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  • Dukakis, Once Burned, Refuses to Be Optimistic About 2008 (Must Read!)

    08/22/2007 8:38:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies · 2,406+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | August 21, 2007 | Steve Kornacki
    Michael Dukakis has seen this script before: a Republican administration besieged by scandal and running out the clock on its second term, while wide-eyed Democrats confidently lick their chops, knowing there’s no way in hell voters will reward the G.O.P. with four more years in the White House. It was around this very moment 20 years ago, the summer when Oliver North told Congress he was “authorized to do everything that I did” and Reagan fatigue took hold, that Mr. Dukakis, then the 53-year-old governor of Massachusetts, emerged at the head of a crowded Democratic presidential pack. By the time...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (many photos): 08-09-07

    08/09/2007 5:38:59 PM PDT · by snugs · 124 replies · 3,115+ views
    The President held a press conference in the Press Briefing Room today then signed H.R. 2272, The America Competes Act Bill after which he departed to Maine where he will spend the week at the family home attending a wedding and meeting with the French President. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with Lebanon's Charge d'Affaires Antoine Chedi at the State Department. Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • Former U.S. President Bush arrives in Greece for cruise holiday

    06/05/2007 3:23:11 AM PDT · by WannabeTurk · 10 replies · 625+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 6/4/2007 | NA
    ATHENS, Greece: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush arrived in Greece on Monday for a sailing holiday around the Greek islands as a guest of a shipping tycoon. The former president landed early Monday in Athens and changed planes for Kavala, a port city in northeastern Greece, where he arrived shortly after 11 a.m. (0800GMT). ***SNIP*** Bush is a guest of Greek shipping tycoon Spiros Latsis, on whose yacht he has also vacationed in the past. ***SNIP*** Bush is accompanied by a party of 19, including his son Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida.
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 05-31-07

    05/31/2007 5:54:41 PM PDT · by snugs · 143 replies · 2,627+ views
    Today the President and first lady attended and spoke at the United States Global Leadership Campaign at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington DC. The President met with President Jalal Talabani of Iraq in the Oval Office today. Secretary of State Condoleezza is in Vienna Former President George H W Bush attended and spoke at a dedication for the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., Yesterday Secretary of Denfense Robert Gates attended and spoke at the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation ceremony in Colorado Springs and today he is in Hawaii. Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • New toll road hype in Oklahoma

    05/21/2007 4:21:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies · 1,045+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 21, 2007 | Jerome Corsi (Cue Spooky Music...)
    Robert Poole, a mechanical engineer who has advised the administrations of George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to privatize U.S. highways, estimates that more than $25 billion in Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) highway projects are planned or approved in the United States. Now, a prominent Oklahoma state representative has invited Poole to promote his PPP toll road ideas, a move evidently designed to counter growing citizen opposition. Poole Lobbies for PPP Highways in Oklahoma Oklahoma House Speaker, Republican Lance Cargill, the founder of a group known as The 100 Ideas Initiative, has invited Poole to give a June...
  • Ex-President Bush speaks of pride in his sons

    03/14/2007 12:12:11 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies · 402+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 14, 2007 | James Ricci
    Former President George Herbert Walker Bush spent a significant part of his speech in Los Angeles on Monday night talking of his love of family and his pride in the son who currently occupies the White House. Yet as the 82-year-old former chief executive recounted his years as president, the tale of how he governed stood in marked contrast to what critics, a few of whom were in the audience, say are the official actions of his beleaguered son. Enumerating the crises and triumphs of his term — among them the successful coalition-building before the 1991 Persian Gulf War, the...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) 02-01-07

    02/01/2007 4:53:32 PM PST · by snugs · 237 replies · 3,107+ views
    The President and First Lady attended the National Prayer Breakfast today and then participated in a meeting on child fitness in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 1.2.07

