, 2009, in Kennebunkport, Maine.
  • George W. Bush: Happy Birthday, Dad

    06/12/2009 8:08:59 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 33 replies · 1,513+ views
    POV Magazine ^ | 6/12/09
    I've lived with being "George Bush's son" all my life. Growing up, I probably didn't want to be like him. Today it's ironic that much of my career parallels his. He went to Yale. I went to Yale. He was a Navy pilot. I flew F-102s in the Texas Air National Guard. I like to say I've inherited half of his friends and all of his enemies. Of course, there will be some who will prejudge me, but that's OK: I don't expect to get all of the votes anyway. Being George Bush's son is a tremendous plus. The greatest...
  • At 85, ex-president plans parachute jump in Maine

    06/09/2009 4:00:45 PM PDT · by Dubya · 59 replies · 2,956+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | The Associated Press
    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine -- Former President George H.W. Bush plans to celebrate his 85th birthday Friday by making a parachute jump in Maine, where he has his summer home.
  • Headline News' Robin Meade To Tandem Jump With George H.W. Bush For His 85th Birthday

    06/09/2009 5:22:12 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 26 replies · 3,901+ views
    Chatterbox ^ | June 9, 2009
    — George H.W. Bush is going to celebrate his 85th birthday Friday in style. Bush Sr., is a veteran skydiver has made some tough jumps especially as a 20-year-old Navy pilot in World War II when he was shot down over the Pacific. But the sky dive he will make on his birthday should be a lot more fun with Headline News anchor Robin Meade strapped to him for a tandem jump. I guess this will be George’s ‘Private Stimulus Package.’ In return Meade will get to interview Bush Sr. before they make the jump. “It is both a thrill...
  • Bush's Next Challenge: Dodging No. 41's Fate

    12/27/2001 8:34:33 AM PST · by madprof98 · 16 replies · 134+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 01/07/02 | Howard Fineman
    George W. Bush hadn’t even begun the 2000 campaign, but, in his methodical way, he was already looking ahead to his presidency. At lunch in Austin in 1999, he mused aloud about lessons to be drawn from his dad’s one-term tenure. The Liberator of Kuwait had enjoyed sky-high approval ratings, but lost the election the next year because he was seen as indifferent to the plight of workers. “I learned that you can’t save political capital,” Bush said. “It doesn’t last. You have to spend it—or lose it.” Are we about to witness a father-son version of “Groundhog Day”? ...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ USS George HW Bush (CVN 77) ~ 29 May 09

    05/28/2009 5:59:59 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 188 replies · 3,604+ views
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ USS GEORGE HW BUSH (CVN 77) ~ PRE-COMMISSIONING 090108-N-7656T-023 NORFOLK, Va. (Jan. 8, 2009) Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush, walk across the hanger bay of the aircraft carrier Pre-commissioning Unit George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) at Naval Station Norfolk. Bush, the ship's namesake, is aboard to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the official opening of the George H.W. Bush Tribute Room aboard the carrier. George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) will be commissioned Jan. 10 at Naval Station Norfolk. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Tackitt/Released) Canteen Mission...
  • George H.W. Bush's Legacy of Liberal Judicial Picks Lives On

    05/28/2009 7:12:16 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 16 replies · 747+ views ^ | 052809 | Matt Lewis
    Sadly, George H.W. Bush's picks continue to haunt conservatives, as we now have a Sotomayor nomination. Make no mistake: Sotomayor is a hard-left nominee who is more liberal than Judge Souter. Her judicial philosophy -- based on her previous comments and decisions -- implies that she believes her personal political agenda trumps the law.
  • David Souter Video, The Biggest Mistake Of George H.W. Bush's Presidency

    05/01/2009 12:18:36 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 40 replies · 1,066+ views
    David Souter makes it known that he will retire, Barack Obama will now add to the Supreme Court someone farther left in the mould of Darth Vader Ginsburg. Elections have consequences...And we're paying dearly for them..
  • Obama picks Nike veep to run [National] Service agency (Just Do It?)

