Skip to comments.A Year in the Life of President Bush (a lot of photos): Part 1 (Jan - Mar 2008)
Posted on 01/01/2009 1:25:18 AM PST by snugs
The following photos may not necessarily be the best photos or the most important but they are chosen because they appeal to me and hopefully to you as well. It maybe because of the content, the expression on the face(s) or just an unusual photo.
As there are so many photos I have split this thread into 4 the first one will be January - March, the second April - June, the third July - September and the fourth October - December 2008.
I am posting this first part on the first of January 2009 and am aiming to put the other 3 up before the 20th January 2009.
As with the normal Day in the Life Thread I would request that photos are not posted until the all clear so that we have a chronology series of photos.
Enjoy your bonus visit to Sanity Island
QUOTE OF THE YEAR
Presidential Message for New Year's Day, 2008
10:35 A.M. CST
THE PRESIDENT: Laura and I wish our fellow Americans a happy and healthy 2008. I particularly want to say something to our troops and their families: This country respects you, we admire you and we wish you a great 2008, as well.
We've just come off the ranch; had a good rest and good New Year's with some friends. And I'm looking forward to getting back to Washington to work on policies to keep this country safe and to keep this country prosperous.
I just wanted to stop by and wish everybody a happy 2008. Thank you.
MRS. BUSH: Happy New Year, everybody.
FIRST PHOTO OF THE YEAR
President Bush, and first lady Laura Bush walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, following their arrival on Marine One helicopter.
First in 2009!
President George W. Bush speaks during an interview with Reuters reporters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington January 3, 2008.
President George W. Bush, joined by Vice President Dick Cheney and U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, right, addresses reporters Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, following a meeting with the President's Working Group on Financial Markets. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush addreses members of the media in the White House Rose Garden following his video teleconference Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, with Iraq Provincial Reconstruction Team Leaders and Brigade Combat Commanders. President Bush is joined from left by Kristin Hagerstrom, John Smith, Dr. John Jones, U.S. Secretary Condoleezza Rice and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England. The PRT's mission is to help strengthen moderate Iraqi leaders at the local, municipal and provincial level by providing assistance to help create jobs, deliver basic services and build up local economies. White House photo by Chris Greenberg
President George W. Bush waves as he boards Air Force One Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at Andrews Air Force Base, en route to an eight-day visit in the Mideast. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush poses with singers Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, at the President's Residence in Jerusalem, where he met with his Israeli counterpart Shimon Peres. White House photo by Chris Greenberg
President George W. Bush, right, and US Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice, left, place candles down during their visit to the Grotto of the Nativity, the exact spot where Jesus is thought to have been born, during their visit at the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008. With them is Khouloud Daibes, far left, Minister of Tourisim and Antiquities of Women's Affairs of the Palestinian National Authority.
And it is, as Mrs. Bush said, bittersweet to see them go. It is hard to believe that by the end of this month they will be gone. But may God bless their time together in the future and whatever they have in store for them in the years to come. However, I am sure that they will enjoy being away from the critical spotlight.
Troops reach out for President George W. Bush as he leaves the stage after delivering remarks to military personnel and coalition forces at Camp Arifjan before departing Kuwait Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, for Bahrain. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush and Gen. David Petraeus meet Saturday, Jan. 12, 2007, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush leans toward Dr. Rasha Al Sabah, Kuwait's Undersecretary for Higher Education, during a roundtable discussion in Kuwait City, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, on democracy and development with Kuwaiti women. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush and King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa break out in laughter as they sit on stage for the arrival ceremonies welcoming President Bush to Bahrain Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, in Manama. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush delivers remarks in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, after arriving Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008. The President told his audience, "As you build a Middle East growing in peace and prosperity, the United States will be your partner." White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush holds a falcon shown to him by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, during a visit to Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House in Dubai. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush participates in a tour of the Saadiyat Island Cultural District Exhibition and Masdar Exhibition Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The President view the exhibit before departing the city for Dubai and Riyadh on the last leg of his Mideast visit. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush and Prince Salman bin Abdul Al-Aziz, right, taste a vendor's offering Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, as they visited Al Murabba Palace and National History Museum in Riyadh. White House photo by Eric Draper
Participants in a roundtable discussion with President George W. Bush talk with him afterwards Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at the U. S. Embassy in Riyadh. The President told the entrepreneurs, "I love the fact that some of you were educated in America. I think you'll find you got a good education there, but more importantly, Americans get to see you, and you get to see them. And the best way to achieve better understanding in the world is for folks just to get together, and get to understand that we share the same God, and we share the same aspirations for children and for our futures." White House photo by Chris Greenberg
President George W. Bush and Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak shake hands after their joint availability Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. President Bush visited the seaside town on the final stop of his eight-day, Mideast trip. White House photo by Chris Greenberg
President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sit in the Oval Office with Rich Williamson, Special Envoy for Sudan Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, to discuss the continuing commitment by the United States to help the citizens of Sudan. Said the President, "... One of the reasons we care about the suffering in Sudan is because we care about the human condition all across the face of the earth. And we fully understand that when people suffer, it is in our interest to help." White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian
President George W. Bush meets with Dr. Henry Kissinger, former Russian Prime Minister Yevgeniy Primakov, and other senior American and Russian statesmen and policy experts Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. The meeting presented an opportunity for the President to hear views from the delegation on a variety of issues important to the United States and to Russia and reflects the high value the President attaches to the U.S.-Russia bilateral relationship. This informal dialogue, co-chaired by Dr. Kissinger and Mr. Primakov, was initiated in 2007 with the support of Presidents Bush and Putin, to foster discussion of important issues on the U.S.-Russia agenda. White House photo by Eric Draper
President Bush, left, and first lady Laura Bush, right, looks over notes from school-aged children during their visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2008.
President George W. Bush is flanked by members of his Advisory Council on Financial Literacy Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, as he announces its establishment during a statement in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. White House photo by Shealah Craighead
President George W. Bush holds the hand of Elsa Morejon, wife of Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and human rights activist Oscar Biscet, who is currently being held in a Cuban prison, during a meeting welcoming Morejon to the Oval Office, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush gestures as he addresses his remarks at the 2008 "Congress of Tomorrow" Luncheon Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. President Bush urged the Senate to move quickly on the stimulus package to help rejuvenate the economy. White House photo by Chris Greenberg
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