    01/02/2007 4:55:50 PM PST · by GretchenM · 282 replies · 4,742+ views
    yahoo.com, whitehouse.gov ^ | Tuesday January 2, 2007 | GretchenM
    On this "National Day of Mourning throughout the United States," President and Mrs. Bush attended the funeral service for former President Gerald Ford at the National Episcopal Cathedral in DC today. President Bush was among those asked to eulogize (text and webcast at this link) his predecessor. Henry Kissinger's eulogy was very informative about the international achievements of Ford's presidency. I've been looking for the text but haven't found it so far. If anyone does, please post it or link it on this Dose. Goodbye, President Ford. Thank you for your faith in Christ that helped bindup and heal the...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 12-14-06

    12/14/2006 5:52:01 PM PST · by snugs · 269 replies · 2,975+ views
    Today the President met with President Boni Yayi of Benin at the White House and later he and the First Lady spoke at the White House Summit on Malaria. Today the Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice addressed a Human Rights Day Commemoration at the State Department Former U.S. President George H W Bush is in China Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • Bush Sr breaks down over son

    12/05/2006 8:48:14 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 40 replies · 1,893+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 6 December 2006
    FORMER US president George H.W. Bush broke down in tears today during a speech about his son, not the current president but the outgoing governor of Florida, Jeb Bush. Mr Bush, who was speaking at a leadership forum in Tallahassee, Florida, began weeping as he spoke about the way Jeb Bush handled losing the governor's election in 1994. "(He) showed not merely with words but by his actions what decent ...," the former president said before breaking down and being comforted by his son.
  • First President Bush Sobs While Talking of Son

    12/05/2006 3:21:34 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 57 replies · 2,553+ views
    AOL News ^ | December 5, 2006 | Brendan Farrington, AP
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Dec. 5) - Former President George H.W. Bush came here Monday to talk about leadership and opened his remarks with advice on working with rivals, being patient and building personal relationships. He then broke down in tears mentioning his son, Gov. Jeb Bush, as an example of leadership and the way he handled losing the 1994 governor's race to popular incumbent Democrat Lawton Chiles. He vaguely referred to dirty tricks in the campaign. "He didn't whine about it. He didn't complain," the former president said before choking up in front of lawmakers, Gov. Bush's top administrators and state...
  • Father Knows Best? (Four failures of Bush 41's foreign policy)

    11/19/2006 10:45:27 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 22 replies · 753+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 19, 2006 | BRET STEPHENS
    As president of Texas A&M University, Bob Gates abolished admissions preferences for the children and grandchildren of alumni, reportedly saying it was "unworthy of a great university." Funny, then, that he should be returning to Washington on the strength of his reputation as daddy's boy. "Daddy," of course, is former President George H. W. Bush, for whom Mr. Gates served as deputy national security adviser and director of Central Intelligence. Today, the elder Mr. Bush is being celebrated as a foreign-policy sage whose adroit stewardship of the world stands in flattering contrast with current management. Mr. Gates, along with Bush...
  • Former President George H.W. Bush warns of 'wild' Democrats...(41 into the fray, GOOD !)

    10/06/2006 8:56:47 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 17 replies · 1,342+ views
    AP ^ | Thu, Oct. 05, 2006
    GLADWYNE, Pa. - Former President George H.W. Bush said Thursday that a Democratic takeover of Congress would be a "ghastly thing for our country." Bush, speaking at a fundraiser for Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., warned that the Republican majority of the Senate is at risk. "This is more than party versus party, it is the idea that if we have some of these wild Democrats in charge of these committees it will be a ghastly thing for our country," Bush said. Democrats would need to gain six seats in the Senate and 15 in the House in the Nov. 7...
  • New US Aircraft Carrier, CVN-77 George H. W. Bush to be Christened Saturday, October 7, 2006

    10/03/2006 8:06:52 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 279 replies · 23,051+ views
    Northrop Grumman Construction Site ^ | Oct 2006 | Northrop Grumman/US Navy
    CVN-77 to be Christened on October 7th, 2006 From the Northrop Grumman site. On Saturday, October 7, 2006, Northrop Grumman Newport News will christen the nation’s 10th and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, George H. W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship’s namesake and 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, is scheduled to attend the ceremony along with his wife Barbara and their daughter, Doro Bush Koch, Mrs. Koch also serves as the ship’s sponsor and will do the traditional honor of breaking a bottle of American sparkling wine across the ship’s bow during the ceremony. Employees of...
  • Dowd: Malignant Cheney is Lady Macbeth, OBL is Willie Horton