    04/21/2009 10:38:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 835+ views
    President Barack Obama is picking a Nike vice president to lead the federal agency that oversees the country's national service programs. Obama's selection of Maria Eitel comes Tuesday as the president plans to sign a bill to triple the size of AmeriCorps and expand other programs that the corporation administers. Eitel is nominated to be chief executive officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a job that requires Senate confirmation. Eitel is also the president of Nike Inc.'s charitable arm, the Nike Foundation. She served under President George H.W. Bush as deputy director of media relations and later...
  • The Way Out [NY Times tells Bush 41 to get rid of Saddam, 18 years ago this week]

    04/20/2009 10:17:12 AM PDT · by syriacus · 8 replies · 543+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 23, 1991 | A. M. Rosenthal
    But what to do now? Exactly what the U.S. could have done before: recognize the cease-fire as a false peace, present the Iraqi Army with an ultimatum -- to get rid of Saddam Hussein or the U.S. will resume the air attack on military targets and every high officer will be tried for war crimes. With the killer gone, Iraqis can be left to their own political settlements. The only duty of the U.S. is to allow those who trusted us to return to their homes, free of terror. But to do that, Mr. Bush must show true strength --...
  • Navy's Newest Carrier Successfully Completes Acceptance Sea Trials

    04/13/2009 6:36:29 AM PDT · by Freeport · 34 replies · 2,739+ views
    Navy News ^ | 4/9/2009 | Program Executive Office Carriers
    WASHINGTON (NNS) -- USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) successfully completed acceptance sea trials April 7-9 off the Virginia Capes and is in final preparation for delivery. Acceptance sea trials are the final test of the ship's readiness to begin fleet service. Navy representatives from the U.S. Navy Board of Inspection and Survey tested and evaluated the ship's systems and performance. Acceptance trials will formally conclude April 10. George H.W. Bush is the nation's 10th, and final, Nimitz-class carrier. The ship is designed to carry all current and future aircraft in its embarked air wing until the completion of her...

    03/05/2009 12:04:02 PM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 17 replies · 734+ views
    NEALZ NUZE ^ | March 5, 2009 | NEAL BOORTZ
    Barbara Bush had open-heart surgery. She's fine. This should be of interest to you however. As soon as we get the Democrat's nationalized medicine your chances of getting open-heart surgery at her age will be somewhat similar to my chances of waking up tomorrow with a full head of hair. Commissar Obama is really pushing this nationalized medicine thing. Remember .. in Obama's mind America's greatness comes from government - on only government can provide us with a great health care system. Private sector? Forget it. If there are any certainties in our life - one would be the certainty...
  • Video: Bush Sr. And Clintoon Joke Together

    01/28/2009 9:28:27 AM PST · by careyb · 12 replies · 1,312+ views
    Blitzer ^ | 1/27/09 | Bush & Clintoon
    Bush jokes about one of the ugliest women he's ever seen. Clintoon responds.
  • Caption Clinton & HW Bush @ NADA

    01/27/2009 1:35:35 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 16 replies · 918+ views
    Former Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton greet each other on stage during the National Automobile Dealers Association meeting in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 26, 2009.
  • Presidential regret: They have a few

    01/27/2009 10:34:40 AM PST · by meandog · 26 replies · 846+ views
    CNN ^ | 1.27.09
    Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton appeared together at a question-and-answer forum before the National Automobile Dealers Association in New Orleans, Louisiana. Asked his biggest regret after leaving office, Bush said he now wonders whether he should have tried to get Saddam Hussein to leave office at the end of the first Gulf War in 1991. He told the gathering, "I've thought a lot about it, but at the end of Desert Storm, the question was should we have kind of kept going on that road to death and all this slaughter until Saddam Hussein showed up and...
  • Lou Dobbs TScript/Video: "Mexico Meddling" (Ramos-Compean, Bush Corruption Exposed Pt II)

    01/23/2009 6:31:45 PM PST · by flattorney · 34 replies · 787+ views
    CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight ^ | January 22, 2009 | Transcript Staff
    Mexico slams Border Patrol clemency. Criticizes commutation for former Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean. Plus, President Bush and Administration Corruption Exposed Part II 01.22.09 CNN Lou Dobbs Video: "Mexico Meddling" (Ramos-Compean, Bush Corruption Exposed Pt II) 01.14.09 CNN Lou Dobbs Video: President-Elect Barack Obama and Mexico's President Felipe Calderon met SEGMENT INTRO: New questions about Mexico's brazen meddling in the case against former border patrol agents Ramos and Compean who remain in prison tonight, we'll have special coverage of this continuing miscarriage of justice and the intervention of the Mexican government in the Bush administration's policy making. # And...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 11 January 2009

    01/11/2009 5:08:50 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 186 replies · 6,843+ views
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 11 January 2009 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, January 11th, 2009 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): President George W. Bush and former President George H.W. Bush.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Comedian and author Bill Cosby, author Alvin Poussaint, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty and former Mich. Rep. David Bonior.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Former Illinois Attorney General (and Senate appointee) Roland Burris, Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.THIS WEEK (ABC): President-elect Barack Obama. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Vice President Dick Cheney and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PRESIDENT BUSH...fabulous PHOTOS...01/10/09

    01/10/2009 4:01:13 PM PST · by daisyscarlett · 143 replies · 5,357+ views
    yahoo news;; | Daisyscarlett
    President George W. Bush and his family traveled to Norfolk VA today to participate in the commissioning ceremony of the George H.W. Bush (CVN 7) in Norfolk, Va. Vice President Cheney and Mrs. Cheney also attended this event. TRANSCRIPT OF THE SPEECH THE PRESIDENT GAVE. PLEASE READ. IT IS AWESOME. SNIFF SNIFF… This was the President’s last scheduled flight on Air Force One as the sitting president The President delivered his weekly radio address. In Focus: Defense.
  • Navy Commissions USS George H.W. Bush with Namesake on Hand

    01/10/2009 12:42:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 39 replies · 1,628+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2009 – With traditional pomp and circumstance and its namesake on hand, the last Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS George H.W. Bush, was commissioned in Norfolk, Va., today. “So what do you give a guy who has been blessed and has just about everything he has ever needed?” President George W. Bush, son of former President George H.W. Bush, joked during the ceremony. “Well, an aircraft carrier.” The story of the USS George H.W. Bush, also known as CVN 77, begins well before its keel-laying in September 2003. It began in the early days of World War...
  • Navy to commission CVN-77, USS George H.W. Bush

    01/10/2009 6:19:47 AM PST · by Joiseydude · 60 replies · 3,843+ views
    WashTimes ^ | Saturday, January 10, 2009 | Sara A. Carter
    Former President George H. W. Bush will be honored for his military career when the U.S. Navy commissions its new aircraft carrier Saturday at Naval Station Norfolk. The president's son, President Bush, will speak as the Navy commissions the 1,092-foot CVN-77, which will be named the USS George H.W. Bush. "The president is honored to participate in the commissioning of the USS George H.W. Bush both as the commander in chief and as a proud son," White House spokesman Carlton F. Carroll told The Washington Times. On Friday, workers finished the last details on the nuclear-powered carrier, which towers 20...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 1-9-09

    01/09/2009 5:51:35 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 87 replies · 3,238+ views
    Today President Bush visited privately with the White House Communication Agency and the White House Transportation Agency, and later met with the men and women stationed at Bolling Air Force Base, where he thanked them for their service over the past eight years. Tomorrow, President & Mrs. Bush will attend the commissioning ceremony of the USS George H. W. Bush in Norfolk, Virginia, along with former President George H. W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush. It was just a little over two years ago that the aircraft carrier—the 10th and final of the Nimitz class—was christened by the former President’s...
  • Barack Obama meets all living presidents ahead of inauguration