    09/13/2006 7:39:24 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 63 replies · 1,478+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein September 13, 2006 - 10:21 Was Maureen Dowd kidding about having called Tim Russert to ask if VP Cheney washed his hands after his Meet the Press appearance this Sunday? By all indications she was not, making one fear the Times columnist is slipping ever deeper into Dowd Derangement Syndrome. Dowd writes in her pay-to-read column of today, Vice Must Wash Hands Before Returning to Work, "I called Tim Russert to ask if Dick Cheney had washed his hands after their interview on Sunday. Any sort of scrubbing, I wondered? Antiseptic wipe, Purell, quick shower on the...
  • Today Show's Invidious Comparison: Bush 41 the 'Diplomat' vs. Bush 43 the 'Cowboy'

    08/25/2006 5:20:26 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies · 1,051+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein August 25, 2006 - 08:00 Remember George H.W. Bush? The one who was derided by the MSM for his lack of toughness? The man Newsweek put on its cover with the sneering headline "Fighting the Wimp Factor"? Scratch all that. As per this morning's Today show, it turns out H.W. wasn't a wimp at all. Not only was he a 'diplomat', above all he was someone who knew how to successfully fight a war in Iraq. What caused Today to catch a bad case of SORS: Sudden-Onset Revisionism Syndrome? It's that old truism at work: the MSM...
  • Bush not a winner in 'home' state, but not alone

    08/22/2006 4:02:39 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 30 replies · 901+ views
    cnn.com ^ | 22 August 2006 | Keating Holland
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush boldly, albeit light-heartedly, announced that he was "going to stay out of Connecticut" and its senatorial race, adding he may be "the only presidential candidate who never carried the state in which he was born." When Bush made the remark at a Monday press conference, he admitted it may not hold up to extensive research. And in this case, fact-checkers didn't have to dig too deeply. His father George H. W. Bush -- born June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts -- lost his "home" state by decisive margins in his two runs as a major...
  • 'Weakling-in-Chief': Boston Globe Mocks Bush 41 for Not Taking Out Saddam in '91

    08/11/2006 5:21:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies · 1,019+ views
    Boston Globe/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein August 11, 2006 - 07:59 Those burly hawks of the Boston Globe are at it again. With a Landis-like testosterone rush, the Globe's editorial this morning, Tarring the majority, rips George H.W. Bush for failing to have taken out Saddam at the conclusion of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Or as the Globe so sneeringly put it: "The weakling-in-chief who failed to oust Saddam Hussein in 1991 was not a Democrat but the first President George Bush." Yes, we all remember those rousing Globe editorials urging the first war against Iraq. And who can forget the glorious...
  • Johnson: Incendiary speeches part of King's point (MEGA BARF ALERT)

    02/11/2006 9:56:37 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 17 replies · 813+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | February 10, 2006 | Bill Johnson
    Neither man lied. Indeed, the reverend and the former president on Tuesday both spoke several obvious and undeniable truths. That they were jaw-droppingly uncomfortable truths - the current president, after all, was seated directly behind them - was, you just have to figure, the whole point.
  • Former presidents Bush, Clinton announce grants from Katrina fund

    12/07/2005 4:58:22 PM PST · by caryatid · 12 replies · 340+ views
    2theadvocate [Baton Rouge, LA] / AP ^ | Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005 | CAIN BURDEAU
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Former presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, who have raised about $110 million for Hurricane Katrina victims, announced $90 million worth of grants here Wednesday, including $30 million for higher education institutions along the Gulf Coast. Another $40 million will be divided among the three states hardest hit by Katrina - Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama - and $20 million will go to faith-based organizations. "Donations we got ranged from the smallest - $16 from a child's lemonade stand - to multimillion-dollar ones from foundations and corporations. Even foriegn governments have given us money to help...