    01/08/2009 9:01:13 AM PST · by eclecticEel · 16 replies · 741+ views
    Times Online ^ | 01/08/09 | Tim Reid
    For the first time in a generation one of the world's most elite clubs met yesterday: all the former living US presidents, together with Barack Obama, the man soon to join them as the Oval Office's next occupant. The idea, first hatched by Mr Obama during a meeting with President Bush last month, saw the outgoing and incoming commander-in-chief line up before the cameras with Jimmy Carter, George Bush Senior and Bill Clinton, before a private lunch...
  • Show of togetherness in the Oval Office (The impeached *Bubba Squirt: "I love this rug")

    01/07/2009 7:24:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies · 1,098+ views
    Link only - Show of togetherness in the Oval Office
  • President Bush Welcomes President-Elect Obama to the White House

    01/07/2009 4:14:07 PM PST · by Liberty Valance · 29 replies · 763+ views ^ | Jan. 7, 2009 | The Whitehouse
    President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and President-elect Barack Obama Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 in the Oval Office of the White House. White House photo by Eric Draper. PRESIDENT BUSH: I want to thank the President-elect for joining the ex-Presidents for lunch. And one message that I have and I think we all share is that we want you to succeed. Whether we're Democrat or Republican, we care deeply about this country. And to the extent we can, we look forward to sharing our experiences with you. All of...
  • Navy to Commission Aircraft Carrier George H.W. Bush

    01/07/2009 12:46:34 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 40 replies · 4,505+ views
    Faxts News Australia ^ | January 1, 2009 | Staff
    The Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier George H. W. Bush will be commissioned Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, during an 11 a.m. EST ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. President George W. Bush will deliver the principal address. Dorothy "Doro" Bush Koch, daughter of the ship's namesake, is the ship's sponsor. In the time-honored Navy tradition, she will give the order to "man our ship and bring her to life!" The lastNimitz-class aircraft carrier is named to honor World War II naval aviator and America's 41st president George H. W. Bush. Born on June 12, 1924, in Milton, Mass., Bush began...
  • Elder Bush: Jeb Should Run for President

    01/04/2009 7:20:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies · 3,217+ views
    Newsmax / Reuters ^ | January 4, 2009
    Former President George H.W. Bush said on Sunday he'd like to see his second son, Jeb, become president of the United States some day. Interviewed on "Fox News Sunday," Bush said his second son, a former governor of Florida, had all the qualifications to serve in the White House. Jeb Bush, 55, has said he was considering running for a U.S. Senate seat representing Florida in 2010. The current incumbent, Republican Mel Martinez, has announced he is stepping down. "I'd like to see him run. I'd like to see him be president one day, or senator, whatever, yes I would,"...
  • Bush Sr would like to see son Jeb as President

    01/04/2009 12:33:56 PM PST · by RED SOUTH · 131 replies · 2,706+ views
    ottawacitizen ^ | January 4, 2009 10:16 AM
    WASHINGTON -- Former President George H.W. Bush said on Sunday he'd like to see his second son, Jeb, become President of the United States some day. Interviewed on Fox News Sunday, Bush said his second son, a former Governor of Florida, had all the qualifications to serve in the White House. Jeb Bush, 55, has said he was considering running for a U.S. Senate seat representing Florida in 2010. The current incumbent, Republican Mel Martinez, has announced he is stepping down. "I'd like to see him run. I'd like to see him be president one day, or senator, whatever, yes...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 January 2009

    01/04/2009 5:18:07 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 142 replies · 5,612+ views
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 4 January 2009 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, January 4th, 2009 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Former President George H.W. Bush.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Vice President Dick Cheney.THIS WEEK (ABC): Senate appointee and former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris, D-Ill.; Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat; Govs. Jon Corzine, D-N.J., and Mark Sanford, R-S.C.; former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass.
  • Barbara Bush Undergoes Stomach Surgery

    11/27/2008 6:28:16 AM PST · by GVnana · 21 replies · 1,181+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/26/2008
    <p>WASHINGTON (AFP) – Former first lady Barbara Bush will spend several days at a Houston, Texas hospital, following surgery for a perforated ulcer, the hospital announced Wednesday, updating an earlier statement that she would go home Wednesday.</p> <p>Bush, 83, was admitted to The Methodist Hospital Tuesday night with abdominal pains and underwent a battery of tests.</p>
  • Barbara Bush Taken to Methodist Hospital Emergency Room (precautionary measure)

    11/25/2008 7:48:02 PM PST · by BAW · 5 replies · 700+ views
    FOX Houston ^ | 25 Nov 2008, 8:48 PM CST
    <p>HOUSTON -- FOX 26 News has learned Former First Lady Barbara Bush was taken to Methodist Hospital to undergo medical tests.</p>
  • Update: Former First Lady Barbara Bush Rushed To Texas Emergency Room (for tests)

    11/25/2008 7:01:58 PM PST · by Arkinsaw · 93 replies · 6,535+ views
    Fox News Alert ^ | November 25, 2008 | Fox News Alert
    <p>Several black unmarked cars escorted Barbara Bush, 83, and President George H.W. Bush to the hospital because she had been feeling ill for about a week.</p> <p>HOUSTON -- It has been reported that Former First Lady Barbara Bush was taken to the emergency room at Methodist Hospital.</p>
  • POLL - who was a better President? Nixon , Bush Sr , Ford or Bush Jr.

    11/13/2008 3:25:57 PM PST · by RED SOUTH · 71 replies · 1,542+ views
    We will leave the greatest President ever , Ronald Reagan , out of the poll.
  • Ronald Reagan's BIGGEST

    11/06/2008 3:27:18 PM PST · by Bob Eimiller · 78 replies · 3,954+ views
    My Keyboard ^ | 10/6/2008 | Robert Eimiller
    Ronald Reagan is one of the greatest Presidents in history, but I now realize nobody is perfect. There is no way he could have foreseen or even imagined that his first and most important decision would sow the seeds of Marxism in America.
  • Poll: Bush a hit among US Jewish voters

    12/15/2001 4:41:05 PM PST · by l33t · 104 replies · 502+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/16/2001 | Melissa Radler
    Poll: Bush a hit among US Jewish voters By Melissa Radler December, 16 2001 NEW YORK (December 16) -- Impressed with his response to the September 11 terrorist attacks and wowed by his unwavering support for Israel, US Jewish voters are switching allegiances away from the Democratic Party to President George W. Bush, according to a new poll commission by the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC). The poll, which surveyed 400 registered Jewish voters from November 28 to 29 and has a margin of error of 4.9%, shows Bush's approval rating among Jews at 80% -- four times the percentage of ...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush...08-10-08 (many photos and news)

    08/10/2008 4:24:48 PM PDT · by daisyscarlett · 73 replies · 545+ views
    Various | daisyscarlett and Kaslin
    President and Mrs. Bush attended church at the Beijing Kuanjie Protestant Christian Church. See Quote of the Day for his remarks. He and his family spent time at the Swimming Venue cheering on the USA swim team. President Bush met with President Hu Jintao of the People's Republic of China TRANSCRIPT President Bush also met with Vice President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China and Premier Wen Jiabao of the People's Republic of China . . President George W. Bush and his father, former president George H.W. Bush, attended a men’s basketball game between China and the...
  • Terror anniversary: eyes off the prize [GWB did NOT react properly to the 1998 attacks]

    08/07/2008 5:53:32 PM PDT · by SJackson · 36 replies · 842+ views
    Ten years ago today, U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed, causing a devastating loss of life and signaling that the United States faced new and more serious terrorist threats abroad and potentially at home. That potential became a reality on Sept. 11, 2001, when the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were attacked, causing an even more devastating loss of life and sending an even clearer signal regarding the necessity of a smart and focused response to a challenge that could no longer be ignored. Unfortunately, President Bush did not get the message. He and his neoconservative advisers...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 8-1-08

    08/01/2008 5:57:33 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 104 replies · 433+ views
    President & Mrs. Bush are spending the weekend at the family home in Kennebunkport, Maine. The President will return to the White House on Sunday before beginning his trip to Asia and to the Olympics in China next week. Today President Bush surprised Rush Limbaugh with a live call to his radio show, congratulating him on his 20th anniversary. (Transcript & Audio) Rush: What are...? (interruption) Interrupting for what? President Bush: Hello! Rush: Oh, jeez. The president? President Bush: Rush Limbaugh? Rush: Yes, sir, Mr. President. President Bush: President George W. Bush calling to congratulate you on 20 years of...
  • The Bush Family Calls Rush

    08/01/2008 4:31:28 PM PDT · by pissant · 48 replies · 888+ views
    EIB Network ^ | 8/1/08 | Rush/GWB?GHWB/Jeb
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: What are...? (interruption) Interrupting for what? THE PRESIDENT: Hello! RUSH: Oh, jeez. The president? THE PRESIDENT: Rush Limbaugh? RUSH: Yes, sir, Mr. President. THE PRESIDENT: President George W. Bush calling to congratulate you on 20 years of important and excellent broadcasting. RUSH: Well, thank you, sir. You've stunned me! (laughing) I'm shocked. But thank you so much. THE PRESIDENT: That's hard to do. RUSH: (laughing) I know, it is. THE PRESIDENT: I'm here with a room full of admirers. There are two others that would like to speak to you and congratulate you, people who consider you...
  • Bush Reverses Father's Order on OCS

    07/14/2008 6:59:42 PM PDT · by Delacon · 19 replies · 292+ views ^ | Monday, July 14, 2008 | Amanda Carpenter
    Rising energy prices have prompted President George to rescind an executive order enacted by his father and extended by President Bill Clinton to ban offshore drilling. “The time for action is now,” President George W. Bush said in a Rose Garden speech Monday afternoon. A memorandum signed by the President rescinds former President George H.W. Bush’s 1990 executive order drafted in response to pressure from the environmental lobby after a 3 million gallon oil spill off the coast of California in 1969. The current President Bush argued “advances in technology have made it possible to have the oil production out...
  • Bush hooks monster tarpon in Keys (Bush senior)

    04/21/2008 3:19:16 AM PDT · by jsh3180 · 21 replies · 638+ views ^ | Mon. Apr. 21, 2008 | Timothy O'Hara
    Accomplishments continue in ex-president's fishing adventure BY TIMOTHY O'HARA The Citizen There are few things George Bush Sr. has not accomplished. He flew fighter planes in World War II, earning himself the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery in action. He attended Yale University. He was head of the Central Intelligence Agency, Ronald Reagan's vice president, and of course, became the most powerful man in the free world when he was sworn in as the 41st president of the United States in January 1989. He sky dived on his 80th birthday and again last year at 83 after recovering from hip...
  • Obama: My foreign policy would be like that of elder Bush, JFK, Reagan

    03/29/2008 1:36:28 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 24 replies · 750+ views ^ | March 28, 2008 | AP
    GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Barack Obama says he would return the country to the more "traditional" foreign policy efforts of past presidents. Those presidents include such as George H.W. Bush, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. Obama's comments came at a town hall event in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. He praised President Bush's father for the way he handled the Persian Gulf War: with a large coalition and carefully defined objectives. The Illinois senator has started a 6-day bus tour through Pennsylvania, the largest remaining primary prize in the contest with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination.
  • Oliver Stone casts parents of 'W'

    03/27/2008 3:16:20 PM PDT · by Callahan · 31 replies · 907+ views
    Variety ^ | 3/26/08 | Michael Fleming
    Director Oliver Stone has set James Cromwell to play George Herbert Walker Bush and Ellen Burstyn to play former first lady Barbara Bush in "W," a drama about the formative years of their son, President George W. Bush. Josh Brolin is playing the title character, and Elizabeth Banks will play first lady Laura Bush. Stone will direct from a script by his “Wall Street” co-writer Stanley Weiser. Moritz Borman is producing with Bill Block and Jon Kilik.
  • McCain suggests "New Global Order” for Democracies (Bush 41 supports, so does George Soros)

    03/18/2008 5:20:37 PM PDT · by flattorney · 30 replies · 1,095+ views
    PR-Inside ^ | February 8, 2008 | Staff
    WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain suggested Friday that the trans-Atlantic alliance join with democracies around the world to forge “a New Global Order of peace” that would last throughout the 21st century. The Republican candidate for the U.S. presidency said the process should begin at the alliance's April summit meeting in Bucharest, Romania. Stepping up the NATO commitment to Afghanistan is one priority, he said, but that must lead to greater change around the world. McCain expressed his views in a statement distributed by his campaign on the occasion of the 44th annual Munich Conference on Security Policy in Germany....
  • Bush family touched by subprime crisis

    03/13/2008 2:08:39 AM PDT · by Fred · 7 replies · 821+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 031208 | F William Engdahl
    The severity of its liquidity problems indicates that the unfolding financial crisis is taking major parts of the US financial and political elite down with it. Carlyle Capital Corp Ltd, a subsidiary of one of the most influential US private equity funds and closely tied to the Bush family, is in default on several of its securities. Carlyle is an offshore subsidiary of the Washington-based Carlyle Group, one of the most politically powerful private equity firms of the past two decades. Among the leading partners of the Carlyle Group in recent years have been George H W Bush, father of...
  • Condiment (Secretary of State Condaleeza Rice for VP?)

    03/12/2008 2:27:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,853+ views
    The New Yorker | The March 17, 2008 Edition | Hendrik Hertzberg
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  • China: Chinese president meets former U.S. President Bush in Beijing

    03/08/2008 4:40:30 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 339+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 03/07/08
    Chinese president meets former U.S. President Bush in Beijing Chinese President Hu Jintao (R front) meets with former U.S. President George Bush in Beijing, capital of China, March 7, 2008. (Xinhua/Fan Rujun) Special report: 2008 Olympic Games Special Report: NPC, CPPCC Annual Sessions 2008 BEIJING, March 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao met here on Friday with former U.S. President George Bush. Hailing the progress of China-U.S. relations in recent years, Hu said that to develop healthy, stable bilateral ties was in the common interest of both sides and had great significance for peace and development of the Asian-Pacific...
  • Ed Koch Still Pulls No Punches: New Book Includes Surprising Revelation About James Baker

    02/29/2008 5:37:29 AM PST · by SJackson · 160 replies · 529+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | February 27, 2008 | Rafael Medoff
    Although Ed Koch has not held elected office for nearly two decades, the feisty former mayor of New York City remains a powerful force in American politics and in the American Jewish community. Reporters still ask for his comments on the latest news developments, and candidates for office still seek his endorsement. Now Koch has a new book out – and it contains a stunning revelation that may ignite a second round of his now-famous clash with James Baker. Round One of Koch vs. Baker exploded across headlines around the world in March 1992, when Koch revealed, in his New...
  • Caption McCain & Bush Sr

    02/18/2008 2:42:34 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 27 replies · 164+ views
    Republican presidential hopeful, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., talks to reporters with senior advisor Steve Schmidt, right, in flight from Houston to Appleton, Wis., Monday, Feb. 18, 2008. Center is his wife Cindy McCain. Former President George H.W. Bush, left, speaks at a news conference in Houston, Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, where he endorsed Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., right. McCain's wife Cindy is at cenetr.
  • Ex-President Bush says attacks on McCain "unfair

    02/18/2008 2:10:35 PM PST · by OPS4 · 177 replies · 489+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:50pm EST | By Jason Szep
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Former President George H.W. Bush urged disgruntled conservatives on Monday to rally around John McCain, calling their criticism of the Republican presidential front-runner "grossly unfair." The father of President George W. Bush said he was annoyed by attacks within the conservative wing of the Republican Party against the Arizona senator, the all-but-certain Republican nominee to face Democrats in November election. Many conservatives distrust McCain because of his moderate views on illegal immigration and campaign finance reform and for having originally voted against President Bush's tax cuts. Persuading them all to vote for McCain in November will be...